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Working Effectively with Clients Raised in Narcissistic Families with Dan Neuharth, PhD, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members

  • 09/06/2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa


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Presented By: Dr. Dan Neuharth, PhD, LMFT

Narcissism can be among the most malignant of personality disorders. Parents with narcissism can warp their children’s experience of healthy boundaries, communication, sense of self, and self-care. An estimated 15 million adults in the United States come from narcissistic family systems. Because of the powerful and destructive dynamics of narcissistic family systems, clients from these families tend to seek psychotherapy in high numbers. In addition, among psychotherapists, a disproportionately high number have themselves been raised in narcissistic families.

In this workshop, clinicians will learn various approaches to helping clients raised by narcissistic parents move beyond unhealthy aspects of their family-of-origin legacy. Clinicians will learn tools for helping clients individuate and cope with parents, as well as others who intrude narcissistically. In addition, therapists who were themselves raised in narcissistic family systems will gain material and exercises that can aid personal growth as well as professional development.

Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

1. Learn several approaches for helping clients copy with the negative effects of a legacy of having been raised in a narcissistic family system.

2. Learn tools and perspectives to help clients individuate, grieve as needed, move on, and cope with aging parents and others who intrude narcissistically.

3. Learn how to help clients raised by narcissistic parents identify the unhealthy distortions inherent in many narcissists' worldviews and behaviors.

4. Gain material and exercises to aid both personal growth and professional development for therapists who themselves were raised in narcissistic family systems.

About our speaker

Dan Neuharth, PhD, LMFT is a best-selling author based in Marin County. He specializes in helping people cope with unhealthy narcissism in those close to them. He writes a regular blog on narcissism and has given numerous presentations on the topic to both clinical and consumer audiences. He is the author of If You Had Controlling Parents: How to Make Peace with Your Past and Take Your Place in the World (HarperCollins Publishers) and Secrets You Keep From Yourself: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness (St. Martin's Press). He has been featured extensively on national media including Oprah, Good Morning America, and CNN. He has more than 25 years’ experience providing individual, couples, and family therapy. He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and is licensed as a marriage and family therapist in California, Florida, Texas and Virginia. He is the current president of the Marin County chapter of CAMFT.

10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email

CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

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Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

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