Managing Personality Disorders In The Classroom: Essential Tools, Strategies & Resources

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$ 425.00

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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 seems to take over your class, but you can’t just stand by and do nothing. If disruptive or inappropriate behaviors are not managed effectively, students with challenging personality patterns 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 themselves and the world 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. 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.

  • Understand ten types of Personality Disorders
  • Review prevalence and demographics
  • Explore developmental issues
  • Examine common traits and characteristics of Personality Disorders
  • Identify classroom behaviors common in students with Personality Disorders
  • Discuss boundary setting and clear communication
  • Review helpful classroom management strategies
  • Examine relevant mental health resources
  • Learn when and how to make appropriate referrals to counseling, accessibility services, and student conduct
  • College Faculty
  • College Staff and Administrators
  • Advisors
  • Success Coaches
  • 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
  • Dean of Students
  • Student Conduct Officer
  • Student Affairs/Student Success
  • Academic Affairs
“As a clinical psychologist, I had many clients who were diagnosed with personality disorders. As a psychology professor, I often encountered students whom I suspected had a personality disorder, but because of limited information, I couldn’t be certain. It’s challenging for faculty to know how to respond effectively to maladaptive behavior in the classroom and set appropriate boundaries with difficult students while still promoting teaching and learning for all students.”

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. Dr. Clarke is the author of Do Something Different…For a Change: An Insider’s Guide to What Your Therapist Knows (But May Not Tell You) and Doggie Tales: Lessons on Life, Love, and Loss I Learned From My Dog. The host of the Living Well with Dr. Peg radio program, she also appeared on Denver's 9News Morning Show. She currently serves on the Behavioral Intervention Team at Community College of Aurora and is the President of Living Well Press, a mental health and wellness consulting firm and publishing company. Learn more at www.DrPegOnline.com

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Is there a recording available? And how long is the recording good for?

Approximately one week after the conclusion of the live webinar, participants will receive a link to the recording which can be forwarded to all faculty and staff for viewing anytime, anywhere. The recording is a campus access license and is available for one year from the date of the live event.

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How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?

1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.

Package Pricing

  • 2 Trainings - $645 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 3 Trainings - $900 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 6 Trainings - $1500 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
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You may pay with a credit card (MasterCard or Visa), PO, check, or electronic transfer of funds. You can email us (support@ieinfo.org), call 303-955-0415 or fax 1.866.508.0860.

Where do I send payment?

Please mail checks and POs to our mailing address:
Innovative Educators
3277 Carbon Place
Boulder, CO 80301

What is your cancellation policy?

Below is a breakdown of our cancellation policy.

  • 30 days prior: Full refund
  • 14 days prior: $100 processing fee
  • Fewer than 14 days: Credit toward another IE event. Please note that registration for the live webinar includes access to the recording which you can share, as it is a campus access license. We email the recording the Monday following the live event. For questions, please email us or call 303.955.0415.
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How can we use these trainings?

Flexible Training:

  • Live: Promote and attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following.
  • Hybrid: Distribute the recording to all faculty and staff at the beginning of each month and plan a discussion session at the end of the month to determine how you will implement the strategies presented.
  • On-Demand: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

In-Service Training: Plan an in-service around a live webinar or schedule a day and time to show the recording in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to brainstorm and discuss implications for your institution.

Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

Staff Recognition: Develop a program around the webinar with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.

Team-Building: Utilize these trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.

New Employee Training: Include the online training as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.

Implementation and Follow-Up: Use the guide and evaluation materials provided by Innovative Educators to plan, implement, and track your progress.