Personality Disorders and Addictions Treatment

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

RESENTATION: This training is designed to specifically address how to diagnose and treat Addictions and Personality Disorders among the co-occurring patient population.  The course content is intended to advance the understanding of assessing and treating clients who have personality disorders and personality disorder traits that interfere with effective treatment. Information on the biological, familial and our client’s environmental influences will be discussed.

Participants will: 

  • Learn how to effectively determine differential diagnosis of the personality disorders identified in the DSM-5. 
  • Gain an understanding of how personality disordered functioning develops as it relates to differentiating which symptoms of normal personality functioning are exacerbated in abnormal psychopathology. 
  • Be able to discuss diagnostic criteria along a dimensional model of personality functioning.  
  • Gain techniques on how to effectively treat the most common personality disorders such as Borderline and Antisocial. 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He has been the Clinical Director of the ASIST program for Family Reentry for the last eight years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is on the faculty of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 20 years teaching the Neurobiology of Addictions, Psybersick, Ethics and many other topics. With Clinical and Administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.

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Event Details

September 1, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH
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