(Please note: This free live webinar will be recorded and a copy made available to all who register.)
“Narcissistic personality disorder — one of several types of personality disorders — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of extreme confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.” (By Mayo Clinic Staff)
However, as people, we are not as “transparent” as we like to believe. We are complicated. We are triggered by different events. We wear masks. We can be brilliantly malevolent and one is none the wiser. Our reactions to situations and people are dictated by our upbringing, experiences… The combination of environment, genetics and neurobiology makes this disorder particularly difficult to treat.
It isn’t easy to spot narcissists in ordinary interactions with them. They are not “conceited” in the sense that it is one behavior that is so evident we can retreat. As adults, they are well-rehearsed in seduction in order to hide what they have learned (not realized as a self-reflection) is unacceptable. Many times, a person involved with narcissists will realize who they are dealing with later in the relationship, when the narcissist is sure that they have secured your trust and feel they have enough control over you to satisfy their needs.
Three Take-A-Ways From Narcissism Webinar:
1. Viewers will learn about narcissistic traits.
2. Viewers will learn how narcissistic traits manifest themselves in someone and in relationships.
3. Viewers will learn about what it means to partner with a narcissist.
Nancy Kalina Gomez Edelstein, NBCC, LPC completed her graduate doctoral course requirements in Psychodynamic Psychology at The George Washington University and received a Master’s in Clinical and Counseling Psychology at Columbia University.
Nancy is a bilingual (Spanish/English) licensed and certified (New Jersey) clinician with over two decades of experience treating and assessing patients/clients for services. She has worked as Clinical Director managing staff, case direction, grant guidelines and agency policy. She has worked in both the United States and South America with the following populations: Triply diagnosed (HIV+/Substance Abuse and mentally ill), gang members, abused/neglected children and their families, domestic violence (victims and perpetrators), severely mentally ill, transgender/transitioning, LGBTQ.
This webinar is a live, 45-minute seminar with a PowerPoint presentation followed by a Q&A moderated by Gabe Howard, host of The Psych Central Show podcast. There is no charge for the webinar, but registration is required. All registrants will receive a link to the recording.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Space is limited so please register early. Thank you.