June 2019 Webinar

Presenters: Michael Zalewa, LMHC, PA

Date: June 20, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Continuing Education: 1 unit/credit*

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Event Summary

Personality Disorders & Addiction: Part Two

Why do we get so frustrated working with clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder? This one-hour presentation is a continuation of part 1 and provides participants a deeper dive into the complications making it difficult to engage a client with Borderline Personality Disorder. Having a good understanding of what transpires between a Borderline client and the clinician is paramount in increasing the potential for success in treatment. Understanding we play a significant role in the conflict that transpires, this presentation will address the difficulties of that experience.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will walk away being able to:

  • Define self-disclosure as defined in the study of Object Relations
  • Discern between “clinical honesty” and “personal” disclosure
  • Identify the challenges to direct questions
  • Define splitting and the role it plays at your facility/practice
  • Identify how to lower the impact of splitting in the treatment milieu

*This program has been submitted for approval to the National Association of Social Workers for One (1) continuing education contact hours. Note: To receive continuing education credit, you must log into the webinar via a computer and be in the session for a minimum of 45 minutes.

About the presenter

Michael Zalewa, LMHC, PA

Michael Zalewa, LMHC, PA has been practicing in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for more than twenty years. His practice consists of providing individualized therapeutic services for those who suffer from Borderline Personality, as well as Dissociative Disorders. He also evaluates and treats those who are licensed under the Department of Health and the Florida Bar. A large part of his practice involves evaluations and testifying as an expert witness in the area of Family and Criminal Law. He employs psychological testing as part of the diagnostic process. Mr. Zalewa also enjoys providing case consultation and supervision for area clinicians with complicated cases. He also has extensive experience in working with severe personality disorders and is theoretically based on the study of self and others.