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Schema Therapy Strategies: Treat Hypersexual Narcissism, Trauma, Gaslighting, Shame & Attachment Wounds

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Wendy T. Behary, MSW, LCSW
3 Hours 09 Minutes
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May 11, 2022
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It can be uncomfortable for you… but it’s essential for therapy…

When working your narcissistic clients you likely encounter shame, maladaptive coping patterns, gaslighting, hypersexual tendencies & more.

You need to get the skills to apply strategic, targeted techniques to decrease defensives, change underlying themes & challenge problematic personality traits.

Learn the skills to compassionately confront your narcissistic clients. Watch Wendy Behary, MSW, LCSW, and get strategies from Schema Therapy to help your narcissistic clients meet early unmet needs. Get techniques to work with:

  • Early maladaptive schemas by applying emotion-focused techniques
  • Clients’ self-demands for extraordinary performance, special entitlements, overindulgence & more
  • Sexual preoccupations – pornography, cyber relationships, affairs, sadomasochism & other eroticism

YOU can improve your clients’ relationships, treat shame & heal early traumatic attachment wounds to change their lives.

Purchase now and make your toughest cases easier!


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


This online program is worth 3.25 hours CPD.



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The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey

With 25 + years of professional experience and advanced level certifications, Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and the Schema Therapy Institutes of NJ-NYC-DC. She has been treating clients, training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 20 years. Wendy was on the faculty of the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York (until the Institutes merged in 2012), where she trained and worked with Dr. Jeffrey Young since 1989.

She is a founding fellow and consulting supervisor for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Aaron T. Beck’s Institute). Wendy served as the President of the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) from 2010-2014 and served as the Training and Certification Coordinator for the ISST Executive Board from 2008-2010. She is currently the chair of the Schema Therapy Development Programs Sub-Committee for the ISST.

Wendy Behary has co-authored several chapters and articles on Schema Therapy and Cognitive Therapy. She is the author of an international bestselling book, Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed, translated in 15 languages. The Third Edition was released on October 1, 2021. Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. As an author and an expert on the subject of narcissism, she is a contributing chapter author of several chapters on schema therapy for narcissism for professional readers. She lectures both nationally and internationally to professional and general audiences on schema therapy, narcissism, interpersonal relationships, anger, and dealing with difficult people. She receives consistent high praise for her clear and articulate teaching style and her ability to bring the therapy to life through dramatic demonstrations of client interactions in the treatment room.

Her work industry business speaking engagements focus on interpersonal conflict resolution. Her private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, and couples experiencing relationship problems.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Wendy Behary is the co-founder, Clinical Director, and Director of Training for The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The Schema Therapy Institute of NJ-NYC-DC. She is a published author and receives royalties. Wendy Behary receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Wendy Behary serves on the advisory board of the International Society for Schema Therapy and is a member of the NJ Association of Cognitive-Behavior Therapists, and the International Association of Cognitive-Behavior Therapists.


  1. Conceptualize the primary mode responsible for seeking hypersexual stimulation, i.e., understand motivational drivers behind early unmet needs.
  2. Appraise client’s develop and narrative related to emotional distortions (i.e., arousal fantasy).
  3. Construct schema therapy interventions for clients’ compensatory and detached coping modes, rigid rationalizations and defiant denial of the harmful impact on self and partners.
  4. Apply effective emotion-focused strategies designed to meet the primary unmet needs related to shame, failure, and unconditional love/acceptance.


Prepare for Therapy & How to Assess
  • Identify hallmark signs of betrayal trauma
  • Assess and explore sexual patterns & experiences
  • Explore different expressions of narcissism in men & women
  • What to do when the partner is the perpetrator 
Treatment Strategies & Interventions
  • How to break through defensiveness
  • Treat sexual preoccupations – pornography, cyber-sexual relationships, affairs, sadomasochism & other eroticism
  • Emotion focused strategies to correct early maladaptive schemas
  • Deconstruct clients’ self-demands for extraordinary performance, special entitlements, overindulgence & more
  • Help clients re-appraise devalued emotional vulnerability
Helping Clients’ Beyond the Therapy Room
  • Confront clients’ bullying, critical attitudes & approval seeking modes
  • Help narcissists understand how hypersexual affects their romantic partner
    • Help re-establish trust
    • Slow down the inner-critic
    • Engage partner in treatment process
    • Support partner experiencing betrayal trauma
    • Undo toxic shame, resentments & regrets
Plus case studies, video demonstrations & troubleshooting therapy obstacles & more!
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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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