Personality Disorders: What They Look Like and What to do About Them

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Participants in this workshop will learn about the various personality disorders as described in DSM-5. In addition, they will be given ways to spot these in their client population, as well as techniques for dealing with each of the 3 clusters of personality disorders.


  • Summarize the 3 basic clusters of personality disorders under the DSM-5
  • List the personality disorders that fall under each cluster
  • Briefly describe the traits associated with each personality disorder
  • Explain what these disorders look like in “real time”
  • Formulate tactics to help those suffering from these disorders

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors

Content level: Beginner to intermediate

2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC, & NBCC

Course Features

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

    • Lecture1.1
      Personality Disorders: What They Look Like and What to do About Them
  • QUIZ 1

    • Quiz2.1
      Personality Disorders: What They Look Like and What to do About Them 15 questions
  • Course Evaluation 1

    • Lecture3.1
      Personality Disorders: What They Look Like and What to do About Them
Stephen Mathis is a licensed psychologist and an internationally certified addictions counselor who has been working with adolescents, young and middle adults, and families/couples since 1983. He is one of the few clinicians who works on weekends and makes house calls. In addition to providing a variety of assessments (i.e., psychoeducational, forensic, cognitive, emotional, neurological, personological), individual psychotherapy (both “regularly scheduled” and intensive outpatient), and group therapy, Dr. Mathis is an adjunct/part-time faculty at several colleges and training institutes, conducts seminars and workshops nationwide on a variety of topics, supervises other therapists, consults with various professionals and organizations, has pioneered a new form of music-assisted therapy (M.A.TH.I.S.), and is in the process of writing a book on addictions based on his development trauma model. True to the advice given to the patients he serves, Dr. Mathis adheres to a healthy lifestyle, an illicit substance-free existence, and a holistic dietary regimen, making the majority of his meals from scratch himself without using refined or artificial ingredients or simple carbohydrates. In his free time, Dr. Mathis is an avid collector of classic stringed instruments and amplifiers, as well as a being a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, arranger, and producer.