226 CBT & Personality Disorders

Judith BeckJudith Beck • Friday Morning
Standard cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is often ineffective with clients with personality disorders. But research demonstrates that CBT, when modified appropriately, can be efficacious. This workshop presents a 3-stage approach for conceptualizing Axis II clients, developing and maintaining a strong therapeutic alliance, and planning treatment. You’ll learn specialized techniques to modify clients’ distorted ideas—at both the intellectual and emotional level—to bring about lasting change in mood and behavior. You’ll also learn specific strategies for clients who are unmotivated, become angry in session, fail to do homework, demand special entitlements, self-harm, and engage in other dysfunctional behaviors.

Judith Beck, Ph.D., is president of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and a clinical associate professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Her books include Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond, Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems, and The Beck Diet Solution.

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