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"Narcissist: The Skilled Abuser (Part II: Behind the Mask)"

  • April 14, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364


  • Discount student price.

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Membership Meeting

with Catherine Barrett, PsyD

"Narcissist: The Skilled Abuser

(Part II: Behind the Mask)"

Dr. Barrett's aim is to help clinicians see outside of the textbook definition of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder and present a more practical, experiential, and accurate portrayal of this pathology within families to help clinicians identify how NPD presents within the family system. Focusing on the effects of the disorder on children who grow up with a narcissistic parent, the presentation will provide information on how to help survivors manage their expectations should they remain in contact with loved ones who have the disorder. The root and criteria of Narcissistic Personality Disorder will be revisited, providing a basis for individuals who may not have attended Part I of Dr. Barrett's presentation last year. Dr. Barrett's research and experience will also help clinicians provide skills to assist clients in how to avoid being baited into the narcissist's chaos as well as help the client identify the inner child's need to satiate the narcissistic parent.

Learning Objectives

In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 5 masks/persona types that narcissists use to help clinicians identify narcissistic personality disorder in their clients or victims of NPD.
  2. List 4 ways a narcissistic parent can directly influence a child negatively to assist clinicians in identifying what could be underlying issues in their adult and underage clients.
  3. List at least 4 things to be aware of in victims of NPD to inform the therapeutic approach.
  4. Identify at least 2 Do's and Don'ts to help clients who cannot distance themselves from a narcissist.

    Catherine Barrett, PsyD 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, April 14, 2019


         8:30am-9am  Registration/Networking/Continental


         9am-9:30am  Membership Meeting/Chapter


         9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

         11am-11:15am  Member Announcements/

             Opportunity Drawing*

         11:15am-11:30am  CEU Certificate Pick-Up/


         11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting ~ All Welcome!*

    This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

    Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs 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


    Woodland Hills Country Club (Grand Ballroom)

    21150 Dumetz Road Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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



    SFV-CAMFT chapter members

    $15 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) /$25 (online week of event or walk-ins)

    Non chapter members

    $25 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) $35 (online week of event or walk-ins)

    $20 (STUDENTS ONLY - online until day before event 11:59pm)

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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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