Understanding Personality Disorders: Practical Insights for Nurses
Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH, Vice President, Mental Health, Centurion LLC
This webinar will review the concept of personality and what it means to have a personality disorder. Topics will include impairments in personality functioning, pathological personality traits common among incarcerated patients and how personality disordered patients present in health care settings. The speaker will provide practical recommendations for addressing pathological personality traits among patients to ensure quality health care outcomes while maintaining a caring, professional stance.
• Discuss the two basic elements of personality functioning
• Describe pathological personality traits
• Identify at least three strategies for working with personality disordered patients
About the presenter
Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a nationally recognized expert with more than 15 years of experience in correctional facilities and psychiatric hospitals. As vice president of clinical operations - mental health at Centurion, LLC, Dr. Barboza monitors the care and treatment of mentally ill inmates in a number of correctional systems. Previously she was the chief psychologist for Central New York Psychiatric Center, which provides psychiatric care to inmates incarcerated within the New York Department of Corrections. She holds an MS in experimental psychology from Tufts University and a PhD in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has published works on sex offender assessment, suicide risk and behavior management for self-injury.
CE credit – 1.0 hour for ACCME, ANCC, APA and CCHP