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"Narcissist: The Skilled Abuser - Helping Clinicians find their Forensic Lens"

  • June 03, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364


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Membership Meeting

  with Dr. Catherine Barrett  


"Narcissist: The Skilled Abuser - Helping Clinicians find their Forensic Lens"

Dr. Catherine Barrett's experience as a clinician as well as a survivor of narcissistic abuse syndrome has alerted her to the covert tactics and severe pathology that lies within a narcissistically abusive relationship. Dr. Barrett hopes to help clinicians see outside of the textbook definition of the disorder and present a more practical, experiential, and accurate portrayal of this pathology. Her research and experience will also help clinicians identify survivors of this abuse within their practice and assist them in understanding the root of their client's addiction to such relationships. The ultimate goal is to provide information so that practitioners are vigilant in identifying clients with complex post-traumatic stress due to a relationship with a narcissistic personality, thereby putting the diagnosis into context, which in turn improves their clients' self-empowerment and ability to heal.

Learning Objectives
In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify 6 traits of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
  2. Describe the 4 phases of the cycle of abuse.
  3. Discuss 2 ways to identify victims of narcissistic abuse.
  4. Identify 3 interventions for treating victims of abuse.

Dr. Catherine Barrett is a licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist who has also been practicing as a psychotherapist for 10 years. Dr. Barrett's family practice is with Teen Therapy Center in Woodland Hills. Her practice includes high-risk teenagers, LGBT youth, and family discord. Dr. Barrett also performs psychological testing for adolescents and facilitates a group for LGBT teens. She has experience working in addiction recovery and with drug and alcohol related offenders. Her pre-and post-doctoral work was in the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of mentally disordered offenders, individuals found not guilty by reason of insanity, sex offenders, and sexually violent predators. It was here where Dr. Barrett first gained her experience working with severe personality disorders; specifically, Narcissistic and Antisocial personality.



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Sunday, June 3, 2018

8:30am-9am Registration/Networking/
Continental Breakfast*
9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/Chapter Announcements*
9:30am-10:30am CEU/Speaker Presentation
This course intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals. Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.
* = non CEU portion of course
10:30am-11am Structured Networking/
Member Announcements/Opportunity Drawing*
11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting~All Welcome*

Woodland Hills Country Club
The Country Club does not allow denim. This location is ADA compliant.

$15 SFV-CAMFT chapter member
$25 non chapter member
Register online by Sunday prior to event 11:59pm.
No phone or email RSVP.          Email for LA and SGV chapter reciprocity                      
$30 walk-in, regardless of membership
No cash or check, credit cards only.

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CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider #62281
SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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