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COAP Virtual Workshop - The Interpersonal Perspective on Personality Disorder
Friday, February 25, 2022, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Category: COAP

Dr. Wilson Kenney
Interpersonal Perspective on Personality Disorders
4 hours Continuing Education Credit 
Location: Online Zoom Webinar
*Directions will be sent post registration from an email titled “COAP Workshop”
Workshop Overview:  Personality Disorders are known to be challenging to diagnose and treat, and the DSM provides little useful guidance regarding the etiology of these disorders. However, this cluster of disorders can be easily understood through an Interpersonal lens, which provides clarity regarding the development of characterological problems, as well as their diagnosis and treatment. During this presentation, attendees will learn a simple, attachment-based strategy for better understanding and diagnosing Personality Disorders based upon Bowlby’s research. Additionally, attendees will learn strategies for working with individuals afflicted with characterological dysfunction and helping to encourage their motivation to engage in treatment.
 Learning Objectives:  By the end of this course, participants will have learned about:
  • Developmental Love and Learning, Attachment and the formation of characterological disorder.
  • Interpersonal diagnostic model for characterological disorder
  • Partial forfeiture of reality as a useful means for understanding personality disorder
  • Using yourself as a diagnostic tool for personality disorder
  • Understanding the differing wants and needs generated by characterological dysfunction
  • Strategies for evaluating and treating individuals with personality disorder
About the Presenter:  J. Wilson Kenney, Ph.D. received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Utah in 2007.  He has experience in multiple treatment settings, including working as a school psychologist, and he served as the Clinical Director for a residential, outpatient, and proctor care treatment facility in Salem, OR prior to making the decision to focus solely on his current practice.  Wilson's areas of specialization include personality disorder, sexual misconduct, threat assessment and forensic assessment.  Wilson is a licensed psychologist and certified Forensic Evaluator. He currently serves on the Commission on Judicial Fitness & Disability, and he previously served on the Review Panel for Forensic Evaluators. Wilson is a consulting psychologist for Foresight Security Consulting and he collaborates with John Van Dreal Consulting on threat prevention, risk-mitigation, and threat response. Dr. Kenney has presented for COAP with great reviews in the past.
Costs:  COAP uses an online registration process that accepts credit and debit cards. The lowest registration rates are associated with early registration, we encourage you to sign up early to make sure you have a spot.  This conference will be capped at 95 participants. 
Registered by 2/18/22
COAP Member:  $80
Non COAP Member:  $90
Registered after 2/18/22
COAP Member: $95
Non COAP Member:  $105
Student Rate $45
*Membership in COAP is limited to Central Oregon based active and retired psychologists, residents, and psychologist associates. You must be current with COAP dues to register at the membership rate.  Please note that in order to avoid being billed later for the non-member rate, you need to be current with your dues for the 2021-22 by the time of this conference. Dues are $25 and are collected via Cheddar Up website (a small fee will be charged by cheddar up): 
We welcome all allied mental health practitioners to our workshops (at non-member registration rates); receiving Continuing Education credits from various Licensing Boards has not been problematic, assuming the topic meets your Board’s criteria.
**A $10 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations prior to the conference. Registration fee will not be refunded for dissatisfaction with the training or for no-shows.  
Students are invited to attend for $45.  Please be prepared to submit a copy of your student identification card as proof of your student status.
Questions can be directed to [email protected]
Check out our updated website for additional information  https://www.coapworkshops.org
Registration Details:  Registration will be handled online by the Central Oregon Association of Psychologists through Eventbrite.  Please visit the following website to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-interpersonal-perspective-of-personality-disorder-tickets-252870340997