Diagnosing, Working With, and Treating Personality Disorders
Whether you are a psychotherapist, case manager, crisis phone worker, or substance abuse counselor, you will face individuals with personality traits that complicate your interactions and treatment. Sometimes these traits are subtle, but frequently they are severe enough to be to provide a major difficulty. Many clinicians feel inadequately prepared to recognize and manage personality based disorders. This session will provide useful clinical clues for recognizing the most common personality traits and disorders, along with guidance on how to best stay on track with your treatment.
- After participating in this session, attendees should be able to explain how people with personality disorders can confuse caregivers.
- After participating in this session, attendees should be able to differentiate borderline, narcissistic,
antisocial, and dependent personality disorder.
- After participating in this session, attendees should be able to describe the evidence for the
efficacy of the most common interventions for personality disorder.
- After participating in this session, attendees should be able to feel confident knowing how to set
treatment goals for individuals with personality disorders.
About Your Trainer
Dr. David Mays, MD, PhD
Dr. David Mays, M.D., Ph.D., is a licensed physician in the state of Wisconsin, where he is a clinical adjunct assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is also a member of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association. Dr. Mays has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Alliance on Mental Illness in Dane County, the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Exceptional Performance Award from the Wisconsin Health and Family Services, the Outstanding Professional Award from the Wisconsin Association on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, and the Outstanding Mental Health Professional Award from the Wisconsin National Alliance on Mental Illness.