Professional Development and Continuing Education


CE Update: 

Our CE event with Dr. Nancy McWilliams has been rescheduled for Friday April 6, 2018. Please note revised venue and schedule for the day. If you were previously registered and did not request a refund, you are still registered to attend. For those who would like refunds, please email Others may register via the link below. Registration will close when space fills. We hope to see you there.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is pleased to welcome


for a continuing education event on Friday April 6, 2018 from 8:00 am - 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)


General Registration: $100.00
Current UCLA Staff and Faculty: $65.00
Currently UCLA CAPS Staff: $0

Registration is now closed

Registration will be confirmed following payment. 

Location: Pauley Pavilion
(Click here for map)
For visitor parking locations, click here


UC-SHIP Benefit Update:

*Important Update Regarding Change to SHIP/Anthem Mental Health Benefits for the 2018-2019 SHIP plan year*
Copays for routine outpatient office visits with an in-network Anthem provider are going down to $10 per visit in the ’18-’19 plan year.  Please note the $25 copay for the ’17-’18 plan year will remain in effect until the new plan year begins.  Your SHIP/Anthem plan year dates correlate with the start of the new Academic Year as per your enrollment and academic program calendar.  These dates do vary.  

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:

8:00 - 8:30 am  Registration/Sign In (Continental breakfast provided)
8:30 - 10:00 am Ten angles of vision through which individuality has been studied
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:45 am The severity dimension: borderline-level processes in personality
11:45 am - 1:15 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:15 - 2:45 pm The severity dimension: psychotic-level processes in personality
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 4:30 pm Some challenging personality issues: schizoid and self-defeating patters
4:30 - 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.