Registration Form - Courtney Armstrong's December Webinar Series - Rethinking Personality Disorders: The Search for Secure Attachment

Webinar Series (Parts 1 & 2)
*please note that you do NOT have to attend both parts of the webinar series - you can attend either part or both (Each webinar is $59. If you attend both parts, the cost is $99 total)
Presenter: Courtney Armstrong, LPC/MHSP

Would you like to be more effective in working with your personality disordered clients? In this two-part webinar series, you will learn how attachment trauma  affects the developing brain and contributes to the development of personality disorders. Understanding this often ignored factor can help you more easily develop rapport, avoid frustration, and increase positive outcomes by selecting strategies that repair attachment wounds. Drawing from research that has found an association between attachment trauma and personality disorders, you'lllearn
evidence-based treatment strategies that help you create a strong therapeutic alliance, manage enactments, and teach clients how to have healthy relationships with themselves and others. 
Friday, December 4, 2020; 8:45am-12:00pm (EST) 3.0 Contact Hours of CE ($59)Dec. 4th, 2020:
Objectives: After attending part 1 of this webinar, learners will be better able to:
1. Describe attachment theory and identify four attachment styles.
2. Discuss the association between insecure attachment and each of the 10 personality disorders.
3. Match personality traits with the way developmental trauma shapes the brain.
4. Apply at least one strategy for strengthening the therapeutic alliance and handling enactments.
Friday, December 11, 2020; 8:45am-12:00pm (EST) 3.0 Contact Hours of CE ($59)Dec. 4th, 2020:
Objectives: After attending part 2 of this webinar, learners will be better able to:
1. Describe the focus of each phase of the three-phase treatment model for complex trauma.
2. Identify at least one question you can ask the client to diffuse a therapeutic power struggle.
3. Apply at least one mentalization technique that can help a client improve perspective-taking.
4. Describe how to use imagery and/or parts work to facilitate self-compassion and internal
reparenting with clients.
Courtney Armstrong is a licensed professional counselor specializing in grief and trauma recovery. With a career spanning more than two decades, she has helped thousands of clients overcome trauma and has trained mental health professionals in trauma treatment in the U. S., Canada, and Australia. As a speaker, Courtney is known for her warm, witty style and her ability to translate scientific discoveries into easy-to-use therapeutic strategies that get results. She has contributed articles to the Psychotherapy Networker, The Neuropsychotherapist, and Counseling Today and is author of Transforming Traumatic Grief (2011), The Therapeutic Aha! (2015) and her latest book Rethinking Trauma Treatment (2019).


In order to receive your continuing education certificate, you will be required to submit a training evaluation form online. A link to a training evaluation form will be provided to you on the day of the training.

New York Social Workers, Creative Art Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

New York requires a license number on the continuing education certificate for the following disciplines. Please indicate if you hold any of the following NEW YORK state licenses/certifications: 

For Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors

Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
The State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors recognizes Family Service Society (as a sponsor approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors NBCC - #5930), to be a pre-approved provider of continuing education programs for Social Workers (Sec. 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Sec. 48.36), and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36).


Do you need NBCC CE credit? Family Service Society, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #5930. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Family Service Society, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. *


Please select the webinar(s) you are registering for: *
Payment Method (At this time - for our online trainings, we are accepting payments via credit card. Payment must be made at the time of registration in order for you to receive access to the training session) *If there is an extenuating circumstance where you are unable to pay by credit card, contact Janalee Orfanides at *
You will be directed to Paypal where you may enter your credit card information. Please Note: You DO NOT need a Paypal account in order to pay by credit card
Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be given up until December 1st at midnight (EST). You must make your refund request via email to Janalee Orfanides at No refund requests will be accepted after December 1st at midnight. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL REFUNDS MADE AT ANY TIME WILL INCUR A $5 CANCELLATION FEE.


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before the selected training date. 
Please remember that Zoom access for this training is only for the person named in this registration.
You may not share the Zoom link with anyone else.
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