Personality Disorders, The Challenges of the Hidden Agenda

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Whether you want to or not, getting in contact with clients who have personality disorders is highly probable and clients who meet the DSM criteria for a Cluster B Personality Disorder can be the most challenging clients on your caseload to treat.

Cluster B Personality Disorders are characterized by dramatic, overly emotional, & unpredictable behavior and thinking. And these disorders disrupt not only the lives of those affected but also their friends & family members.

In this interactive live webinar Ellen Biros, LCSW, will present an integrated approach to dealing with these challenging types of clients. You’ll leave with practical strategies that you can use in your clinical setting immediately, more confidence to improve productivity & progress in sessions, and to overcome the biggest obstacles to successful treatment outcomes.


  • List and summarize the essential characteristics of each of the personality disorders in the DSM-5
  • Assess the treatability and prognosis of each disorder
  • Evaluate the efficacy of various treatment methods.
  • Describe ways to manage suicidality, violence, and self-mutilating behavior.
  • Outline case conceptualization skills useful for individualizing treatment planning and driving effective treatment.

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    Ellen Biros, LCSW

    Ellen Biros is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and adjunct professor. With over 20 years of experience in social work, Ellen is a seasoned expert in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders, substance abuse issues, and emotional regulation problems. Ellen earned a Master’s degree in Justice from American University in Washington, DC, and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia. She has been sharing her knowledge with students at Tulane University in the School of Social Work and The University of Phoenix in the College of Social Services and the College of Natural Sciences. She is known for her dynamic and engaging teaching style and her ability to inspire students to achieve their full potential. Ellen is also an accomplished author and speaker. She has authored several continuing education seminars that have been well-received by professionals in the field. Her seminars, such as “Personality Disorders: The Challenges of the Hidden Agenda,” “Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Histrionic: Effective Treatment for Cluster B Personality Disorders,” and “Unmasking Manipulative Relationships: Effective Strategies for Countering Covert Abuse,.”

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Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, MFTs, & other Mental Health Professionals

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  • CE Credits 2
  • Format Video
  • Quizzes 1
  • Skill Level Intermediate
  • Certificate Yes