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Personality Disorders:

New Research on Neuroscience and Treatment 

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2024

Time: 9am-5pm (Program)

Location: Live Webinar

Instructor: Dr. Richard Sears

Credits: 7 CEUs (NYS LMSW/LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, Psychologists)

Cost: $149 Individual, $99 Early Bird  (register by 10/20/24), $89 Super Saver (by 9/20/24), 

$89 3+ Group (same organization), $50 Grad Students



Clients with Personality Disorders can be amongst the most challenging for therapists. Clinicians who are not properly trained can inadvertently make clients worse, and can even put themselves at risk for licensure board complaints. 

New research has shed light on the genetic and neurological factors that contribute to personality disorders. 

Understanding this new research greatly enhances the effectiveness of treatment.

Join clinical psychologist and author Dr. Richard Sears for a compassionate yet direct approach for working with these individuals using cutting edge, practical interventions that are grounded in research. 


1. Categorize the essential characteristics of each of the personality disorders in DSM-5® for clinical assessment.

2. Determine the “hidden agendas” of each of the personality disorders as they relate to case conceptualization.

3. Describe how transference and countertransference can affect clinical management and treatment outcomes.

4. Explain the boundary violation traps inherent in each of the personality disorder relationships as it relates to clinical treatment.

5. Utilize tools to assess treatability and prognosis early on in the therapy.

6. Evaluate the efficacy of various treatment methods for personality disorders including DBT and CBT.

7. Manage client’s suicidality, self-injurious behavior and violence with clinical strategies.

Presenter: Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP

National Speaker and Author

Richard W. Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, OH. He is a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Department of Psychology, where he teaches courses on psychopathology and clinical

interventions. He regularly gives workshops on CBT, MBCT, ACT, and mindfulness across the United States and other countries. He is an author of over a dozen books, including The CBT & Mindfulness Toolbox and Mindfulness: Living through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in this Moment. His website is

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At Counseling Services of Long Island, our goal is to help you stay updated with the latest research, theories, and techniques in the industry.


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