Working with Personality Disorders

Presented by Carissa Muth, Psy.D., CCC, R.Psych

Live Streaming October 16, 2024


3 Hours  |   Pre-approved for CEUs


This workshop will be live streaming to online participants on October 16, 2024 from 8:30am – 11:45am (Vancouver, BC)
Please adjust your start time according to your specific time zone. 

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until November 18, 2024. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 5 – 7 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on October 15, 2024. 

Enduring and pervasive pathological personality traits, also identified as personality disorders, often create barriers to the therapeutic alliance. While each category of personality traits, such as dependent or avoidant, will result in a different presentation, all create problems in the therapeutic relationship. This can be difficult for counsellors to navigate and often can be misperceived as resistance. Difficulties with attachment are often at the core of most personality disorders, and, as such, utilizing a relationship centric therapeutic approach in addition to skill development can create fundamental shifts for clients. In this 3-hour webinar, Dr. Carissa Muth will provide an integrated approach borrowing from CBT, DBT, and Emotion Focused Individual Therapy in order to provide multiple tools for addressing pathological personality traits in client.

  • Understand contributing factors to the development of personality disorders
  • Identify personality traits as they manifest in the therapeutic setting
  • Utilize relationship based and skills-based interventions to address personality traits

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Dr. Carissa Muth is a registered psychologist in Alberta and British Columbia and the Clinical Director at the Sunshine Coast Health Centre and Georgia Strait Women’s Clinic.  She holds Doctorate of Psychology, Master of Arts in Counselling, and Bachelor of Social Work degrees and ran a private practice in Alberta for the last ten years. With over fifteen years of experiences in the mental health field, Dr. Muth has provided psychological assessments, therapeutic treatments and conducted research in the field of substance addictions and co-morbid psychological disorders. With both a passion for learning and teaching, Dr. Muth has presented her research and expertise across the country at a variety of mental health conferences.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$149.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Group rates and student discounts are available. Please contact for more information.

  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits