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Thu, May 09


Rising Tide Training Room

Navigating Narcissim

Navigating Narcissim
Navigating Narcissim

Time & Location

May 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – May 11, 2024, 1:00 PM

Rising Tide Training Room, 204 S 24th St, Rogers, AR 72758, USA

About the event

9 NBCC Credit Hours

Event Time is Central Standard Time Zone

CE Credit will not be awarded to those who are not mental health professionals. Completed evaluation will be required for credit for all participants.


Participants will see that at the heart of schema therapy, we have an approach capable of weakening narcissistic coping modes, and internal demanding critic modes. Adaptive responses replace unhelpful ones as schemas heal. Using science-based effective strategies, grounded in emotional engagement and the therapy relationship, therapists are poised to correct the biased early emotional experiences typically linked with high demands for extraordinary performance, confusing messages of over-indulgence alongside inferiority and insecure attachments, devalued emotional experiences, and poor limit setting.

Workshop Objectives:

Participants will:

  1.  Gain an overview of the Schema Therapy model and how to comprehensively conceptualize Narcissism and NPD in formulating treatment strategies.
  2.  Acquire the use of a highly effective strategy known as empathic confrontation to gain and maintain leverage and avoid power struggles, address entitlement and lack of reciprocity, access reasonable responsibility, and set limits with the narcissist.
  3. Observe and learn how to apply specific strategies such as replacing self-defeating patterns and coping modes with healthy and adaptive modes via the moment-to-moment encounters in the therapy relationship.
  4. Develop a sturdy self in the chair by identifying and stabilizing the therapist’s personal challenges—our own schemas—a major obstacle to treatment effectiveness.
  5. Create customized dialogues that maintain leverage and enhance opportunities to access client vulnerability and emotion.
  6. Receive an overview of how to facilitate treatment with offended partners; the recovery and fortifying of a voice of advocacy; setting limits, cultivating leverage for accountability; identifying the impact of unacceptable behaviors, and enforcing reasonable consequences that act as motivational drivers for the narcissist to seek treatment.


Wendy Behary, LCSW

With 25+ years of professional experience and advanced level certifications, Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The Schema Therapy Institutes of NJ-NYC-DC. She has been treating clients, training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 25 years. Wendy was on the faculty of the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York (until the Institutes merged in 2012), where she trained and worked with Dr. Jeffrey Young since 1989. She is a founding fellow and consulting supervisor for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Aaron T. Beck’s Institute). Wendy served as the President of the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) from 2010-2014 and served as the Training and Certification Coordinator for the ISST Executive Board from 2008-2010. She is currently the chair of the Schema Therapy Development Programs Sub-Committee for the ISST.

Workshop Outline (CST):

Thursday, May 9, 2024

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Lecture / Demonstrations

• Conceptualizing Narcissism along a spectrum

• Differentiating Grandiose and Covert forms of NPD

• The Value and Challenge of the Therapy Relationship

• Guidelines for the Treatment Room – Managing Expectations

(15 minutes: break 11:30 AM)

11:45 PM - 1:00 PM Lecture/ Video / Demonstrations

• A Profile of Narcissism/NPD: Early Maladaptive Schemas and Unmet Needs

• Challenges in Primary-Partner Relationships

• Addressing Shame and Lack of Remorse

• Formulation of Treatment and Treatment Goals / Measuring Progress

• Need for Leverage

Friday, May 10, 2024

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Lecture / Demonstrations

• Schema Modes with Narcissism

• Differentiating NPD Modes from BPD Modes

• Identifying and Tracking Mode Activation

• Limited and Adaptive Re-Parenting

(15 minutes: break 11:30 AM)

11:45 PM - 1:00 PM Lecture / Video / Practice Exercise

• The Value of Empathy

• The Art of Empathic Confrontation for Limit-Setting and Accountability

• Bypassing Detached Protector Modes

• Confronting Anger and Self-Aggrandizing Modes

• Bringing the Brain on Board – Integrating Interpersonal Neurobiology

Saturday, May 11, 2024

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM  Lecture / Demonstrations / Video Clip

• Use of the Narrator Voice, Photos, and Audio Flashcards

• Addressing Issues of Addiction / Hypersexuality

• Betrayal Trauma - Partners

• Working with Partners/Couples with Issues of Narcissism

(15 minutes: break 11:30 AM)

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lecture / Deliberate Practice Microskills

• Imagery and Imagery Re-Scripting

• Mode Work in Chairs (Gestalt-like strategies)

• Therapist Triggers / Self-Reflection and Self-Practice

• Somatic-Sensory Work for Enhancing Mode Awareness


Workshop Withdrawal:

Withdrawal requests should be submitted by email to no later than 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date in order to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee. Withdrawal requests that are submitted after 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date will not be refunded.

Participants who do not attend a workshop and do not submit a withdrawal request as outlined in the previous section prior to the completion of the workshop will not receive a refund. All refunds are processed within 7 business days of the completion of the workshop.

Workshop Cancellation:

Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room) reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment,  inclement weather, instructor illness, or instructor family emergency. Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training will email workshop students at least 5 calendar days in advance of the scheduled workshop date to notify students of the cancellation. Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future course date or to receive a full refund of paid workshop fees.

Grievance Policy:

Concerns should be addressed to Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room)), 204 S. 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72756 or 1-479-621-0301 or emailed to When a complaint, either verbally or written, is filed Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room), the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution:

Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual education style being utilized, the person bringing the complaint should first address concerns with the presenter. If the presenter is not available, all comments should be placed in writing and sent to If complaints concerning the facility, or CEU's, they should be emailed to or mailed to 204 S 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72758. The Director of Education will attempt to resolve the matter in a timely manner. If the offer of resolution is not satisfactory to the person filing the complaint, then further action may be taken. In this instance, a written request for reconsideration can be sent to the attention of the Director of Education. The complaint will then be reviewed by the Director of Education and members of the training committee. A written response will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint. The decision of the Director of Education is final.

ADA Needs:

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our office for more information at 1-479-621-0301 or send an email to


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