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How to Engage a Narcissist in Therapy

Wendy Behary On The Keys To Successfully Treating Narcissists

Underneath it all, the narcissist is skeptical and frightened.

That’s the first thing to remember, according to Wendy Behary, a recognized expert in treating narcissistic men. The second is to use the consulting room as a microcosm of the wider world. Third, and most important, is to stay in the moment.

Engaging without enabling is possible, as Wendy demonstrates in this video clip, part of our upcoming webcast series on effective approaches to working with challenging clients.

Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and of The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy, and the author of Disarming the Narcissist. Wendy joins Clifton Mitchell, Dick Schwartz, Janina Fisher, William Doherty, and John Norcross for our video webcast series:

Tough Customers: Effective Approaches to Challenging Clients
Watch All 6 Sessions Starting Friday, March 21st
And On-Demand for a Full Year!
Get course details here.

It’s a 6-session practical, nuts-and-bolts exploration of what really works with the kinds of cases and clinical situations that regularly take us to the edge of what we know, and who we are as people and would-be healers. Here’s a preview of what each session covers:

  • Clifton Mitchell on Treating the Highly Resistant Client
    Get concrete practical guidance on a range of clinical methods to help you overcome stagnation and create therapeutic movement with these hard-to-treat cases.
  • Wendy Behary on Treating the Narcissistic Client
    Learn how to form genuine relationships with self-absorbed, un-empathic clients with therapeutic leverage and empathic confrontation.
  • Richard Schwartz on Treating the Borderline Client
    Discover new ways to avoid unnecessary therapeutic struggles through openhearted acceptance and gain a deeper understanding of the role of exiled “parts” in the client’s reactivity.
  • Janina Fisher on Treating Clients with Severe Attachment Disorders
    Learn to recognize internal attachment disorder and master effective ways–including somatic approaches–to helping clients overcome feelings of shame and worthlessness.
  • William Doherty on Treating the Stuck and Self-Destructive Client
    Learn effective new ways to move therapy forward when it stalls without subtly blaming the client, giving speeches, or becoming defensive.
  • John Norcross on Customizing Therapy with the Resistant Client
    Explore how to match treatment approaches with client characteristics to avoid treatment stalemates by assessing for six key client characteristics.

Don’t Miss Out On This Invaluable Material
Watch All 6 Sessions Starting Friday, March 21st
Or On Demand For A Full Year!
Get course details here.

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