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UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) values professonial development. As part of our mission, we provide Continuing Education (CE) courses to our staff and our mental health professional community. Information about upcoming CE courses will be updated on this page as it becomes available.
Upcoming CE Course: 

UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is pleased to welcome

DR. NANCY MCWILLIAMS

for a continuing education event on Friday January 5, 2018 from 8:15 am to 5:00 pm 

Individualities: Ten Angles of Vision on Personality Differences that Matter for Therapy

This six-hour program covers personality structure and its relevance to practice by reviewing ten psychological lenses through which personality has been viewed: temperament; attachment, observed clinical pattern, defensive structure, affective organization, implicit cognition, motivational systems, self-definition versus self-in-relation orientation, core relational theme, and organizing developmental issue

 

Friday 1/5/2018 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM
6 CE hours (for psychologists, social workers, and LMFTs) 

Location: De Neve Plaza Room in De Neve Commons Building
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SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS

General Registration: $100.00

Current UCLA Staff and Faculty: $65.00

Current UCLA CAPS Staff: $0 

» REGISTER FOR CE «

Registration will be confirmed following payment. 

 

 

Program Information:

Biography

Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D., ABPP

Nancy McWilliams teaches at Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and has a private practice in New Jersey. She is the author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Psychoanalytic Case Formulation, and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, all with Guilford Press. She is co-editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2). Her books on formulation and treatment are now in 20 languages. She is a former president of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association and is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology. A graduate of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, Dr. McWilliams is also affiliated with the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey and the National Training Program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the training participants can be expected to: 

1. Differentiate between understanding personality in terms of traits, even conceived as dimensional, versus in terms of intersubjective themes, and to apply that understanding toward a more nuanced formulation of the psychologies of their individual clients; 
2. Discriminate between the criteria for judging improvement in short research projects from these applicable to most clinical situations; 
3. Improve their capacity to identify borderline personality organization in clients who fail to meet criteria for the categorical diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder; 
4. Improve their capacity to diagnose paranoid themes and psychotic-level preoccupations in their clients; 
5. Make clinical choices that increase their effectiveness with clients who have personality patterns that reflect particular attachment styles. 
6. Develop a psychotherapy style appropriate for each client’s level and type of personality structure. 

Intended Audience & Instructional Level Professionals working in college counseling centers.

Intermediate level of instruction, intended to be valuable to therapists at all levels of experience. 

Timed Outline

8:15 - 9:00 AM   Registration/Sign in 
 9:00 - 10:30 AM  Ten angles of vision through which individuality has been studied
10:30 - 10:45 AM Break 
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM  The severity dimension: Borderline-level processes in personality
12:15 - 1:30 PM  Lunch (box lunch provided)
1:30 - 3:00 PM The severity dimension: Psychotic-level processes in personality
3:00 - 3:15 PM  Break
3:15 - 4:45 PM Some challenging personality issues: schizoid and self-defeating patterns
4:45 - 5:00 PM Sign Out 
UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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