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New Developments in the Treatment of Severe Personality Disorders  |  View Full Calendar

Presented by Otto Kernberg, M.D. (Pre-registration has ended, feel free to pay at the door)


 New Developments in Treatment of Individuals with Severe Personality Disorders

Part 1: The Diagnostic Spectrum of Patients with Specific Personality Disorders
Working with patients diagnosed with Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders can be extraordinarily difficult. Patients with these diagnostic presentations often display a chronic lack of integration of self, affect disregulation, disrupted relationships and difficulties in executive functioning. Accurate assessment is crucial in treatment planning. Dr. Kernberg will present a comprehensive overview of Narcissistic and Borderline pathology.
Part 2: Outline of Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) and New Developments in this Technical Approach
The heart of this approach to treatment is centered on attention to the transference, and to the “here and now”. Tactics and techniques of treatment as well as complications that can arise will be described. In addition, Dr. Kernberg will discuss research findings that support Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) as effective for the treatment of these individuals.
Otto F. Kernberg, MD, FAPA, is Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at The New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division and Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College. He is also Training and Supervising Analyst of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Kernberg is Past-President of the International Psychoanalytic Association.  He also served as Director of the C.F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, Supervising and Training Analyst of the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis, and Director of the Psychotherapy Research Project of the Menninger Foundation. Later, he was Director of the General Clinical Service of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. From 1976 to 1995 he was Associate Chairman and Medical Director of The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division. Dr. Kernberg was the Book Editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association from 1977-1993. He has received numerous awards including the 1990 Mary S. Sigourney Award for his outstanding contribution to psychoanalysis He is also the author of 12 books and co-author of 11 others which include Severe Personality Disorders: Psychotherapeutic Strategies and Aggression in Personality Disorders and Perversions.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program participants should be able to:
·         Assess Narcissistic and Borderline pathology and be able to make a differential diagnosis.
·         Utilize the tactics and techniques of Transference Focused Psychotherapy in the treatment of these individuals.
·         Recognize and treat the frequent complications that occur when working with patients with severe Personality Disorders

8:30 am            Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am             Welcome & Introductions

9:15 am             Dr. Kernberg’s presentation

10:45 am           Break

11:00 am           Dr. Kernberg continues and concludes with audience Q & A

12:45 pm           End of Program
Saturday, September 7, 2013
9 AM- 12:30 PM
3.5 CE/CME Credits
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Registration fee includes continental breakfast and parking
Pre-registration must be received by August 31, 2013
The Wright Institute Los Angeles is hosting a dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel on Doheny in the evening to honor Dr. Kernberg's contributions to the field of psychology. 
Proceeds will benefit the Wright Institute. Please contact WILA for tickets at 310-277-2796.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME/CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for the maximum number of 3.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. Certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course for the psychologists’ records.
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an approved provider for continuing education credits for LCSWs and LMFTs/MFTs (provider # PCE 674). This course meets the qualifications for 3.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity may be claimed for credit.
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.