CURRENT COURSES FOR PSYCHOTHERAPISTS

CO-DEPENDENCY, NARCISSISM, ADHD & ADDICTION...           WHAT’S THE LINK?
(95% of your clients are affected!)

(14 CPD points)

“Co-dependency as a condition is often misunderstood - and its crucial link with narcissism, ADHD and addiction missed by many helping professionals.  As many 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:

Day 1 - Co-dependency, Is it misunderstood and therefore not treated? - (7 CPD points
This interactive and 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?

Day2 - IDENTIFYING AND WORKING WITH VICTIMS OF NARCISSISTIC ABUSE - (7 CPD points)
This interactive and 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 experienced significant success with this model.  

Course Dates & Times:
  

Dublin - 6th & 7th Oct - 2017 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Exit 1A
Cork - 13rd & 14th Oct 2017 - Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire, Cork
Galway - 3rd & 4th  Nov  2017 - Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway
Dublin - 9th & 10th Nov 2017 - Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Exit 1A    

Course Fee: €100 / day  Early Bird: €90 / day

10.00am – 5.00pm each day



For more information email margaretparkes@eircom.net or phone 086 8320422

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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