Clinical Insight Australia – Adapting CBT for the Personality Disorders (Non-AACBT event)

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31 May 2019
09:00 am
- 05:00 pm
University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus, Colombo B Theatre
High Street, Kensington NSW, Australia
  • Ross G. Menzies
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Sydney workshop – Adapting CBT for the personality disorders: Managing difficult interactions and complex cases

Professor Ross G. Menzies

Overview In this 1-day clinical workshop, Professor Menzies presents on ways to adapt cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for addressing maladaptive core beliefs and features of case complexity in clients with personality disorders and demanding personality features. CBT involves challenging maladaptive thoughts, beliefs and attitudes as well as patterns of dysfunctional behaviours. This process can be confronting for many clients, who may have held entrenched negative beliefs over decades about the nature of people, the world we live in, and the future. Reframing events from the past and restructuring core beliefs can appear invalidating if not balanced with empathy and understanding, particularly in individuals with high levels of anger. Additional complexity is presented by comorbid anxiety disorders and depression, previous traumatic experiences, drug and alcohol use and transdiagnostic factors, such as anxiety sensitivity. Moreover, clients often have maladaptive beliefs about therapy, which can interfere with treatment progress. This workshop explores the problems involved with delivering high quality CBT in people with complicated personality features and presents ways to address these. Professor Menzies will draw on his extensive clinical and research experience to discuss how to adapt CBT to clients with personality pathology and how to manage case complexity.

Learning Objectives:

• Identify key adjustments to cognitive restructuring for addressing maladaptive core beliefs within personality disorders
• Determine ways in which to use empathy and the therapeutic alliance to enable management of maladaptive core beliefs
• Learn to recognise and manage unhelpful therapist beliefs and behaviours that can influence therapy
• Refine therapeutic approaches to manage common features of client complexity including anger, comorbidity and risk issues

Presenter: Professor Ross Menzies

Date: Friday 31 May 2019

Time: 9.00am to 5pm (registration from 8.00am)

Location: University of New South Wales Kensington Campus, Colombo B Theatre

Fees: Super Early (book by 16 Feb 2019): $279
Early (book by 30 April 2019): $329
Standard (from 1 May 2019): $379
Lunch and refreshments provided. Prices include GST.

Places strictly limited. Prompt booking recommended.
To book and for further information please visit their website.

A portion of every booking is donated to White Ribbon Australia and Doctors for Refugees.