- October 10, 2020
9:30 am - 11:45 am
How to Cope with Narcissists — From Your House to the White House
Dan Neuharth, PhD, LMFT
Two-Hour Training on October 10, 2020 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
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Dan Neuharth, PhD, LMFT, is a best-selling author and licensed marriage and family therapist with 25 years of experience helping clients deal with unhealthy narcissism. Dr. Neuharth wrote the national bestseller, If You Had Controlling Parents: How to Make Peace with Your Past and Take Your Place in the World (HarperCollins, 1998), based on original research with adults raised in narcissistic and controlling family systems.
Dr. Neuharth writes as a blogger on narcissism for both PsychologyToday.com and PsychCentral.com. Dr. Neuharth is a frequent presenter to both professional and consumer audiences, and has appeared on national media including Oprah, Good Morning America and CNN. His second book, Secrets You Keep From Yourself: How To Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness (St. Martin’s Press, 2004), explores how to overcome self-deception and self-sabotaging behavior.
Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Dr. Neuharth holds licenses as a marriage and family therapist in California, Florida, Texas and Virginia. Dr. Neuharth holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and master’s degrees in both clinical psychology and journalism. He is a clinical fellow in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He is the immediate past president of the Marin County Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a lifetime member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Description of Presentation:
People with Narcissistic Personality Disorder or a narcissistic style are estimated to number more than 7 million in the United States and 150 million worldwide. Driven to seek attention and admiration, yet lacking empathy, narcissistic people often have an impact well beyond their numbers. It is likely that many of our clients, whether or not they can identify narcissism, are affected by one or more narcissists — often in markedly negative ways.
Clients raised by a narcissistic parent may have grown up in a world of only "winners" and "losers," victims and victimizers. As a result, many of these clients feel on a treadmill of trying to gain approval and avoid disapproval yet feeling confused about what is normal or healthy.
Clients in an intimate relationship with a narcissist may struggle to find reciprocity, intimacy and love in the face of dishonesty and betrayal from a person who uses others for his or her own needs and will rarely admit he or she is wrong.
Clients who have friends or relatives with unhealthy narcissism, or who work for or with a narcissist, may often feel put down or manipulated.
On an organizational or societal level, the presence of narcissists in high places can create emotional stress for large numbers of people, particularly those who grew up with, or are in relationships with, unhealthy narcissists.
This workshop will describe, explain and help demystify the behavior patterns of narcissists to assist our clients cope more effectively with narcissistic people.
As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to work with clients to:
- Identify the signs of unhealthy narcissism
- Understand why people with narcissism behave as they do, and stop personalizing narcissists' behavior
- Move beyond self-blame or feeling held hostage in relationships with narcissists
- Assess how to set limits with, or move on from, destructive narcissistic relationships
- Create better self-care and self-empowerment in the face of societal narcissistic influences and figures
- Be more true to themselves around narcissists
- Learn how to use encounters with narcissists as an opportunity for self-awareness and personal growth
Course Training Level:
This is appropriate for all levels.
Award of Course Completion Certificates:
Upon completion of course, attendees will receive a Certificate for 2 CEUs or a Certificate for 2 Attendance Hours.
Member of any CAMFT Chapter
Not a member of any CAMFT Chapter
Early registration closes on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 6 p.m. Refunds may be provided prior to the close of registration, minus a $5 registration refund fee. No refunds are available after the close of registration. No partial credit is given for arriving late or leaving early.
Accommodation for disability and for addressing grievances:
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Sierra Foothills CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as well as non-licensed AMFT, ASW, APCC, graduate students and trainees. This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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