Treating Narcissism: New Perspectives
Presented by Craig Malkin, PhD on 07-15-2016 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)
Pathological narcissism can be one of the hardest conditions for therapists to work with, but a spate of recent research has transformed clinicians' understanding of the condition and how to treat it. For example, research indicates there are many different presentations for narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and unhealthy narcissism. The variety in presentations of the condition can be overwhelming for clinicians to track, and unreliability in clinical diagnoses are among the many reasons NPD was nearly eliminated from the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5).
Healthy and unhealthy narcissism both become easier to understand when viewed on a continuum. Pathological narcissism is a normal, pervasive human tendency—the drive to feel special—grown wildly out of control. During this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Craig Malkin will present evidence from his research on the Narcissism Spectrum Scale (NSS) for the validity of this perspective and the many clinical implications, including the importance of attachment and experiential frameworks in the treatment process.
This introductory instructional level course is designed to help clinicians:
- Define narcissism and describe the narcissism spectrum and how healthy narcissism becomes pathological.
- Critique the claims of “a narcissism epidemic” using the latest research on the condition.
- Recognize the traits of people who struggle with narcissism deficits, or “echoism."
- Identify the defenses common to most people with narcissism and empower those individuals to cope in healthy ways.
- List three evidence-based strategies to help people recognize and safely cope with unhealthy narcissism in others.
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Continuing Education (CE) Information
Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
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This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.
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Meet the Presenter
Craig Malkin, PhD
Dr. Craig Malkin is a clinical psychologist, lecturer for Harvard Medical School, and author of the acclaimed Rethinking Narcissism, which was named Amazon's Book of the Month and Daily Mail's Book of the Week. His experience helping individuals, couples, and families spans two decades, and his articles, advice, and relationship insights have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as Time, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, Women’s Health, Huffington Post, and Happen Magazine, as well as a number of other popular print and online media outlets. Dr. Malkin has also been featured on NPR, CBS Radio, the Oprah Winfrey Network channel, and various local morning shows and radio programs. Dr. Malkin is president and director of the Cambridge, Massachusetts–based YM Psychotherapy and Consultation, Inc., which provides psychotherapy and evidence-based couples workshops and currently resides in Boston with his wife and twin girls. For more information about Dr. Craig Malkin and his work, please visit www.drcraigmalkin.com.
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- GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
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- This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
- GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
- GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
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