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SHWPA CE Workshop - Working with Personality Disorders
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 8:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
Category: Affiliate Programs

Somerset, Hunterdon, and  Warren County Psychological Association (SHWPA)
Working with Personality Disorders: Clinical and Supervision Considerations
3 Continuing Education Credits

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Zoom Webinar 
8:45AM Welcome & Board updates
9AM-10:30AM Presentation
10:30AM-10:45AM Break 
10:45AM-12:15PM Presentation 
Presented by: Nancy McWilliams, PhD

Program Fee: SHWPA Member: $ 15 |  Non -SHWPA  Member: $25  |  Student: $10  
Registration Cancellations made by October13, 2021, full fee will be refunded.
Online Registration and payment at shwpa.org OR mail a check payable to SHWPA to Virginia Walters P.O. Box 242 Oldwick, NJ 08858. Please include your email address with your check.
Continuing Education (CE) Credits (3) From NJPA  - Additional Fee Paid to NJPA
Sustaining Member-Free,
NJPA Member - $15.
Non-NJPA Member- $25.
The link to NJPA to pay for CE and complete the NJPA evaluation will be provided to all registrants during the program on October 14, 2021.
Contact Virginia Walters, Psy.D. - 908 439 3456 X8  / [email protected]

Program Narrative:
This workshop will focus on the demands of treating and supervising the treatment of patients with personality disorders. In the first hour, the presenter will review ten empirically supported angles of vision for understanding individual differences relevant to personality types and disorders, including factors of cultural context, minority status, and other areas of diversity. In the second, she will focus on Kernberg’s borderline “level of severity,” including the DSM category of borderline personality disorder, and provide an integrative overview of conclusions about treatment made by expert clinicians and researchers. Finally, she will consider some “vital signs” that supervisors and consultants can help therapists to monitor in the clinical process to assess whether therapeutic progress is occurring. Although psycho-dynamically oriented, the presenter will include attention to findings of investigators of other theoretical orientations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List ten research-based perspectives on individual differences and their respective implications for treatment;
  2. Depict five areas of agreement among experts on severe personality disorders about good clinical practice with patients in this group;
  3. Define two ways of dealing with the possible implications of differences between supervisor and supervisee in areas such as culture, ethnicity, race, age, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, class, ability, and similar potential diversities;
  4. Identify at least five indications of progress toward overall mental health that are distinct from symptom reduction.

Target Audience: : Psychologists, counselors, and mental health professionals

Program Sophistication: Intermediate. Some basic knowledge of the content is required.

Conflicts of Interest and Commercial Support: Dr. McWilliams does not have any commercial support and/or conflict of interest for this program.

Proprietary Information: NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

Americans with Disabilities Act: ADA accommodations available upon written request- by emailing Virginia Walters, Psy.D., no later than October 8, 2021 ([email protected]).

This workshop is sponsored by NJPA and SHWPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content and does not endorse the presented material as the only approach to a given area of study or therapeutic approach.