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Online Workshop via Zoom

Bonus: receive 60-day access to the recording when you register!

Personality Disorder Skills Training:

Tools for Promoting Change in Your Most Change-Resistant Clients

with Dr. Jeff Riggenbach, PhD

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***Please read before registering: You have the choice of attending this workshop live on October 27th (and also get 60 days access to the recording to review the content) or if you are not able to attend live on October 27th, you can register for the home study version only. Please only register to one of these options.



Friday, October 27th, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:15 PM Eastern 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM Pacific CA/USA 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM Mountain CA/USA 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM London, UK 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM Madrid, Spain 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM Berlin, Germany 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM Copenhagen, Denmark 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM Helsinki, Finland

Live Online via Zoom

Video via Home Study
(60 days access)






Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, MFTs, LPCs, graduate-level Counselors, any other mental health professionals/providers.

Workshop Description

Personality-disordered individuals have long been considered to be some of the most difficult consumers of mental health services for psychologists and other mental health clinicians to treat effectively. While deeper level work remains necessary, recent research has confirmed the importance of skills training in an adjunctive role in promoting long-term positive outcomes. Component analysis studies also suggest that skills training alone can help clients improve in a number of domains.


Drawing from the most recent literature, outcome trials, case studies, and 20 years of clinical experience, Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D., will describe an integrated, evidence-based treatment approach for offering skills training to these individuals who often leave clinicians feeling frustrated, stuck, and disheartened. Leave this 2-hour virtual workshop equipped with new tools in your clinical toolbox to help these clients find their lives worth living.

Learning Objectives 

Participants will be able to: 

  1. Learn motivational skills for increasing insight and eliciting client buy-in.

  2. Implement DBT skills to help clients regulate emotions and tolerate distress.

  3. Utilize schema mode work with narcissistic patients.

  4. Conduct complex chain analysis to help clients increase awareness and facilitate new coping.

The Envision Difference

100 % online:  Develop your skills from the comfort of your home or office via Zoom.

Live Q&A:  Ask Questions during the Live Q & A with the presenter and participants.

60 Days access:  Can't Attend Live?  Watch Later. 60 days of access to the workshop recording and materials and receive a certificate with CEs for home study learning.


Workshop Schedule - Eastern Time (ET) 

11:00 am - 11:30 am (ET)

Socialisation and Motivational Tools

  • Socialize clients in a way that reduces defensiveness and elicits buy-in

  • Stages of Change Psychoeducation

  • Expressions of Concern

  • Cost-Benefit analysis 

11:30 am - 12:00 pm (ET)

CBT Skills


  • Boundaries and Relational Skills

  • Eliciting and Restructuring Automatic Thoughts

  • Reassignment of Blame

  • Complex Chain Analysis

12:00 pm - 12:30pm (ET)

DBT Skills


  • Diary Cards and Agenda Setting

  • Emotion Regulation Skills

  • Distress Tolerance Skills

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

12:30 am - 12:45 pm (ET)


12:45 pm - 1:00 pm (ET)

Schema Focused Skills


  • Schema Psychoeducation

  • Schema Reconstruction (data longs and internalisation exercises)

  • Behavioral Pattern Breaking

  • Empathic Confrontation

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm (ET)

Q & A

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About Dr. Jeff Riggenbach, PhD

Jeff Riggenbach, PhD has earned his Ph.D. in Psychology/Christian Counseling from the Louisiana Baptist University in Shreveport, LA. Dr. Riggenbach is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Oklahoma. He is a best-selling and award-winning author who has earned a reputation as an international expert in Cognitive approaches to treating personality disorders. Over the past 20 years he has developed and overseen CBT-based treatment programs for Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictive behavior disorders and Personality Disorders at two different psychiatric hospitals and clinics serving over 3,000 clients at multiple levels of care. Dr. Riggenbach trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, is a Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is a certified cognitive therapist. He has trained over 20,000 professionals worldwide including audiences in all 50 United States, The UK, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Jeff is known for bridging the gap between academia, research findings, and day-to-day clinical practice, and his work has earned him the reputation for being “the practical tools guy.” His seminars on CBT, DBT, and Schema Focused Cognitive Therapy routinely receive the highest evaluations from conference participants in terms of clinical utility as well as entertainment value.


Continuing Education (CE) Credits:
2 CE credits/contact hours awarded
*CE credits also available for the home study version!
See our FAQ section below for more information

American Psychological Association (APA)  

Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)  

Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program.  

National Board for Certified Counselors  

                  Envision Counselling and Consulting has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7241. Programs that do not                            qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Envision Counselling and Consulting is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)  2 CEC pending 

The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)  2 CE pending 

Please ensure to check with your individual state boards/regulatory body to verify Continuing Education Credit Hours requirements and if the workshop you are planning to take qualifies. Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about a specific course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

CE credits



What are the requirements for obtaining CEs?

Participants must have logged in at the start of the live interactive webinar and logged out at the end, and attended the entire webinar to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire webinar. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following webinar completion. If participants watch the recording (home study) version of the presentation, they will have access to Self-Study CE credits after completion of a short quiz.

Do I have to pay extra for CE credits?

No. The cost of CE credits is included with your workshop registration fee.​

If I cannot attend live, can I still get CE credits?

Yes. You can access the recording in the home study version, watch it in its entirety, and then pass a quiz with a score of 75% or higher. After taking the quiz, you will be able to download a certificate as proof of completion.

How do I access the home study version when it becomes available?

You will be emailed 5 business days after the live event with instructions on how you can access Envision's online learning platform. Sign in to your online account: Locate the email and click on your personal sign-in link to set your password. You cannot locate the email we sent? Login directly through the platform. Copy and paste the link below into your web browser: To login, use the email address you provided when you registered for the workshop. To create your password, click on "Forgot Password" and set up a password for your account. If you already have an account and password, use those credentials to login.

How long do I have to review the recording?

You will have 60 days to review the recording. The recording will be made available approximately (5) business days after the live workshop.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds on purchased tickets are available up until 15 days before the date of the live workshop. There is no refund after this date. Refunds will include the ticket price less a $50 processing fee for all refunds/price adjustments. *Prices subject to change. Refunds within 15 days of workshops will be in the form of a workshop credit. These credits do not expire. Please email if cancellation is required.

If I have special needs or require accommodations, what do I do?

Email at least five (5) business days prior to the live workshop to request accommodations or discuss your needs. Envision cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

If I have a complaint or grievance, who do I contact?

Please email All grievances must be in writing and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.

Is there commercial support or a conflict of interest for this presentation?

Jeff Riggenbach receives a speaking honorarium from Envision. There are no known conflicts of interests or commercial support for this program. Envision does not receive any financial support for this presentation. Literature may be referred to during the presentation. Envision will not receive any book royalties and was not offered any financial incentives for the mention of those books. Please note that authors of these books will get a royalty from any sale made of their books as per their agreement with the publishing company. For more information on any potential conflict of interest or financial support, attendees may email Envision at

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