100830: Treating Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents

About the Course:

This course “presents a framework for understanding personality disorders in children, distinguishing them from more frequently diagnosed problems, and delivering effective interventions… Strategies are described for integrating individual psychotherapy, family treatment, and pharmacotherapy to provide meaningful help to this highly challenging population”.


Efrain Bleiberg, M.D.

About the Author:

“Efrain Bleiberg, MD, is currently Professor and Vice Chairman, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, and Director of the Department’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is also Medical Director of the Menninger Clinic’s Professionals in Crisis program and Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the Houston-Galveston Institute of Psychoanalysis.”

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for mental health care professionals who seek knowledge about identifying and treating personality disorders in young people. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. To gain applicable knowledge from real-life case studies.

  2. To learn about intervention strategies for treating personality disorders in young people.

  3. To be able to distinguish personality disorders from other disorders of childhood.

  4. To learn about how personality disorders develop in childhood.

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