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Therapy with Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents
Audio CD
$219.99 USD
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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on September 17, 2021.
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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
9/17/2021 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Distinguish parental narcissistic abuse and other types of emotional abuse.
  2. Integrate tools to help ease shame and guilt of adult children of narcissistic parents.
  3. Apply techniques to increase rapport and secure attachment development in clients.
  4. Distinguish malignant and covert narcissists and how treatment differs for those who have experienced their abuse.
  5. Create treatment plans that help your client set boundaries, communicate their needs, and develop a stronger sense of self.
  6. Develop proficiency in teaching client’s positive attachments in relationships and rebuilding self-esteem.
Narcissistic Personality Disorders in Abusive Family Relationships
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder – what clinicians need to know
  • How narcissistic abuse differs from emotional abuse
  • Malignant, covert, and communal Narcissists…how they’re different and why it matters?
  • Mother-daughter role reversal – when clients are put in the role of parent as children
  • Narcissism and attachment theory
Shame and Guilt in Adult Clients of Narcissistic Parents:
Exercises and Interventions to Help Clients Better Process Negative Emotions
  • Radical acceptance of reality – why acknowledging a relationship with a narcissist is the first key to recovery?
  • Vulnerability exercises to help clients understand shame and how to let it go
  • Interventions to release the guilt for things out of their control
  • Managing self-blame – how therapists can help clients assign responsibility where it belongs
  • Step-by-step guide for writing a letter to a parent
Relationship Management for Clients with Narcissistic Parents:
5 Steps to Improve Boundary Setting, Communication, and Coping
  • Taking the sting out of triggers – teach clients to recognize and respond to trigger events
  • Help your clients overcome The Four-F’s in triggering situations
  • Setting boundaries without guilt
  • Clear and concise communication to use with the narcissist
  • Codependency – help clients understand and unlearn this behavior
  • When to separate from a parent? Learn when and how to help your client confront their parent
Break the Cycle of Abuse:
Trauma-Informed Approaches to Build Self-Esteem, Self-Care and Support
  • Trauma and grief - learn how to walk with your client through that grief of what could have been
  • Counter your client’s need to be their parents’ narcissistic supply
  • Build support – the importance of having people in their corner
  • DBT exercises that help clients release control and practice acceptance
  • Thwart intergenerational trauma from narcissistic parents to protect your client’s children
The Power of Feeling:
Build and Rebuild a Healed Sense of Self
  • Guide your client’s conversation with their inner child
  • Help clients stop gaslighting themselves and reconnect with their core self
  • Reconcile and resolve attachment injuries
  • Re-build self-esteem – guide clients in valuing themselves
  • How to guide clients in creating specific goals toward recovery
  • Research, risks and limitations


Brenda Stephens is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who works solely with survivors of narcissistic abuse and trauma. She obtained her education through the University of Wisconsin system and is a board member for CALPCC, the professional organization for clinical counselors in the state of California. Brenda is the founder of a group and coaching practice in Southern California, The Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Center, assisting survivors of narcissistic abuse globally. She offers training to other therapists to help them support their clients who are children, partners, and others who have been abused by a person, or persons, with narcissistic traits. She is the author of Recovering from Narcissistic Mothers: A Daughter's Guide and The Narcissism Recovery Workbook: Healing from Emotional Abuse.
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