Navigating Narcissism: Insights for Health Professionals
AboutThis series of six one-hour webinars will cover
1. The Two Faces of Narcissism: Overt and Covert
2. The Narcissistic Client - Challenges and Successful Strategies for Treatment
3. Working with Partners of People with NPD
4. What makes NPD and their Relationships so hard to Diagnose and Treat?
5. Family Dynamics Related to Clients with NPD
6. Narcissism at Work
6 x 1-hour webinars recorded in 2023 - available for 90 days unlimited streaming.
Episode 1: The Two Faces of Narcissism: Overt and Covert
You may have come across overt (grandiose) and covert (vulnerable) expressions of narcissism, both in your professional practice and perhaps in your personal experiences. This webinar is designed to emphasize the significance of identifying and working with these manifestations of narcissism to effectively guide treatment and avoid potential disruptions. Throughout this webinar, you will gain insights into these different narcissistic types, their underlying causes, and their consequences. This knowledge will empower you to more adeptly identify and guide clients who exhibit overt or covert narcissistic traits and symptoms, all while promoting empathy and understanding to facilitate the advancement of your therapeutic goals.
Episode 2: The Narcissistic Client - Challenges and Successful Strategies for Treatment
Treating individuals along the narcissistic spectrum presents significant challenges. In this webinar, we will explore effective treatment techniques designed to navigate the complexities associated with narcissistic traits and symptoms. The goal of the webinar is to improve your understanding of the roots of narcissism and how to address common obstacles, including resistance to therapy, limited self-awareness, challenges in establishing a therapeutic bond, and a tendency to attribute their issues to external sources. When equipped with the right tools, you can establish a connection and alignment with your clients along the narcissistic spectrum, enabling better management of these intricate issues and enhancing the likelihood of successful therapeutic outcomes.
Episode 3: Working with Partners of People with NPD
Individuals diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) can pose considerable challenges in romantic relationships. They often exhibit controlling behaviours, prioritise their own desires, and struggle to provide emotional support or express feelings clearly. These characteristics contribute to the complex and confusing dynamics often faced by mental health professionals when working with the partners of those with NPD. Fortunately, there are strategies to reduce codependent tendencies and foster a stronger sense of self which you will learn through this webinar. By using these approaches, you’ll help clients gain greater clarity about their relationships and make empowering choices that promote personal growth both within and beyond the confines of their relationships.
Episode 4: What makes NPD and their Relationships so hard to Diagnose and Treat?
Individuals who receive a diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) often seek therapy following significant losses or disruptions in crucial relationships, typically driven by shame or rupture to life expectations. Diagnosing NPD is a complex process due to various challenges these individuals present, including resistance to self-reflection, a deficit in empathy, strong demand for validation despite maladaptive patterns, delicate self-esteem, and difficulties in accepting feedback and adopting adaptive strategies. This webinar will help you to enhance your therapeutic abilities when working with individuals diagnosed with NPD, emphasizing patience, skill, and a commitment to nurturing empathy, self-awareness, and personal transformation that not only helps them grow and manage NPD tendencies but also how to build stronger relationships. This webinar will help you maintain that delicate equilibrium between providing empathetic support and holding clients accountable for their actions throughout the therapeutic process.
Episode 5: Family Dynamics Related to Clients with NPD
In this webinar, we will delve into the intricate and demanding nature of family dynamics when clients have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). NPD is marked by a consistent pattern of grandiosity or vulnerability, an insatiable need for admiration, and a marked lack of empathy for others. These characteristics can exert a substantial influence on the familial atmosphere and therapeutic process. In this webinar, you will gain insights into effective therapeutic strategies tailored for families navigating the challenges associated with NPD. These approaches encompass the examination of both adaptive and maladaptive dynamics, the facilitation of healthier communication patterns, the establishment of essential boundaries, and the provision of support for family members grappling with the emotional repercussions of coexisting with an individual diagnosed with NPD.
Episode 6: Narcissism at Work
In this webinar, we will delve into narcissistic traits and behaviours in the workplace. Narcissism, characterised by an inflated sense of self-importance, an insatiable craving for admiration, and a deficit in empathy, exerts considerable influence on interactions between managers, coworkers, team dynamics, and the overarching character of the organization within a work setting. In this webinar, you will acquire insights into recognizing and addressing various facets of narcissistic behaviour, including counterproductive leadership styles, reduced empathy, self-promotion that comes at the detriment of others, the cultivation of detrimental competition, workplace disputes, and the complexities associated with collaborating with individuals possessing fragile narcissistic self-esteem. Upon concluding this webinar, you will have learned strategies to help nurture a workplace culture that prioritizes empathy, collaboration, and accountability, all while effectively managing disruptive behaviours to foster a work environment that is both productive and positive.