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Gaslighting: Help Clients Escape and Rebuild from a Narcissist's Emotional Abuse


Speaker:
Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, NCC, DCMHS, LMHC
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC057880
Brochure Code:
PWZ87803
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar  3

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Description

Gaslighting is an insidious form of emotional abuse that causes immense damage to clients’ psychological and physical health!

Many victims of this gaslighting feel they’re unable to disclose the abuse, or, unaware of the abuse because they’ve been discredited by the perpetrator as “crazy” and left feeling unsure of reality…

…trapped in a web of manipulation and control.

Help your clients identify gaslighting and extract themselves from unbearable suffering perpetrated by narcissists and sociopaths.

Join Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, author of Gaslighting, to get the tools you need to identify and treat the emotional abuse of gaslighting, and understand the behavior patterns of those inflicting the emotional abuse.

You’ll learn:

  • Top 10 questions for uncovering gaslighting abuse in your clients
  • The profile of the gaslighting perpetrator
  • Signs and fallout from emotional abuse
  • How to differentiate gaslighting from other forms of abuse
  • The complexities of the grieving process when leaving a gaslighter
  • Tools to help clients rebuild self-awareness and emotional balance

And More!

Don’t let this underserved population of abuse go untreated. The quicker we can identify the signs and psychological ramifications of gaslighting, the sooner we can help clients rebuild their lives.

Register today!

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Author, Psychotherapist


Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, NCC, DCMHS, LMHC, is a psychotherapist specializing in narcissistic abuse, gaslighting, anxiety, and ADHD. She is the author of seven books and one workbook, including Healing from Toxic Relationships: 10 Essential Steps to Recover from Gaslighting, Narcissism, and Emotional Abuse and Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally and Emotionally Abusive People – and Break Free. Her latest book, Healing from Toxic Relationships, was released in July 2022. Dr. Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, American Mental Health Counselors Association Diplomate (Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling), and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Mediator. She has been in private practice for 20 years. She is a senior contributor for Forbes and is also a contributor to Psychology Today. She is the host of the Talking Brains podcast. She is based in Tampa, Florida. You can visit her website at www.stephaniesarkis.com.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis maintains a private practice. She serves as a contributor to Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today and is an advisory panel member for Evergreen Certifications. Dr. Sarkis is a facilitator for Collaborative Divorce. She receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis is a professional expert for Understood.org, part of the National Center for Learning Disabilities. She is a member of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, and the National Board for Certified Counselors.


Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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Objectives

  1. Utilize solution focused, cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to address victims of emotional abuse.
  2. Differentiate between abusive behaviors defined as “gaslighting”, poor communication, and other forms of emotional abuse.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of evidence based practices to address emotional abuse
  4. Determine whether a client is experiencing complicated grief as a result of leaving their abuser using techniques from attachment and complicated grief therapy.
  5. Utilize clinical strategies from a trauma-informed perspective to identify vulnerabilities and trauma that abusers prey upon.
  6. Educate clients to identify potential abusive behavior in future relationships.

Outline

A More Dangerous Form of Emotional Abuse
  • Potential for domestic homicide is higher
  • Lifetime attachment issues for children witnessing the abuse
  • Parental alienation
  • Chronic loss of self-esteem; higher suicide rates
  • Gaslighting probability higher in men
Warning Signs of Gaslighting
  • Intermittent positive reinforcement (breadcrumbing)
  • Slow spiral into instability
  • Compulsive lying with malicious intent
  • Jekyll and Hyde personality
Unpacking Profile of Perpetrator
  • Narcissist, sociopath, or learned behavior? Nature/nurture
  • Demands absolute loyalty, never gives it in return
  • Chronic pattern of infidelity
  • May be very charismatic
  • They’ll only attend couples therapy, never individual
  • Gaslighting the therapist
  • Case study: 38-year-old male, gaslighting his partner
Recognizing Gaslighting Abuse in Clients
  • Disconnected and isolated from family and friends
  • Blames self for abuse
  • Difficulty recognizing gradual build of abuse
  • Ruminates on how to “fix” relationship
  • Abuse in family of origin
  • Increase in anxious attachment style traits
  • Given up independence, including job and solo activities
  • Enters therapy because they view themselves as the “problem”
Healing from Family-of-Origin and Complicated Grief
  • Insecure attachment
  • Permission to detach, reduce, or cease communication
  • Sticking to healthy boundaries
  • Reverse relationship patterns
  • Case study: Cassie, 60-year-old female, family of-origin engages in gaslighting
Help Clients Rebuild Their Lives
  • Effective strategies for co-parenting with gaslighter
  • Legal protections for clients and their children
  • Formation of healthy boundaries
  • Case study: Jamie, 45-years-old, co-parenting with a narcissist
  • Case study: 35-years-old, co-parenting with gaslighting ex-partner
Potential Pitfalls for Therapists
  • Triangulation of therapist
  • Being swayed by gaslighter’s charisma
  • Frustration over client returning to relationship
  • Pushing own agenda of client independence
  • Vicarious traumatization and burnout

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Mental health professionals who specialize in women’s issues, work in domestic violence shelters, work with LGBTQIA+ clients
  • Therapists that work in private practice, group settings, inpatient, and at schools

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Total Reviews: 4

Comments

Dianna H

"Stephanie is an excellent presenter. She held my attention throughout."

Kellee W

"Dr Sarkis was fabulous! What a great presentation! This was all great info for my clients --and me! "

LOIS B

"This was the best PESI presentation that I have attended. I have attended many in my 30 years as a therapist. Thank you, Stephanie. "

Sherry E

"I really enjoyed this presenter and would like to attend her future events."

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