- Gregory W. Lester
- 5 Hours 14 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Jun 29, 2011
By watching Personality Disorders in Social Work and Health Care, thousands of practitioners have learned the concepts and techniques necessary to understand, treat, and manage clientele with the difficult conditions called personality disorders. Often considered “untreatable” or “hopeless,” Dr. Lester’s course taught practitioners that there are indeed effective management and treatment approaches. Participants learned how to identify personality disorders, assess them, and apply effective intervention models.
Participants’ success in using Dr. Lester’s approach to treating personality disorders has led to an unprecedented demand for advanced training. This recording was produced in response to that demand and offers instruction in assessing, managing, and treating these disorders at the “specialist” level. It is designed to provide practitioners with cutting-edge skills and a high level of expertise to utilize when working with individuals, couples, families, and children.
|Manual – Personality Disorders (0.60 MB)||222 Pages||Available after Purchase|
THE EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS
- The five essential elements of all treatment approaches
- The integrated “Fluid” model
- The use of short-term dynamic formats
- The use of short-term supportive formats
- The use of short-term cognitive-behavioral formats
THE EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES
- Techniques for increasing motivation for change
- Techniques for building observing ego capacity
- Techniques for constraining drama
- Techniques for building problem-solving abilities
- Techniques for eliciting new behaviors
- Techniques for developing new traits
EXPANDING BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT
- How to take, and keep, control of the relationship
- How to break up old behavioral and relationship patterns
- How to elicit new behaviors
TREATING PERSONALITY DISORDERS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
- How personality disorders differ in children and adolescents
- Diagnosing personality disorders in children and adolescents
- Common comorbid conditions
- Child and adolescent treatment formats
- Child and adolescent treatment techniques
TREATING DISORDERED COUPLES
- Distressed vs. conflictual couples
- Working with “interlocking” disorders
- Conjoint vs. individual treatment approaches
TREATING DISORDERED FAMILIES
- Personality disorders and family therapy
- Disordered families vs. disorders in families
- What the research on the use of medications shows
- What medications have been shown to—and shown not to—accomplish
- When to avoid medications altogether
- How to know if medications are working
SPECIAL TOPICS AND “HOW-TOS”
- Group treatment
- Liability and safety issues
- Managing personality disorders in personal life
Gregory W. Lester, Ph.D., is a clinical, consulting, and research psychologist with practices in Colorado and Texas. Dr. Lester has presented over 2,000 personality disorders trainings to over 200,000 professionals in every major city in the United States, Canada, and Australia. In his nearly 40 years of clinical practice, Dr. Lester has treated over 1,000 personality disorder cases and has performed psychological evaluations on over 2,500 individuals.
Dr. Lester has served on the graduate faculty of The University of St. Thomas and as a special consultant to The United Sates Department of Justice. Dr. Lester’s office served as one of the original research sites for the DSM-5® revision of the personality disorders section where he collaborated with Emory University, the New York State Psychiatric Group, The University of Missouri, The University of Kentucky, and the late Dr. Robert Spitzer, chairman of the DSM-3 committee.
Dr. Lester is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Texas Psychological Association, and the Colorado Psychological Association. He is the author of nine books, including Power with People, a manual of interpersonal effectiveness, Shrunken Heads, an irreverent memoir of his graduate school training, and Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of Personality Disorders, which is the largest-selling front-line clinical manual on diagnosing, treating, and managing personality disorders.
Dr. Lester’s research and articles have appeared in publications including The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Western Journal of Medicine, The Yearbook of Family Practice, The Journal of Behavioral Therapy, The Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, The Handbook of Depression, Transactional Analysis Journal, Living Word Magazine, The Priest Magazine, and The Houston Lawyer.
Financial: Gregory Lester is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Gregory Lester is a member of the American Psychological Association; the Colorado Psychological Association; and the Texas Psychological Association.