Live online Oct. 8 at 12 noon. Instructor: Joan T. Kloth-Zanard, MFT, GAL, ADA, RSS, ABI, LC. If your ex is intentionally driving a wedge between you and your children, you may be dealing with parental alienation. Learn how to prove your case in court.
Overcoming Shame – How to feel worthy of love and respect
Instructor: Mandy Friedfman, LPCC-S, CCDVC. CCTP. Abusers specialize in making you feel useless, defective, unloveable and like the world would be better off without you. Learn how to stop believing them.
How understanding empathy and emotional intelligence protects you from abuse and enriches your life
Instructor: Mandy Friedman, LPCC-S, CCDVC. Empathy is central to our humanity, but some people don’t feel it. Learning to recognize a lack of empathy and a deficit of emotional intelligence will enable you to protect yourself from abusers and thrive in your relationships.
How to protect yourself financially when divorcing a sociopath
Instructor: Susan Shofer, MBA, CDC. A sociopath's objective isn't fairness, it's winning. They hide assets, incur debt, claim poverty, run up your legal bills and more. Learn their strategies, so you can protect yourself financially when divorcing a sociopath.
Tools for navigating narcissists and other manipulative people
Instructor: Mandy Friedman, LPCC-S, CCDVC. Sometimes it's not possible to cut a disordered person out of your life. Learn the tools and strategies you need for navigating narcissists, such as emotional shielding, time limits and neutralizing flying monkeys.
Recovering your physical health after the sociopath
Instructor: Laura Rubiales, ND, LAc. Sociopaths are hazardous to your health. Constant stress triggers your fight, flight or freeze response, which wears down your immunity. Learn what to ask of your health care providers, and steps you can take towards your own recovery.
Take back your throne: Reclaim your power in family court cross-examination
Instructor: Attorney Caroline Parsons. Restore your brain's king or queen — your ability to think. Learn about preparation, grounding techniques and five steps for answering questions during cross-examination, so you can respond effectively in family court.
Instructor: Mandy Friedman, LPCC. When you've been devastated by a sociopath, rebuilding your life starts with taking care of you. Learn to focus on your own needs. Create a self-care routine by setting boundaries; reducing stress and moving towards physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Counseling Survivors of Intimate Partner Terrorism: Effective and Ineffective Interventions
Instructor: Liane J. Leedom, M.D. Intimate partner abuse survivors aren't codependent; they're traumatized. New research with survivors reveals what makes them feel blamed, and what helps them recover. Therapists, learn how to help your clients effectively.
Empowering the child who must spend time alone with a disordered parent
Instructor: Claudia Paradise, LCSW-R. You have no choice but to send your children to stay with their other parent, your disordered ex. By building their self-esteem and encouraging expression of their feelings, help them develop the resilience to overcome a negative environment.
Instructor: Mandy Friedman, LPCC, CCDVC. If you endured physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and/or financial abuse for a long time, you may be suffering from C-PTSD. Learn how to recognize the symptoms and create your own recovery program.
Lovefraud Understanding and Recovery 5-part Masterclass
Instructor: Donna Andersen, author of Lovefraud.com. In this series of five webinars, you'll learn why sociopaths do what they do, why you were vulnerable to the overtures, and how to move forward into the life you truly deserve.
Instructor: Donna Andersen. Yes, your heart has been broken by a sociopath, but don't let it ruin the rest of your life. These two webinars teach you to recover and date safely: "Why it's so hard to get over loving a sociopath and how you can recover," and "Dating again after the sociopath."
Instructor: Tiffany J. Kettermann, LPC, CADCI, MPA, MA. Narcissistic abuse is not the same as domestic violence – but is just as damaging to the victim. You'll learn the cycle of narcissistic abuse, the tactics employed such as love bombing, isolation and gaslighting, and how it all affects the victims. 2 credits for psychologists.
Your Disordered Ex: What you need to know for your divorce and child custody battle
Instructor: Donna Andersen. If your ex is deceitful and trying to pry your children away in court, you are likely dealing with a sociopath. Learn to anticipate your ex's behavior and respond appropriately.
Facilitating Professionally Run Support Groups for Partners in Exploitative Relationships
Instructor: Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, CHT. Therapists: Support groups for clients with disordered partners are incredibly valuable. Groups break their isolation and validate their experience. Learn how to run a safe and healing program. 2 credits for psychologists and social workers.
Why it’s so hard to get over loving a sociopath and how you can recover
Instructor: Donna Andersen, author of Lovefraud.com. You still want your ex-partner — even though you believe this person is bad for you. Here's how to break your obsession, recover emotionally and move on.
Instructor: Donna Andersen, author of Lovefraud.com. You'd like a romantic partner, but after one sociopath, you're afraid of meeting another. Learn how to know when you are ready for a new partner, and how to date with awareness, so you can protect yourself from scammers and predators.
Instructor: George Simon, Ph.D. If you have clients with personality disorders, what do you do? Traditional insight-oriented approaches don't work. It's time to use therapeutic leverage, address erroneous thinking patterns and encourage here-and-now change. 4 credits available for psychologists upon completion of both parts.
Love or exploitation? Recognizing disorder and supporting the survivor
Instructor: Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, CHT. In this two-part course, you'll learn to identify the warning signs that your client's partner may have antisocial, narcissistic or other personality disorders, and how to offer appropriate support. 4 credits available for psychologists and social workers upon completion of both parts.
How to use Emotional Freedom Techniques (“Tapping”) to recover emotionally from sociopaths
Instructor: Stacey Vornbrock, LPC, MS. Emotional Freedom Techniques, or tapping, removes the negative emotions of your entanglement with a sociopath from the cells of your body — and you feel relief quickly.
Love Fraud, Abusive Dating and Sociopaths: Vital information for educators, school professionals and parents
Instructor: Donna Andersen, author of Lovefraud.com. Lovefraud's research shows that people who encounter sociopaths at a young age suffer far more than those who meet them later in life. Learn how to help students — and yourself — recognize, avoid and escape exploitative relationships.
Instructor: Megan Lyons, Esq. Your involvement with someone has turned ugly. You've been accosted, stalked or maybe even assaulted. Should you get a restraining order, and if so, how do you do it? Here's what you need to know about court injunctions.
Instructor: Karin Huffer, Ph.D., LMFT. Your opponent doesn't just want to win the case — the objective is to crush you. Here are the tools you need so you can stay focused and fight for your rights — like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you've been diagnosed with anxiety or PTSD, this federal law DEMANDS that courts accommodate you.
Overcoming Children’s Genetic Risk for Externalizing Disorders
Instructor: Liane J. Leedom, M.D. This four-part webinar explains how environmental factors interact with genetic endowment to promote or inhibit externalizing disorders. You'll learn strategies that parents can use to help their children grow up healthy and happy, even if they were born with a risk for disorder. 4 credits for psychologists and social workers upon completion of all 4 parts.
The Five Step Exit: Tools you need to help clients leave a psychopath, narcissist or other toxic partner
Instructor: Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW. If your client is in an exploitative or abusive relationship, use this structured, five step model to help him or her escape. In this course, you'll learn to prepare your client to develop a support team, ensure personal safety, and respond appropriately to pushback from the partner. 2 credits for psychologists and social workers.
How the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Supports Traumatized Clients in Court
Instructor: Karin Huffer, Ph.D., LMFT. Therapists: If your client suffers anxiety, depression or PTSD, and must face the person who likely caused it in court, this federal law may help tremendously. Learn how to refer your client to court administration for accommodations that may improve his or her executive functionality during legal proceedings. 2 credits for psychologists and social workers.