that gets in the way of our being real with clients and discuss how we can move through those feelings to maintain a healthy, adult stance in the therapeutic relationship. You’ll practice exercises to enhance your ability to differentiate between protecting clients and depriving them of truths that may be painful, but are necessary. You’ll leave with a new set of strategies for being both empathic and confrontive, when necessary.
Wendy Behary, L.C.S.W., the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and of The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy, is the author of Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed. To learn more, visit http://www.disarmingthenarcissist.com.