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Dependent and Avoidant Personality Disorders

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CE Credits: 3 Credits
Length: 3 Hours
Level: Introductory
CE Eligibility: APA, ASWB, ANCC, NBCC, CPA
Training Style: Video
Category: STS Training Series
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
This training presents empirically-derived life span models of Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD) and Avoidant Personality Disorder (APD). Developmental antecedents of DPD and APD are described, and the impact of gender, culture, and age on the expression of dependent and avoidant traits are discussed. Following an overview of the DSM-IV-TR DPD and APD criteria, well-validated interview, questionnaire, and projective instruments for assessing dependent and avoidant traits are reviewed. Treatment issues in therapeutic work with DPD and APD patients are discussed in detail, emphasizing four domains (cognitive, affective, motivational, behavioral) where therapeutic interventions may be targeted. A broad range of therapeutic strategies are outlined, with each strategy linked to the psychological domains where it has been shown to be most effective. NOTE: This training was filmed in front of a live audience at an event organized by Specialized Training Services.
Trainer Biography
Robert F. Bornstein, PhD received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in and is Professor of Psychology at Adelphi University. Dr. Bornstein has published numerous articles and book chapters on personality dynamics, assessment, and treatment. Dr. Bornstein is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society for Personality Assessment. His research has been funded by grants from numerous agencies including the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Bornstein received the Society for Personality Assessment’s Distinguished Contributions to the Personality Assessment Literature Award, and received the Division 12/American Psychological Foundation 2005 Theodore Millon Award for Excellence in Personality Research. Among his most prestigious works are The Dependent PersonalityWhen Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home Care, Healthy Dependency, and seven volumes of the Empirical Studies of Psychoanalytic Theories series.
Learning Objectives

This training is designed to help you:

  • Identify the developmental antecedents of Dependent and Avoidant Personality Disorders
  • Describe how Antisocial Personality Disorder is different from severe shyness
  • List the diagnostic criteria for Dependent and Avoidant Personality Disorders
  • Identify the interview process that best assesses Dependent and Avoidant Personality Disorders

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