Judge David's 2001 Community In-Service

Third Annual Community In-Service: the focus of the conference will be on the emerging personality and mental health issues facing today's children. Dr. Gregory Lester is the primary presenter.

Date: Wednesday, March 28 (RSVP by March 16)
Where: Lebanon Holiday Inn and Conference Center
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Lunch will be provided for all attendees)
Cost: Fee of $10 (Limited scholarship money is available)


Handling Your "Most Difficult" Cases: Dealing with Personality Disorders

Gregory W. Lester, Ph.D. - clinical and consulting psychologist

8:00-8:30 am Registration (Coffee & Donuts provided)
8:30-8:45 Introduction - The Honorable Steve David, Judge, Circuit Court
8:45-10:00 Overview of Personality Disorders
Definition of Personality Disorder
Prevalence rates in general population, clinical/legal populations
Differences between Personality Disorders and Psychiatric Disorders
Frequency of association in family issues
Divorce, violence, abuse, substance use, chronic illness
10:00-10:15 - Break
10:15-12:00 Understanding Personality Disorders
Life course
Theoretical approaches to understanding
12:00-1:00 Lunch (Lunch will be provided)
1:00-2:30 Identification of Personality Disorders
Signs in childhood and adulthood
Typical behavior patterns and related diagnostic references
Prognostic and severity indicators
Typical patterns of parenting, families, divorce behavior
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:30 Handling Personality Disordered behavior
Treatment vs. Behavioral Management
Issues in negotiation and mediation
Specific interpersonal methodologies
SET principle
Validation Confrontation
4:30-4:45 Concluding Remarks - The Honorable Steve David, Judge, Circuit Court

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