Identifying the cycle of abuse

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  • Course Description

    What is narcissism and what is Narcissistic Personality disorder? This course provides a thorough definition of narcissism and the disorder as it falls on a spectrum. The course offers a more experiential approach to recognizing individuals who may be victims/survivors of narcissistic abuse and the abusive cycle that persists when someone is involved with a pathological naricissist. Clinicians will be better able to identify the cycle of abuse, allow client to heal through empowerment, and differentiate between someone who has been gaslighted into an abusive relationship versus a an individual more prone to co-dependency.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Describe the pathology of Narcissistic Personality disorder and Antisocial Personality disorder; Define traumatic bonding and complex traumatic stress; Distinguish the different forms of empathy (Healthy, Average Functioning, and Unhealthy)

  • Downloadable Audio Podcast

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour audio podcast presentation (streaming or free for download via our site, Apple Podcasts, or GooglePlay), a post-presentation test with six to eight questions per CE credit hour, and a course evaluation; course requirements can be accessed either via computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account. In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical annual subscription, #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast, #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (a score of at least 75%; you are able to re-test) and #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

  • Target Audience and Instructional Level

    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory/Intermediate.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course and hit the 'Generate Certificate' button, a new window will open up with your certificate; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Click on the FAQ link at the bottom of this page for more information about how to receive a copy of a course completion certificate if course access has expired. Course certificates will be on file for five (5) years from date of course completion.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, sponsor, instructor, content, or benefit of endorsement of products.

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Instructor

Narcissism Expert

  • Catherine  Barrett, PSY

    Catherine Barrett, PSY

    Senior Instructor

    Catherine Barrett is a licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist who has been practicing as a psychotherapist for 10 years. Dr. Barrett has a dual focus, working both in family practice and forensic psychology. Dr. Barrett received her Doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology from Alliant International University- California School of Forensic Studies. Her pre and post-doctoral work was in the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of mentally disordered offenders, individuals found not guilty by reason of insanity, sex offenders, and sexually violent predators. It was here where Dr. Barrett first gained her experience working with severe personality disorders; specifically Narcissistic and Antisocial personality. Dr. Barrett also has a family practice with Teen Therapy Center in Woodland Hills, where she treats many survivors of personality disordered abuse. Dr. Barrett also performs psychological testing for adolescents and facilitates a group for LGBT teens. Dr. Barrett has experience working in addiction/recovery and with drug and alcohol related offenders.

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