$200.00
Course Description
CE Credit Hours: 8                                                                                                                                                                                                    
APA, BBS, BRN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Accurate conceptualization is the first step toward successful treatment of personality disorders. In this psychodynamic exploration of personality disorders, participants will examine the diagnosis and treatment of patients whose psyches as very young children were profoundly wounded in relationship with another. Pulling from psychodynamic theories, neurobiological research and empirical data, participants will learn to conceptualize and differentiate the intrapsychic structure, defensive presentation and clinical manifestations of borderline and narcissistic disturbances. Treatment issues explored include setting the frame, formulating therapeutic goals, identifying and utilizing typical countertransference reactions making effective clinical interventions. Acknowledging the deficiencies of the DSM-5 in assisting with accurate diagnosis, participants will explore other conceptual models and resources that can help assess, conceptualize and treat patients within a diagnostic continuum.
 

Instructor: Meg Patterson, MFT
Meg Patterson, MFT, is a psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice since 1987. For eight years, Meg was a member of the faculty in the graduate department of counseling psychology at Dominican University. In addition to her depth-oriented work with adults and couples in her practice in the Sierra foothills, Meg provides consultation to therapists and is Director of Clinical Programs for an organization providing psychotherapy to trauma survivors. Meg’s website is www.megpatterson.com.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs.  JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                       

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