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Treating Adult Clients of Emotionally Immature Parents: How Your Clients Can Reclaim Their Lives from the Toxic Legacy of Controlling, Rejecting or Self-Involved Parents

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Objectives

  1. Distinguish between psychopathology and emotional immaturity, and establish how a disease concept model can impede therapeutic progress.
  2. Demonstrate practical communication skills that clients can use to protect themselves and redirect interactions with emotionally immature people.
  3. Utilize cognitive and emotional techniques to teach clients how they can set boundaries without feeling guilty.
  4. Employ interventions that help clients regain self-trust and the ability to identify emotionally immature control maneuvers.
  5. Formulate a treatment strategy that teaches clients how to evade attempts to undermine their mental freedom, inner-world connection, sense of goodness, and ability to reach out to others.
  6. Apply effective therapy approaches to release clients from emotional coercion and self-doubt in emotionally immature relationships.

Outline

Spotting Emotional Immaturity: Teach Clients to Understand Emotional Immaturity

How Emotionally Immature Parenting Impacts Your Clients: What You Can Expect When They Come for Therapy Cognitive and Emotional Techniques: What Works and What Doesn’t End Emotional Takeovers and Coercion: Help Clients Achieve Emotional Autonomy from Emotionally Immature People Release Self-Doubt, Shame, and Fear: Clinical Tools and Interventions to Help Clients Find Their True Selves Practice Tips for Working with the Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

Copyright : 11/10/2020

Narcissistic and Psychopathic Abuse: The Clinicians' Guide to the New Field of Traumatic Pathological Love Relationships

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Objectives

  1. Justify why differentiating Pathological Love Relationships and narcissistic abuse from other domestic violence, addictive, co-dependent, or dysfunctional relationships is important to effective trauma treatment.
  2. Analyze the unique relational dynamics generated from the pathology and the traumatic impact to intimate partners
  3. Investigate the five stages of a Pathological Love Relationship (narcissistic abuse).
  4. Apply the DSM5 Alternative Model personality disorder ‘four impairments’ to predict relational deficits in narcissistic abuse.
  5. Investigate co-morbid and intensification factors related to behavior of the narcissistic abuser.
  6. Assess the role of chronic and pervasive Cognitive Dissonance in survivor symptomology.

Outline

Pathological Love Relationships

Personality Disorders and Their Application to Pathological Love Relationships Relational Dynamics and Stages of PLRs Survivor Personalities and Targeted Traits:
Critical Considerations for Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Trauma Symptoms and the Aftermath of Narcissistic Abuse:
Atypical Presentations of Trauma and Keys to Treating the Survivor

Copyright : 01/15/2021

Demystifying Personality Disorders: Clinical Skills for Working with Drama and Manipulation

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Objectives

  1. Differentiate among the various clinical personality disorder DSM categories.
  2. Evaluate how transference and countertransference occurs in therapy sessions with personality disorder clients.
  3. Clinically assess for the nature of “drama” that personality disorder diagnosed clients create.
  4. Determine how this challenging client population can exploit the vulnerabilities of others.
  5. Demonstrate two key strategies of “drama non-participation” that clinicians can teach their clients who are impacted by the personality disorder diagnosed partner/family member.
  6. Demonstrate how re-defining the therapeutic approach can improve treatment outcomes.

Outline

Part I – Gregory W. Lester, Ph.D.
The Challenge of Personality Disorder

Overcome Common Clinician Struggles Part II – Alan Godwin, Psy.D.
Techniques to Counter Manipulation & Empower Victims to Become Survivors Maximize Therapeutic Gains with a Manipulative Client Strategies for Common Therapyinterfering Behaviors

Copyright : 02/24/2021

Emotional Abusive Behaviors and A Closer Look at Gaslighting: Clinical Tools to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Personal Power

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Objectives

  1. Analyze how gaslighting in the context of romantic relationships, friendships, and family relationships can lead to long term effects like trauma, anxiety and depression.
  2. Employ in-session approaches to help clients become aware of gaslighting behavior in their lives and recognize the consequences.
  3. Differentiate gaslighting from other forms of emotional abuse to improve your ability to recognize the subtle signs that clients may be victims.
  4. Employ body-based approaches to help clients who have experienced gaslighting validate their experience and rebuild trust in themselves.
  5. Utilize techniques from a variety of therapeutic approaches to unravel problematic beliefs that can prevent victims of gaslighting from making therapeutic progress.

Outline

Gaslighting in Relationships and Society

Signs and Side Effects of Gaslighting Clinical Approaches

Copyright : 02/01/2021