April 5, 2019 Workshop- Dr. Joseph Shannon: “Understanding and Treating Personality Disorders: The DSM-5 and Beyond”
April 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm$40 – $150
Friday– April 5, 2019 – “Understanding and Treating Personality Disorders: The DSM-5 and Beyond”
6 CEUs for Licensed Psychologists: $125 CAPP members, $150 non-CAPP members, $40 students (no CEUs for student rate; student ID required)
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Program starts
4:15 pm Program ends
Speaker: Joseph Shannon, Ph.D.
Personality-disordered individuals comprise 20 percent of the general population and are seeking or being referred for professional counseling services at an increasing rate each year. And yet there is much confusion and debate over the definition of “personality disorder,” the classification of personality types and the distinction between healthy and disordered personalities.
In this highly practical program, helping professionals will learn how to quickly recognize the signs and symptoms of personality pathology and how to treat personality-disordered patients in an effective and ethical manner. Categories of personality disorders will be discussed in great detail. Film clips from major motion pictures which feature personality-disordered characters or real-life case histories will be used to illuminate the unique aspects of each sub-type of personality disorder. The etiology of personality pathology will be discussed. The latter will lead to a discussion of strategic treatment approaches. Guidelines for assessing and addressing patient resistance will also be discussed throughout the program.
As a result of attending this program, participants will be able to:
1. Define and describe the parameters of personality pathology;
2. Discuss the prominent theories regarding the causes/evolution of personality pathology;
3. List and describe 10 distinct types of personality disorders as presented in the DSM-V;
4. List and describe sources of resistance commonly seen with personality-disordered patients;
5. Describe a short and long-term treatment model for addressing personality pathology in an efficient, effective and ethical fashion.
Joseph Shannon, Ph.D. is a seasoned psychologist, clinician, researcher and teacher. His areas of expertise include personality disorders, dual diagnosis syndromes, anxiety-based disorders, depressive disorders and bipolar spectrum disorders. He develops and implements training programs for medical, allied medical, and mental health professionals around the world. He has appeared on numerous television programs, including the CBS Morning Program and PBS Viewpoint. Over the years, audiences have responded well to his presentations which he tries to make accessible and relatable, often integrating film excerpts or practical examples to help make concepts real and understandable.