Professionals’ Training for Treating Narcissistic Abuse

Date: February 21 & 28, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM –  4:00 PM with an hour lunch break
Location: 674 Merrimon Ave. Suite 200, Asheville, NC 28804
Price: $500/ person
Certificate of Attendance: 10 Contact Hours

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Narcissistic abuse not only causes emotional and psychological damage, it causes neurological damage called Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder. The trauma of CTSD is different from PTSD, in that it occurs in the relational bond and over time. This means that there aren’t just fight, flight and freeze responses in the body that need to be discharged, there is also shame. Shame has a biological feature to it that doesn’t allow it to discharge. Therefore the treatment of narcissistic abuse/CTSD requires an integrated interpersonal neurobiological treatment to allow it to be appropriately transformed and metabolized.

The term ”Narcissist” is flippantly thrown around in popular culture. Unfortunately, the clinical and medical professions have provided little to no training for practitioners on diagnosing NPD or treating those who have been exposed to it, limiting their capacity to assist their patients. This decades-long deficit and misattunement has resulted in distressed and dysregulated clients looking to the internet to crowd-source their understanding.

This is a two-day training for licensed professionals on psycho-didactic/somatic group process. This training is based on the latest research in interpersonal neurobiology to help regulate the body and break down narcissistic abuse’s key symptom: Shame. This training event is facilitated by Shannon O'Neill, MA.