CURRENT COURSES FOR PSYCHOTHERAPISTS

UNDERSTANDING THE ADDICTION OF CODEPENDENCE AND ITS LINK WITH NARCISSISM, ADHD AND ADDICTION IN GENERAL
(95% of your clients are affected!)

“Co-dependency as a condition is often misunderstood and therefore not treated - and its crucial link with narcissism, ADHD and addiction missed by many helping professionals.  As 95% of our clients are affected, this is a detrimental loss.
However, experience shows that when the co-dependent realises how co-dependency, narcissism, addiction and where relevant their spectrum disorder feed into each other, they then fully understand how to take their power back!  Our job as helping professionals is to help them see that.
Through my work I have developed a helpful model that addresses these issues and it is my client’s experience (young and old) that the model works.       Now, your clients can benefit too!” 

- Margaret Parkes  



Programme Outline:

This intensive and experiential programme is based around a therapeutic model for working with co-dependent adults and young people who come from an emotionally abusive and neglectful family of origin.  It also highlights how co-dependency can be central to many addictions.  Being goal focused, this model encourages the helping professional to be aware of their own co-dependency, and how it might impact on their client work.  It supports the professional to take an interactive role in their client’s recovery.

Day 1

Co-dependency  
Is it misunderstood and therefore not treated?
(7 CPD points)
“Co-dependency as a condition is often misunderstood - and its crucial link with narcissism, and addiction missed by many helping professionals.  This is a detrimental loss.
However, experience shows that when the co-dependent understands their co-dependency and their unconscious perpetuation of conditioned patterns, they then fully understand how to take their power back!  Our job as helping professionals is to help them to come to this awareness.    Through my work I have developed a helpful model that addresses these issues and it is my client’s experience (young and old) that the model works.  Now, your clients can benefit too!”

- Margaret Parkes
                                                                                                                                   

Programme

This experiential programme supports the professional to take an interactive role in their client’s recovery.   It addresses the following issues:  
 What is the definition and the characteristics of a co-dependent?Do we professionals have co-dependent tendencies and if so how might this impact on our work with individual or couple clients? How do we identify a co-dependent in the therapy room? Is co-dependency an addiction?  Is there a value in naming this condition for our client?  How would we know when a co-dependent client presents and how do we work with this client?   Do we understand the thinking disorders that co-dependency can lead to and what history might have contributed to this conditioning for ourselves or the client?   What is the link between co-dependency and those on the autism spectrum or those with ADHD?   What is the link between co-dependency and narcissism?  How do we support our co-dependent client in their recovery?


Day 2

IDENTIFYING AND WORKING WITH VICTIMS OF NARCISSISTIC ABUSE
(7 CPD points)
“Narcissism and its impact on the caring professional and the client is often not fully understood – and its crucial link with co-dependency and addiction missed by many helping professionals. This is a detrimental loss for both the therapist and the client. However, experience shows that when the therapist and the client can recognise and name narcissistic behaviour great progress can be made!  Our job as helping professionals is to help the client achieve this awareness.
Through my work I have developed a helpful model that addresses these issues and it is my client’s experience (young and old) that the model works. Now, your clients can benefit too!” 

- Margaret Parkes  


Programme Outline:
This experiential programme supports the professional to take an interactive role in their client’s recovery. It addresses the following issues: What do we mean by Narcissism? What is the difference between healthy and unhealthy narcissism?  How do recognise a Narcissistic personality when they present? What do we mean by the full spectrum of narcissism? Are we aware about how this type of personality impacts on us the caring professional and why? And how it might affect our work with the individual, couple or a family we are working with?  Do we professionals have narcissistic traits and how might this impact on our work with our clients?  How might we have been conditioned this way?  Do we understand why the narcissist might be attracted to our client and our client to the narcissist?  How would we recognise a Narcissistic Family System?  Do we live in a narcissistic society and if so what role does it play?  Do we recognise when our client is being subjected to ‘Gaslighting’ – ‘Triangulation’ – (taking places in family and non-family situations)? Do we understand why our client in particular might be vulnerable to such treatment? What role does addiction play in narcissistic abuse? How do we support the client to exit an unhealthy relationship? What are the 5 stages of recovery?

      
Facilitator:                                       

Margaret Parkes (Dip. Psych., BA, MSc.) has practiced as a psychotherapist and systemic practitioner for over 15 years.  She is a qualified and experienced facilitator and has gained significant success with this model.  
                
Course Dates & Times
Dublin - 2nd  &  3rd   Feb 2018 - Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Exit 1
Galway - 23rd  &  24th  Feb 2018 - Connaught hotel, Dublin Road, Galway
Cork  - 2nd  &  3rd  March 2018 - Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire,  Cork
Dublin - 9th   &   10th  March 2018 - Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Exit 1  

Note: Day 1 of each course  - Co-dependency will be covered and Day 2  Narcissistic abuse will be covered

Course Fee: €100.00 per day

Early Bird Price 90.00  per day

10.00am – 5.00pm each day    
  

Testimonials

"Wonderful Facilitator - often facilitators have a very ‘corporate’ approach but Margaret’s counselling background is very apparent in how she approaches the job of teaching…"

John S.
Aug 30, 2016

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