Course Description:

This practical course, based on Dr. Richard Nongard and Paula Hays bestselling book, offers powerful strategies for working with and overcoming co-existing narcissistic and dependent personality traits. Learn how to help clients focus on and maximize use of their existing personality strengths, to overcome frustrating deficits and emotional and behavioral cycles of almost success, followed by failure, again.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the professional will be able to:

  • Understand the diagnostic criteria for narcissistic and dependent personality disorders vs traits
  • Discuss behavioral manifestations resulting from cycles of impulsivity and stress
  • Utilize the concepts of the Perfect-Victim Factor to focus on maximizing client strengths to realize positive, lasting behavioral change

Purpose of this Course:

The purpose of this course is to provide the mental and behavioral health clinician with an understanding of and intervention strategies for positively impacting the co-existence of narcissistic and dependent personality traits.

Course Outline:

Part 1: Course organization, Documentation and Introduction.

Part 2: Reading of the course materials and discussion.

Part 3: Understand the application of the course materials towards professional practice.

Part 4: Administration and Completion of the Evaluation of Learning Quiz.