This session will cover defining and treating the complexity of Bipolar Affective Spectrum Disorder. Particular attention will be paid to common misconceptions about the psychiatric condition, how clinicians can become stuck in their treatment approaches, and how creative, brief therapy interventions, including the use of Ericksonian hypnosis, can be utilized to assist in obtaining treatment goals. Using the latest findings in neuroscience, this session will present effective and successful methods to manage and resolve treatment challenges in dealing with this highly misunderstood diagnosis/ psychiatric condition.
Brief Treatment with the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) patient makes no pretense at wholesale personality reconstruction, but rather considers the impact of the disorder on the therapy process in order to enhance the probability of success in successive brief episodes of care. This workshop reviews the etiology of BPD from both the Object Relations and the Psycho-social viewpoints. Specific protocols for dealing with issues such as Self-injurious behavior and Suicidal Ideation are reviewed.
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Some narcissists want to be adored without giving much in return. Others make outrageous demands. Couples therapists are continually challenged to remain centered and not get derailed by their defensive styles. In this workshop, we will discuss how to promote recovery and repair, how to confront and how to increase differentiation to sustain long-term change.
This introduction to a developmental-psychobiological approach for working with personality disordered couples will provide attendees with a powerful new method that continues to show good success. This approach focuses on a two-person psychobiological model using attachment, developmental neuroscience and arousal regulation, and moves the clinician from a conflict-content model to a deficit process model focusing on real-time enactments of dysregulation.
Comparisons have been made between severe avoidant attachment and disorders of the self such as antisocial personality, schizoid personality, and narcissistic personality. Each of these disorders, including avoidant attachment, can be grouped together as one-person psychological organizations in that they operate outside of a truly interactive dyadic system, and primarily rely upon themselves for stimulation and calming via auto-regulation. The chronic need for “alone time” can take many surprising forms throughout the lifespan, directly impacting romantic relationships.
Couples come to therapy saying “we can’t communicate.” It sounds simple. Yet what does this really mean? Closer examination often reveals trauma, chronic hostility, narcissistic entitlement, or long-term conflict avoidance. And resolution requires internal self-development that may be resisted by one or both partners. This advanced workshop will use video segments to demonstrate the intricacies of resolving predictable communication breakdowns and supporting couples development.
For decades, psychoanalytic models of individual therapy were retrofitted into marital treatment models. These approaches tended to be ineffective with character disordered partners. With the recent emergence of polytheoretical, psychobiological approaches to couple therapy, the clinician can now be more effective with character disordered partners. This two hour workshop will help clinicians differentiate between those partners who are psychoneurotic, insecurely attached, or undifferentiated, a
This workshop will take the first two introductory seminars and push it working with personality disordered partners. We will move from an attachment model to that of an American object relations/ego psychology to understand the structural and functional differences between insecure attachment and personality disordered individuals and how to work with them in couple therapy.
EP00 Dialogue 04 - Personality Disorders - Otto Kernberg, M.D., and James Masterson, M.D.
Given a topic, to become aware of the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and to identify the strengths and weaknesses in each approach.
Moderated by Michael Yapko, Ph.D.
In this paper, Dr. Masterson gives an understanding of the intrapsychic structure of Narcissistic Personality Disorder and how it finds clinical expression through the disorders of the self triad. Clinical cases are presented to illustrate how the therapeutic intervention of mirroring interpretation of narcissistic vulnerability helps the patient to convert transference acting-out to therapeutic alliance and transference, thereby creating the condition for psychoanalytic psychotherapy.