Personality Dynamics in Psychotherapy: A Roadmap for Lasting Change *WEBCAST*
13 Nov 2020
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Workshop presented by Dr. Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D.
Registration Deadline: November 9, 2020
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About the Workshop:
Master clinicians know meaningful and lasting psychological change does not come from focusing on symptoms, but on the personality dynamics and patterns underlying them. In the morning lecture, “Personality Pathways to Depression,” Dr. Shedler will discuss the personality styles most often seen in clinical practice (e.g., narcissistic, borderline, depressive, obsessive-compulsive), drawing on and integrating long-standing clinical wisdom with contemporary empirical findings. He will discuss how each personality style represents a unique psychological pathway to a diagnosis of “depression” that requires a distinct treatment focus, and will offer clinical strategies for deepening treatment.
Building on concepts from the morning, the afternoon workshop will have a hands-on clinical focus. Participants will develop a deeper appreciation of the role of personality dynamics in psychotherapy through clinical case presentations by workshop participants, with case discussion, “live” supervision, and role playing to demonstrate effective intervention. Dr. Shedler will emphasize how personality dynamics and relational patterns unavoidably play out in the therapy relationship, and how to use the therapy relationship constructively in the service of deep and lasting change.
- Understand how familiar personality styles represent distinct pathways to depressive disorders
- Describe how narcissistic, paranoid, and borderline personality styles create psychological vulnerability to depression
- Describe how borderline personality is a distinct psychological pathway to depression
- Describe the defining features of depressive personality as a diagnostic construct and its implications for treatment
- Gain an introductory-level familiarity with the SWAP (Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure) personality assessment method
- Develop a deeper understanding of role of personality in the clinical treatment process through case discussion, role play, and live clinical supervision
About the Presenter:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D. is known internationally as an author, researcher, and master clinician and teacher. His 2010 article The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy won worldwide acclaim for establishing psychodynamic therapy as an evidence-based treatment. His research and writing on personality are shaping contemporary views of personality syndromes and their treatment. He is co-creator of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP), a clinician-completed psychological test for personality assessment and clinical case formulation. He is co-author, with Nancy McWilliams, of the Personality Syndromes section of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2). He has authored 100 papers scientific and scholarly papers. He is a sought-after international speaker, consults to U.S. and international government agencies, and provides clinical consultation to mental health professionals worldwide. Dr. Shedler is Clinical Professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
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