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Narcissistic Abuse 101

About the Course

This training will provide clinicians with a clear understanding of the definition, history, spectrum, and concept of narcissism and narcissistic abuse. Training areas of focus include understanding the harmful effects of narcissistic abuse on clients, learning to identify narcissistic traits and behaviors, and understanding how narcissism in relationships damages victims’ self-concept, agency, and relationship expectations. Attendees will learn how to identify primary goals of treatment, and to understand potential risks and challenges in treating this population.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Narcissistic Abuse 101 created by Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC in 2023.

Publication Date:

First Jul 2023

Course Material Author

Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC

Amy Marlow-MaCoy, MEd, LPC is the author of The Clinician’s Guide to Treating Adult Children of Narcissists: Pulling Back the Curtain on Manipulation, Gaslighting, and Emotional Abuse in Narcissistic Families (2023). She is also the author of the Amazon best-selling book The Gaslighting Recovery Workbook: Healing from Emotional Abuse (Callisto Media, 2020). Amy is an internationally known expert on gaslighting and narcissistic abuse, providing training and continuing education credits for clinicians as well as consultation and mentoring for clinicians wishing to deepen and grow their strengths in working with survivors of narcissistic abuse. Amy runs a private practice treating complex and developmental trauma in adults raised in narcissistic, emotionally immature, and toxic families of origin. Amy has advanced training in multiple trauma treatment models, including IFS, EMDR, and brainspotting.

Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Amy Marlow

Amy Marlow-MaCoy, MEd, LPC is the author of The Clinician’s Guide to Treating Adult Children of Narcissists: Pulling Back the Curtain on Manipulation, Gaslighting, and Emotional Abuse in Narcissistic Families (2023). She is also the author of the Amazon best-selling book The Gaslighting Recovery Workbook: Healing from Emotional Abuse (Callisto Media, 2020). Amy is an internationally known expert on gaslighting and narcissistic abuse, providing training and continuing education credits for clinicians as well as consultation and mentoring for clinicians wishing to deepen and grow their strengths in working with survivors of narcissistic abuse. Amy runs a private practice treating complex and developmental trauma in adults raised in narcissistic, emotionally immature, and toxic families of origin. Amy has advanced training in multiple trauma treatment models, including IFS, EMDR, and brainspotting.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Explain the concept, context, and scope of narcissism as a psychological and social concept.
  2. Recognize signs and symptoms of narcissism in relationships.
  3. Implement accurate and appropriate treatment plan goals and therapeutic interventions for survivors of narcissistic abuse.

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The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103322
3 CE credit hours
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Exam Fee $17.91
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Course Materials $30.00
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