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In-Person Seminar

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


Speaker:
Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, NCC, DCMHS, LMHC
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LIP057880
Brochure Code:
CHE91211
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast | Digital Seminar | DVD
Location:
DoubleTree Cherry Hill Philadelphia - Cherry Hill, New Jersey (Multiple Locations Available)

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Description

The manipulation is usually insidious and slow.

And working with clients experiencing narcissistic abuse (gaslighting), requires you to simultaneously understand the confusing nature of narcissistic behavior AND the deep and painful wounds of the abuse survivor.

Victims of gaslighting often feel they’re unable to disclose the abuse, or even unaware of the abuse due to discrediting by the perpetrator as “crazy”. Clients are left feeling unsure of reality—trapped in a web of manipulation and control.

Join Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, author of Gaslighting, who has helped thousands of clients identify gaslighting and extract themselves from unbearable suffering perpetrated by narcissists and sociopaths.

Dr. Sarkis will give you the tools needed 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
  • To identify love bombing and hoovering
  • Signs and fallout from emotional 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!

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

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Counselors - Counselors

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CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Pennsylvania Counselors. The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors confirms under 49 Pa. Code S.49.36 that CE providers approved by the ACE Program of the Association of Social Work Boards meet the Board standards and qualify as approved providers. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider. Please see social work approvals for this program.


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Course Level: Intermediate Format: In-person.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Psychologists - New Jersey Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for New Jersey Psychologists. The New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 13 Law and Public Safety, Chapter 42, Board of Psychological Examiners, Section 13:42-10.21 Continuing Education Programs, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This activity is certified for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - Pennsylvania Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Pennsylvania Psychologist. The Pennsylvania Board of Psychology, 41.59(d)(3) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This activity is certified for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

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Marriage & Family Therapists - New Jersey Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 6.0 continuing education contact hours for New Jersey Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners (New Jersey Admin. Code 13:34-5). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Addiction Counselors - NAADAC

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Speaker

Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, NCC, DCMHS, LMHC's Profile

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a renowned therapist and leading expert on gaslighting and ADHD. With over two decades of experience as a clinician, author, and speaker, Dr. Sarkis has become a trusted voice in the fight against gaslighting and related forms of psychological manipulation. Her groundbreaking book, Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People – and Break Free, has become a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the devastating impact of gaslighting and how to heal from its effects. Dr. Sarkis is a frequent contributor to major media outlets including CNN, The Washington Post and Forbes. Dr. Sarkis a licensed mental health counselor, national certified counselor, AMHCA Diplomate and clinical specialist in child and adolescent counseling, and a Florida Supreme Court-certified family and circuit mediator. Her latest book Healing from Toxic Relationships is available now. 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.

 

 


Alternate Dates

Gaslighting: Help Clients Escape and Rebuild from a Narcissist's Emotional Abuse
Fri, May 17, 2024 - 08:00am to 04:00pm EDT - Product Code LIP057880
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Additional Info

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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 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.


Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


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
  • Unpacking profile of perpetrator
Warning Signs and Assessment:
  • Vicious cycle of the trauma bond
  • Manipulating through fear, obligation & guilt
  • Reverse victim and offender
  • Healthy boundaries met with punishing behavior
  • Punishing with stonewalling
  • Intermittent positive reinforcement (breadcrumbing)
  • Jekyll and Hyde personality
Evidence-Based Practices to Help Gaslighting Victim

CBT
  • Advanced cognitive restructuring for common distortions held by gaslighting victims
  • Activity scheduling to help victims of gaslighting reconnect with routines and stability
ACT
  • Confront uncomfortable feelings
  • Decrease dissociative episodes through mindfulness
  • Help clients become more aware of physical and emotional manifestations of trauma through mindfulness exercises
  • Use values clarification exercises to help clients find direction and motivation
Bowen Family Systems Therapy
  • Identify intergenerational trauma and patterns
  • Create genograms of a client’s family to reveal patterns of behavior and relationships
Solution-Focused
  • Uncover existing boundaries and strengths
  • "Magic question" to establish goals and create hope for your client
  • 1 to 10 scale to track progress and note exceptions
DBT
  • Distress tolerance skills
  • Encourage journaling to process emotions and review progress
  • Engage in role-play to practice coping skills and assert boundaries in potentially stressful situations
Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy
  • Focus on client’s "felt experience" by paying attention to what the body is feeling
  • Help clients put words and descriptions to their physical experiences
Trauma-Informed Guiding Principles
  • Safety, choice, collaboration, and empowerment
  • Provide clients with a clear consent form detailing your processes and their rights in therapy
  • Techniques to enhance the collaborative focus of trauma-informed therapy
THE ONES WHO REALLY GET UNDER YOUR SKIN

Healing from Family-of-Origin and Complicated Grief
  • Gaslighting parent – "golden child" & "scapegoat"
  • Insecure attachment - narcissist
  • 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
Healing from Narcissistic Partners
  • Rediscover and reestablish healthy boundaries
  • Protect children and pets
  • Establish financial security
  • Define what makes a healthy relationship
  • Cope with going no-contact or low-contact
  • Common issues when coparenting with a gaslighter and solutions
Help Clients Rebuild Their Lives
  • Strategies for co-parenting with gaslighter
  • Legal protections for clients/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
  • Vicarious trauma or trauma from actions of gaslighter/narcissist
  • Burnout
  • Risks and limitations

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

Reviews

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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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