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Event Details - Disarming the Narcissistic Personality

Title: Disarming the Narcissistic Personality
Type of Activity: Online Event
Objective of Activity:

Here’s what you’ll learn in this online course:

  • A deep understanding of the narcissistic personality, it’s origins, and effects on others

  • Why a solid understanding of narcissism is key to helping people with narcissistic characteristics

  • An awareness of how societal influences are spreading the rise of narcissism

  • Learn the #1 skill that’s essential to being successful when working with the narcissistic personality

  • Key ways to stay grounded when these self-absorbed individuals criticize, manipulate, or bully you

  • Tips on co-parenting with a spouse who has a narcissistic personality and providing therapy to the co-parent 

  • Effective ways to deal with a partner of a narcissistic person and warning signs when dating

  • How to do couples therapy when one of the partners has narcissistic traits

Course / Activity Outline:

The content for this online course is as follows:

  1. Module 1 - What to do When Triggered by the Narcissistic Personality
  2. Module 2 - Origins of Narcissism
  3. Module 3 - The Narcissistic Personality in Intimate Relationships
  4. Module 4 - Obstacles in Treating Narcissism
  5. Module 5 - Meeting the Core Needs of the Narcissist Personality
  6. Module 6 - Essential Treatment Element: Empathy
  7. Module 7 - Modes in Narcissism
  8. Module 8 - Breaking Free and Fortifying a Sturdy Self
  9. Module 9 - Use of Photos and Audio Recordings in Clinical Work
  10. Module 10 - Goals of Therapy for Narcissism
  11. Module 11: Integrated Strategies
  12. Module 12 - How to Deal with Bullying and Other Critical Narcissistic Modes
  13. Module 13-  Couples Therapy When One Partner Has a Narcissistic Personality
  14. One live Q&A Webinar with Wendy Behary
OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:

As you likely know, the narcissistic personality is one of the most difficult personalities to work with. 

These individuals probably show up in your office from time to time, as do their family members. The self-absorbed, controlling, and sometimes abusive behaviours that these individuals exhibit can overwhelm and disorient you in no time at all.

Therapist Wendy Behary has mastered a way of working with this population and their family members. Her ability to be effective with these people and not be thrown off guard is impressive.

If you want to learn some of the fantastic ways Wendy works with this population, their partners, couples, and other family members, register for this online course.

This online course has videos, audios, and transcripts of all sessions. It also has worksheets and other bonus materials.

Check it out by clicking the link below.

The registration period for this online course is only between Thursday, 20 February and Wednesday, 27 February 2020, so sign up now if you’re interested.

Presenter / Provider: Wendy Behary
Qualifications: LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Wendy Behary is the author of “Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed.” She is also a contributing author of several book chapters on using schema therapy to treat narcissism, and she lectures internationally on narcissism and dealing with difficult people.

For over 25 years, Wendy has been devoted to treating those with a narcissistic personality as well as partners, and other others who have to deal with them. 

In addition to Wendy’s specialty in narcissism, she is the director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey, Founding Fellow of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and former International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

Registration URL:
Cost ($): 297
Registration Instruction:

The registration period for this online course is only between Thursday, 20 February and Thursday, 27 February 2020. 

Once the training is completed, the participant has to pass an online assessment with 80% and above to earn the Certificate of Attendance.

Click here to register:

Contact Name: Juliet and Clinton - Mind Body Training Institute
Contact Phone: (02) 8968 9323
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