Identifying and Treating Pathological Narcissism
Pathological narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder are challenging conditions to treat in psychotherapy. This course will focus on identifying patients struggling with these conditions. It will cover developmental origins, and therapeutic approaches and interventions to address typical problems and specific challenges to promote change in psychotherapy.
Elsa Ronningstam, PhD
Psychoanalyst Member, Psychoanalytic Training Program Faculty, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program Faculty, and Explorations in Mind Program Faculty, BPSI. Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Psychologist McLean Hospital. Private practice in Belmont, MA.
Igor Weinberg, PhD
Candidate Member, and Explorations in Mind Program Faculty, BPSI; Associate Psychologist, McLean Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School.
This course is open to intermediate and advanced licensed mental health clinicians. Continuing Education credits are offered for physicians, psychologists, and social workers.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the range in clinical presentations of pathological narcissism;
- Apply etiological and developmental background in pathological narcissism;
- Apply three strategies in alliance building with patients with pathological narcissism.
- Discuss typical problems in treatment of patients with pathological narcissism.
- Apply interventions specifically outlined for pathological narcissism.
- Apply co-morbid conditions with pathological narcissism and apply specific interventions.
- Compare and integrate three different treatment modalities for pathological narcissism.
- Apply three principals of treatment for individual cases of pathological narcissism.
Scholarships are available for all BPSI programs.
FEE: $250 Early Bird (Use code: EB2020IPN); $275 Regular (after Oct 20, 2020)
The fee is waived for Early Career Clinicians and BPSI Members and Partners. Scholarships are available upon request.
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Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 12 hours of CE.
Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Social Workers: Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-266-0953 for the status of social work CE accreditation.
Please note: Per NASW requirements, social workers must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Licensed Mental Health Clinicians: NBCC credits are not available for this course.
Please note: Licensed Mental Health Clinicians may request continuing education credit on an individual basis from NBCC, through their Continuing Education Credit Verification process.
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Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon-Cardoso at email@example.com. For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted. All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee. If BPSI cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.
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