Pathways Conference 2017

Treating Cluster B Personality Disorders:

Solve the Mystery of Antisocial, Narcissistic, Histrionic, and Borderline Behaviors


This workshop is designed to provide you with knowledge, skills, and abilities to accurately identify and treat your most difficult personality disordered clients. Solve the mystery of antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic, and borderline clients, and finally make progress in clinical treatment with these clients. Case studies and video examples will be used to help you:

  • Manage your client’s manipulative and possibly threatening antisocial personality
  • Overcome your client’s narcissist veneer of perfectionism and combat their need to overpower you as the therapist
  • Navigate through the mind of a histrionic whose intense emotions and need for attention will test your patience and compassion
  • Help the borderline client deal with their explosive emotions, self-harm tendencies, and cravings for chaos. 



DATE: Friday, October 13, 2017

TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Registration from 8:00 – 8:30 AM)

LOCATION: Samford University, Howard Room, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209

CATEGORY: Entry Level/Intermediate

TARGET AUDIENCE: Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, and students in these fields

COST: $75 General Admission, $50 Student Rate, $25 Additional to receive CE credits // 6 CE Credits are available

REGISTRATION: Register here on our Eventbrite page! Seating is limited. *Refund Policy: Due to limited seating, no refunds will be give once tickets are purchased.

PARKING: Upon arriving on campus, look for "Social Work Event" signage that will direct you to park in the South Stadium Multi-Use Lot (West Village). Shuttles will be available at the marked Shuttle Stop to take you to the correct University Center entrance located by The Hub/Campus Police. Please look for "Howard Room" signage at the entrance to the University Center that will guide you in the right direction. A Parking pass and campus map will be emailed to you prior to the day of the conference. The pass will need to be placed in the front of your dashboard. 




Participants will be able to:

01 | Discuss the DSM-5® and how it impacts diagnosis and treatment

02 | Identify and diagnose your antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic, and borderline clients

03 | Utilize case studies to understand client symptom presentation, treatment, and management of each Cluster B client type

04 | Show how to manage antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic, and borderline symptomatology and how this can better assist with treatment planning and reduction of symptoms

05 | Identify and counter treatment blockades to make therapeutic gains

06 | Show how to interpret, respond to, recognize, and prevent suicidal behaviors



Dr. Jeff Terrell is a licensed psychologist and a nationally certified licensed professional counselor, who serves as the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services and professor of Counseling Psychology at John Brown University. Dr. Terrell focuses his teaching and clinical efforts on working with personality disordered patients including work with high functioning Cluster B individuals. He has been teaching graduate counseling students full-time since 1997, including courses in personality disorders, psychodynamic therapy, psychopathology, crisis counseling, brief therapy, and ethics.

Dr. Terrell was a chief resident at the VA Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, and a staff psychologist with the Justice Department. Jeff was on the board of directors and president of the international Christian Association for Psychological Studies. In addition, he was a board member for the Society for the Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology, an editor for the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and an editorial board member for Spiritual Issues in Behavioral Therapy. Jeff’s seminars always involve audience participation and a wide variety of teaching tools. He is dedicated to helping clinicians make sense out of working with difficult clients.


To register, visit our Eventbrite registration page here.


Pathways Professional Counseling (Provider #0556) is an approved CE provider through the Alabama State Board of Social Worker Examiners. Pathways Professional Counseling is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM # 6679) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


Please contact Pathways Professional Counseling at 205.945.0037 if you have questions related to CE Credits.

Organizers reserve the right to change speakers and/or topics due to unforeseen circumstances.

Contact Lisa Keane for grievances, concerns, or special accommodations at 205.945.0037 or