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All Behavior Makes Sense in Context: Complex Trauma and the Pathological Personality
Friday, April 26, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
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All Behavior Makes Sense in Context: Complex Trauma and the Pathological Personality
Speakers: Leila Anderson, LMFT-S, LCDC
Date: Friday, April 26, 2024
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM CT
Cost: Members: Free | Non-Members $30


About the Webinar:

From the early days of psychological diagnosis, personality disorders and the traits that mark them have largely been accepted as lifelong, chronic, and separate from disorders like MDD, GAD, and PTSD. From 1980 to 2013, the DSMs III and IV included them on a separate axis, reinforcing clinical recognition of their unique and persistent pathology. As MFTs and systemic therapists, however, we exist in tension with this idea. We hold a fundamental belief that all behavior makes sense in context - that symptoms are never JUST pathological but also uniquely informative. This webinar will dig into belief-level elements that underpin pathological personality traits, focusing on clinical recognition of, and interventions (drawn from IFS, CPT, and SBFT) for, sustained progress in clients with complex trauma and clinically significant personality pathology.



About the Presenter:

Leila Anderson, LMFT-S, LCDC is a systemic therapist, supervisor, and presenter who has worked with clients suffering from addiction and mental health in treatment centers, correctional facilities, psychiatric hospitals, and agencies for nearly a decade. She specializes in blending cutting-edge therapy techniques with tried-and-true approaches to mental healing and wellness. Leila is the Executive Clinical Director of Ava Recovery Center near Austin, Texas.