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Narcissism & Empathy Deficits

Jane McGregor, PhD

CE Credit: 2 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | School Psychology CE | Teaching CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Narcissism & Empathy Deficits is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines narcissistic personalities and the traits that affect their ability to maintain satisfying personal relationships with others.

This course will address key ideas emerging from neuroscience about empathy and empathy deficits, because narcissism is essentially a problem of lack of empathy. Emotional intelligence, heritability, and factors thought to influence the onset of narcissism are also discussed.

Diagnostic considerations for narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) are reviewed along with signs and symptoms, prevalence, characteristics, subtypes, comorbidity, and treatment options.

What's more, it will help you discover constructive ways of interacting with destructive narcissistic traits, drawing on the latest international scientific research. Case examples illustrate scenarios of individuals with narcissistic personalities and show how their behavior, when left unchecked, impacts the lives and wellbeing of other people. Advice on setting interpersonal boundaries, dealing with verbal hostility, and finding ways to effectively deal with narcissists are also provided.

Course #21-21 | 2018 | 35 pages | 15 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1.Describe what narcissism is and how it relates to empathy
2.List five factors that are thought to influence the onset of narcissism
3.Identify the diagnosable characteristics of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)
4.Distinguish between narcissistic traits and NPD
5.Identify and describe two current treatment approaches for NPD
6.Describe three strategies for interacting with people who exhibit destructive narcissistic personality traits
CE INFORMATION

Professional Development Resources has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5590. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Professional Development Resources is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.

Professional Development Resources is also approved as a provider of online continuing education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists (#193); and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (#RCST100501).

COURSE DIRECTIONS

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to download/print the course materials and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more. Have a question? Contact us. We’re here to help!

About the Author(s)

Jane McGregor, PhD, who received her doctorate from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, was an assistant professor at Nottingham University and a clinical practitioner in the U.K. National Health Service and charitable sector. She currently lectures part-time at the University of Nottingham and is a freelance researcher and author, who co-authored The Sociopath at the Breakfast Table and Coping with Difficult Families and wrote Drink and The City. She is currently working on a new title, Coping with Aggressive Behavior. Dr. McGregor is a trustee for the charity The Society for Research into Empathy, Cruelty, and Sociopathy (SoRECS).

Disclosure:

Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.
Nonfinancial
: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


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