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Title: Working with clients experiencing narcissistic abuse: Addressing the impact of antagonistic personality styles on mental health

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 2PM-4PM CT

CE: 2 hour CE

Cost: $50

Presented by: Ramani Durvasula, PhD

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Clover Educational Consulting Group is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Clover Educational Consulting Group maintains responsibility for this program and its content


About the Training:

Narcissism is the word of our time, yet there remains a lack of understanding, especially the way this personality pattern impacts the people who are in relationships with people who have antagonistic personality styles such as narcissism. The dearth of training on high-conflict personality styles, coupled with a reticence to “label” people who are close to the client but “not in the room”, has meant that many clients suffering from “narcissistic abuse” in familial, intimate, or workplace relationships don’t get the help they need, which can often foster self-blame for clients in these relationships. This workshop will offer an overview on antagonistic personality styles, and provide a practical roadmap and actionable framework for working with clients with patterns of narcissistic abuse.

Educational Objectives:

  • Apply a holistic view of the dynamics of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder, and “narcissism-adjacent” personality styles.
  • Describe the phenomenon of narcissistic abuse/antagonistic relational stress.
  • Explain the dynamics of narcissistic and other antagonistic relationships.

About Dr. Durvasula:

Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, CA and the Founder and CEO of LUNA Education, Training & Consulting, a company that offers a range of programs focused on educating survivors, clinicians, and businesses on the impacts of narcissism on health, wellness and functioning. She has written two books on the impact of narcissism on relationships: Don’t You Know Who I Am? How to Stay Sane in the Era of Narcissism, Entitlement and Incivility and Should I Stay or Should I Go:  Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist. Her work has been featured at TEDx, on media platforms including Red Table Talk, and she is a featured expert on the digital media mental health platform MedCircle. Dr. Durvasula’s research on personality disorders has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and she is a Consulting Editor of the scientific journal Behavioral Medicine. 

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