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039: When Loving Him is Hurting You: Hope and Help for Women Dealing with Narcissism and Emotional Abuse

David Hawkins, Ph.D.
Marriage Recovery Center
10800 NE Broomgerrie Rd.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Sharmen Kimbrough, M.A.
Marriage Recovery Center
10800 NE Broomgerrie Rd.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

We live in a “me-centered” culture, where many individuals selfishly extend beyond healthy boundaries to assert perceived “rights,” overpowering others in the process. This epidemic of selfishness, entitlement, and emotional immaturity fuels narcissism and marital sexual abuse, traumatizing many and eroding the delicate fabric of marriage. Dr. Hawkins’ workshop explores not only the culture of narcissism, but also individual character pathology, its impact on marriage, and strategies clinicians can employ to assist individuals and couples as they navigate their way to relational health. He will discuss interventions needed to facilitate growth in the narcissist and healing strategies for the victim of narcissistic abuse. Finally, this workshop will address sexual power and control (often an aspect of narcissism), how it permeates the narcissistic marriage, and interventions and boundaries needed to bring sexual healing. This portion of the training will help attendees understand the role of sexual abuse in narcissistic relationships and steps that can be taken to intervene in this destructive process.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:
• Assess traits of narcissism, narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), as well as Narcissistic Victim Syndrome
• Analyze myths being promoted regarding NPD
• Evaluate best practices for treating those with NPD, narcissistic traits, as well as victims of narcissistic abuse for the licensed mental health professional and psychologist

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