This course - a companion to “Narcissism: The Basics” - provides practical strategies for therapists working with clients diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).
About this course
Because mental health experts do not totally understand how someone “comes down with” Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) - that is, its aetiology - they also do not totally agree on how the disorder should be treated. There are, however, recognised forms of treatment response which will help mitigate the effect of symptoms, allowing those stricken with the disorder - and those victimised by it - to begin a healing journey, engaging with life and relationships in a meaningful way. This course is about those responses. It is geared for working mental health professionals, such as counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, and other health workers, with clients/ patients who either: are showing signs and symptoms of NPD themselves or are being victimised by someone else's pathological narcissism. The aim of this course is that, upon successful completion of it, you will be able to: Discuss the appropriateness for your client of at least three treatment formats used to reduce narcissistic behaviour; Name the transferences common to the therapeutic relationship when the client is narcissistic; Understand the five categories of correct response when working with NPD; Recognise when a client is acting in self-defeating ways; Identify skill sets which clients may need in order to protect themselves against narcissistic behaviour and; Offer clients at least seven strategies for dealing with narcissistic personalities in their lives.
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