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April 17 2013
9:00AM - 4:30PM

161 South Beech Street, Manchester, NH 03103
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Personality Disorders: Challenging Clients, Successful Outcomes

PLEASE NOTE: This training is no longer being offered. If you are interested this training, please contact us at [email protected].

On April 17, the NH Coalition to End Homelessness will host “Personality Disorders: Challenging Clients, Successful Outcomes.” Individuals with personality disorders are often seen as the most challenging clients on a clinician’s or case manager’s caseload. These individuals are sometimes viewed as untreatable and their behavior can be both frightening and frustrating. Yet, research has demonstrated that treatment can be successful for individuals with personality disorders.  This training will present an overview of the DSM-IV Personality Disorder Diagnoses.

Trainer: Catherine M. Iacuzzi, PsyD, MLADC, LCS (Read Bio)


  • About the development and facets of personality generally, as well as the ways that personality can become “disordered.”
  • How personality develops and factors that can contribute to the development of a personality disorder.
  • The categorical classification system of the DSM-IV Personality Disorders.
  • The three personality disorder clusters, as well as each of the specific disorders.
  • The factors (genetic, neurobiological, and psychosocial) contributing to the development and maintenance of each disorder.
  • Treatment options and strategies for working with individuals with a personality disorder.
  • About proposed changes to the DSM-V Personality Disorders.

Who Should Attend

Supervisors and staff in the following fields:

  • Community services
  • Public healthcare
  • Social work
  • Mental healthcare
  • Housing services
  • Homeless services
  • Veteran services
  • Clinical services
  • Case management services
  • General practice therapy
  • Addiction therapy
  • Intake and outreach work
  • Child and family services
  • Home visiting services

This training is pending approval for 7 NASW continuing education credits and 7 LADC continuing education credits.

Trainer Bio

Catherine M. Iacuzzi, PsyD, MLADC, LCS
Catherine Iacuzzi has 15 years of experience in the addiction and mental health profession. She has extensive experience providing treatment for individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, utilizing evidence-based practices, providing clinical supervision, and training clinicians. Specifically, she has received extensive training in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment, Integrated Co-occurring Disorder Treatment, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Dr. Iacuzzi has worked in a range of settings including outpatient and residential treatment, psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers and jails. Her areas of interest include integrated co-occurring disorder treatment, organizational development, and clinician supervision and training.

She is Clinical Program Manager at Families in Transition, providing an Intensive Outpatient Program for women with co-occurring substance use and trauma-related disorders and supportive transitional and permanent housing for homeless men, women, and families. In addition, she owns Catelena Consulting & Grant Services, providing grant services, training, and clinical supervision/consultation.

She has presented at state and national conferences on topics ranging from supervision to systems change, from trauma-informed services to multicultural counseling. Dr. Iacuzzi is an adjunct faculty member at NH Technical Institute, St. Anselm College, and Granite State College. She serves on the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals; is the Northeast Regional Vice President of NAADAC, the National Association of Addiction Professionals; and is Most Recent Past-President of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.