Lovefraud Continuing Education

What teachers need to know about sociopaths and abusive dating

The smartest way to deal with love fraud is to prevent it, to teach people how to spot it before they get hooked.

That’s why I love presenting to students and teachers. Knowledge is power, and knowledge that sociopaths exist, and that they usually start their lying and manipulation in high school, gives young people the power to protect themselves.

The newest program offered by Lovefraud Continuing Education is geared directly towards teachers and other education professionals. It is a video of a presentation I did last year for the Association of Student Assistance Professionals … Read more

Specific parenting strategies may help children at risk for developing personality disorders

Many Lovefraud readers have loved  someone, had children with that person, and then realized that you’ve gotten yourself involved in an abusive relationship.

You suspect that your partner, the mother or father of your children, has a personality disorder and then you hear that personality disorders are highly genetic.

What do you do? And if you’re a therapist, how do you help a client in this situation?

Starting September 14, Dr. Liane Leedom will present a four-part webinar series called Overcoming Children’s Genetic Risk for Externalizing Disorders. It is designed for mental health professionals and … Read more

Coping with Stalking: How to overcome fear and fight back

Lovefraud Continuing Education webinar
Coping with Stalking: How to overcome fear and fight back strategies from a woman who’s done it
Presented by Vicki Kuper
Monday, August 29, 2016 • 8-9 p.m. Eastern
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Someone won’t leave you alone. This person follows you, calls or texts constantly, shows up at your home or workplace, sends you unwanted gifts, or threatens you. As a result, you feel vulnerable, unsafe, anxious, stressed and afraid. You are being stalked.

Vicki Kuper knows exactly what you’re going through. She lived it. The man who stalked her called her … Read more

When we stop wishing the past were different, we can recover from destructive relationships

Travis F. Vining

Travis F. Vining

Lovefraud Continuing Education webinar:
The Miracle in The Madness —Pathway to healing from destructive relationships
Presented by Travis F. Vining
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 • 8-9 p.m. ET
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By Travis F. Vining

It may sound silly, or even impossible to some who read this, but all we need to change the misery in our lives from pain to joy is a simple realignment of our perspective. Experience reveals the truth in this statement, but unfortunately, the process that facilitates this shift from misery to miracle is one of the most widely misunderstood concepts in the world ”¦ forgiveness.

Not only is forgiveness commonly misunderstood, but in some cases, it is intensely disliked and … Read more

Tina Swithin, author of ‘Divorcing a Narcissist’ to explain what they’re talking about

TinaSwithin_200x282Divorcing a narcissist is my superpower — what is yours? 

By Tina Swithin, author of and Divorcing a Narcissist

In 2009, I discovered that there is only one thing worse than being married to a narcissist and that is divorcing a narcissist. Being someone who cringes at the mere thought of conflict, I was not prepared for the onslaught of attacks, lies and character assassinations that were launched at me.

Even though I had been told by a therapist that my ex-husband was a “narcissist,” I had no idea that the horrific attacks were to be expected while going through a divorce with someone who suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Email, text messages and the telephone became Read more

Travis Vining, son of a serial killer, talks about healing from destructive relationships

We try to ignore the agony of betrayal, hoping it will go away. Paradoxically, says Travis Vining, author of Transforming Darkness to Light for Giving, it’s not in spite of our difficulties that we find freedom, but because of them.

Travis Vining will be presenting a Lovefraud Continuing Education webinar  called, The Miracle in the Madness – the pathway to healing from destructive relationships. He will explain how to gently, courageously, overcome the pain of betrayal by a sociopath.

Travis’ goal is to offer the example of his personal experience to reveal exactly how to … Read more

Dr. Karin Huffer explains why the traumatized clients in court need the ADA


Therapists: If your client suffers anxiety, depression or PTSD, and must face the person who likely caused it in court, the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may help tremendously. Learn how to refer your client to court administration for accommodations that may improve his or her executive functionality during legal proceedings.

This course is presented by Dr. Karin Huffer. As a marriage and family therapist with over 30 years experience, Dr. Karin Huffer identified, in 1995, that extreme stress caused by our adversarial courts of law exacerbates health problems and can cause PTSD Read more

Tina Swithin, author of, presents ‘Understanding the language of a narcissist’ on Lovefraud CE


Tina Swithin will present a Lovefraud CE webinar on Aug. 9.

Lovefraud is very pleased to announce that Tina Swithin, author of the well-known website,, will be presenting an important Lovefraud CE webinar:

Understanding the Language of a Narcissist During a Divorce or Custody Battle
Tuesday, August 9, 8-9 pm ET
Recording subsequently available on demand

Tina knows from first-hand experience the madness anyone trying to divorce a narcissist encounters. She says:

Looking back, the red flags had been waving in the wind since our very first date. Those flags grew larger and more vibrant during our marriage. As it turns out, those same red flags that had been lining my path for years were dipped in

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How therapists can help support traumatized clients who face sociopaths in court


Legal Abuse SyndromeMaybe you are one of many Lovefraud readers in a court battle with a sociopath divorce, child custody, or other litigation. Maybe, when you need to tell the court what you experienced you freeze, unable to speak, or even think.

You could be suffering from a psychiatric injury, such as PTSD.

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are diagnosed, you are entitled to accommodations to allow you equal access to the judicial system. Accommodations may include breaks if you become symptomatic, permission to tape record proceedings, and more.

Do you know about this? Does your therapist know?

On Thursday, August 4, Dr. Karin Huffer, author of the Legal Abuse Syndrome, will present a … Read more

Webinar for counselors: How to recognize and help clients caught in exploitative relationships, with Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW

Does your client’s romantic partner “seem too good to be true?” It may be a warning sign of possible antisocial, narcissistic or other personality disorders. Learn how these individuals seduce their targets, what it means for the relationship, and how to help a client who has been deceived and betrayed.

Upcoming webinar

Love and Exploitation:

Presented by Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, CHt

  • Part 1: Recognizing the exploitative relationship and its impact on the intimate partner Friday, July 22, 1-3 p.m. Eastern.
  • Part 2: Overview of therapeutic strategies for partners in relationships with exploiters Friday July
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