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New! Navigating Narcissism: Schema Therapy & The Effective Use of Empathic Confrontation

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Date/Time: Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst, 5020 Main St., Amherst, NY
Hours: 6.0
CEUs: 6.0
Cost: $135.00
Lunch Included: Yes

Presenter

Wendy Behary

Degrees:
LCSW

Bio:
Wendy Behary, LCSW, is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. Her private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, and couples experiencing relationship problems. 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. Wendy 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 (New Harbinger Publications – 2008 & 2013): "Disarming the Narcissist- Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed", now translated in 10 languages. Information on narcissism can be found on Wendy’s website at www.disarmingthenarcissist.com/Understanding_Narcissism.html

Description

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Peeking into the complexities of the narcissist can arouse our curiosity. Treating them individually or in the context of couple’s work can arouse our sense of inadequacy and frustration. Having a firm grasp on our own personal buttons – along with an ability to understand the narcissist’s makeup – helps us to bypass the obstacles when dealing with them, promoting a sturdier foothold for (empathically) holding the narcissist accountable. In so doing, we maintain the necessary leverage needed for healing, and for enduring change. How can we summon up the courage, maintain an attuned stance, and effectively engage these clients when they’re more likely to defend, deny, demean, devalue, attack, distract, and charm us rather than cooperate with us and comply with treatment?

Copies of Wendy’s book ‘Disarming the Narcissist- Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed’ will be given to six randomly selected attendees!

Learning Objectives:
• Describe an overview of the Schema Therapy model and how to use empathic confrontation to gain and maintain leverage and avoid power struggles, address entitlement and lack of reciprocity, access reasonable responsibility, and set limits with the narcissist;
• Apply specific strategies such as replacing self-defeating patterns and coping modes with healthy and adaptive modes via the moment-to-moment encounters in the therapy relationship;
• Identify and stabilize the therapist’s personal challenges—our own schemas—a major obstacle to treatment effectiveness;
• Create customized dialogues that fortify leverage, and enhance opportunities to access client vulnerability and emotion;
• Use techniques to effectively facilitate the treatment of couples with issues of narcissism, such as helping the partners to conceptualize “schema clashes” while modeling for offended partners a strengthened voice that asks for accountability for the impact of unacceptable behaviors, and enforces reasonably meaningful consequences (motivational drivers) for getting needs met.

Research: Research on narcissistic psychopathology is still sparse. Schema therapy is an innovative psychotherapy developed by Dr. Jeffrey Young for personality disorders, chronic depression, and other difficult individual and couples’ problems including narcissism. It integrates elements of cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, object relations, and gestalt therapy into one unified, systematic approach to treatment. A 2014 research publication from The American Journal of Psychiatry on ‘Results of a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial of the Clinical Effectiveness of Schema Therapy for Personality Disorders” is at http://bit.ly/2fzsfpV. Additional information on various Schema Focused Therapy research is at Google Scholar http://bit.ly/2fIV4eV. A 2016 Psychiatric Times article is at http://bit.ly/2gSLDhL.

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and other interested individuals.

Content level: intermediate

CEUs
New York Social Workers: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education 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 #0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Mental Health Counselors: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Creative Arts Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0003. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Marriage and Family Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York State OASASProvider #0045: 6 hours approved. CPP Initial Hours, Section 4. CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal Hours.

ASWB ACE Credits: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education, #1312, 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. University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/2/2015-7/2/2018. Social workers in states other than NY should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Content level is intermediate. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 clinical continuing education credits.

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