Narcissism

How to Know It's Narcissistic Abuse

Signs to Watch for in Therapy

Watch this clip of Dr. Ramani explaining the signs of narcissistic abuse in a relationship and what it looks like in your therapy office. Read more

Watch this clip of Dr. Ramani explaining how to help your clients who are survivors of narcissistic and build trust. Read more

What is Betrayal Blindness?

Dr. Ramani on Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse

Watch this clip of Dr. Ramani explaining what betrayal blindness looks like in relationships impacted by narcissistic abuse. Read more

Terry Real on Achieving Breakthrough Results with Difficult Men

Transforming Behaviors by Facing Narcissists, Bullies, and Avoidants Head On

Learn how to work with narcissists, bullies, avoidants and other difficult male clients with leading expert Terry Real. Read more

Unmasking the Covert Narcissist in Therapy

A Conversation with Craig Malkin

Author and clinician Craig Malkin, PhD, sits down with Psychotherapy Networker’s editor in chief Livia Kent to talk about how to spot covert narcissism and... Read more

Allen Frances, formerly of Duke University, wrote the clinical diagnosis for narcissistic personality disorder that first appeared in the third edition of the... Read more

Covert Narcissism Unmasked

What Are We Really Treating?

A covert narcissist’s eagerness to share their suffering can make them feel like ideal clients. And that’s what’s so vexing for clinicians. Read more

Treating Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse

The Road to Clarity and Agency

People in relationships with narcissists are rarely going to catalyze meaningful change in their partners. How can therapists support them, whether they leave... Read more

Clinician's Quandary July 27, 2022

The Narcissistic Client

Four Ways to Break Through

Whether it's vanity, a failure to take constructive criticism, mistreating family and friends, or lacking empathy for others, clients with narcissistic traits... Read more

Point of View November 3, 2020

The Narcissism Trap

Navigating High-Conflict Personality Styles

An expert on narcissism discusses how to help clients get clear about gaslighting and other abuses in their relationships. Read more

Working with Difficult Men

Where’s the Leverage for Change?

The conflict between an older, more traditional view of masculinity and a newer, more progressive one is the underlying issue in many marriages today. Helping... Read more

Facing Our Dark Side

Some Forms of Self-Compassion Are Harder than Others

Achieving a genuine state of self-compassion is a more challenging undertaking than many realize. Far from a little feel-better incantation you offer yourself... Read more

VIDEO: Men and Intimacy

A Relational Approach to Helping Male Clients

According to Patrick Dougherty, the biggest problem men have in psychotherapy isn’t that intimacy and the language of emotion is such foreign territory, but... Read more

VIDEO: 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... Read more

Challenging The Narcissist

How to Find Pathways to Empathy

Given their arrogance, condescension, and lack of empathy, narcissists are notoriously difficult clients. The key to working with them is being direct and... Read more