Ambiguous Grief and Loss in Narcissistic and Emotionally Abusive Relationships
This training is designed to help clinicians to recognize, understand, and support clients through processing the complex grief and ambiguous losses they may encounter in a narcissistic or emotionally abusive relationship. Clinicians will learn how healing from narcissistic abuse introduces changes in the relationship, which may lead to ambiguous grief and loss such as estrangement. Attendees will also learn what makes grief and loss in abusive relationships complex, including grieving a relationship that, while abusive and harmful, also included familial/romantic love. Attendees will learn to...Read more understand grief and loss as it occurs on multiple levels and directions, including grief for events of the past, present, and future. Finally, this training will help clinicians understand the importance of honoring this complex grief as a necessary part of healing. Less...
- Differentiate ambiguous loss from other losses and identify relevant clinical implications.
- Explain how internalized guilt and shame instilled by narcissistic family of origin complicate grief, particularly when a narcissistic loved one dies and clients are unable to achieve resolution.
- Implement support for clients in exploring all dimensions of grief work, including what did and did not happen.
- Intermediate to advanced
Saturday, October 21, 2023
11:00 AM EDT - 02:15 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
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About the speaker
Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC
11:00-11:05 – Introduction
11:05-11:30 – The role of grief in healing from emotionally abusive relationships
11:30-12:00- Understanding why clients grieve harmful relationships and individuals
12:00-12:30- Ambiguous losses in emotionally abusive relationships
12:30-12:45 – Break
12:45-1:15 – Complex grief: The past that was, and the past that was not
1:15-1:45 –Complex grief: The present that is, and the present that can’t be
1:45-2:05 –Complex grief: The future that is, and the future that will not come
2:05-2:15 – Q&A
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
American Psychological Association
Association of Social Work Boards
National Board for Certified Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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