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

When:  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Narcissistic clients can be your most challenging clients.

This seminar will show you how to move past the narcissist’s defenses to gain and maintain leverage in therapy, avoid power struggles and help the client begin to understand his or her own behavior and its impact on other people. You will learn to change lifelong emotional and behavioral patterns through cognitive restructuring, attachment and re-parenting work, behavioral-skills training, and experiential techniques. Learn to assess your client’s hot buttons and manage triggered reactions like aggression and attachment.

Expert clinician and best selling author Wendy Behary, will help you understand the narcissist’s view of world, how to navigate their coping styles, and why, underneath their seemingly tough bravado, narcissist’s have issues of inadequacy, intolerable shame, sadness and loneliness. This understanding will allow you to set limits with your narcissistic client, and recognize, relevant to the treatment goals, when it’s time to draw the line on unacceptable behavior.

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.
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
  • Specific assessment tools to guide treatment
  • Modes and schema of the narcissist 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 sabotage treatment
  • Gain leverage
  • Meaningful consequences
  • Keep the narcissist motivated
  • Work 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

WENDY T. BEHARY, MSW, LCSW

Wendy T. Behary, MSW, LCSW, 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 was 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 and Certified Supervisor for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Dr. Aaron T. Beck). Wendy served as the president of the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) from 2010-2014.

Wendy has co-authored chapters and articles on schema therapy and cognitive therapy. She is the author of (New Harbinger Publications- 2nd edition) Disarming the Narcissist…Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed. She 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, APA Press and Guildford). She lectures both nationally and internationally to professional 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.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Wendy Behary is the Co-Founder/Director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Wendy Behary has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

MASSACHUSETTS COUNSELORS: This program has been approved for 6.25 Category I MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. Expires: 04/05/18.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

MASSACHUSETTS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This activity has been certified by the FDA/CE Certifications and the Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc. for professional continuing education. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
This activity meets the criteria for a American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity PESI, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by the ANCC for behavioral health related activities.

This activity qualifies for 6.25 contact hours.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


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