How can we distinguish healthy self-confidence from narcissism? Is there an epidemic of narcissism in our society? How can we deal with narcissists in our lives, whether they are our parents, our partners our friends or our patients?  This Webinar will address these questions and provide answers that will help you understand and relate more effectively to individuals along the spectrum of narcissism, including those with Narcissistic Personality Disorders. Pathological narcissism can be expressed in temporary reactions and traits or in a stable, enduring personality disorder.  Individuals with pathological narcissism experience hypersensitivity and low frustration tolerance. Their sense of self is grandiose but fragile. Their self-esteem fluctuates from self-enhanced/ grandiosity to vulnerable/ inferiority.  They often use relationships to attempt to enhance their self-esteem at the expense of more equal relating, and their partners are often frustrated and dissatisfied. Therapists often find these individuals to be difficult patients to form an alliance with and treat effectively.

In this Webinar ,we will explore the developmental origins of narcissism and how it relates to healthy self-esteem.  The diagnostic characteristics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder will be clarified as well as how to recognize someone with pathological narcissism. The struggles narcissists experience and the difficulties inherent in relating to them will be explored. Effective coping strategies for those dealing with narcissism will be presented as well as the forefront of effective treatments for Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize the difference  between healthy self-esteem and narcissism
2. Explain the developmental origins of narcissism and how it relates to healthy self esteem
3. List the diagnostic characteristics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder
4. Describe the struggles narcissists experience with fluctuating self-esteem and problems self-regulating

Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.
Price: $15 
90 Minutes

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About Lisa Firestone

Lisa FirestoneDr. Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003).


Ordering Information:

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed a full video recording of this Webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (3) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $15. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resources. More Info Here

**************************************************************************************************************************** Continuing Education Information:

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.  A link to purchase CE credits will be provided to all Webinar registrants.

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed any accompanying reading assignment, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.


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