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Attachment-Focused Treatment Strategies
for Personality Disorders
with Dr. Daniel Fox, PhD 

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Online Workshop via Zoom
Bonus: receive 60-day access to the recording when you register!



$110 CAD + tax

$99 USD

Friday, April 12th, 2024

11:00 AM to 3:15 PM Eastern 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM Pacific CA/USA 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM Mountain CA/USA 4:00 PM - 8:15 PM London, UK 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM Madrid, Spain 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM Berlin, Germany 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM Copenhagen, Denmark 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM Helsinki, Finland

Live Online via Zoom

Video via Home Study 

(60 days access)




$110 CAD + tax

$99 USD


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

Workshop Description

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the complex interplay between attachment patterns and personality disorders. The objectives focus on identifying attachment patterns in each personality disorder, utilizing attachment styles to propel clients forward in therapy, and learning techniques to address attachment patterns and pathology effectively. Attachment styles provide nuanced predictions of engagement in and response to treatment. 

During this workshop, we will discuss how the characteristics of insecure attachment laid the groundwork for understanding the attachment-related dynamics in various personality disorders.

The subsequent areas of focus include examining the different personality disorders, including paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic, borderline, avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive. Each disorder is briefly discussed, with a reference to Harlow's Monkeys and its relevance to psychopathy and attachment. The overt/grandiose and covert/vulnerable aspects of narcissistic personality disorder will also be addressed.

Understanding these concepts and connections empowers clinicians to utilize the clinical applications of attachment theory such that they can apply them to the moment-to-moment process of psychotherapy sessions.


Join us on April 12th and learn: 

  • How the various attachment classifications manifest in psychotherapy with Personality Disorders.

  • Attachment-related processes and how to attend to them during therapy. 

  • How attachment classifications provide a diagnostic tool for case formulation.

  • How to construct an attachment-based case formulation for Personality Disorders.

  • Accurate assessment of in-session attachment markers to detect and attend to ruptures with greater sensitivity.

  • How to identify in-session attachment markers and how they relate to triggers for common countertransference reactions and alliance ruptures.

Learning Objectives 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least two (2) attachment-related processes and how to attend to them during therapy. 

  2. Discuss how the various attachment classifications manifest in psychotherapy with Personality Disorders.

  3. Create an attachment-based case formulation for Personality Disorders.

  4. Explain how attachment classifications provide a diagnostic tool for case formulation.

  5. Use at least four (4) attachment-based interventions with clients who have a personality disorder.

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. *Exception applies, see CE section below


Workshop Schedule - Eastern Time (ET) 

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Understanding Attachment and Personality: From Theory to Diagnosis​​

 Types of Attachment Disorders

  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

  • Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder (DSED)

  • Symptoms and Diagnostic Criteria

 Introduction to Personality Disorders and Classification

  • In-depth Exploration of all 10 Personality Disorders

  • Etiology, Developmental Factors, and Intersection with Attachment

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm


12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

Q & A

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Intersections of Attachment and Personality: Understanding, Treating, and Navigating the Complexities   

  • Detailed Comparison of Attachment and Personality Disorders

  • Similarities and Differences in Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Approaches

  • Neurobiology of Attachment and Personality Disorders

  • Working with Technology and Attachment

  • Transgenerational Transmission of Attachment Trauma

  • Exploring and Repairing Attachment in Interpersonal Relationships

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Empowering Relationships: Strategies for Building Secure Attachments and Supportive Environments

  • Strategies for Caregivers, Educators, and Mental Health Professionals

  • Building Secure Attachments in Various Settings

  • Creating Supportive Environments

  • Diagnostic Tools and Criteria (e.g. DSM-5)

  • Assessment Methods (Interviews, Observations, Questionnaires)

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm 

  • Recap of Key Points

  • Importance of Addressing Attachment and Personality Disorders

  • Closing Remarks and Q&A Session

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About Dr. Daniel Fox, PhD

Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist based in Texas, a renowned international speaker, and a recipient of multiple awards for his work as an author. With over two decades of experience, he has focused on the treatment and evaluation of individuals with personality disorders in various settings, including the state and federal prison system, universities, and private practice. Dr. Fox's expertise lies in personality disorders, ethics, burnout prevention, and emotional intelligence. He retired from the federal prison system after 21 years, and he also holds the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Houston, while maintaining a private practice specializing in the assessment and treatment of individuals with complex psychopathology and personality disorders. Dr. Fox has conducted numerous workshops and seminars on topics such as ethics and personality disorders, the relationship between personality disorders and crime, treatment approaches for clients across the antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, and histrionic personality spectrum, emotional intelligence, and mental health management within the prison system, among others.

Dec 15CE credit

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

New Approval: Association of Social Work Board (ASWB)  Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.

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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.

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 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.  

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

CCPA has reviewed and approved the content of this workshop for 4 CEC.

The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) 

This workshop is eligible for 4 CE Credits.

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.





What are the requirements for obtaining CEs?

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, 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 five (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 five (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?

Dr. Daniel Fox receives a speaking honorarium from Envision. There are no known conflicts of interests 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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