Why are people attracted, often repeatedly, to specific problem personalities? Is it possible to make these relationships work? W. Brad Johnson, Ph.D., explores the most common personality disorders and their impact on intimate relationships and he provides insights into setting limits, self-care, and the real consequences of choosing a life with or without a challenging partner. Participants will learn methods to help clients detect and understand personality disordered partners, effectively cope with these partners, or prepare to leave them. Dr. Johnson teaches in the counseling program of the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University.
Describe the primary features of DSM-V personality disorders.
Describe ways to help clients detect and understand personality disordered partners.
Articulate methods for helping clients to either cope more effectively with a PDP or prepare to leave.