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Boundary Setting Strategies: How Your Clients Can Reclaim Emotional Autonomy

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Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD
1 Hour 06 Minutes
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Jan 28, 2022
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Attempts to set boundaries with toxic and emotionally manipulative people are often met with demeaning abuse designed to instil guilt, shame, fear, and self-doubt. Their victims are left feeling confused, selfish for having their own needs, and convinced they must make the abuser happy with them at any cost.

In this session, Dr. Lindsay Gibson, clinical psychologist and international best-selling author, will show you experiential emotional techniques your clients can use to set boundaries and free themselves from emotional tyranny.



This online program is worth 1.25 hours CPD.



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Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD, is the Amazon #1 Best Selling Author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting or Self-Involved Parents (New Harbinger, 2015.) It has sold over 100,000 copies, been translated into 14 languages, and has helped thousands of people reverse their toxic psychological legacy and reclaim their lives.

Dr. Gibson’s unique contribution to the field was to recognize that the anxiety, obsessions, and depression of her clients were often rooted in distorted beliefs and emotional coercions induced by emotionally immature parents.

A psychotherapist and psychodiagnostician for over thirty years, Dr. Gibson came to realize how prevalent emotional immaturity was in the family members of her clients. Many had parents who were functional people, not extreme on the spectrum of mental health conditions, yet the destructive phenomenon of parental emotional immaturity had devastating consequences for those who grew up in its wake.

Dr. Gibson continues to work as a clinical psychologist in private practice. Her follow-up book Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents: Practical Tools to Establish Boundaries and Reclaim Your Emotional Autonomy was released in 2019. (New Harbinger).

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Lindsay Gibson maintains a private practice. She is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Gibson receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Lindsay Gibson has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Investigate defences and emotionally coercive tactics of the narcissistic personality.
  2. Use psychoeducation and self-concept development to help empower clients to set healthy boundaries in relationships.
  3. Apply emotional and experiential techniques that will help clients protect themselves against emotional coercion.


  • Why clients seek the narcissist’s approval
  • Build boundary setting skills through psychoeducation and self-concept development
  • Strategies to decrease the impact of emotional coercion tactics

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Therapists
  • Art Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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