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Location: Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020
Building: KIVA — Room: KIVAO
November 10, 2023
3 CE credit program
Registration 12:30-1; Program 1-4 pm
Presenter: Allison Otto, PsyD – Otto Psychological Associates, LLC
Treatment Considerations for Personality Disorders
Treatment Considerations for Personality Disorders will be a workshop focused on skills and resources necessary for the effective and ethical treatment of personality disorders. As a result of this training, participants will be able to describe treatment considerations specific to each personality disorder, use tools to assist with the treatment of personality disorders, and create treatment plans appropriate to each personality disorder. This workshop will be appropriate for all licensed mental health providers (e.g., psychologists, LCSWs, LPCs), as well as clinicians in training (e.g., graduate students and clinicians working towards licensure). This workshop is intended to be beneficial to even those clinicians who do not specialize in the treatment of personality disorders.
3 CE credits.
Following this workshop participants will be able to:
- As a result of this training, participants will be able to describe treatment considerations specific to each personality disorder.
- As a result of this training, participants will be able to use tools to assist with the treatment of personality disorders.
- As a result of this training, participants will be able to create treatment plans appropriate to each personality disorder.
Dr. Allison Otto is the co-owner of Otto Psychological Associates, LLC, in Allentown, PA. She obtained both her Masters and Doctoral degrees at Chestnut Hill College, and her Undergraduate degree at Lehigh University. Dr. Otto is a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, of which she is a co-chair of the Family & Child Law Committee, and member of the membership committee. She was named Pennsylvania’s “Early Career Psychologist of the Year” in 2018. Dr. Otto is also a member of the American Psychological Association, and is a particularly active member of the Society for Media Psychology and Technology. As part of this society, Dr. Otto consults regularly with writers, directors, and creatives in the television, film, and literature industries. Her dissertation focused on the ethical portrayal of clinicians in film received an award from the American Psychological Association in 2014. Dr. Otto maintains a clinical caseload in her practice, as well as engages in psychological and forensic assessment. She has testified in multiple counties in Pennsylvania as an expert witness in the area of psychological assessment and evaluation, as well as psychological matters in the realm of child and family law, such as custody evaluations. Dr. Otto has created a robust training program, in which she supervises multiple doctoral trainees each year, as well as a postdoctoral resident, focused in the area of assessment.
Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Continuing Education Credits
Participants will receive 3 CEs for this program. In order to receive CE credits all attendees must be present in the workshop no later than 15 minutes after it begins, and must not leave prior to 15 minus before it ends. Participants will be asked to complete a program evaluation before receiving a certificate of completion at the end of the program. This program is intended for psychologists, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and social workers. For more information contact Pracheta Trivedi@ 610-467-7186 .
Accessibility, non-discrimination and ethics
LVPCA is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. LVPCA is committed to conducting all its activities in conformity to the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are asked to process their feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. If you believe a violation of ethics has occurred during this presentation, or if you have concerns about such issues as accessibility for persons with disabilities, or distress with program content, please address questions, concerns, and any complaints to Tim DeMott @ 610-841-4966.
There is no commercial support for this program. Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach, including the basis for utility/validity statements, as well as limitations of the approach and most common or severe risks, if any, associated with the program’s content.
Responsibility for Program Content
Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.