Identifying and Treating Personality Disorders

Identifying and Treating Personality Disorders

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

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Program Description

Personality Disorders are some of the least understood conditions in the mental health community.  A dearth of research, few substantiated treatment approaches, and limited training resources make these diagnoses daunting to face in the treatment context.  This workshop will:

      • Provide an overview of personality disorders as described in the DSM-5
      • Describe major treatment approaches to each disorder
      • Review emerging research
      • And provide a case study in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Venue Information

Missouri Institute of Mental Health
4633 World Parkway Circle
Berkeley, Missouri 63134

Local: 314.516.8419
Fax: 314.516.8428


Ronda Oswalt Reitz, PhD

ronda reitz

Ronda Oswalt Reitz, PhD is the Coordinator for DBT Services for the Missouri Department of Mental Health.  In this role she is charged with the implementation, support, and evaluation of DBT programming in public mental health settings state wide.  Previous clinical and administrative work led her to develop comprehensive DBT in community mental health, inpatient, and juvenile detention facilities.  Additionally, Dr. Reitz specializes in the training and development of DBT teams and programs in intensive outpatient and forensic settings.  Dr. Reitz is experienced in providing training and consultation to mental health providers at all training levels and in diverse settings across the United States.


Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH)

The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a Record of your continuing education credits earned.
MIMH will award 3.7 clock hours or 4.5 contact hours (.4 CEUs) for this program.

Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board

The Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board has approved this program for 3.75 contact hours.

NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors)

MIMH is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC – approved clock hours for events (or programs) that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects for the program.
3.7 hours are offered for this program.


8:00 am Historic and Modern Definitions of Personality Disorder
8:30 Current Classification and Treatment of Personality Disorders
10:00 Break
10:15 Emerging Research
11:15 Case Study: Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
Noon Adjourn


Special Needs
If you have special needs, we ask that you notify us at 314.516.8419 or [email protected] as soon as possible. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your needs.

Refund Policy
If you are unable to attend, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible. Cancellations received in writing five business days prior to the date of the program will be refunded, less a $25.00 processing fee. You may send a substitute, but we ask that you notify us in writing of this change. If you do not attend or send a substitute, you or your employer will be billed the full registration fee.


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