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Narcissism: Using the Schema Therapy model and techniques to understand and address it when it impacts upon the wider delivery of therapy

Presented by Arthur Fairbanks

About the event

This workshop has been organised by the Chester, Wirral and North East Wales Branch. This event is taking place face-to-face only and will not be recorded.

Venue: Chester Rugby Club, Hare Lane, Littleton, Chester CH3 7DB. Venue website

Times: 6.30pm to 8.30pm, with registration from 6.15pm. Refreshments are included.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 2 hours CPD. Registration closes at Midday on Monday 22 January.


In this workshop, therapists' experiences with clients who exhibit narcissistic behaviour will be discussed. The focus will be on how this behaviour has negatively impacted the therapists' delivery of interventions for seemingly unrelated issues.

The workshop will introduce Jeffrey Young's Schema Therapy model and provide an understanding of how it conceptualises the issue of narcissism. The skills and techniques used by the model to address this issue will also be covered. In addition, the workshop will explore how these skills and techniques can be integrated into CBT approaches for other problems, in order to minimise the negative impact of narcissism.

Personality, including personality disorders, is widely acknowledged as a significant factor in handling complex cases. These conditions can lead to poor outcomes, client disengagement, lack of compliance, and the pursuit of formal complaints. The workshop aims to help therapists use the Schema Therapy model and techniques to mitigate the impact of client narcissism on their wider CBT practice.

The workshop is designed for qualified CBT therapists who work with various common presenting problems. Prior extensive training or experience in Schema Therapy is not required, but it would be beneficial to have some understanding of it, such as the early maladaptive schemas and schema modes. This can be achieved by reading publications that describe the model or by visiting the following websites:
https:// www.schematherapy.com/id72.htm

About the presenter(s)

Arthur Fairbanks has been a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist since 2003. He has held Advanced Therapist Certification status with the International Society for Schema Therapy since 2015, and he is also certified as a Trainer and Supervisor with that body.

Arthur currently works for a private sector mental health care provider and has an extensive history of providing training, including into the IAPT HIT programme, and workshops relating to the treatment of personality disorders.


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Face-to-Face Event
30 Jan 2024
Chester, Wirral & North East Wales
15.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
25.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non Member

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