RETHINKING PERSONALITY DISORDERS: THE SEARCH FOR SECURE ATTACHMENT
presented by Courtney Armstrong,LPC/MHSP
What’s going on when your best efforts to establish a secure therapeutic alliance with a personality-disordered client aren’t working? Before you proclaim a “bad fit” and refer them out, consider changing your approach. In this workshop, you’ll learn why personality disorders may not be disorders at all, but creative ways of coping with painful attachment trauma. Understanding this often-ignored factor can help you more easily develop rapport with troubled clients, avoid frustration, and increase positive outcomes.
This workshop is for mental health clinicians who want to understand their clients from a trauma informed perspective and be more effective with their treatment.