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Forensic Mental Health Association of California: Differentiating Personality Disorders from Mental Disorders

When: March 13, 2022, from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Description: Differentiating severe mental disorders from personality disorders can be among the more challenging tasks faced by psychologists. Diagnostic momentum from collateral sources, pathologizing instrumental behaviors in collateral sources, and symptom overlap among disorders can produce complications in explaining behaviors. It is important for those in correctional and forensic settings to understand why the distinction is critical. This workshop will address critical thinking in differential diagnosis, discuss skills that enable us to weigh the data we consider, access where the data converge, question where they do not, and impartially weigh information in the interest of achieving and communicating a thoughtful differential.

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