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Schema Therapy for Narcissistic Personality Disorder with Wendy Behary

  • 17 Jun 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Kaiserstr. 18, Mainz, Germany

Schema Therapy for Narcissistic Personality Disorder with Wendy Behary

Narcissists are notoriously difficult clients—often intelligent, charming, and self-confident—they also tend to be arrogant, condescending, incapable of empathy, and possessed with a sense of entitlement. While interesting and challenging, they can also make you feel downright uneasy...

In this seminar, we’ll discuss:

•      Schema Therapy, an evidenced-based, active, and integrated treatment approach that focuses on changing lifelong, biased emotional and self-defeating behavioral patterns through cognitive restructuring, balanced attachment, limited re-parenting work, behavioral-skills training, and experiential techniques.

•      How to use empathic confrontation to gain and maintain leverage in therapy and avoid power struggles with narcissists

•      Maintaining empathy and compassion through curiosity, and helping the client to begin to understand his or her own behavior and its impact on other people                 


The seminar will include lecture, video presentation, role-plays, clinical group exercises, and customized “scripts” for handling particularly challenging moments in therapy. The workshop will be held in English.

Objectives are to help Participants do the following:

•     Acquire a working understanding of schema theory and schema mode work

•     Learn to apply specific clinical strategies with narcissistic clients

•     Integrate concepts from interpersonal neurobiology—demonstrated as powerful tools for accelerating treatment effectiveness.

•     Identify their personal schemas and modes—a major obstacle to treatment

•     Use self-work: to bypass intense reactions linked to personal triggers, activated by the narcissist

•     Create and adapt custom-fitting scripts to fortify leverage, to utilize “empathic confrontation”, and to set limits…under a variety of conditions relevant to narcissism.

Please note: this workshop will be conducted in English

Please review the many workshops we offer, and register on our website at:  http://www.ipsti-mz.de/events/

Why Schema Therapy?

Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.

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