Narcissistic Behavior: The Roadshow for Therapists
Christine Louis de Canonville
B.A. Hons; MIACP; MLBCAI; MUKGHE; MEAS, MATH, CMH; CHyp; MPNLP, MTCI.
Welcome to The Roadshow for Therapists. This site is concerned with the effects of Narcissistic Behavior, and the effects of that behavior on victims. The information is intended for Therapists, but victims of narcissistic abuse may also find the information helpful for understanding what happened to them while in a relationship with a narcissist. Reading the articles will guarantee that you will “Learn Powerful Secrets” about Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and put you on the fast track to understanding Narcissistic Victim Syndrome. Be ready to be amazed at what you will discover for yourself.
Attention all Readers!
When I first started this site, I did so specifically with the intention of educating Therapists about traits of narcissistic behavior, and how that behavior can traumatize victims in a way that may lead to a condition that I refer to as Narcissistic Victim Syndrome . However, amazingly I have been inundated with posts from victims of narcissistic abuse from all around the world (over 100 countries in fact). So from now on I would like to welcome everyone who drops in. Please browse at your leisure.
Attention all therapists!
It is official, to-day there is a rise of unhealthy narcissism prevalent in our culture. These narcissistic behavior traits are said to be reaching epidemic proportions, and as a result therapists can expect to see that reflected in the therapy room. What does Narcissistic Victim Syndrome mean to you? If your answer is “Nothing”, then please stay with me. Because, if you want to be at the cutting edge of this new syndrome, then you will need to learn all about Narcissistic Behavior in order to update your knowledge and skills, and become an effective therapist working in this area.
Narcissistic Victim Syndrome is a new diagnosis that is presenting itself in most therapy room’s to-day. But who are these clients? How did they get this syndrome? What is causing it? How would I treat it? More importantly, how would I recognize Narcissistic Victim Syndrome if it were to sit in front of me in my therapy room? What is the link between this new syndrome and pathological narcissistic behavior. The Roadshow for Therapists will answer all these questions and give you the necessary training to be an effective therapist in this area.
Narcissistic Victim Abuse is a subject that many therapists are unaware of, as it is not included on most Psychotherapy Training Courses in any great depth (if at all). However, what has been overlooked in the field of therapy, is that it is the therapists that have to deal with the victims of narcissistic behavior daily in their therapy rooms. But, by and large, the therapist, through no fault of their own, is generally ill equipped to identify this new syndrome (because of inadequate training in this area).
In order to fully understand Narcissistic Victim Abuse, one must first understand the traits of narcissistic behavior. Every narcissist, by their very nature, needs their victims (this is referred to as Narcissistic Supply). Narcissistic Supply is vital to the Narcissist, because their weak ego depends on it in order to regulate their unstable self-worth and self-esteem. Victims can be male and female, young and old, from all walks of life. They are not only spouses; they can also be children, parents, siblings, friends, co-workers, and employees. So from the boardroom to the bedroom, narcissistic behavior is wrecking emotional havoc with people everywhere in the search for narcissistic supply, leading to physical as well as mental health care issues for all the victims.
For that reason it is vital that all therapists educate and familiarize themselves with the complexity of narcissistic behavior traits, gain a basic understanding of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and learn to recognize the signs of narcissistic victim abuse that could go on to develop into Narcissistic Victim Syndrome (NVS). Without this understanding it is almost impossible for any therapist to recognize this syndrome, and the destruction and long-term consequences that it inflicted on victims. Without the help and recovery from this form of abuse, the victim is very likely to experience re-victimization as they are unwittingly conditioned to be “the perfect partner” in the narcissist’s dance of destruction. So even when they do manage to escape from one abuser, they are likely to find themselves in the clutches of another narcissistic abuser, with no idea of how this has happened to them.
The benefit of visiting The Roadshow for Therapists is to:-
Have instant access to information on narcissistic behavior and Narcissistic Victim Abuse.
Learn about Narcissistic Victim Syndrome
Understand the “Illusionary world of the Narcissist”, which inevitably leads to Narcissistic Victim Abuse.
Gain insights into the multi-addictions of the narcissistic personality.
Recognize “Narcissistic Victim Syndrome” (also sometimes called “Echo Personality Disorder”, or “Narcissistic Victim Abuse”.
Learn the “convoluted dance” that every victim must learn in order to survive.
Understand the phenomenon of “re-victimization”, in order to “red flag narcissistic behavior” in future relationships.
The intention of this site is to educate by “spreading the word” (at all levels of understanding) about narcissistic behavior and its part in NARCISSISTIC VICTIM SYNDROME, thus exposing the illusionary world of the Narcissistic Personality of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and to recognize the dance that takes place in the narcissist’s endless search for Narcissistic Supply (that leads to victims being abused).