Overview of Personality Disorders
by Expert Reviewer: Laura G. Daughtery, PHD, MSW; Expert Reviewer: Michelle Bechen, MSW; Instructor: Teresa Crowe Mason, MSW, PhD
Credentialed for: Behavioral Health Counseling Professionals

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Individuals with personality disorders typically exhibit symptoms that are long-lasting and persistent. Symptoms include distorted or maladaptive cognitions, affective states, and interpersonal functioning. Differential diagnosis can be difficult because features of personality disorders can often be seen in other mental disorders. Identification of personality disorders begins with thorough, multidimensional, clinical, and diagnostic assessments. Treatment planning can help guide the process of therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy are two approaches commonly used. Outcome measurement is an important part of treatment because it allows the therapist and client to track progress over time.

About the Course Author

Laura G. Daughtery, PHD, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Michelle Bechen, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Teresa Crowe Mason, MSW, PhD, is a social work professor at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC. Teresa Crowe Mason, MSW, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021. Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education clock hours.


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-SW21
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-10-09
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the steps of assessment of personality disorders; Explain one method of evaluating treatment effectiveness for personality disorders; Identify the general signs and symptoms of personality disorders
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Social Workers.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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