Did you know that codependency was never an official psychological disorder? Or that self-defeating personality disorder was eliminated from the official listing of mental disorders?
Most importantly, did you know that when people who have been in relationships with sociopaths seem to exhibit symptoms of these disorders, they may actually be suffering from traumatic bonding?
The Lovefraud team of Dr. Liane Leedom, Donna Andersen and Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, recently published a scientific paper in the Journal of Counseling and Development. It’s called, Counseling Intimate Partner Abuse Survivors: Effective and Ineffective Interventions.
Lovefraud found that counselors who blame victims, either directly or indirectly, for becoming entangled in abusive relationships may be delivering therapy that does more harm than good. Counselors who understand the characteristics and behaviors of abusive partners, on the other hand, are often able to establish more productive therapeutic relationships.
Dr. Leedom is presenting a webinar on the research on February 21, 2020, from 12 to 2 pm, ET. Psychologists can claim two hours of continuing education credit. For more information, see: