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Lovefraud Continuing Education

Announcing the new Lovefraud website, including online courses

Now, it’s easier than ever to find what Lovefraud has to offer you! Check out our new home pages:

With our new home page and architectural structure, our features are readily available.

  • 121 pages of information about sociopaths and other exploiters,
  • Key symptoms of a sociopath
  • Lovefraud Risk Calculator — how many sociopaths are in your community
  • Quiz — Are you a target?
  • True Lovefraud Stories
  • 3,444 blog posts on all facets of understanding sociopaths
  • 218,722 blog comments contributed by readers
  • Forum where you can start your own conversation

New Lovefraud CE education site coming soon!

Middle-aged thoughtful woman using laptop at homeBig changes are coming for Lovefraud Continuing Education. We’re in the process of moving to a new course delivery platform, one that will be much easier to navigate and offer more advanced features.

Browsing and registering for courses will be much easier. And, every course will include a forum. You’ll be able to discuss the information and ask questions of the instructor and other learners, during the course and afterwards.

The new platform is extremely flexible and robust. Lovefraud instructors will be able to design just about any format we can think of, so we’ll be able to offer you information in a variety of formats.

Monday: Webinar on understanding narcissistic abuse

 

Breakup Of A Couple With Bad Guy And Sad GirlfriendLovefraud Continuing Education will feature a webinar on Monday, February 13, called, Understanding and recognizing narcissistic abuse.

The two-hour program will be presented by Tiffany Kettermann, LPC, and  is geared towards mental health professionals. Psychologists and social workers can earn two continuing education credits.

But I think anyone who has been involved with a narcissist or sociopath, and wants to understand what happened, can benefit from this program. If you grew up with a narcissistic parent, or have children with a narcissistic partner or former partner, you will be especially interested in Tiffany’s explanation of how narcissists affect family dynamics.

How to recognize narcissistic abuse

Just about everyone who visits Lovefraud.com has experienced narcissistic abuse, although you may not know it.

If you go for therapy, your counselor may not know it either. Why? Tiffany Ketterman, LPC, explains a big reason: The mental health community has yet to agree on an official definition of narcissistic abuse.

Still, there is a cluster of behaviors that are typical of narcissistic abuse. And there is a cluster of symptoms in people who are on the receiving end of the abuse.


If you are being stalked, here’s advice from a woman who’s lived it

Vicki Kuper, a stalking survivor, teaches you what to do.

Vicki Kuper, a stalking survivor, teaches you what to do.

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Vicki Kuper of Iowa was stalked for years by her former romantic partner, Mike Bonert, and has successfully held him accountable so far.

Vicki went to the authorities and got a No Contact order which wasn’t easy. Bonert proceeded to violate it 24 times. Vicki then was able to have Bonert prosecuted, which also wasn’t easy. He was convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison, then an additional 10 years for his fifth stalking charge. He appealed his conviction, but still served four and a half years.

Why traditional therapy doesn’t work with disordered people

Most therapy is about offering insight. The general idea is that if you can look at your behavior differently, understand why you may be doing what you’re doing and how it affects other people, you can change.

This works with people who are distressed by their own behavior or their situation. It doesn’t work with individuals who have character disorders, because they are not distressed.

Dr. George Simon teaches therapists a more effective approach to working with disordered individuals. He’ll be presenting this approach in a Lovefraud Continuing Education webinar.


Lovefraud CE Webinar: Helping women escape abusive same-sex relationships

women arguingHelping Lesbians Leave Crazy-making Relationships: Addressing barriers to treatment and delivering effective support
Presented by Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW
Thursday, Jan. 19 Ӣ 12-2 pm ET Ӣ $49
More info

If you’re a therapist with lesbian/bi/trans women clients who are in abusive relationships, this Lovefraud CE webinar explains exactly how to help them.

Life in a society that still shaped by both heterosexism and homophobia creates unique challenges for lesbian and bisexual women in identifying abusive relationship patterns, seeking relief from psychotherapy and natural supports, and ending abusive relationships.

Dr. George Simon presents an alternative approach to treating character disorders

Man Figure In SilhouetteLovefraud Continuing Education Webinar:
Character Disturbances and Disorders
Jan. 30 and Feb. 2, 12 PM to 2 PM ET
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If you’re a therapist, you may find yourself increasingly dealing with individuals with significant personality and character disturbances and disorders. You may have found your traditional insight-oriented therapy approaches to be ineffective in such cases.

While some therapists simply dismiss personality-related problems as unmodifiable or untreatable, Dr. George Simon shares a unique perspective that provides new understanding of the nature of character disturbance and a framework for effecting change in challenging clients.

Divorcing a Narcissist: Tina Swithin, author of OneMomsBattle.com, offers “Advice from the Battlefield”

If you married someone whom you now believe is a narcissist, and you are divorcing, know this: You are headed for a really rough ride, especially if you have children with this person.

Tina Swithin, founder of OneMomsBattle.com and author of the Divorcing a Narcissist series, has been there. She endured her ex-husband’s smear campaign, court officials who didn’t understand personality disorders, and two custody evaluations. It took years, but she finally succeeded protecting her children and is living in peace. Now, she coaches men and women who are facing their own divorces and custody battles with narcissists.


Announcing Lovefraud’s winter 2017 continuing education programs for therapists

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Click to download a PDF of the Lovefraud Continuing Education brochure.

Psychologists and social workers: Learn to better help your clients, and earn continuing education credits, with these insightful webinars from Lovefraud Continuing Education.

Upcoming online webinars

Click the links for more information on each course. You can also download a PDF of the Lovefraud Continuing Education Winter 2017 brochure.

Helping Lesbians Leave Crazy-making Relationships: Addressing barriers to treatment and delivering effective support
Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW
Jan. 19, 12-2 pm ET
2 credit hours Ӣ $49
More info

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