One of the worst things about sociopathy is that it is highly genetic. That means everyone who has children with a sociopath must face a hard truth: Their children are also at risk of becoming sociopaths.
But genetics are not carved in stone, and just because children are at risk does not mean they are doomed to develop personality disorders.
Starting in September, Lovefraud Continuing Education presents a series of four webinars designed to teach mental health professionals how to help clients who have children at risk for externalizing disorders. (Externalizing disorders are mental disorders characterized by negative behaviors directed towards a person’s external environment, such as towards other people.)
Overcoming Children’s Genetic Risk for Externalizing Disorders:
Part 1: Externalizing disorders of childhood and adulthood, including ADHD, conduct disorder, antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 12 noon (Eastern) – More info
Part 2: What genetic research says about behavior and the risk of developing externalizing disorders
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 12 noon (Eastern) – More info
Part 3: How the environment, including parenting, siblings and peers, affects the development of externalizing disorders in children –
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 12 noon (Eastern) – More info
Part 4: Brain systems, social learning, and using the Inner Triangle to immunize children against externalizing disorders
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 12 noon (Eastern) – More info
The instructor is Liane Leedom, M.D. Dr. Leedom is a psychiatrist and an associate professor of counseling and psychology at the University of Bridgeport. She has done groundbreaking research on how personality disorders affect families.
Dr. Leedom is author of Just Like His Father? A Guide to Overcoming Your Child’s Genetic Connection to Antisocial Behavior, Addiction and ADHD, and Women Who Love Psychopaths: Investigating the Relationships of Inevitable Harm.
She is also author of multiple peer-reviewed studies, including The Problem of Parental Psychopathy, and Did He Ever Love Me? A Qualitative Study of Life with a Psychopathic Husband.
The series offers continuing education credits for mental health professionals. You must purchase all four sessions.
After purchasing the webinars, you have access to them for six months, so you can review them as often as you like.
This webinar series is truly important for anyone dealing with at-risk children.