PROGRAM DETAILS

Is it a Quirk or a Personality Disorder?

Instructor
Bert Diament
Category
Health & Fitness / Personal Improvement
WPL02172D

Course Description

Have you ever known people who behave erratically and unpredictably? Who don’t seem to care whether they lie, steal or cheat, or are hurting others, as long as they get what they want? Who are very self-absorbed and need an excessive amount of attention? Who are extremely reactive to criticism? Who seem to feel things so deeply that their emotional reactions are overly intense? Who have an excessive need to control others? Who perceive threats when there are none? Who go back and forth between distancing from others and desperately needing them? If so, then there is a good possibility that you have known someone who has a personality disorder. After defining what constitutes a “personality disorder” and briefly reviewing six of the ten personality disorders listed in the most recently published Manual of Mental Disorders used by mental health professionals as a diagnostic tool, four disorders: Narcissistic, Antisocial, Histrionic and Borderline will be discussed in greater detail. PowerPoint visuals will be used in the presentation and ample time for Q & A will be allowed at the program's conclusion.

About the Instructor

  • A Florida licensed psychologist, Bert Diament, PhD, is a graduate of Albert Einstein’s Yeshiva University Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. He provides brief goal-oriented therapy to individuals and couples. He is an associate fellow and therapy training supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in New York and has trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy and the Westchester Institute for Family Therapy. He is also a Gottman Institute certified Seven Principles of Marriage educator. Diament was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for service to children and families from the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists and has been elected to Diplomate status in the area of Professional Psychotherapy by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy.