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WORKSHOP 9 | DAY 2: 2.15 PM - 5.45 PM


Noble Knights and Divas in Distress: How to Work with Narcissistic Patients and Challenging In-Session Behaviors

by Marjon Nadort

The narcissistic client often both appeals and appalls. In this workshop, attendees will gain skills in assisting such patients using Schema Therapy Mode approaches. 

Attendees will learn:

• methods to assess, formulate and communicate within a schema therapy framework. 

• ways to enhance schema therapy methods in using mode work and imagery rescripting. 

• limit setting and methods to emphatically confront difficult behaviour 

Overall, the goal of this workshop is to demonstrate and practice how to do this in a limited reparenting way, with a twinkle in our eyes and a radiant smile!

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 Mode approaches. 

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 demonstrations and skills practice, and will provide new ways you can use Schema Therapy to make real changes in a group of clients that are often professionally challenging.

This workshop is intended for: 

Intermediate (Participants have had basic ST Training)

About the Presenter:

Marjon Nadort

Advanced Level Certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer

Marjon Nadort is a Mental Healthcare Psychologist and Psychotherapist. She is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (VGCt) and Supervisor of CBT, and a Certified Supervisor and Trainer Schema Therapy (ISST). Marjon was trained and supervised in Schema Therapy personally by Dr. Jeffrey Young from 1996 till 2000. She is one of the Dutch researchers/trainers who worked on the successful randomised control trial of schema therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder (Arch.Gen.Psychiat. 2006). 

In 2012, Marjon was awarded her PhD for her thesis “Wild at heart and weird on top: the implementation of outpatient schema therapy for borderline personality disorder in general mental healthcare." She  works as a psychotherapist and trainer in private practice in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

Since 2000, Marjon has been presenting and providing training courses in Schema Therapy worldwide on BPD, include recent trainings on Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) in Indonesia and Australia. She produced and directed the DVD series “Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder" in 2006, which was one of the first instruments to help teach schema therapy in the Netherlands.  

Together with Michiel van Vreeswijk and Jenny Broersen, Marjon edited The Handbook of Schema Therapy (Wiley Blackwell, 2008) in Dutch. She is a co-author and editor of several schema therapy chapters and articles. Additionally, together with Michiel van Vreeswijk and Jenny Broersen, Marjon edited The Handbook of Schema Therapy (Wiley Blackwell, 2012).

Why Schema Therapy?

Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.

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