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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is pleased to welcome

NANCY MCWILLIAMS

for a continuing education event on Friday January 5, 2018 from 8:15 - 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

6 CE hours available (for psychologists, social workers, and LMFTs)

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
Currently UCLA CAPS Staff: $0

Registration will be confirmed following payment. 

Location: De Neve Plaza Room, 3rd Floor 
De Neve Commons (Click here for map)
For visitor parking locations, click here

 

Program Information: 

Instructor Biography

Nancy McWilliams teaches at Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and has a private practice in New Jersey. She is 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 (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 patters
4:45 - 5:00 pm Sign out

 

UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 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.