Schema Therapy for Narcissistic Presentations & Challenging In Session Behaviour

Presenter- Dr Marjon Nardort (Netherlands) 

Date/ Time- 20 & 21 July 2017 , 9am- 5pm 

Venue- Riverside Hotel, 20 Montague Rd, South Brisbane QLD 4101

This workshop is now full


How do you work with someone who puts you and others down, who can be condescending, demeaning and has a skill in making you feel like you’re walking on eggshells? How do you effectively manage an enraged individual that isn't getting what they want, or is alienating themselves to you the therapist and others around them? 

The narcissistic client often both appeals and appals. He may look like a noble knight, a modern-day Sir Lancelot. To quote Wendy Behary (2008): ‘A Knightmare in Shining Armor”.  She may look like a diva on the cover of a magazine or a diva in distress like Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine by Woody Allen. When they come to therapy, they need help. And how can we help them?

This workshop will focus on how to work with individuals with narcissistic presentations, as well as “tough in session behaviour” that therapists often struggle with. It will assist therapists in providing effective, caring and connected responses to difficult behaviour using schema therapy approaches.

 In this workshop attendees will 

·         Learn Methods to assess, formulate and communicate within a schema therapy framework.

·         Develop Ways to enhance schema therapy methods in using mode work and imagery rescripting. 

·         Enhance Methods to better conceptualise challenging behaviour allowing for more compassionate and skilful responses 

·         Learn Skills in empathic confrontation and limit setting 

·         Access ways to increase resilience and manage own reactions to challenging behaviour 

The workshop will include practical demonstration and practice of skills and and provide new ways you can use schema therapy to make real changes in a group of clients that are often professionally challenging. 


About the Presenter

Dr Marjon Nadort (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) is a Psychotherapist,  Certified Schema Therapist and Supervisor,  and a certified CBT practitioner and supervisor. She is internationally recognised as a leading schema therapy trainer. 

Marjon has written, edited and authored books, chapters and articles on Schema Therapy, including editing, and writing several chapters in, the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy, Theory, Research, and Practice (2012). Her PhD focused on the implementation study of one of the largest ever trials of Schema Therapy for Borderline patients. She specializes in patients with personality disorders. She currently has a private practice in the centre of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.