Personality Disorders: Navigating Relationships | 9/22/2018


Class size is limited.
Registration closes on Thursday, September 20, 2018.

NON-STUDENT (Licensed): $125

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Margaret Ann Fetting, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
LAISPS Guest Instructor

Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Lunch Break:  12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)

LAISPS classroom
12011 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 520
Los Angeles, CA  90049

This Course is Approved for 6 CE/CME’s

Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
Extension Program Chair


This workshop will address a rapidly growing and controversial field – the psycho, social and biological phenomenon of personality disorders.  All of us have patterns of deeply embedded and widely exhibited cognitive, affective and overall character disordered traits that persist over extended periods of time.  Many of us visit or rely on these traits when emotionally overwhelmed; others dwell within these traits throughout their lifetime. This workshop will explore the healthy and the unhealthy adoption of personality traits in all nature of relationships.

Participants will leave the workshop personally and professionally energized with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the universality of personality or character disordered traits.

Target Audience

This program meets the needs of all mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists


Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Appreciate that personality traits reside on a spectrum, ranging from healthy and unhealthy.
  • Discern the difference between those of us who visit and leave the space of unhealthy personality traits and those of us who, likely for survival, dwell in this space.
  • Appreciate the distinction and overlap among the 10 personality disorders or the alternative of 6 disordered types.
  • More quickly recognize those clinical moments when our brains “turn to processing mush,” and begin the process of registering impacts and of managing our countertransference.
  • Evidence the ability to integrate theory into clinical practice.


Important Disclosure: None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

Accreditation Statement: LAISPS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. LAISPS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Physicians: LAISPS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical Education.
Psychologists: LAISPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LAISPS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: The Board of Behavioral Sciences no longer approves CE providers. However, LAISPS is approved by the APA to provide CE hours and the BBS will accept these hours for CE credit.

Please Note:

  • Participants must complete an online evaluation within 2 weeks of completing this CE/CME activity in order to receive credit.
  • According to APA guidelines, CE credit can only be awarded to psychologists for full attendance

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