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Managing the Fallout of Narcissistic Abuse
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It’s essential that clinicians understand not just the phenomenon of narcissistic abuse (or antagonistic relational abuse), but the fallout from it (the distress, discomfort, and dysfunction). In this workshop, we’ll explore the nature of narcissism and antagonism as a personality style; how it shows up in relationships; the vulnerabilities people have to getting stuck in these relationships; and techniques for working with these clients suffering narcistic abuse. You'll learn an intuitive and actionable road map that you can use with clients in high-conflict divorces and workplace-abuse cases. You’ll discover:   

  • How to identify the characteristics of narcissistic abuse that are often misdiagnosed   
  • Specific vulnerabilities to entering and getting stuck in relationships characterized by narcissistic abuse  
  • An actionable treatment approach—applicable to any practice—that includes psychoeducation, assessment, fostering radical acceptance, and striving for growth 
  • Ethical issues in working with clients experiencing narcissistic abuse 

Ramani Durvasula, PhD, LCP
Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, CA, Professor Emerita of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, and the founder and CEO of LUNA Education, Training & Consulting, a company focused on educating individuals, clinicians, and businesses/institutions on the impact of narcissistic personality styles. Her academic research was focused on the impact of personality and personality disorders on health and behavior.

She is an author of multiple books including Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship with a Narcissist, and ”Don’t You Know Who I Am?” How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility and her newest book, It’s Not You: Identifying and Healing from Narcissistic People will be released in February 2024 (Penguin Life). Dr. Durvasula is a faculty member for the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology, and a consulting editor for the journal Behavioral Medicine. She has spoken widely on the impact of narcissism on mental health , relationships, and the workplace. She also operates a popular YouTube channel and podcast (Navigating Narcissism). Dr. Durvasula is also working with PESI on the development of an educational and certification program for clinicians working with clients experiencing the fallout of narcissistic relationships.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Ramani Durvasula is the founder and CEO of LUNA Education, Training, and Consulting. She maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with the California State University Los Angeles and the University of Johannesburg. Ramani Durvasula receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ramani Durvasula is an associate editor for Behavioral Medicine and a consulting editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Mental Health. She is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, AIDS and Behavior, and Sex Roles: A Journal of Research. Ramani Durvasula is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science Society for Behavioral Medicine, and the International Association of Applied Psychology.


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