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)
RETHINKING PERSONALITY DISORDERS: THE SEARCH FOR SECURE ATTACHMENT
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:
THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN EARLY ATTACHMENT AND PERSONALITY DISORDERS
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:
STRATEGIES FOR REPAIRING ATTACHMENT WOUNDS
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.
ABOUT COURTNEY ARMSTRONG:
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).