Lovefraud Continuing Education

Escaping the Sociopath and Rebuilding Your Life


Escaping the sociopathPerhaps you now know that you’re involved with a sociopath or other disordered individual. You’ve been Googling “sociopath” “psychopath” and “narcissist” like crazy, and found that a lot of what you read matches the behavior that you see.

So now what? What do you do?

That’s what I will explain in Part 3 of the Lovefraud Recovery Series. The webinar takes place Thursday, June 30, at 8 pm Eastern time.

Escaping the Sociopath and Rebuilding Your Life

Here is some of what I will explain:

  • What NOT to do when you learn of your partner’s betrayal
  • Do you fight — or cut your losses and run?
  • Tips and strategies for lawsuits, divorce and child custody battles
  • What can help when your brain is traumatized
  • The key to getting through the experience

How to help children who are at risk of becoming sociopaths

Happy African American Father and Mixed Race Son Playing PiggybaOne 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

How to recover from a sociopathic partner


If you’ve discovered that your partner is an exploiter, and you don’t know what to think and what to do — well, I totally understand. I’ve been there.

That’s why I developed the Lovefraud Recovery Series. These three webinars, each one hour long, will help you comprehend what you are dealing with and figure out how to move forward:

June 16 – Sociopathic Seduction: How you got hooked and why you stayed (If you missed it, watch the recording)

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June 23 – What Did They Want? Psychopaths, antisocials and other exploiters in romantic relationships

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June 30 – Escaping the Sociopath and Rebuilding Your Life

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Courses this week: 5 Step Exit for professionals, Sociopathic Seduction


Attractive couple not talking on the couch at home in the livingFor mental health professionals

The Five Step Exit: Tools you need to help clients leave a psychopath, narcissist or other toxic partner

If your client is in an exploitative or abusive relationship, use this structured, five step model to help him or her escape. Prepare your client to develop a support team, ensure personal safety, and respond appropriately to pushback from the partner.

Date and time: Wednesday, June 15, 2-4 p.m. Eastern

Instructor: Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW

Fee: $49 — includes 6 months access after purchase

Credits — 2 continuing education credits available

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For survivors and the public

Sociopathic Seduction: How you got hooked and why you stayed — Part 1 of the three-part Lovefraud Recovery Series

You’re smart, loving and accomplished. Learn how your exploitative partner used your good human qualities against you, by targeting your vulnerabilities and hijacking the human bonding system. You were manipulated simply because you are normal.

Therapists: Here’s how to help clients leave a toxic relationship


Psychologist's AnalysisClients may know that they are unhappy, anxious and depressed because of their relationships, but they can’t seem to leave. In fact, they become confused just by thinking about leaving. How can you best serve them?

The Five Step Exit model will help.

This program, developed by Dr. Amber Ault, is specifically designed to help you help clients in a structured fashion. You guide them to evaluate their circumstances, create an exit strategy, put together a support team, move forward with the plan, and then reclaim their lives.

Dr. Ault will teach you exactly how to do it in an online webinar on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, from 2 -4 p.m. Eastern time. You will be able to ask questions of Dr. Ault during the webinar. The program offers two hours of continuing education credits for mental health professionals.

Online webinar series: How to recover from a relationship with a sociopath

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If you’re like most people who find Lovefraud, you’ve already tangled with a sociopath and want to know how to escape and recover.

That’s exactly what I explain in my upcoming Lovefraud CE program. I’ll be teaching three one-hour webinars:

  • June 16 – Sociopathic Seduction: How you got hooked and why you stayed
  • June 23 – What Did They Want? Psychopaths, antisocials and other exploiters in romantic relationships
  • June 30 – Escaping the Sociopath and Rebuilding Your Life

All the programs are at 8 pm Eastern time. If you can’t attend at the specific date and time, no worries — the programs will be recorded, and you can watch them whenever you want. However, if you participate in the initial live presentation, you will be able to ask questions during the program.

The Five Step Exit – Dr. Amber Ault talks about how her Lovefraud CE online courses will help you decide what to do

If you’re involved in a toxic relationship, how do you get out? Or, if you’re a therapist treating a client who is in toxic relationship, how do you help them decide what to do? And if they decide to leave, how do you support them?

Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW, offers practical and realistic advice in two webinars based on her book, ‘The Five Step Exit — The skills you need to leave a narcissist, psychopath or other toxic partner and recover you happiness now.’

The Five Step Exit course offers you a structured model to help you decide whether to hang in or get out. And if you decide that leaving is best, this course provides step-by-step guidelines for determining the best way to do it. Each step in the model includes specific goals and practices to help you do the difficult work of leaving an exploitative, abusive or toxic relationship.

Press release: Lovefraud Continuing Education now offers online courses to save people from narcissists, sociopaths, psychopaths and one of society’s biggest lies: “Everybody just wants to be loved”

Editor’s note: This week Lovefraud sent out the following press release about Lovefraud Continuing Education via PRNewswire. If you’re a journalist, take a look. If you know a journalist, please forward the link. Here’s the original, with video: Lovefraud Continuing Education press release.

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EGG HARBOR TWP, NJ — Lovefraud Continuing Education (http://www.lovefraudcontinuingeducation.com/) now offers online courses to help people spot, escape and recover from narcissists, sociopaths, psychopaths and other manipulators. Credit courses for mental health professionals also explain the truth of how people with exploitative personality disorders behave in relationships.

Those who have suffered emotional, psychological, physical, sexual and financial abuse in a relationship often seek counseling — and discover that many therapists are not familiar with their experiences.

According to a Lovefraud.com survey of clients in therapy due to an abusive relationship, 36 percent of respondents said the therapist did not understand the impact of psychopathy or sociopathy on partners and family members.

Mental health professionals: Here’s the training you never received about antisocial personality disorder, narcissism and psychopathy

“Crazy-making” — that’s how people describe involvements with those who have narcissistic or antisocial personality disorders, psychopathy, and even borderline personality disorder.

After enduring deception, manipulation, bald-faced lies and gaslighting, people who are in these relationships often feel like they’re losing their minds. What they need most is someone who believes their stories and can tell them what is going on. So they go for counseling.

Unfortunately, many times they discover that the therapist really doesn’t understand what they are talking about.

Over the years, I’ve heard this from countless people who have been targeted by exploiters.

In fact, I’ve heard from therapists and other mental health professionals who themselves were hooked into involvements with personality-disordered individuals. They say that nothing in their training prepared them for the experience.

Love Fraud and How to Avoid It — to protect yourself from sociopaths, psychopaths and narcissists, take this online course

The Basics: Love Fraud and How to Avoid It
Initial presentation: June 1, 2016, 8 pm Eastern time
Register by May 30 and save 25%!

If you’re like most readers, you’ve found Lovefraud because you’ve already had a devastating run-in with a sociopath, psychopath, narcissist or other exploiter. So you know what they’re like.

Lovefraud’s first new online course is geared towards people who don’t know. People who have never heard of sociopaths, people who still think all psychopaths are serial killers, people who don’t know that evil can look normal.

So although this course may not be for you, perhaps you know others who should take it — your friends, co-workers, even your kids. (The course is appropriate for high school and older.)