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Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders

Author: Aaron T. Beck

Course Created: 2006

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 10 hours
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Course Summary

Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders examines Axis II disorders from a cognitive perspective and general treatment procedures are outlined. Assessment procedures and issues surrounding the therapeutic relationship are also covered.

Course Format

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Course Syllabus

  1. Overview of Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders
  2. Theory of Personality Disorders
  3. Assessment of Personality Disorders
  4. General Principles and Specialized Techniques
  5. The Cognitive Therapy Relationship with Personality-Disordered Patients
  6. Paranoid Personality Disorder
  7. Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorders
  8. Antisocial Personality Disorder
  9. Borderline Personality Disorder
  10. Histrionic Personality Disorder
  11. Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  12. Dependent Personality Disorder
  13. Avoidant Personality Disorder
  14. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
  15. Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder
  16. Synthesis and Prospects for the Future

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss instruments used to assess personality disorders.
  • Describe basic beliefs common to different personality disorders.
  • Explain characteristics of the different personality disorders.
  • Describe the cognitive approaches used to treat personality disorders.
  • Explain Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Discuss Histrionic Personality Disorder.
  • Describe Narcissistic Personality Disorder.


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