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Professional CE Event: Working with Personality Disorders in Treatment

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Professional CE Event: Working with Personality Disorders in Treatment


CE EVENT FOR PROFESSIONALS (3 CE hours approved by GACA, LPCA, & GAMFT)



COURSE DESCRIPTION 

It’s not the “good old days” anymore. Working in the modern addiction treatment facility requires a knowledge and practical expertise of how to work with many diagnoses other than substance use disorder. Some of the most difficult clients addiction counselors will encounter are those with a Personality Disorder. This workshop is intended to train addiction counselors in how to recognize Personality Disorders, successful strategies for working with these clients, and how to take care of themselves with these often confusing and stressful cases.

LEARNING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES


Participants will be able to verbalize how to recognize a Personality Disorder in a client, based on DSM criteria

Participants will be able to verbalize successful strategies for working with these clients in the treatment setting

Participants will be able to verbalize how to practice self-care and boundaries when working with these clients.


KEY TOPICS


Diagnostic Criteria of Personality Disorders

Successful Strategies for Working with Each Disorder

Counselor Self-Care


Presented by Jim Seckman, MAC, CAC-II, CCS


Jim Seckman, MAC, CACII, CCS has over 25 years experience working in the field of addiction treatment in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient, outpatient and residential. He is currently CEO of MARR, Inc. He has served as Clinical Director of MARR, the Executive Director of Breakthru House, Coordinator for Addiction Services at Emory University Hospital, Clinical Coordinator for SAFE Recovery Systems, the President of GARR, and on the GACA Ethics Committee. Jim’s goal for training is to equip counselors with the insight, knowledge, and skills necessary to provide the best possible services to their clients.



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