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 (until merging in 2012 with the NJ Institute), where she trained and worked with Dr. Jeffrey Young since 1989. She is a distinguished founding fellow and consulting supervisor for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Aaron T. Beck Institute). Wendy served as the president of the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) from 2010-2014, and is currently the chair of the Brainstorming Sub-Committee for the ISST. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Personality Disorders Awareness Network (PDAN).
Wendy Behary has co-authored several chapters and articles on Schema Therapy and Cognitive Therapy. She is the author of Disarming the Narcissist... Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed
(New Harbinger, 2008 and 2013). 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 for professional readers. She lectures both nationally and internationally to professional and general audiences on schema therapy, and the subject of narcissism, relationships, and dealing with difficult people. Her work within the industry has included speaking engagements focused on interpersonal conflict resolution.