CCEC: Assessment & Treatment of the Personality Disorders

Thursday, February 10, 2022 9am to 12pm

Virtual Event $39
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With the eradication of the Axis system in DSM 5, the Personality Disorders (PDs), which were once considered to be Axis II diagnosis, have now become primary diagnoses. Divided into three subgroups or clusters, there are ten (10) PDs included in the DSM 5: Cluster A which includes Schizoid PD, Paranoid PD and Schizotypal PD, Cluster B which includes Antisocial PD, Borderline PD, Histrionic PD and Narcissistic PD and Cluster C which includes Avoidant PD, Dependent PD and Obsessive Compulsive PD. In this workshop, the etiology of personality disorders will be examined as well as the characteristic symptoms that are associated with each disorder. In addition, similarities and differences between each diagnoses will be explored and treatment options will be addressed with regards to behavioral change versus personality change. Participants will be encouraged to provide examples of assessment and effective clinical interventions from their clinical practices.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:  

  • Have a deeper understanding of the etiology of Personality Disorders
  • Have a higher awareness of the differences and similarities between Personality Disorders and differential diagnoses with other like disorders
  • Have a deeper understanding of the characteristic symptoms of the Personality Disorders
  • Have a higher awareness of maintaining clinical boundaries and managing countertransference issues in working with individuals with Personality Disorders


Cost: $39

CEUs: 3.0 (Diagnosis & Treatment as required by KSBSRB)


For more information contact Robin Nelson at

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