CBT for Personality Disorders

OAMHP is pleased to bring you the best in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Training from Beck Institute

CBT for Personality Disorders
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals
3-day workshop

The purpose of this program is to train mental health professionals to deliver effective cognitive behavior therapy for suicide prevention.

Workshop Description

Personality disorder clients often present with unique challenges. They may fail to engage in treatment, self-harm, use substances, experience continual crises, become angry at the therapist, along with other therapy-interfering behaviors. Led by Robert Hindman, PhD, this advanced-level workshop will teach you how to conceptualize personality disorder clients and how to plan treatment based on your conceptualization. Learn how to help your clients change their thinking at both an intellectual and an emotional level to bring about enduring changes in cognition, mood, behavior, and general functioning.

In this experiential workshop, you’ll learn how to integrate a variety of strategies from many different psychotherapeutic modalities within the context of the cognitive model. You’ll learn how to help your clients function more effectively, improve their interpersonal relationships, and manage their emotions.

Workshop Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be better able to:

    1. Develop a strong therapeutic alliance with Axis II clients.
    2. Identify how to use a cognitive conceptualization to plan treatment.
    3. Demonstrate how to set goals with unmotivated clients.
    4. Modify session structure when clients are resistant.
    5. Describe how to modify therapy-interfering beliefs.
    6. Demonstrate how to deal effectively with self-harm.
    7. Describe how to manage between-session crises.
    8. Demonstrate how to calm angry clients.
    9. Modify homework to increase adherence.
    10. Modify core beliefs at the intellectual and emotional level.
    11. Discuss how to identify their own beliefs that interfere with the therapeutic relationship

Information About The Facilitator

Robert Hindman Headshot

Dr. Robert Hindman is a licensed psychologist at the Beck Institute. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from The Catholic University of America, where his research focused on stress, anxiety, and mindfulness. He developed two mindfulness-focused stress reduction programs for his dissertation research. Dr. Hindman completed his clinical internship at the Coatesville VA medical center and post-doctoral fellowship at the Beck Institute. He has co-authored book chapters on anxiety and mindfulness as well as cognitive therapy, written the Beck Institute online course on CBT for Anxiety Disorders, and has published several journal articles. Currently, Dr. Hindman provides cognitive behavior therapy for clients with diverse presenting problems. In his role as a Beck Institute faculty member, he teaches CBT to a wide variety of mental health professionals and paraprofessionals. He has also presented to national and international audiences on the topic of CBT for anxiety disorders. Dr. Hindman also conducts individual and group consultation and supervision for therapists looking to learn or improve their skills in cognitive behavior therapy.


Program Information


  • OAMHP Members: $375 +HST
  • Non-members: $475 +HST

CECs: 15

  • Day 1: November 1, 2021
  • Day 2: November 8, 2021
  • Day 3: November 15, 2021

Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm ET each day (including breaks)

Location: Zoom Virtual Format

*Please note that this workshop will not be recorded*


Registration open until October 28th

Non OAMHP Members

OAMHP Members can register through the Member's Portal