Narcissism: Origins, Formulations, & Therapeutic Milestones | Webinar | 24 July 2020 | 09:00-12:00

R420.00 incl. Vat

This webinar is fully booked.

This is a live webinar to be hosted by Vista Academy.

Date: 24 July 2020

Time: 09:00 – 12:00

Venue: Online (Vista Academy’s Online Learning Space via BigBlueButton)

Presenter: Dr Christine Laidlaw

HPCSA: 3 general CEUs (educational, counselling, clinical, industrial & research psychologists; registered counsellors; and psychometrists)
SACSSP: 2 CPD points

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This webinar aims to provide mental health professionals with a wide and yet sophisticated theoretical and practical understanding of narcissism. Narcissism as it presents in ‘normal’ individuals and those individuals that meet the criteria of a DSM-5 personality disorder will be distinguished. The presentation sets out to enhance psychological formulation of patients; to provide contemporary guidelines and models of treatment and explore how to assist the ‘fragile-inflated’ individual practically in the consultation room. The wider effects of narcissism will be explored in the couple relationship, being the “used” child of a narcissist and/or parents who parent narcissistically as well as the implications of narcissism in our society and polity.

Importantly, this presentation will also address second-order ethics or relational ethics in terms of participants learning how to position themselves ethically when intervening when the identified client(s) are narcissistically vulnerable. This is vitally important as there are different degrees of narcissism which can present notable risk factors for the individuals themselves, their partners, and children – especially in high-conflict situations such as divorce, or stressful situations such as bankruptcy or where there is aggression potential or substance misuse. Relational boundaries and treatment frames of the client(s) and treatment system will be detailed.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will have:

  • The ability to identify narcissistic features in clients.
  • The ability to make treatment decisions or appropriate referrals across the MDT.
  • The ability to identify co-morbid disorders or interpersonal issues related to NPD.
  • The capacity to formulate narcissism as applied to the individual client to inform an effective treatment plan.
  • The ability to draw up a treatment plan with objectives and therapeutic process milestones in light of specific therapeutic interventions.