PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH THE EMOTIONALLY RESTRICTED CLIENT

This Continuing Education (CE) seminar addressed psychodynamic principles of psychotherapy with patients who show characteristics of social withdrawal, restricted emotional range, extreme shyness or social avoidance, or “failure to launch.” These characteristics were discussed as part of a “perceptive” personality style which includes schizoid personality presentations. The instructor, psychologist Dr. Matthew Bennett, discussed how to recognize and empathize with the schizoid point of view, while still encouraging a gradient for change. The seminar also addressed the cultural view of peoples with schizoid personalities and the common misinterpretation of symptoms associated with Schizoid personality disorder (SPD).

 

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Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs

bennett2Matthew Bennett Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute and Reiss Davis Center in Los Angeles


WHEN: 
DATE: August 8th, 2015, Saturday;
TIME: 2:00 pm am-5:00 pm
# of CE CREDITS: 3

WHERE:
Montecito Library
1469 East Valley Road
Montecito, CA 93108

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 ADDITIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This Continuing Education (CE) seminar explored treatment considerations with the “perceptive” personality style, as well as the clinical diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder. Perceptive personalities retreat into internal lives to the point that they sometimes become unresponsive to their outer ones. People with “perceptive” personalities may come across as dreamers, loners, or idealists and sometimes younger ones raise concerns among loved ones due to "failure to launch." Although people with these characteristics may resist the idea of therapy, they can bloom when working with a skilled therapist who understands where they are coming from. The instructor, psychologist Dr Matthew Bennett, provided an overview of schizoid dynamics, defensive style, and how the personality is represented in diagnostic nomenclature. The seminar also included discussions of this personality style in cultural context, differential diagnosis with other clinical presentations, and best treatment approaches.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR CE:
  1. Participants will be able to describe one aspect of the emotional life, cultural context, and defensive style of the schizoid personality.
  2. Participants will be able to select a therapeutic stance designed to be helpful to the schizoid personality.
  3. Participants will be able to compare and contrast DSM-5 diagnostic criteria from psychodynamic formulations of schizoid personality.
SCHEDULE:

1:45 - 2:00 pm   REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN

2:00 - 2:45 pm   ORIENTATION: Orientation to the Perceptive Personality

  1. Definitions
    2. Schizoid characteristics and dynamics
    3. The perceptive defensive style

2:45 - 3:30 pm   THE PERCEPTIVE PERSONALITY IN CULTURAL CONTEXT

  1. Examples

3:30 - 3:45 pm   BREAK (approximate time)

3:45 - 4:30 pm   SCHIZOID PERSONALITY DISORDER AND OTHER DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSES

4:30 - 5:00 pm   TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS AND DISCUSSION


SEMINAR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION:

This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs (as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences) and psychologists (as required by the California Psychological Association).

The Aeolian Center is approved by the California Psychological Association (provider # AEO001) to provide continuing education seminars for professional education for psychologists, MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs. Aeolian Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Read more ...

To complete the course, and receive 3 CE credits attendees must:

  1. Be present for the entire time of the course
  2. Sign in at the beginning and out at the end
  3. Complete a written evaluation of the course
  4. To receive CE credit full attendance is required - No partial credit.

Certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of each course to those who have registered and paid for credit and fulfilled the requirements listed above. A replacement transcript can be provided if one is lost for no additional fee.

The Aeolian Center has not received any commercial or monetary support for this event or speaker, content of instruction (e.g., research grants, funding research findings etc.) or any benefit for endorsement of products (e.g., books, training, etc.) that could be construed as a conflict of interest.

 


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COPY OF LOST CERTIFICATE:

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