Personality 101: Recognizing and Responding to Personality Disorders in College Students

Webinar Id: 800575

Duration: 60 Minutes

  • Recorded
  • Only for one participant ?
  • Price $179.

Overview:

Have you ever had a student who was excessively dramatic or who repeatedly monopolized discussions in a know-it-all, domineering, or aggressive fashion? Perhaps you've encountered a student who was so odd or anxious that they weren't able to participate in group activities or complete assignments. It's hard to know what to do when a student's personality just seems to take over your class, but you can't just stand by and do nothing. If they are not managed effectively, students with personality disorders take up a lot of time and can move your whole class in counterproductive directions.

Sometimes these challenging students have a Personality Disorder, which is a persistent pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and themselves that is maladaptive, rigid, pervasive, and enduring. Personality Disorders also manifest in the student's emotional response and impulse control and can negatively impact classroom teaching and learning as well as a student's personal and academic success. Unless you are a particular student's psychiatrist, it's not your job to diagnose them as having a personality disorder, but it is helpful to recognize and understand signs of a personality disorder.

This webinar will identify different personality disorders and review their common traits and characteristics. You will learn essential tools for dealing with Personality Disorders such as boundary setting, clear communication, and effective classroom management. In addition, you will review relevant mental health resources and when and how to make appropriate referrals to counseling, accessibility services, and student conduct.

Why should you attend: If students with personality disorders are not managed effectively, their behavior can have a negative impact on teaching and learning.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Ten types of Personality Disorders
  • Prevalence and Demographics
  • Developmental issues
  • Common traits and characteristics of Personality Disorders
  • Classroom behaviors common in students with Personality Disorders
  • Boundary Setting
  • Clear Communication
  • Classroom Management strategies
  • Relevant mental health resources
  • When and how to make appropriate referrals to counselling, accessibility services, and student conduct

Who Will Benefit:
  • College Faculty
  • College Staff and Administrators
  • Advisors
  • Counselors
  • Health Center Staff
  • Disabilities/Accessibility Services Staff
  • Residence Life and Student Life Staff
  • Retention Specialists, At-Risk Population Specialists
  • First Year Experience/New Student Orientation Coordinators
  • Professional Development Coordinators
  • Veteran Services
  • Behavioral Intervention Team
  • Human Resources

Speaker Profile
Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke is a clinical psychologist, mental health consultant, and retired psychology professor who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brown University and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Clarke worked as a psychotherapist in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, and served on the Colorado state board of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and as an executive officer for the Virginia and Rocky Mountain chapters of the Association of Black Psychologists. Her experience in higher education includes teaching psychology for 19 years at colleges and universities in Virginia and Colorado and serving as Director of Faculty Professional Development at Community College of Aurora and Associate Director of Career and Counseling Services at Christopher Newport University. She currently serves on the Behavioral Intervention Team at Community College of Aurora and is the President of Living Well Press, LLC, a mental health and wellness consulting firm and publishing company.


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