Dark side of empathy in Narcissist – Childress

Look – the recommended treatment for narcissistic personality pathology – DBT.

From Giacomo et al: “Dialectical Behavior Therapy is based on the agreement that emotions might be frightful and at times, unbearable. This skills-based approach is recognized to support NPD people in determining their own needs and values and answer to responses from others appropriately” (p. 9)

Reed-Knight B, Fischer S. (2011) Treatment of narcissistic personality disorder symptoms in a dialectical behavior therapy framework. In: Campbell WK, Miller JD editors. The Hand\book of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

The therapy needed for the family courts is court-adapted Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed by Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS).

Craig Childress, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist, CA PSY 18857


Author: GreatCosmicMothersUnited

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