Lovefraud Continuing Education

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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Therapists: What you need to know about Love and Exploitation


Angry couple 320x240If you’re a therapist, what did you learn about people with personality disorders? When you were in training, did any instructor ever warn you that clients especially clients in couples therapy would walk into your office with a hidden agenda?

Probably not.

“Therapists are taught to believe that people have the ability to change,” says Mary Ann Glynn, LCSW, CHt. “Therapists are taught to look at the person in the most positive way, and that if people want to change, they can change. So they don’t recognize that there are some people who just will not change.”

As a result, many therapists are not prepared to deal with exploiters and manipulators people who may be diagnosed with … Read more

FREE e-book with the purchase of any Lovefraud CE course!

All 3 Lovefraud books

With any purchase of a Lovefraud CE course, you get one of Donna Andersen’s ebooks, sold for $9.99 on Amazon, absolutely FREE! This offer applies to on-demand self-study courses, and to upcoming webinars. See details below.

On Demand courses

If you need to understand personality disorders right now, five Lovefraud CE courses are now available on demand. Just sign up, and you can view them immediately.

The Basics: Love Fraud and How to Avoid It

The Five Step Exit for Survivors: Tools you need to leave a psychopath, narcissist, or other toxic partner

Sociopathic Seduction: How you got hooked and why you stayed

What Did They Want? Psychopaths, antisocials and other exploiters in romantic relationships

Escaping the Sociopath Read more

Escaping the Sociopath and Rebuilding Your Life


Escaping the sociopathPerhaps you now know that you’re involved with a sociopath or other disordered individual. You’ve been Googling “sociopath” “psychopath” and “narcissist” like crazy, and found that a lot of what you read matches the behavior that you see.

So now what? What do you do?

That’s what I will explain in Part 3 of the Lovefraud Recovery Series. The webinar takes place Thursday, June 30, at 8 pm Eastern time.

Escaping the Sociopath and Rebuilding Your Life

Here is some of what I will explain:

  • What NOT to do when you learn of your partner’s betrayal
  • Do you fight or cut your losses and run?
  • Tips and strategies for lawsuits, divorce and child custody battles
  • What can
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How to help children who are at risk of becoming sociopaths

Happy African American Father and Mixed Race Son Playing PiggybaOne of the worst things about sociopathy is that it is highly genetic. That means everyone who has children with a sociopath must face a hard truth: Their children are also at risk of becoming sociopaths.

But genetics are not carved in stone, and just because children are at risk does not mean they are doomed to develop personality disorders.

Starting in September, Lovefraud Continuing Education presents a series of four webinars designed to teach mental health professionals how to help clients who have children at risk for externalizing disorders. (Externalizing disorders are mental disorders characterized by negative behaviors directed towards a person’s external environment, such as towards other people.)

Overcoming Children’s Genetic Risk for Externalizing Disorders:

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How to recover from a sociopathic partner


If you’ve discovered that your partner is an exploiter, and you don’t know what to think and what to do well, I totally understand. I’ve been there.

That’s why I developed the Lovefraud Recovery Series. These three webinars, each one hour long, will help you comprehend what you are dealing with and figure out how to move forward:

June 16 – Sociopathic Seduction: How you got hooked and why you stayed (If you missed it, watch the recording)

More info

June 23 – What Did They Want? Psychopaths, antisocials and other exploiters in romantic Read more

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