Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder defined by a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior, which is characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of understanding of the feelings of others. Narcissism 2.0 offers helpful and practical insights for ongoing training with this diagnostic category by looking at general neurological functioning, symptomology and behavioral markers, associated spiritual dynamics, and the negative impact on relationships and marriages.
NARS 101: Narcissistic Personality Disorder and the Brain
Fred DiBlasio, Ph.D.
Although the last two decades of neurobiological research show that people with narcissistic personality disorders have brain abnormalities when compared to normal control groups, there exists little integration of these findings into professional counseling and to general family life. Fred DiBlasio highlights some of the associated symptoms of narcissism and provides an introduction to its neurobiological etiology using case examples and strategies for treatment.
NARS 102: Narcissism and the Dark Triad
Leslie Vernick, MSW
The dark triad of narcissism includes an unhealthy sense of entitlement, the belief that the priority of winning is more important than morality, and a general lack of empathy toward others. Leslie Vernick describes key scriptural foundations when working with narcissists, the distinctiveness between mental health disorders and disorders of character, and what authentic remorse and change really looks like.
NARS 103: Narcissistic Men and the Women Who Love Them
David Hawkins, Ph.D.
This presentation examines many of the diagnostic markers and behavioral symptoms associated with narcissism, the causes for the disorder, and different treatment options. David Hawkins also outlines some of the relational and marital nuances that occur between narcissistic men and their significant others, including biblical principles that often come into play.