Lovefraud Continuing Education

Here we go again — holiday drama time

Amber Ault, Ph,D., MSW

By Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW

Our ancestors in Northern latitudes exercised deep wisdom when they burrowed in during the dark of winter, reflecting on the turning of the wheel of the year through its previous cycle of renewal, harvest, and loss, gathering with loved ones to share warmth in myriad ways, and beginning to dream of spring.

Many in the US feel a deep disconnection between our intuitive need for rest, reflection, and re-connection at the end of the year and survival demands, the cultural push of consumer capitalism to buy our way into “getting it right” with loved ones, and the tiny amounts of “time off” or “time away” we can create. Too Read more

Lovefraud Webinar Preview: Love and Exploitation – save 20%

Therapists: Do you need continuing education credits by the end of the year? All Lovefraud webinars are 20% off until Jan. 1, 2018, and continuing education credits are available for psychologists and social workers.

Love and Exploitation, Parts 1 and 2, is an excellent overview of how to recognize and work with clients who may have disordered partners. It is presented by Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, CHT, who has extensive experience in treating these clients — people who are experiencing natural reactions to a destructive relationship.

About this course

Your client says his or her partner “swept me off my feet” or “had so much in common with me” or “seemed too good to be true.” Yet … Read more

Lovefraud webinar preview – Surviving Court when you’re traumatized

Are you facing an upcoming court battle with a sociopath? You’ll need to get mentally and emotionally ready for it — and this two-part course can help.

Through the end of the year, save 20% on all Lovefraud CE webinars — just use the coupon code WebinarSave20 at checkout. 

About this course

You’ve been traumatized, and now you must face the person who traumatized you in court. Whether the case is divorce, child custody or some other litigation, you know that your opponent’s objective isn’t just to win the case. Your opponent will attempt to use legal procedures and the courts to crush you.

The irrationality of it all fries your brain. So on top of the original … Read more

Holiday discounts: Save 20% off webinars, 57% off printed Lovefraud books!

Give yourself the gift of education and healing this holiday season with webinars and books from Lovefraud!

Save 20% on Lovefraud Continuing Education webinars!

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Courses for survivors help you understand how you became involved with the sociopath, how to extricate yourself, and how to recover.

Courses for therapists offer continuing education credits for psychologists and social workers. Plus, when you earn 8 CE credits with Lovefraud, you get a free one-year listing in the Lovefraud Professional Resources Guide.

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All 3 Lovefraud books

Save 57% when you buy all 3 Lovefraud printed books!

Save 57% on Lovefraud printed books!

Donna Andersen’s three printed books are … Read more

Lovefraud webinar preview – The Five Step Exit: Tools you need to leave a psychopath, narcissist or other toxic partner

Are you starting to think that you should get out of your relationship — but you have no idea how to begin extricating yourself? If so, this course, presented by Dr. Amber Ault, takes you, step-by-step, through the process of gathering support for your escape to making your move — and dealing with the chaos that may follow.

About this course

You’re not happy with your intimate relationship — you’re feeling misunderstood, exploited, manipulated and devalued. But it’s complicated — finances, kids, social pressures, not to mention your own confusion. How do you sort out what to do?

The Five Step Exit course offers you a structured model to help you decide whether to hang in or get … Read more

Lovefraud webinar preview — Sociopathic Seduction: How you got hooked and why you stayed

Have you looked at your involvement with a manipulative, abusive partner and asked yourself, “How did this happen?” That’s exactly the question that I answer in my webinar, Sociopathic Seduction: How you got hooked and why you stayed.

If you haven’t checked out our online webinars, I’m going to make it easy by featuring one program every week in the Lovefraud Blog.

About this course

Something is very wrong with your romance. In the beginning, your partner was charming, loving, attentive and promised that the two of you would live happily ever after. Now, he or she ignores you, exploits you, rages at you, or perhaps even assaults you.

The big question you’re asking yourself is, “How … Read more

Childhood experiences – including abuse – can alter your DNA

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Scientists once thought our genetic blueprint was carved in stone — whatever we inherited from our parents was with us for life.

Research over the last few years, however, indicates that this is not the case. Genes can be modified by experience through processes referred to as “epigenetic.” This is especially true during childhood.

Recent research shows that childhood events, such as the family’s socioeconomic status or the absence of a parent, can alter genes responsible for regulating inflammation.

Experiences in childhood can alter your DNA for the rest of your life, on

This study dovetails with earlier research showing that child abuse also affects DNA. According to Reuters:

“The researchers found that children who had been … Read more

Yes it looks silly, but scientific research shows EFT Tapping relieves anxiety, depression and PTSD

After the sociopath, how to feel better quickly — that was the subject line of an email that I recently sent out about Lovefraud’s new webinar on Emotional Freedom Techniques, or “Tapping.”

“This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen,” responded one of our readers.

I agree — tapping does look ridiculous. My email included the above video of the instructor, Stacey Vornbrock, and me tapping on our faces with our fingertips. But guess what — EFT Tapping works, as numerous scientific studies have found.

The EFT Universe website includes a bibliography of more … Read more

How to spot an abusive relationship before it gets bad

Are there warning signs that a romantic relationship will turn abusive? Emphatically YES!! Lovefraud has been saying this for years, and Dr. Dina McMillan, a social psychologist, agrees.

A Lovefraud reader sent me the above video of a TEDx Canberra presentation by Dr. McMillan. She says that about one in three teenage girls and women endure physical or sexual abuse from a romantic partner at least once in their lives. That adds up to 1.16 billion people. And it doesn’t count those who suffer emotional and psychological abuse, but no physical abuse.

Interestingly, Dr. McMillan … Read more

How many stars will you give our Lovefraud webinars?

I am so proud of all our Lovefraud webinars. All of the instructors have done a great job. We offer a wide range of information and advice to help you understand, cope with and recover from your experience with a sociopath. And our webinars for mental health professionals offer continuing education credits.

If you’ve ever taken any of our courses, they are still available to you. To watch them again, just log in!

A few months ago, we switched the delivery platform for the courses. In the process, we lost all of our customer ratings. So if you participated in any of our webinars previously, I’d love your feedback. You can rate the courses from one to five … Read more

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