2021 Nashville Psychotherapy Institute Jules Seeman Fall Workshop

Cost: $189/Non NPI Members
Ceus: 6 Contact Hours
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Featuring Wendy Behary, LCSW

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Narcissists are notoriously difficult clients. While on the one hand they are often intelligent, charming and self-confident, on the other they tend to be highly self-centered, arrogant, demanding, haughty, incapable of empathy and characterized by the feeling of having the
right. The narcissist’s complexity may arouse our curiosity but treating them can arouse our sense of inadequacy.

This workshop will help you establish a stronger framework for empathically confronting narcissistic clients with their responsibilities and setting the necessary boundaries. Through empathic confrontation and curiosity, you will learn how you can defuse ramblings such as hiding shame and insecurity, and disarm the narcissist from shifting in fashion (the classic “hiding places”) such as detachment, contempt and overcompensation, pretense,  presumptuousness and hypercriticism. Empathic confrontation is a strategy that strengthens access and maintenance of meaningful results during therapy. It also helps to avoid power struggles. You will gain a practical understanding of schema therapy as it applies to  narcissism in order to help you conceptualize your patient’s patterns and fashions (as well as yours) and how these patterns and fashions interact in therapy.

Attendees of the workshop will learn:
• About theory of schema therapy and work on schema fashions when applied to Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder;
• Specific clinical strategies with narcissistic clients;
• How to integrate the concepts of interpersonal neurobiology , which have proven to be powerful tools for accelerating the effectiveness of treatment;
• How to identify your client’s patterns & fashions – a major obstacle to treatment;
• How to use self-work to bypass the intense reactions related to personal activation caused by the narcissist; and
• How to customize scripts to reinforce motivation for change, use “empathic confrontation” and set boundaries in various conditions.

About the presenter:

With 25 years post-graduate training and advanced level certifications, Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The Schema Therapy Institutes of NJ-NYC and DC.

She has been treating clients, training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 20 years. She is also on the faculty of the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York, where she has trained and worked with Dr. Jeffrey Young since 1989. Wendy is a founding fellow (and supervisor) of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Dr. Aaron T. Beck). She was also the President of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) from 2010-2014.

Wendy Behary has co-authored several chapters and articles on Schema Therapy and Cognitive Therapy. She is the author of “Disarming the Narcissist…Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed” (New Harbinger Publications—2008 & 2013). Now translated in 10 languages. Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. As an author and an expert on the subject of narcissism, she is a contributing chapter author of several chapters on Schema Therapy for narcissism (Wiley and APA Press, 2011, 2012, 2013). She lectures both nationally and internationally to professional and general audiences on the subject of Schema Therapy, and the subject of narcissism, relationships, and dealing with difficult people. Her work with industry has included speaking engagements focused on interpersonal conflict resolution.

Her private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, and couples experiencing relationship problems. She is also an expert in coaching individuals in interviewing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills enhancement.

Continuing Education:
CE credit for this event is co-sponsored by NPI and the Institute for Continuing Education. Application has been made for 6.00 contact hours and full attendance will be required. No partial credit will be awarded. 

CE verification will be distributed to applicants following the event. If you have questions regarding the program, continuing education, learning objectives, presenters, or for grievance issues, contact The Institute at 251-990-5030 or instaconted@aol.com. Psychology: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Counseling/MFT: For counselors seeking credit The Institute for Continuing Education will submit a Co-Sponsorship Application to NBCC. Social Work: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved as a provider by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Provider No. 1007.