Buckle Your Safety Belt

Crash Course on Personality Disorders

October 17, 2022  8:00 AM MDT
90 minutes
CEU’s available

Description:  Safety tips for helping companions on the Bipolar Roller Coaster to manage projections and being cast as a perpetrator in the trauma drama repetitions.

We begin with a brief overview of how trauma can distort natural gifts into the neurotic world and begin the genesis of a personality disorders.

Using a case example, we look at the role of previous sexual abuse and other trauma in relation to the challenges this can present in a ministry with post abortive/sexually abused clients, and the latest research on trauma treatment will help us understand the challenges presented in helping ministries and point the way to a safe and effective response.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the relationship between sexual/physical abuse and abortion in creating unique challenges for those who serve them.
  2. Borderline Personality Disorder as a framework to understand the individual and relational symptoms that can significantly impact helping relationships.
  3. Use a case study to understand the unique intimacy issues with women or men who have experienced sexual abuse and the effect on relationships with clergy.
  4. Outline safety tips for clergy and counselors vulnerable to boundary difficulties.
  5. Define transference and counter transference in their ministry relationships.
  6. Provide a safe and effective therapeutic and ministry response to those suffering sexual abuse, abortion loss, and other traumatic experiences.