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    What therapists need to know about Love and Exploitation
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Lovefraud Continuing Education News

How therapists can help support traumatized clients who face sociopaths in court

How therapists can help support traumatized clients who face sociopaths in court

 

Legal Abuse SyndromeMaybe you are one of many Lovefraud readers in a court battle with a sociopath — divorce, child custody, or other litigation. Maybe, when you need to tell the court what you experienced — you freeze, unable to speak, or even think.

You could be suffering from a psychiatric injury, such as PTSD.

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are diagnosed, you are entitled to accommodations to allow you equal access to the judicial system. Accommodations may include breaks if you become symptomatic, permission to tape record proceedings, and more.

Do you know about this? Does your therapist know?

On Thursday, August 4, Dr. Karin Huffer, author of the Legal Abuse Syndrome, will present a Lovefraud Continuing Education course:

How the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Supports Traumatized Clients in Court

Dr. Huffer explains how people become traumatized when dealing with power-centered individuals (aka sociopaths, psychopaths and narcissists). She explains how deception affects the brain. And she explains how the ADA can help.

This course is geared toward mental health professionals. However, Dr. Huffer will soon offer another course to help survivors, if you’re the person who must deal with the sociopath in court.

I encourage all therapists to take this course and become familiar with the provisions of this federal law.

If your therapist doesn’t know about the provisions of the ADA — and most don’t — perhaps you can suggest that he or she take the course.

Continuing education credits are available for therapists. For anyone who can’t make the program date, it will be recorded, and the on demand version also offers continuing education credits.

Plus, get a free ebook with any purchase of a Lovefraud CE course. Choose from Red Flags of Love Fraud, the Red Flags of Love Fraud Workbook, or Love Fraud.

How the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Supports Traumatized Clients in Court

 

 

Webinar for counselors: How to recognize and help clients caught in exploitative relationships, with Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW

Webinar for counselors: How to recognize and help clients caught in exploitative relationships, with Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW

Does your client’s romantic partner “seem too good to be true?” It may be a warning sign of possible antisocial, narcissistic or other personality disorders. Learn how these individuals seduce their targets, what it means for the relationship, and how to help a client who has been deceived and betrayed.

Upcoming webinar

Love and Exploitation:

Presented by Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, CHt

  • Part 1: Recognizing the exploitative relationship and its impact on the intimate partner — Friday, July 22, 1-3 p.m. Eastern.
  • Part 2: Overview of therapeutic strategies for partners in relationships with exploiters — Friday July 29, 1-3 p.m. Eastern.

Mary Ann Glynn will answer your questions during the live online events.

More information and sign up

Continuing Education credits

  • Psychologists

Lovefraud CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

  • Social workers

Courses are approved, or are pending approval, by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for continuing education credit.

Anderly Corp., dba Lovefraud CE, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0354.

More info on Lovefraud CE

  • Can’t make the live event? The initial webinar is recorded and available on demand the next day. The recorded versions also offer continuing education credits (check your state requirements).
  • Free ebook with any purchase of a Lovefraud CE course. Choose from Donna Andersen’s Love Fraud, Red Flags of Love Fraud – 10 signs you’re dating a sociopath, or the Red Flags of Love Fraud Workbook. One ebook per customer. You’ll receive a coupon with your registration confirmation.
  • Any professional who completes six credits of Lovefraud Continuing Education courses is eligible for a free six-month listing in the Lovefraud Professional Resources Guide.
  • After purchasing any credit course, review it for free for six months.

More information and sign up

 

Therapists: What you need to know about Love and Exploitation

Therapists: What you need to know about Love and Exploitation

 

Angry couple 320x240If you’re a therapist, what did you learn about people with personality disorders? When you were in training, did any instructor ever warn you that clients — especially clients in couples therapy — would walk into your office with a hidden agenda?

Probably not.

“Therapists are taught to believe that people have the ability to change,” says Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, CHt. “Therapists are taught to look at the person in the most positive way, and that if people want to change, they can change. So they don’t recognize that there are some people who just will not change.”

As a result, many therapists are not prepared to deal with exploiters and manipulators — people who may be diagnosed with antisocial, narcissistic or borderline personality disorders.

“We’re not prepared for some people who don’t have the ability to engage emotionally and be empathetic,” Mary Ann continues. “In the therapeutic setting, the exploiters will be often manipulative, charm the therapist, have no compunction about lying, so they make it look like the other person is the problem, and it can be very confusing to the therapist.”

Mary Ann is clearing up the confusion. She is presenting the next Lovefraud CE webinar series:

Love and Exploitation:

Part 1: Recognizing the exploitative relationship and its impact on the intimate partner — Friday, July 22, 1-3 p.m. Eastern.

Part 2: Overview of therapeutic strategies for partners in relationships with exploiters — Friday July 29, 1-3 p.m. Eastern.

Learning objectives

Part 1:

This workshop will enable mental health professionals to:

  1. Describe a client’s distinguishing symptoms of small “t” and large “T” trauma (of PTSD) from emotional, physical, sexual, and deceit abuses due to a relationship with an exploitative disordered individual.
  2. Analyze specific exploitative manipulations common to disordered individuals as relationships evolve, and abuse manifestations on clients.
  3. Explain the cognitive, emotional and behavioral coping mechanisms clients develop to survive in the relationships, and how the self is submerged.
  4. Assess where criteria of personality disorders in the DSM-5 overlap or are differentiated from criteria in psychopathy research in order to recognize a distinguishing set of diagnostic criteria.
  5. Explain how the traits, goals and perceptions of an exploitative disordered personality measure against traits necessary for emotional intimacy, and implications for clients in navigating a romantic relationships with these individuals.

Part 2:

This workshop will enable mental health professionals to:

  1. Describe how the effects of an exploitative relationship manifest psychologically, physiologically, and behaviorally in the client’s presentation.
  2. Explain how to help the client create detachment, so as to increase clarity about the relationship and change the cycle of victimization.
  3. Describe concerns and strategies for helping the client disengage from an abusive relationship.
  4. Explain research‐based interventions for PTSD, including mindfulness techniques, and how they may help the client recover from an abusive relationship.
  5. Suggest additional healing modalities to employ as adjuncts to psychotherapy sessions that foster grounding, safety, and empowerment.

Continuing Education credits

Mental health professionals may earn four continuing education credits upon completion of both parts.

The course is $95 for four hours of training. With every Lovefraud course, you get a free e-book by Donna Andersen — your choice of:

Finally, any instructor who earns 6 continuing education credits through Lovefraud CE is also eligible for a free 6-month listing in the Lovefraud Professional Resources Guide.

Sign up today!