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How to Cope with Borderline and Self-Injurious Clients – Westlake
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When: 11/18/2016
9 AM - 12:15 PM
Where: Cleveland State University
West Center
26202 Detroit Rd
Westlake, Ohio  44145
United States
Contact: Cleveland State University
(216) 687-3867

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Clients suffering from Borderline Personality traits can range from frustrating to seductive to confounding. The therapist must develop humanistic but realistic expectations for client change to stave off feelings of powerlessness, confusion, anger, burn-out or personal failure. Background information, combined with usable clinical techniques, will be presented that will be valued tools in the participants’ daily clinical work. The highly related topic of self injurious behavior will also be reviewed. Learning-by-doing will be paramount in this workshop. In a structured exercise pairs of audience members will take on the roles of therapist and client in a scenario involving a simulated borderline client. The therapist will assess the problems, determine client needs, and apply relevant therapy interventions. This workshop is complementary to the PTSD (Skill Building Methods for Trauma Therapists) workshop and can be attended with or without enrollment in that workshop.

Bruce Maaser, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Ohio and New York, and a member of the American
and Ohio Psychological Associations. He has worked as a psychology supervisor in the Ohio Dept.
of Rehab & Correction for 18 years. Since obtaining a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin –
Madison in 1988, he has also taught at Luther College and Valparaiso University. Dr. Maaser has
extensive experience in hospital (rehabilitation, burn unit and psychiatry) and geriatric settings. Dr.
Maaser has presented numerous workshops on neuropsychology and mental illness disorders, and
has been published in professional journals and the popular media.

Please register 2 business days prior to the program.

Cost: $79

Event Website for Registrations: http://www.campusce.net/csucasal/category/category.aspx?C=&S=70