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Adult children of narcissists have been conditioned to downplay, dismiss, and ignore their experiences. This survival skill of staying below the radar can cause even very skilled clinicians to miss subtle opportunities to connect. As a clinician, it is paramount that you understand the scope of what these clients have endured so you can avoid inadvertently repeating the cycle of invalidation.
Drawing from decades of specialized clinical practice and illustrated with rich client stories, this essential guide provides a thorough walk-through of the assessment and treatment of narcissistic abuse so you can:
Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC, focuses her practice on treating complex and developmental trauma in adults raised in narcissistic, emotionally immature, and toxic families of origin.
She is the author of the Amazon best-selling book The Gaslighting Recovery Workbook: Healing from Emotional Abuse (Callisto Media, 2020), a workbook designed to help individuals identify, understand, and begin to heal from emotional trauma and abuse caused by gaslighting in interpersonal relationships.
Amy has been trained in Level 1 Internal Family Systems therapy. She also provides supervision to LPC candidates and regularly consults with other clinicians regarding treatment of adult children of narcissists. She earned her Mast of Education in counseling psychology degree from Temple University.
Financial: Amy Marlow-MaCoy maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as a published author and receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Amy Marlow-MaCoy is a member of the American Counseling Association.
Amy Kempe, LPC, NCC, CSAT, is the owner and founder of a private practice specializing in narcissistic abuse recovery and complex post-traumatic stress disorder. She is also a certified sex addiction therapist and works with individuals and couples suffering from out-of-control sexual behaviors. Amy has a wealth of experience supporting adult children of narcissists in healing and recovering from their abusive relationships. She earned her master's degree from Villanova University and is trained in Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, and EMDR.
Financial: Amy Kempe is the owner of Authentic Life Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. and receives royalties as a published author. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Amy Kempe has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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