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Recognising personality disorders and managing difficult behaviors: Reviewing the ten personality disorders and their associated challenging behaviours with an afternoon focus upon Borderline and Narcissistic disorders
|Date:||17 June 2020|
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|Organiser:||The Professional Development People|
How can we differentiate bipolar disorder from borderline personality disorder (BPD), obsessive-compulsive disorder from obsessivecompulsive personality disorder, or a cognitive lack of empathy from the emotional lack of empathy that is part of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)? Although personality disorders are often talked about, their symptoms can be difficult to recognise - particularly by novice therapists who may be baffled by behaviours associated with personality disorders. This seminar will provide an understanding of the ten DSM-5 listed personality disorders, with an emphasis on: learning to identify the symptoms; understanding the lived experience of consumers; and learning to manage some of the difficult behaviours.
The morning session of the seminar will explore eight personality disorders: paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal (cluster A); avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive (cluster C): and histrionic and antisocial (cluster B).
The afternoon session will focus on the two most prominent cluster B personality disorders: BPD and NPD. For all personality disorders, the topics will include:
- identification of symptoms and behaviours using case studies;
- the lived experience of consumers using audiovisual material;
- treatment options (or the lack thereof); and (6) strategies for managing difficult behaviours.
The presentation style will be interactive, encouraging participant contributions and questions.
1. Understanding key characteristics of personality disorders.
2. Recognising associated behaviours.
3. Understanding the lived experience.
4. Learning about strategies to manage some of the challenging behaviours associated with personality disorders, particularly BPD and NPD.
Renata Porzig-Drummond is a lecturer at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Sydney, specialising in the fields of mental health and psychology. She uses an interactive presenting style that encourages participation, and focuses on the practical relevance of the topic for a clinical context. She holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a BSc Psychology (Hon) from Macquarie University; a GradDip in Psychology and a BA from the University of Sydney. Renata’s research has focused on behaviour change and her research has been published in leading academic journals, including Behaviour Research and Therapy, Australian Social Work and Social Science & Medicine. Her clinical experience includes crisis counselling, psychological assessment, and working with clients with depressive and anxiety disorders. Renata is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Location and dates
Mantra on Russell
222 Russell Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
17 June 2020
9:15am - 4:30pm
Standard fee $298
This event is fully catered and all resources are provided.
Student and new graduates may apply to attend at half price, apply here
Registration and other information
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