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Navigating the Spectrum of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Psychiatric Practice with Dr Ruth Ann Harpur

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About The Course


Deepen your understanding of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD): learn to distinguish between narcissism and NPD, understand the principles of assessment and management, and explore a range of narcissistic personality disorder treatment strategies such as DBT, Schema Therapy, and CBT. This course offers insights into gender differences, red flags and comorbidities associated with NPD and emphasises the importance of developing clinical strategies in balance with patient needs.

What You'll Learn


  • A clear distinction between Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).
  • Current evidence for Narcissistic Personality Disorder Management.
  • The principles underpinning assessment and treatment strategies.
  • Understanding of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) through the lens of Schema Therapy.
  • Clinical strategies suitable for all clinicians.

Course Programme


1 Unit | 12 Modules | 1.5 hours total length

  • The concept of narcissism (historical vs modern approaches)
  • Signs, symptoms and comorbidities in narcissism and narcissistic personality disorders
  • Schema based perspectives and modes for narcissistic traits and behaviors
  • The importance of the psychological formulation
  • Red flags for clinicians to look out for
  • What is healthy narcissism?
  • Gender differences in narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder
  • Treatments such as DBT, Schema therapy, Mentalisation Based Therapy and CBT
  • Translational Schema based strategies for treating narcissism and narcissistic personality disorders
  • Taking a history and obtaining feedback from others
  • Taking a history and obtaining feedback from others
  • Marrying patient needs with your own way of working
  • Advocating for yourself and your patients
  • Further Resources

Course Description


Navigating the Spectrum of Narcissism vs. Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Psychiatric Practice with Dr. Ruth Ann Harpur

Join us for an illuminating journey into the realm of narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) with the renowned UK-based psychologist, Dr. Ruth Ann Harpur. 

In this thought-provoking session, Dr Harpur will take you on a deep dive into the intricacies of narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) by sharing her expertise on the principles of assessment and treatment for NPD-diagnosed people who want to change. This course is tailored for mental health professionals, therapists, counselors, and clinicians seeking to elevate their proficiency in addressing narcissism and NPD in psychiatric practice.

Dr. Harpur will elucidate the often-misunderstood nuances between narcissism vs. narcissistic personality disorder, delving into the historical and modern approaches to narcissism and identifying signs, symptoms, and comorbidities for both conditions. Participants will be educated on healthy narcissism, gender-based differences in narcissism and NPD, schema-based perspectives and modes for narcissistic traits and behaviors, and red flags to look out for.

A significant focus of the course is the development of a robust narcissistic personality disorder treatment plan for patients. Dr. Harpur will share new insights and research on Narcissistic Personality Disorder treatment and management, exploring the efficacy of various therapies like DBT, Schema Therapy, Mentalisation Based Therapy, and CBT. Through a detailed case study for narcissistic personality disorder, Dr. Harpur will also demonstrate the practical application of these strategies in clinical settings.

Key takeaways include translational schema-based strategies for Narcissistic Personality Disorder treatment; tools for obtaining patient history and feedback from others; strategies for marrying patient needs with your clinical approach; and advocating for yourself and your patients. This course is an essential resource for anyone seeking to enhance their understanding, assessment skills, and overall competency in the field of narcissistic personality disorder treatment. 

 

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Learn principles of assessment for narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and explore a range of narcissistic personality disorder treatments.

Course Information

  • 1.5 hours
  • 1.5 CPD

Inclusions

  • 1.5 hours of video
  • Certificate of Completion

Material Downloads

  • certificate

Instructor

Dr. Ruth Ann Harpur Dr. Ruth Ann Harpur Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Ruth Ann Harpur is a clinical psychologist from the UK with a specialist interest in working with interpersonal difficulties, including narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder. She has over ten years of post-qualification experience in the assessment and treatment of psychological difficulties in adults and has worked in a wide range of mental health service settings, including community mental health teams, psychiatric inpatient services and private practice. Dr. Harpur started her psychology practice in 2020 with a focus on providing high-quality, professional psychology services to people who want to improve their relationships, navigate challenging relationships and recover after interpersonally-abusive experiences. She works with people across the UK and abroad.

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