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2018 Pre-Congress Workshop 11: Between Temperament and Mental Disorders: Assessing the Continuum

Jun 25, 2018 01:00PM
Palais des congrès de Montréal

Presented by: Irina Trofimova, William Sulis
Sponsored by: Clinical Neuropsychology
Continuing Education Credits: 3.25


CPA/IAAP Members: $195.00 + GST + QST 

Non-Members: $275.00 + GST + QST

CPA/IAAP Student Affiliates: $125.00 + GST + QST

Delegate categories will be as per the World Bank Economic Categories:

  • Category A = Higher-income economies (GNI per capita: $12,236 or more)
  • Category B = Upper-middle-income economies (GNI per capita: $3,956 to $12,235)
  • Category C = Lower-middle-income economies (GNI per capita: $1,006 to $3,955)
                           & Low-income economies (GNI per capita: $1,005 or less)

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If you are a Non-Canadian Resident residing in a Category B or C country, please click here.

Duration: Half Day (13:00 – 16:30)
Target Audience: Clinical, differential, personality, organizational and educational psychologists; social workers; psychotherapists
Skill/Difficulty Level: Intermediate Level

Workshop Description:

Temperament and mental illnesses are considered to be varying degrees of the same continuum of imbalance in the neurochemical regulation of behavior. This intermediate workshop presents a condensed and comprehensive review of the main models of temperament and their convergence with findings in psychophysiology and psychopathology. Participants will learn a 12-components framework that summarizes specialization between neurotransmitter systems underlying both temperament and mental disorders. Participants will be offered an introduction to and practice with a screening temperament test that has been validated over the past 25 years. Examples of temperament profiles in patients with mental disorders will be reviewed based on clinical studies. Algorithms for using temperament profiles in choosing psychotherapy approaches and the relationships between psychopathology, psychophysiology, and temperament will be discussed in a perspective of classification of mental disorders and trait theories.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply one, unified framework to the analysis of temperament traits and symptoms of mental disorders
  2. Assess temperament traits using a compact screening temperament test
  3. Plan psychotherapy approaches based on temperament profiles and biographical data
  4. List neurotransmitter systems and their roles in regulation of 12 functional aspects of behavior (such as orientation, integration, energetic maintenance of actions and emotionality)