PSCSW Presents Coffee and Conversation: Shattering the Mirror:  A Glimpse into the Narcissistic Family System

PSCSW Presents Coffee and Conversation: Shattering the Mirror:  A Glimpse into the Narcissistic Family System

Presenter: Alisa Stamps, MSS, LCSW
Date: Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
Time: 11 am – 1 pm | 2 CEs (Please sign-in at 10:50 am)
Location: Zoom

Program Description:
In this program, we will begin to explore and define narcissistic family system traits and their impact on the growth and development of the adult children caught in these toxic systems.  Participants will identify the communication styles utilized by the narcissistic parent, as well as the tactics that parent practices to inflict shame upon their targets.  Participants will consider the ways in which these communication styles and shame may appear in the clinical setting and the internal narratives that many adult children of narcissists carry on a daily basis.  We will also discuss ways in which therapists can begin to hold and challenge these internal beliefs through a concentration on the Here and Now, bringing cognitive, behavioral, or somatic patterns to Awareness, and through parts work.  Resources will include the use of audio-visuals from Dr. Karyl McBride (author of Will I Ever Be Good Enough); excerpts from the book Will I Ever Be Good Enough, The Narcissistic Family by Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman and Robert M. Pressman, and How to Kill a Narcissist by JH Simon; and the creation of a personal ecomap.

Clinical Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define and identify communication styles and characteristics of the narcissistic parent.
  2. Participants will be able to understand the origins of narcissistic injury and abuse, and the core issues and fears of the narcissistic parent.
  3. Participants will begin to learn effective interventions and concepts to utilize when treating adult children of narcissists.

About the Presenter:
Alisa Stamps, MSS, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Philadelphia. Alisa specializes in working with adult children of narcissists, and runs a support and recovery group for these individuals entitled, “Shattering the Mirror”. She also has experience in the treatment of eating disorders and complex trauma. Alisa’s post-graduate work has included a three -year Gestalt Therapy training program, Level 1 certification in Dr. McBride’s five-step recovery model for treating adult children of narcissistic parents, as well as training in somatic/embodiment work, and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Alisa received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a vocal music director, as well as professional actress for many years. She then went on to receive her MSS from Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

Additional Program Details:
Participants who attend this program must be present for its entirety to get the continuing education credits. (Please print this email and keep in your file along with your CE in case you are audited.)

Cost: No charge for PSCSW Members to attend; $20 for Non-Members to attend. There is a $10 fee for anyone wishing a CE certificate.

 Cancellation Policy: PSCSW Members: There is a $5 non-refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.

Non-Members: There is a $10 non-refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program. No refund will be issued if less than 48 hours’ notice is given for this program. This program is presented and hosted by PSCSW members. Both the presenter and host put a lot of time and preparation to make sure that attendees are receiving a wonderful program and feel welcome at the program. Just as in your professional life when someone cancels last minute, it has an impact on you. Please be cognizant of this when you register for this program.

Continuing Education Credits: FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).

 FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved for credits. Attendance at programs or courses given at state and national social work association conferences, where the criteria for membership is an academic degree in social work, are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)4)

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  • Event: PSCSW Presents Coffee and Conversation: Shattering the Mirror:  A Glimpse into the Narcissistic Family System
  • May 23, 2020
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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