Turning off the Gaslights: Working with Clients Experiencing the Fallout of Narcissistic Relationships (The 28th Annual Florida Symposia 2022)

Fort Myers, FL US
February 28, 2022 to March 3, 2022

Narcissism is a ubiquitous term these days, but when it shows up in therapy—even indirectly—most clinicians aren’t sure how to approach it. The dearth of training on high-conflict personality styles, coupled with a reticence to “label” people who are close to the client but not in the room, has meant that many clients suffering from “narcissistic abuse” in familial, intimate, or workplace relationships don’t get the help they need. This workshop will offer the most up-to-date research on antagonistic personality styles, and provide a practical roadmap for working with clients with patterns of narcissistic abuse. You’ll discover:

  • How to identify the characteristics of narcissistic abuse that are often misdiagnosed
  • A holistic treatment approach that can be applied trans-theoretically
  • An actionable framework for educating clients about narcissism

Ramani Durvasula, PhD, LCP, is a psychologist, and the founder and CEO of LUNA Education, Training and Consulting, LLC. She is also the author of multiple books, including “Don’t You Know Who I Am”: How to Stay Sane in the Era of Narcissism, Entitlement and Incivility and Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist.

This program is co-sponsored by Boston University School of Medicine Barry M. Manuel Continuing Medical Education Office and the BU School of Social Work.

This program is also sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association.

Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions are as follows:  We will be following local, state and Federal event and meeting protocols to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and the local community and will update all attendees on these protocols as we get closer to the meeting date.

UPDATE 1/27/22 from the meeting venue: Florida has no mask mandates, however Marriott requests guests who have not been vaccinated to wear them.  All Marriott staff that work indoors must wear masks, but not outside.  

BU-CME prefers and  recommends that individuals be vaccinated before attending the meeting or have a negative COVID-19 test.  We recommend you wear a mask indoors and request you wear one if not vaccinated.  If you feel ill on the day, we respectfully ask that you do not attend the meeting (a refund will be issued)

Target Audience

This program is designed for psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, allied mental health professionals, educators, and other medical professionals. (Content Level is Intermediate)

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the phenomenon of narcissistic abuse/antagonistic relational stress, the manner in which it is manifested, the impact on individuals, and the overlapping patterns that affect clients.
  2. Apply a holistic view of the dynamics of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder, and “narcissism-adjacent” personality styles, using a framework that captures the range of antagonistic personality styles.
  3. Discuss different subtypes of narcissistic personality, the continuum of severity of narcissistic styles, and how these different presentations can differentially impact relationships and healing
  4. Describe the phenomenon of narcissistic abuse/antagonistic relational stress, the manner in which it is manifested, the impact on individuals, and the overlapping patterns that affect clients.
  5. Conceptualize narcissistic abuse within a culturally informed perspective, and account for race/ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality when developing case formulations
  6. Explain the dynamics of narcissistic and other antagonistic relationships
  7. Utilize an actionable framework for working with clients experiencing narcissistic abuse. 
  8. Identify the specific challenges in working with individuals with antagonistic personality styles and/or those who are experiencing antagonistic relational stress
  9. Address clinician impacts when working with individuals with high conflict personality styles and with narcissistic abuse
  10. Explain and be aware of ethical issues that arise in working with narcissistic abuse

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 15.25 ANCC
    Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • 15.00 BU School of Social Work
    This lecture has been approved by The Network for Professional Education at Boston University School of Social Work which is authorized through the MA state board of Social Work to provide CE Credit Hours.
  • 15.00 Participation
Course opens: 
10/15/2021
Course expires: 
03/03/2023
Event starts: 
02/28/2022 - 8:30am EST
Event ends: 
03/03/2022 - 12:30pm EST
Cost:
$649.00
Rating: 
0

All sessions run Monday – Thursday  8:30am – 12:30pm with one 15 minute break so each day is 3.75 hours of instruction. Breakfast is included.

  • Overview of narcissism and other antagonistic personality styles (e.g. borderline, antisocial, histrionic) (diagnostic issues, subtypes, assessment, treatment, impact on clinicians, co-morbidities)
  • Introduction of the term “narcissistic abuse” or “antagonistic relational stress” (the patterns associated with this clinical presentation, psychosocial impacts, differentiating and also accounting for the overlap between antagonistic relational stress and other comorbidities such as post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders)
  • Overview of the dynamics of high conflict, antagonistic relationships
  • An integrated, transtheoretical model for working with clients experiencing antagonistic relational stress
  • Clinician self-care and challenges when working with either antagonistic clients or with the persons experiencing these relationships
Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa
17260 Harbour Point Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
United States
+1 (239) 466-4000

Property Map: PDF icon Resort Map.pdf

The Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa is located on the Punta Rassa, an 85-acre peninsula on San Carlos Bay in Fort Myers, Florida, just a short distance from Sanibel and Captiva Islands, featuring beautiful beaches and top attractions. Water sports and outdoor activities are abundant nearby including natural trails, bike and kayak rentals.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa with an arrival date of Sunday, February 27, 2022 and a departure date of Thursday, March 3, 2022.  Please note there are limited rooms available on February 25th and 26th and March 3rd and 4th.

Room rates start at $259 + a $10 resort fee per day plus applicable taxes (currently 11%). Please note the resort has two (2) sleeping room towers Sanibel Tower and Captiva Tower. Based on total resort availability, guest rooms may be in either tower. (Note that your reservation may show a $25 resort fee plus a parking charge, these amounts wil be corrected to the confernece rates during your stay.)

The room block will be open until 5:00PM local time on January 25th, or until it sells out, whichever happens first.  After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

Guests may use this link to make their reservations online:  Book your group rate for Boston University School of Medicine 2022 Guerette Symposia

Individual reservations can be called in to 1-800-767-7777 and reference the Boston University School of Medicine 2022 Guerette Symposia

Self Parking is free. Valet Parking is $20 per day.

Resort Fee includes:

  • High Speed Wireless Internet access throughout the resort 
  • Unlimited access to our world-class Spa facilities, use of the sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and indoor pool (16 years & up)
  • Full use of our state-of-the-art Fitness Center with 24 hour access, complimentary Fitness Classes
  • Use of our regulation size basketball court
  • Unlimited hours of clay tennis court time, including racquets & balls
  • Full use of bicycles on property
  • Trolley transportation around the resort complex
  • Family board games available for use
  • Portable beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards available upon request
  • Turndown service upon request
  • Coffee in your guest room

By staying at the conference venue, you help the host organizations meet their contractual obligations. Please take this into consideration when making your accommodation decision.  Thank you!

 

Travel

The Best of Fort Myers - Something for Everyone

Perfectly situated at the nexus of quiet relaxation and exciting activities. Cross the waters to Sanibel Island, explore the natural wonder of the Everglades or enjoy a relaxing round of golf. Also visit popular attractions and exciting activities nearby including the Edison/Ford Winter Estates, Sanibel Outlets, Ft Myers Beach, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium.

Fort Myers is the perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Water sports and outdoor activities are abundant near our resort, including nature trails, bike, and kayak rentals. Known as the best shelling spot in North America, head over to Sanibel Island to comb the beach for tiny, perfect pastel coquinas and false angel wings. Or spend the afternoon on Sanibel or Captiva Island beaches.

For more information on the area visit https://www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/

Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, CA and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, and the Founder and CEO of LUNA Education, Training & Consulting, a company that offers a range of programs focused on  educating survivors, clinicians, coaches and businesses on the impacts of narcissism on health, wellness and functioning. She takes on entitlement and incivility in Don’t You Know Who I Am”: How to Stay Sane in the Era of Narcissism, Entitlement and Incivility . She is the author of the modern relationship survival manual  Should I Stay or Should I Go:  Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist, and of You Are WHY You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life.  She also has a popular YouTube channel that focuses on narcissism and difficult relationships.  The focus of Dr. Durvasula’s clinical, academic and consultative work is the etiology and impact of narcissism and high-conflict, entitled, antagonistic personality styles on human relationships, mental health, and societal expectations. Her work has been featured at SxSW, TEDx, and on a wide range of media platforms including Red Table Talk, the Today Show, Oxygen, Investigation Discovery, Bravo, and she is a featured expert on the digital media mental health platform MedCircle. Dr. Durvasula’s research on personality disorders has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and she is a Consulting Editor of the scientific journal Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Durvasula is an honest, authentic, and brutally honest voice on the struggles raised by narcissism in the US and globally.  Learn more at http://doctor-ramani.com/

Speaker has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Speaker does not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

 

Planning Committee:

Stephen Brady, PhD | CME Course Director
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Boston University School of Medicine

Janice Furlong, MSW | Social Work Advisor
Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work

Robert C. Guerette, MD | Planning Committee
President, New England Educational Institute

Carmela A. Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN | Accredited Provider Activity Director
Continuing Medical Education Office, Boston University School of Medicine

Debra M. Winters, APRN-BC, AACRN | CNE Nurse Advisor
Community Research Initiative (CRI)

CME Program Manager:  Claire P. Grimble, CMP

Psychologists

This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association.  Massachusetts Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

15 Hours

Physicians
Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Workers.

Turning off the Gaslights: Working with Clients Experiencing the Fallout of Narcissistic Relationships Course #3966 is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Boston University School of Medicine Barry M. Manuel Continuing Medical Education Office as an individual course.  Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 02/25/2022 – 02/25/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 15 clinical continuing education credits.

  • ACE Individual course approval meets the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners requirements for individual course approval pursuant to the NJ Code 12:44G-6.4.16.
  • Participation in the ASWB ACE Course Approval Program requires that the provider abide by all of the criteria set forth by New Jersey Administrative Code Title 12 Chapter 44 G Subchapter 6

Social Workers – New York State
Boston University School of Medicine, Barry M. Manual Continuing Medical Education Office is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0589.

Note:  Social Workers must attend all sessions for credit. Partial credit is not allowed.

Nurses
Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 15.25 of which 0 is eligible for pharmacology credit.

It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 15.25 ANCC
    Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • 15.00 BU School of Social Work
    This lecture has been approved by The Network for Professional Education at Boston University School of Social Work which is authorized through the MA state board of Social Work to provide CE Credit Hours.
  • 15.00 Participation

Price

Cost:
$649.00
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Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions are as follows:  We will be following local, state and Federal event and meeting protocols to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and the local community and will update all attendees on these protocols as we get closer to the meeting date.

UPDATE 1/27/22 from the meeting venue: Florida has no mask mandates, however Marriott requests guests who have not been vaccinated to wear them.  All Marriott staff that work indoors must wear masks, but not outside.  

BU-CME prefers and  recommends that individuals be vaccinated before attending the meeting or have a negative COVID-19 test.  We recommend you wear a mask indoors and request you wear one if not vaccinated.  If you feel ill on the day, we respectfully ask that you do not attend the meeting (a refund will be issued)

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Boston University School of Medicine seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Claire Grimble, cme@bu.edu, 617-358-5005.  Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.