Developmental Perspective of Personality Development*

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Note:  The presenter’s audio was static due to the poor connection and bad storm.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


This presentation offers a historical view of earlier DSM III-DSM 4-TR diagnostic criteria in relation to social, cultural and familial “norms”. It gives explanation to the early bias that was globally accepted and there after cultural shift that initiated viewing psychopathology from a different perspective. The presentation correlates the fundamental theories of Ego- Development, Personality Development, Psychosocial, Psychosexual, Cognitive and Behavioral development on a continuum with varying degrees of overlapping pathological traits.
The presentation will give an overview of each of the Clusters of Personality Disorders, present hypothetical etiology and treatment outcomes with specific illustrations. The presentation will end with actual illustrations by clients she had worked with explicit visual indicators of their pathology. (this workshop is especially good for counselors working with substance abuse clients and co-occurring disorders clients).


  • Identify a Developmental Lag in Clients.
  • Identify Clients with Personality Disorders.
  • Discuss the etiology of Personality Disorders.
  • Explain the treatment goals to treat those with Personality Disorders.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, & LMFT
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC, & NBCC
State Board Approval
TX 2041-19
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
VCB EP # 143
OCDP Board 20 – 692775 (R1)

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 1000
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self

    • Lecture1.1
      Developmental Perspective of Personality Development

    • Lecture2.1
      Developmental Perspective of Personality Development
  • QUIZ 1

    • Quiz3.1
      Developmental Perspective of Personality Development 15 questions
YVONNE JOHNSON- GILBERT, attained her BA in Clinical Psychology with a secondary in Special Education under a full academic scholarship and continued for her Graduate degree attaining her MSW from SUNY, Stony Brook, NY with a major in Clinical Social Work and Secondary Specialization in Psychopharmacology and Addiction. Ms. Gilbert’s internships included CPS/DSS, Probation and Parole and Inpatient Psychiatric/Medical. Having come from a Professional Fine Arts background, she emerged her analytic understanding of psychology with the concepts of Art and attained Certification as a Clinical Art Psychotherapist (RATR) from the Amer Artist Therapist Assoc. in NYC and has taught many courses over the years to Mental Health and Educational Professionals. While working in Mental Health she quickly became aware of the symbiotic relationship between mental disorders and substance misuse deciding to attain Certifications in Substance Abuse and now holds the CC-ATODSW, LCAS, CCS. Yvonne Gilbert’s Professional Career spans almost thirty years, having worked Mental Health, inpatient and outpatient covering New York at Central Islip Psychiatric Hospital, Florida at Charter Hospital and out-patient Center as well as teaching courses at Edison Community College and North Carolina with Blue Ridge Mental Health and North Carolina Dept. of Corrections. She is currently in Private Practice in Waynesville, working DWI Assessments and Treatment and Assessments & Addictive Behavioral Alternatives, PLLC. Because of her dedication and compassion for the field she has developed and published several articles and numerous professional training seminars for NASW, APNC, NAADAC, MAHEC among others on various topics and is currently writing a book on “Journey Into The Inner Psyche,” which is based upon her clinical work and case histories working with Clinical Art Psychotherapy. Yvonne Gilbert is not only a seasoned professional but also a mother to adult children, grandmother, and great-grandmother which has given her “human insight” having worked through many of the issues other families struggle with and seek help with. Yvonne Gilbert, loves gardening especially flowers and herbs, swimming, fishing, hiking, museums, art galleries, flea markets, photography, and painting, cooking, and entertaining friends.