007. When Loving Him is Hurting You: Hope and Help for Women Dealing with Narcissism and Emotional Abuse

PRESENTERS

David Hawkins, Ph.D. 

CREDENTIALS

APA | ASWB | LCSW | LMFT | LPC

CE CREDITS

3

LEVEL

Summary 

We live in a “me-centered” culture, with many selfishly asserting their “rights” and powering over others in the process. This epidemic of selfishness, entitlement, and emotional immaturity fuels narcissism and marital sexual abuse, traumatizing many and eroding the sensitive fabric of marriage. This workshop explores not only the culture of narcissism, but individual character pathology, its impact on marriage, and strategies psychologists and licensed mental health professionals can employ to assist individuals and couples as they navigate their way to relational health. Participants will discuss interventions needed to assist the narcissist and healing strategies for the victim of narcissistic abuse. Participants will determine how sexual power and control, often an aspect of narcissism, permeates the narcissistic marriage and the interventions and boundaries needed to bring sexual healing. 

 

Learning Objectives 

Participants will: 

  1. Identify traits of narcissism, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), as well as Narcissistic Victim Syndrome 
  2. Evaluate myths being promoted regarding NPD  
  3. Develop best practices for psychologists and licensed mental health professionals in treating those with NPD, narcissistic traits, as well as victims of narcissistic abuse 
  4. Describe the role of sexual abuse in narcissistic relationships and steps that can be taken to intervene in this destructive process 

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