Marin CAMFT Saturday Workshop
24 March 2018, 9 am - 1 pm
A Model for Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders
Diane A. Suffridge, PhD
Many of the most difficult clinical dilemmas we face as therapists are related to the ways our clients have structured their emotional and interpersonal lives. The DSM-5 diagnoses of personality disorders are not as clinically useful as a psychodynamically based model that considers the subjective experience and internal conflicts of the client. The synthesis of psychodynamic thinking described by Nancy McWilliams provides such a model, which is the basis for this workshop. Case examples, illustration through role-play and video and case consultation will be provided to prepare you for using this model in your clinical practice.
Participants will understand and apply a two-axis model of personality structure describing healthy as well as disordered functioning. Participants will identify the developmental level of personality structure illustrated in a case vignette.
Diane Suffridge is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, California. She has over 25 years experience as a licensed psychologist, training and supervising prelicensed clinicians in community-based organizations. She also regularly provides training and consultation to licensed clinicians and supervisors through professional associations and community-based organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her book Entering the Behavioral Health Field: A Guide for New Clinicians was published by Routledge in May 2016 and she has published a biweekly blog since February 2014, posted at www.dianesuffridgephd.com.
This Workshop is sponsored by:
Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9:00 to 1:00
The workshop will be held at the Corte Madera Town Center 770 Tamalpais Drive,
Marin County Chapter of CAMFT
PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065
415 459 3484 www.marincamft.org
Marin CAMFT is approved by California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as a Continuing Education Provider (CEP#56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs