Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbe
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Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Clinical Psychology and Psychiatric |  Personality Disorders
Faculty:
Wendy T. Behary
Duration:
Full Day
Original Program Date :
12 May, 2016
SKU:
POS045600
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

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From Wendy Behary...

Twenty years ago, I, like you, was frustrated with the lack of treatment progress I was having with narcissistic clients and tired of feeling irritated, intimidated and defeated. I would check my schedule, and when his name was there in bold font at 4:00 PM, I would feel a dreadful pit in my stomach…but no more! The techniques I am going to give you solved this, turned my life as a practitioner around and effectively changed my client’s self-defeating patterns.

I’m talking about the challenges of dealing with an “involuntary” client. The one forced to come for therapy by a loved one fed up with his arrogant, self-righteous, and obnoxious behaviors. He had recently lost a relationship, had a disciplinary problem at work and was in legal trouble all because the “rules didn’t apply to him”. He would strut into my office - first trying to amuse me, then defiantly refuse to engage in my “touchy feely” strategies.

I found the key to effectively working with narcissistic clients.

Since then I have honed this innovative therapeutic approach to help move these clients beyond their self-destructive behavior, transforming the lives of numerous clients and their families. This approach will revolutionize your practice and drastically improve your outcomes with your most difficult clients (not just narcissistic ones, since it works well with any challenging or resistant client).

I have gone on to write a book “Disarming the Narcissist,” as well as teach this approach around the globe and now have, in conjunction with PESI, created a special workshop to help you learn and incorporate these methods into your work.

Sign up today, to get the secrets to my success and help you transform your approach. No boring talk and theory, rather we will walk through step by step, the key strategies in my approach. You will learn how to engage these clients effectively - and confidently address their most frustrating behaviors.

OUTLINE

Origins of Narcissism and Treatment

  • Conceptualization of narcissism and early unmet needs
  • Assessment tools
  • Narcissism DSM® and Schema Theory

The Spectrum of Narcissism

  • Entitled types
  • Full-blown character pathology
  • Sociopathic profiles

The Narcissist in Treatment

  • Unmet needs
  • Coping styles
  • Imbedded states of mind
  • Using specific assessment tools to guide treatment
  • Modes and schema of the narcissistic client

Overcoming the Challenges in Treating the Narcissist

  • Traits, states, and coping styles
  • How the narcissist provokes the therapist
  • How the therapist’s schemas and modes can sabotages treatment
  • Gaining leverage
  • Meaningful consequences
  • Keeping the narcissist motivated
  • Working with the narcissist’s spouse or significant other

Interventions and Strategies for Change

  • Establish agreements regarding mutual respect
  • Imagery, for linking new thinking and behavior with early maladaptive experiences
  • Confront the detached modes in order to access the lonely child
  • The power of candid “realness” to build trust
  • Break through intellectual and approval-seeking barriers
  • Confront overcompensating grandiosity
  • Effectively tackle aggressiveness
  • How to remain the credible, compassionate expert that you are

How to Implement Interventions: Demonstrations and Role Plays

  • Video presentation/case discussion
  • Imagery
  • Cognitive and emotion-focused chair work
  • Mode work
  • Empathic confrontation
  • Therapy relationship
  • Limit setting

OBJECTIVES

  1. Demonstrate specific clinical strategies to apply with narcissistic clients.
  2. Integrate concepts from interpersonal neurobiology as powerful tools for accelerating treatment effectiveness.
  3. Identify personal schemas and modes – a major obstacle to treatment.
  4. Utilize self-work: to bypass intense personal triggers, activated by the narcissist.
  5. Create and adapt custom-fitting scripts to fortify leverage, to utilize “empathic confrontation” and to set limits…under a variety of conditions relevant to narcissism.
  6. Utilize the “Therapy Relationship” as an effective strategy for changing maladaptive reactions; and as powerful agent for change – generalizing newly adapted behaviors from the treatment room to the narcissist’s world.

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Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

Additional Resources

To order the book, Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving & Thriving with the Self-Absorbed, 2nd Edition, please visit our product store.

To order the workbook, Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Histrionic Workbook, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders, please visit our product store.


CEUs

General Credits

This course is available for 6.0 total CPDs. 

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


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Faculty

Wendy T. Behary Related seminars and products: 1

MSW, LCSW, Founder

The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey


Wendy T. Behary, MSW, LCSW With 25 years post-graduate training and advanced level certifications, Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. She has been treating clients, training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 20 years. Wendy is also on the faculty of the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York, where she has trained and worked with Dr. Jeffrey Young since 1989. She is a founding fellow of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Dr. Aaron T. Beck). Wendy is also the president of the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

Wendy Behary has co-authored several chapters and articles on schema therapy and cognitive therapy. She is the author of (New Harbinger Publications – 1st edition): “Disarming the Narcissist...Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed”. Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. As an author and an expert on the subject of narcissism, she is a contributing chapter author of several chapters on schema therapy for narcissism (Wiley Publications and APA Press, 2011/12). She lectures both nationally and internationally to professionals on schema therapy, and the subject of narcissism, relationships and dealing with difficult people.

Her private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, and couples experiencing relationship problems.


Target Audience

Counselors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Case Managers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists/Occupational Therapy Assistants, Mental Health Professionals

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