Somerset Hunterdon Warren Psychological Association 

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
      •  Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren Psychological Association-(SHWPA)


             Working with Personality Disorders: Clinical and Supervision Consideration

             Presented by: Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.

                Thursday October 14, 2021

                                      8:45AM Welcome & Board updates                                     
        9 -10:30 Presentation/ Break
        10:30-10:45/ Presentation 10:45-12:

                 LIVE ZOOM WEBINAR

               ZOOM LINK WILL BE EMAILED TO REGISTRANTS ON OCTOBER 12, 2021               

               3 Continuing Education Credits


              Program Level of learning: Intermediate -some basic knowledge of the content is required

                          Target audience: Psychologists, counselors and mental health professionals


        Program Narrative: This workshop will focus on the demands of treating and supervising the treatment of patients with personality disorders. In the first hour, the presenter will review ten empirically supported angles of vision for understanding individual differences relevant to personality types and disorders, including factors of cultural context, minority status, and other areas of diversity. In the second, she will focus on Kernberg’s borderline “level of severity,” including the DSM category of borderline personality disorder, and provide an integrative overview of conclusions about treatment made by expert clinicians and researchers. Finally, she will consider some “vital signs” that supervisors and consultants can help therapists to monitor in the clinical process to assess whether therapeutic progress is occurring. Although psychodynamically oriented, the presenter will include attention to findings of investigators of other theoretical orientations.

        After this workshop, participants will be able to:

      • 1.     List ten research-based perspectives on individual differences and their respective implications for treatment;
      • 2.     Depict five areas of agreement among experts on severe personality disorders about good clinical practice with patients in this group;
      • 3.     Define two ways of dealing with the possible implications of differences between supervisor and supervisee in areas such as culture, ethnicity, race, age, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, class, ability, and similar potential diversities;
      • 4.     Identify at least five indications of progress toward overall mental health that are distinct from symptom reduction.

      Dr. McWilliams does not have any commercial support and/or conflict of interest for this program.

      ADA accommodations available upon written request- by emailing Virginia Walters, Psy.D., no later than October 8, 2021 (

      Cost of this program: SHWPA Member: $15, Non -SHWPA  Member: $25 Student: $10

      Registration Cancellations made by October13, 2021, full fee will be refunded.

      Online Registration and payment at OR mail a check payable to SHWPA to Virginia Walters P.O. Box 242 Oldwick, NJ 08858 – Please include your email address with your check.

      Continuing Education (CE) Credits (3) From NJPA -(Additional Fee Paid to NJPA) Sustaining Member-Free, NJPA Member - $15. Non-NJPA Member- $25. The link to NJPA to pay for CE and complete the NJPA evaluation will be provided to all registrants during the program on October 14, 2021.

      Contact Virginia Walters, Psy.D. - 908 439 3456 X8  /

      This workshop is co-sponsored by NJPA and SHWPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

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