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The Clinician's Guide to Personality Disorders: Interventions for Successful Narcissistic, Borderline, and Antisocial Treatment

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Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D.
6 Hours 28 Minutes
Feb 07, 2022
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Ego battles, fits of rage, self-harm, and perpetual crises encompass working with personality disorder clients and requires a strong and refined clinical skill set.

If you’ve found yourself feeling frustrated or even wanting to give up, you’re not alone…Clients diagnosed with personality disorders are among the highest sources of burnout for

It’s time to learn to curb the intensity of managing personality disorders in your office.

Reach for new treatment potentials and make breakthroughs in treating borderline, narcissistic, and antisocial personality types by joining Dan Fox, PhD, author and personality disorder expert, for this transformative webinar. You’ll learn to:

  • Overcome narcissistic traits of perfectionism and combat their need to overpower you
  • Harness confidence to manage manipulative and possibly violent antisocial traits in-session
  • Craft interventions to help the borderline personality disorder client deal with their explosive emotions, self-harm tendencies, and comfort in chaos
  • Maintain patience and composure with intense emotional expressions and strong pleas for attention

Dr. Fox will present case studies to illustrate client symptomatology, conceptualization, complex comorbidity, and treatment of each personality disorder diagnosis. He’ll guide you through building upon and synthesizing aspects of the most efficacious evidence-based modalities, such as schema, transference-focused, cognitive-behavioural, interpersonal, and dialectical behavioural therapies to construct interventions that transform clients’ personality structures.

Take from this training the courage and confidence to direct treatment with the most complex clients that come to your office.



This online program is worth 6.5 hours CPD.



Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D.'s Profile

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Daniel J. Fox, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in Texas, international speaker, and multiple-award winning author. He has been specializing in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders for over 20 years in the state and federal prison system, universities, and in private practice. His specialty areas include personality disorders, ethics, burnout prevention, and emotional intelligence. He has published several articles and books in these areas and is the author of the award-winning Narcissistic Personality Disorder Toolbox, The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders, the award-winning Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Histrionic Workbook: Treatment strategies for Cluster B Personality Disorders, The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook, and Complex Borderline Personality Disorder.

Dr. Fox has been teaching and supervising students for over 20 years at various universities across the United States, some of which include West Virginia University, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, and Florida State University. He works in the federal prison system, is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Houston and maintains a private practice that specializes in the assessment and treatment of individuals with complex psychopathology and personality disorders. Dr. Fox has given numerous workshops and seminars on ethics and personality disorders, personality disorders and crime, treatment solutions for working with clients along the antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, and histrionic personality spectrum, emotional intelligence, managing mental health within the prison system, and others. Dr. Fox maintains a website of various treatment interventions focused on working with and attenuating the symptomatology related to individuals along with the antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, and histrionic personality spectrum (


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Daniel Fox maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with the Federal Detention Center and the University of Houston. He receives royalties as a published author. He is a reviewer and editor for Prentice Hall and Worth Publishing. Dr. Daniel Fox receives a speaking honorarium, recording and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Daniel Fox has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Build conceptualization of the two models of personality disorders in the DSM-5® and how each relates to diagnosis and treatment.
  2. Differentiate the nuances between personality disorder diagnoses to inform treatment interventions.
  3. Utilize case studies to differentiate symptom overlap, effective treatment, and emotional management.
  4. Extrapolate aspects of various treatment modalities to navigate therapy interfering behaviours.
  5. Integrate treatment techniques to decrease explosive emotions, self-harm tendencies, and cravings for chaos.
  6. Create MI and DBT techniques with clients diagnosed with personality disorders to help manage cognition and improve emotional regulation.


Foundational Strategies for Long-term Change
The Myth of Being Untreatable

  • Making and breaking personality disorders
  • Genetics, culture, or both?
  • Using differential diagnosis to unravel comorbidities and symptom overlap
  • DSM-5® hallmarks to fast-track diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Ethical risks, limitations, and contraindications clinicians need to know

Treatment Rejecting Types: Narcissistic and Antisocial Personality Disorders
Antisocial Spectrum

  • Like, love, and hate – find relief from countertransference and fear
  • How to overcome the rejecting affect
  • Know the treatable prodromal syndrome – spot the developmental pivot points
  • Subthreshold antisocial conditions and prognosis
  • Safety plan blueprint for clinicians, inperson and online
  • Pros and cons of medications for behavioural management

Narcissistic Spectrum

  • Shatter the veneer of perfectionism and disarm the narcissist
  • Motivational strategies for each narcissistic subtype
  • Cultivate new perspectives of your narcissistic clients
  • Distinguish entitled teen from burgeoning narcissist and thwart development
  • When opposites merge: The narcissistic borderline client
  • Potentials of medication for increased treatment management

Treating the Partner of a Narcissist

  • How to help your client gain insight into their relationship
  • 7 relationship hopes and realities revealed
  • “I’m here to change him/her, not me!” – Dialogue cues to direct care toward the client
  • Narcissism and chocolate cake
  • Transforming co-dependency into independence

Treatment Accepting Type: Borderline Personality Disorder Spectrum
Histrionic to Borderline

  • Resolve attachment dysfunctions to improve your client’s relationships
  • I am BPD or I have BPD? – Reduce stigma & use identification that empowers
  • Keep treatment on track by regulating lability and instability
  • Create treatment plans targeted at resolving intra-psychic conflicts
  • Reduce duration of treatment – curtail therapy interfering behaviours fast
  • 5 DBT stages and goals that decrease selfmutilation, online & in-person
  • Manage treatment seeking behaviours to prevent burnout and maintain boundaries
  • Efficacy of medication in symptom containment

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Providers


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