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Working with Narcissistic Abuse: Addressing the Impact of High-Conflict Personality Styles



Narcissism is a ubiquitous term these days, but when it shows up in therapy—even indirectly—most clinicians aren’t sure how to approach it. The dearth of training on high-conflict personality styles, coupled with a reticence to “label” people who are close to the client but not in the room, has meant that many clients suffering from “narcissistic abuse” in familial, intimate, or workplace relationships don’t get the help they need. This recording will offer the most up-to-date research on antagonistic personality styles, and provide a practical roadmap for working with clients with patterns of narcissistic abuse. You’ll discover: 

  • How to identify the characteristics of narcissistic abuse that are often misdiagnosed  
  • A holistic treatment approach that can be applied to any clinical practice  
  • An actionable framework for educating clients about narcissism  


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Average Rating:
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Speakers:
Ramani Durvasula, PhD, LCP
Duration:
2 Hours
Copyright:
Jan 20, 2021
Product Code:
NOS096117
Media Type:
Digital Recordings

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Ramani Durvasula, PhD, LCP, is a professor of psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, and the author of several books, including, Don’t You Know Who I Am: How to Stay Sane in the Era of Narcissism, Entitlement and Incivility, and Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Ramani Durvasula is a professor at California State University, Los Angeles.
Non-financial: Ramani Durvasula is a member of the American Psychological Association.


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Objectives

  1. Apply a holistic view of the dynamics of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder, and “narcissism-adjacent” personality styles, using a framework that captures the range of antagonistic personality styles. 
  2. Evaluate the phenomenon of narcissistic abuse, the manner in which it is manifested, the impact on individuals, and the overlapping patterns that affect clients. 
  3. Formulate an actionable framework for working with clients experiencing narcissistic abuse.  

Outline

  • Apply a holistic view of the dynamics of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder, and “narcissism-adjacent” personality styles, using a framework that captures the range of antagonistic personality styles. 
    • We will review the diagnosis of NPD but then broaden that understanding using a combination of the alternative model for personality disorders from the DSM-5, a discussion of personality dynamics that overlap with narcissism, and a review of co-occurring diagnostic patterns.  
  • Describe the phenomenon of narcissistic abuse, the manner in which it is manifested, the impact on individuals, and the overlapping patterns that affect clients. 
    • Define what is meant by narcissistic abuse and the putative behavioural, cognitive and emotional patterns associated with this pattern. 
    • Discussion of other patterns from which NA needs to be distinguished 
    • Risk factors for narcissistic abuse 
  • Provide an actionable framework for working with clients experiencing narcissistic abuse.  
    • Review of a systematic plan that is designed to assess for and address narcissistic abuse 
    • Discussion of how to integrate this psychoeducational and treatment approach into existing theoretical frameworks 
    • Review adjunctive and consultative considerations when working with clients experiencing NA.  

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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