2017 Clinical Conference

Adjusting the Therapy to the Patient:

How the Patient’s Personality Shapes Technique

with Glen Gabbard, MD

Saturday, September 16, 2017

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

5.0 CEs available

The Doubletree Hotel 1617 IH-35 North Austin, TX

Psychodynamic approaches to personality help us understand our patient’s primary drives and conflicts, which inevitably shape the course of treatment. Glen Gabbard will cover four major areas of character structure/pathology and clinical approaches to treatment with each one, including narcissistic, obsessive-compulsive, histrionic/hysterical, and masochistic/self-defeating. This knowledge can be integrated into clinical work to overcome impasses and increase treatment efficacy.

What are the most effective therapeutic techniques for different character structures?

Join us for an illuminating and invigorating presentation and discussion

of how personality influences response to treatment.


Glen Gabbard, MD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and Training and Supervising Analyst in the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston, Texas. He has authored and edited 27 books, including Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice: 5th edition, an all-time best seller at American Psychiatric Publishing. He has also published over 350 scientific papers and book chapters. He has received many honors and awards, including the American Psychiatric Association/NIMH Vestermark Award for Psychiatric Education in 2010 and the prestigious Mary Sigourney Award of the American Psychoanalytic Association in 2000 for outstanding contributions to psychoanalysis.

Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CME: These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. APsaA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. APsaA designates these live activities for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category I credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or the presenter of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest to disclose.  

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Reference List:

1)       Gabbard, G. O. (2014). Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice: 5th Edition. American Psychiatric Association Publishing, Arlington, VA.

2)       Gabbard, G. O. (2017). Long Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text: 3rd Edition. American Psychiatric Association Publishing, Arlington, VA.

3)       Gabbard, G., Litowitz, B., Williams, P. (2012). Textbook of Psychoanalysis. American Psychiatric Association Publishing, Arlington, VA.

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