Dr. George Simon presents an alternative approach to treating character disorders

Man Figure In SilhouetteLovefraud Continuing Education Webinar:
Character Disturbances and Disorders
Jan. 30 and Feb. 2, 12 PM to 2 PM ET

If you’re a therapist, you may find yourself increasingly dealing with individuals with significant personality and character disturbances and disorders. You may have found your traditional insight-oriented therapy approaches to be ineffective in such cases.

While some therapists simply dismiss personality-related problems as unmodifiable or untreatable, Dr. George Simon shares a unique perspective that provides new understanding of the nature of character disturbance and a framework for effecting change in challenging clients.

You probably learned that in classical psychology, emotional and psychological distress is believed to be caused by internal, unconscious conflict. This conflict is eventually manifested in psychoneurotic symptoms. But according to Dr. George Simon, this traditional conceptualization does not explain what is happening in people with character disturbances and disorders.

In this two-part webinar, Dr. Simon explains the differences between classical neurosis and character disorder. He explains why typical insight-oriented therapy does not work with disordered individuals, and lays the foundation for an alternative approach.

Four continuing education credits are available for psychologists and social workers upon completion of both parts of the webinar.

Character Disturbances and Disorders

Part 1: Key differences between neurosis and character disturbance in nature and therapeutic approach
Monday, Jan. 30, 12 PM to 2 PM ET

Learning Objectives for Part 1
This webinar will enable you to:

  • Describe a framework for understanding and dealing with character-related problems
  • Explain the key differences between “neurotic” and character-impaired personalities
  • Discuss the neurosis — character disturbance continuum and the character disturbance vs. disorder spectrum
  • Analyze the level of character disturbance
  • Explain the differences between traditional and character-constructive therapy approaches

Part 2: Effective intervention strategies for character disordered individuals
Thursday, Feb. 2, 12 PM to 2 PM ET

Learning objectives Part 2:
This workshop will enable you to:

  • Discuss key learning failures during moral development
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to thinking errors and responsibility-obstructive behavioral tactics
  • Apply the principles of benign confrontation
  • Employ practical strategies and tools for promoting change
  • Use therapeutic leverage in treating character disturbed individuals

About the presenter

George Simon, Ph.D., has specialized in disturbances of personality and character for over 30 years, and is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities on manipulative personalities and other problem characters. He is author of In Sheep’s Clothing — Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People, is a 5-star review rated international bestseller, published in 10 foreign languages. His other books, Character Disturbance — The Phenomenon of our Age and The Judas Syndrome, are also bestsellers.

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