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Effective Patient Interventions: How to Disarm Defenses (Part 1)
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When: 12:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar
United States
Presenter: Dr. Patricia Frisch
Contact: 916 286-7979

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Effective Patient Interventions: How to Disarm Defenses (Part 1)

January 18, 2019

12 pm -1 pm

 Patricia Frisch, PhD – Instructor

This webinar will introduce providers to a method of character analytic interventions that effectively dismantle the obvious defenses in the room. The presenting style of the patient, “how the patient acts, reacts and presents” demonstrates healthy and unhealthy coping strategies, character/personality disorder markers and resistance aspects that can be engaged in the first session. This type of treatment approach creates lively, spontaneous interactions that interrupt non-productive story telling. The importance of contact and tracking will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

After attending Part I attendees will be able to:

  • Define the essential tenets of the concept of character and character analysis
  • Discuss the differences between adaptive and non-adaptive defenses.
  • Describe the basic elements of contact
  • Identify what to track and how to comment
  • Describe the potency of interrupting the story

Registration Fees:

Division I Members: Free

Non-Division I Members: $30


CE Credits: 1

CPA is co-sponsoring this webinar with CPA's Division I - Clinical Psychology. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


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