Treatment & Management of Personality Disorders: The Challenge of the Hidden Agenda

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Presented by Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D.

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3 Hours  |   Pre-approved for 3 CEUs


This is an On Demand course. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until November 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on October 1, 2021.

Individuals with personality disorders have long been considered among the most challenging clients presenting in the clinical setting, and BPD in particular has a reputation of rendering clinicians feeling helpless and ill-equipped. Addictions, nonsuicidal self-injury, and other destructive behaviours headline a myriad of presentations that have many clinicians at a loss for knowing how to help this population.

For many years, borderline personality disorder was even considered “untreatable” by many in the field. Research is now clear however that this is simply not the case. The condition itself is not untreatable; Rather, the modalities clinicians had been trained in, that were effective for treating a variety of other conditions, were simply inadequate for treating Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT, CBT, and Schema Therapy have paved the way in pioneering new attitudes and outcomes related to treating BPD, including reducing and eliminating the addictive and other destructive behaviours that often are products of it.

Join leading exert in the field of personality dysfunction Dr. Jeff Riggenbach for this enjoyable 3-hour webinar, chock full of the latest research, techniques, and practical strategies specifically proven to be effective with this diagnosis. Learn his step-by-step, clear and concise approach for assessing and treating the addictive and destructive behaviours that so often are a part of the presentation in individuals suffering from BPD. Leave this session feeling refreshed, renewed, and reinvigorated to tackle these problems presented by your most challenging clients!

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  • 18, 3 Hour online courses
  • 3 CEU’s Per Course
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BPD in Everyday Language

  • Conversing about the diagnosis in a way that decreases defensiveness
  • Normalisation and reducing stigma
  • Differentiating a Bipolar ‘mood swing’ from a BPD ‘mood swing’

Case Conceptualisation

  • Establishing target behaviours
  • Conceptualisation drives treatment

“The Frame”

  • Guidelines for effective treatment
  • Individual treatment vs group treatment
  • Session acuity protocol

Psychoeducation and Skills Training

  • Standard CBT Skills
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Interpersonal effectiveness skills

Cognitive – Behavioural Chain Analysis

  • Breaking destructive behavioural cycles
  • Cognitive cue cards
  • Behavioural coping cards
  1. Acquire language skills required to converse about diagnosis in a way that reduces client defensiveness
  2. Gain key conceptualization skills necessary for individualizing treatment planning and driving effective treatment for each client
  3. Differentiate the 8 motivations for non-suicidal self injury and ramifications for intervening effectively with each
  4. Review session acuity protocol and know which problems to address in what order
  5. Conduct complex chain analysis to help clients break cycles of addictive and other self-destructive behaviours

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, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Probation Officers, Police Officers, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D is a speaker, trainer, and 3-time best-selling author who has devoted the past 20 years to advancing his expertise in cognitive approaches to dealing with personality dysfunction. He has developed and directed treatment programs in psychiatric hospitals and clinics for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, OCD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Over the course of 15 years, he and his staff have treated over 500 patients with BPD in particular.

Dr. Riggenbach has trained clinicians on treating BPD in all 50 United States, and is on faculty with educational institutes in Canada, the UK, Australia, and South Africa. His popular toolbox series, including the award-winning The Borderline Personality Disorder Toolbox: A Practical Evidence-Based Guide for Regulating Emotions, has sold over 50,000 copies worldwide. Jeff is a diplomat with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a certified cognitive therapist, and most importantly, has worked personally with hundreds of clients with BPD in both individual and group settings.

In addition to his clinical trainings, Jeff has discovered that organisations can have personality disorders as well, and does workplace and school-based trainings on “Disarming High Conflict Personalities.”

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment
1 Course Enrollment $135.00N/A
2 Course Enrollment$249.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$449.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$649.00N/A
Full-Time Student Rates
2 Course Enrollment$199.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$359.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$519.00N/A
Group 3 - 7 Rates
2 Course Enrollment$229.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$429.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$629.00N/A
Group 8 - 14 Rates
2 Course Enrollment$209.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$409.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$609.00N/A
Group 15+ Rates
2 Course Enrollment$189.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$389.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$589.00N/A

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  • 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