Understanding Narcissism: From Healthy to Disordered

Continuing Education Online Conference

 

Join us December 9-10, 2021

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This virtual conference brings together some of the foremost authorities in the field to try to bring some clarity to understanding and treating narcissism in clinical practice.

Dimensional concepts of narcissism will be explored, ranging from healthy to pathological. Objective measures to assess how narcissism can affect people’s ability to function in life will be reviewed. Through the lens of social and organizational psychology, strategies for managing narcissistic employees and leaders in the workplace will be discussed.

A wide variety of treatment options will be reviewed, including individual therapy using the models of general psychiatric management, transference-focused psychotherapy, and mentalization-based treatment. Additionally, the more complex issues of couples and family therapies will be discussed as well.

Sessions will include interactive question and answer panels, and three optional, intensive workshops designed to enhance participants’ skills in specific therapeutic modalities. We hope you will join us!

Where

Join us online for this virtual 2-day conference, with an additional day of optional workshops.

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Who Attends

  • Psychiatrists, Psychologists
  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Physicians, Physician Assistants

About Narcissism

Narcissism has been described since antiquity, yet the mental health field still struggles with defining and treating it.

Many scholars acknowledge that some degree of narcissism is healthy for children and adults. Children often exhibit narcissistic traits in response to doting, loving, and proud parents. Adults can experience some degree of narcissism in the form of healthy self-esteem or confidence.

At what point healthy self-esteem turns into pathological narcissism is sometimes difficult to define. On the other end of the spectrum, there are countless examples of pathological narcissists who have caused suffering and torment for individuals and for entire societies.

There is no question that narcissism can be problematic, at least for some people. How should mental health professionals navigate this complex field with their patients and clients?

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Outline and define dimensional concepts of narcissism
  • Assess how narcissism can impact functioning in different people
  • Review the neuroscience of what is known about narcissism
  • Implement different treatment approaches for narcissism, including general psychiatric management (GPM), transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP), and mentalization-based treatment (MBT)
  • Discuss how narcissism can impact the work environment, including as it relates to social and organizational psychology
  • Outline approaches for addressing narcissism in couples and family therapies

Intensive Workshops

Our 2-day virtual conference is followed by a day of optional workshops on Saturday, December 11, 2021.

Sign up now for lectures including:

  • Applied TFP for NPD
  • Psychodynamic Treatment for NPD
  • MBT for Pathological Narcissism: Practical Techniques
  • Do’s and Don’ts in Treatment of NPD

Learn more in the agenda below.

Physicians and Doctoral-Level Professionals

$425

Other Professionals and Trainees

$300

Optional Workshops

$250/each

Agenda

All times listed are Eastern time zone

  • Thursday

    Thurs

    December 9, 2021

    12/9
  • Friday

    Fri

    December 10, 2021

    12/10
  • Workshops

    Sat*

    December 11, 2021

    12/11

Physicians and Doctoral-Level Professionals

$425

Register

Other Professionals and Trainees

$300

Register

Optional Workshops


$250/each

Register

Workshops

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Join Us in Boston

From world-class restaurants to historic and cultural destinations, Boston, and its surrounding areas are a premier spot for tourists and visitors.

Fairmont Copley Plaza is host to the conference.

138 St. James Avenue | Boston, MA 02116

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!

 

Accreditations and Approvals

Physicians

Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2-Day Conference

The main conference is approved for 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Optional Saturday Workshops

  • Applied TFP for NPD – 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Psychodynamic Treatment for NPD – 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • MBT for Pathological Narcissism: Practical Techniques – 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Do’s and Don’ts in Treatment of NPD – 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Physician Assistants

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. Learners should check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for relicensure.

Psychologists

2-Day Conference

McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 15 CE credits.

Optional Saturday Workshops

Psychodynamic Treatment for NPD
McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 2 CE credits.

MBT for Pathological Narcissism: Practical Techniques
McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 4 CE credits.

Applied TFP for NPD
McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 3 CE credits.

Do’s and Don’ts in Treatment of NPD
McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 4 CE credits.

Nurses

This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for up to 22 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit.

2-Day Conference

The main conference is approved for 15 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit.

Optional Saturday Workshops

  • Applied TFP for NPD – 3 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit
  • Psychodynamic Treatment for NPD – 2 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit
  • MBT for Pathological Narcissism: Practical Techniques – 4 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit
  • Do’s and Don’ts in Treatment of NPD – 4 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit

Social Workers

Please contact us at 617.855.3140 for the status of social work CE accreditation.

NBCC-ACEP-clear-webLicensed Mental Health Counselors

McLean Hospital has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM No. 6085). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. McLean Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This offering meets requirements for up to 22 NBCC hours.

International Clinicians

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society, or college as accredited group learning activities.

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found on their website.

Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

ABMS/ACGME Competencies

This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties/Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies:

  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Medical knowledge

IOM Competencies

This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine (IOM) competencies:

  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Employ evidence-based practice

Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclaimer

CME activities accredited by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

Tuition Payment, Confirmation, and Refund Policy

You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment. Tuition includes an electronic syllabus.

Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be made in our secure online system or by email. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee.

Questions? Call 617.384.8600, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, or email ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.

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