Difficult and challenging cases require mental health experts to stay informed and properly trained regarding the most current approaches and protocols to competent care. In this three-part series, counselors will explore the ongoing study of frequently occurring diagnostic issues, along with effective strategies and biblical principles that can be applied in the counseling setting.
ICP 101: Male Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies
Fred DiBlasio, Ph.D.
Many therapists have a hard time counseling men with these personality disorders because they have a tendency to hurt their families and others around them. In order to truly help these men and their families, the counselor must conduct counseling in love.
ICP 102: Clinical Applications of Forensic Psychology
David Hawkins, Ph.D.
Dr. David Hawkins gives an overview of what forensic psychology is by explaining some of the different settings in which it is used and what the primary techniques are, then provides an extensive comparison between traditional clinical psychology and forensic psychology.
ICP 103: When Medicines Fail: A Systematic Approach for Adjusting Pharmacotherapy Responses
Michael Lyles, M.D.
The last decade has been called “the decade of the brain” due to the scientific advancements in understanding how the brain works and how to treat neurological conditions. Even though significant progress has been made, each person’s physical response to a medication can be highly individualized. Dr. Michael Lyles reminds his audience to not be afraid to question previous diagnoses and modify treatment options if needed.