January 16, 2018

Narcissistic Men and the Women Who Love Them

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

David Hawkins, Ph.D.
David Hawkins

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Webinar Presenters

 

David Hawkins, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in marital therapy. He holds a Ph.D. from George Fox University, as well as an M.B.A. from Strayer University, an M.A. in Psychology from George Fox University, and an M.A. in Social Work from Portland State University. Dr. Hawkins is known for the depth of his work and his solution-based approach. He is both Director and Psychologist at The Marriage Recovery Center in Poulsbo, Washington, with a full-time caseload. Dr. Hawkins has written more than 35 books and speaks nationally.

Abstract

 

It is easy to fall in love with a narcissist, as they are charming, witty, and even wise. They are strong, capable, and able to lead and obtain their desires. The saying, “All that glitters is not gold,” expresses the truth of getting involved with a narcissistic man. In fact, once involved with a narcissist, a woman will find it nearly impossible to extricate herself or set boundaries to create a healthy relationship. Many clinicians say the only reasonable course of action is to leave the narcissist due to his lack of empathy, hypersensitivity to rejection, and dominance. However, in this Webinar, Dr. Hawkins illuminates the spectrum of narcissism (including narcissistic traits) and strategies to determine if change is possible, as well as reasonable treatment options. Participants will also learn about Narcissistic Victim Syndrome, assisting women to set boundaries or heal from the impact of the narcissistic man in their lives.

Participants will:

 
  1. Learn the criteria for determining Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and differentiate NPD from narcissistic traits
  2. Learn about the causes of NPD, as well as the impact of NPD/NPD traits on a relationship
  3. Learn how to effectively counsel the narcissistic victim, as well as the narcissist
 
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February 6, 2018

Face-to-Face: Embracing Vulnerability and Secure Attachments in Marital Conflict

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

W. Jesse Gill, Psy.D. Eric Scalise, Ph.D.
Margaret Nagib Margaret Nagib

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Webinar Presenters

 

W. Jesse Gill, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist who is passionate about marriage therapy. His book, Face to Face: Seven Keys to a Secure Marriage, integrates the truth of Scripture with the power of Attachment Theory to help heal and strengthen marriages. Dr. Gill is married to April, the love of his life; they work together to build security in their marriage and with their two children.

Eric Scalise, Ph.D., is the President of LIV Enterprises & Consulting, LLC, and CEO for the Alignment Association, LLC. He is the former Vice President for AACC, as well as the former Department Chair for Counseling Programs at Regent University. Dr. Scalise is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 37 years of clinical and professional experience in the mental health field. He is a published author with Zondervan, Baker Books, and Harvest House, has authored more than 30 articles on mental health issues, is a national and international conference speaker, and frequently works with organizations, clinicians, ministry leaders, and churches on a variety of issues.

Abstract

 

Secure Attachment is critical for any marriage. Appropriate touch, emotional sharing, and tender face-to-face gazing foster needed vulnerability and build healthy attachment bonds between husbands and wives. The fear of rejection and abandonment can result in separation panic, especially during times of conflict. This presentation will help counselors better understand the beauty and power of biblical attachment for marriage and in meeting our desire for emotional connection. God’s design offers opportunities to minister to our spouses, minimize fight/flight/freeze responses, and create a pathway for successful problem resolution. Counselors will be guided in ways to help couples embrace their vulnerability in order to meet tangible needs, transform conflict into healing, and develop a deeper sense of connection.

Participants will:

 
  1. Apply the foundational principles of Attachment Theory to better understand the root of marital conflict, identify what needs to be restored, and employ successful conflict resolution strategies
  2. Be able to identify and articulate the distinct stages of Protest, Despair, and Detachment that couples routinely experience in the midst of conflict, as well as the ways in which these stages are amplified for traumatized couples
  3. Develop practical tools that shift couples away from negative cycles and into a posture of vulnerability that ministers to the specific attachment needs of each spouse that are activated during times of conflict
 
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