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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three aspects of the ambivalence of feeling commonly found in narcissistic clients.
-Name the four degrees of narcissism.
-Name three aspects of the lack of feeling in narcissistic clients.
-Name three concepts related to a narcissistic client’s need for power and control.
-Name three aspects of a narcissistic client’s need for manipulation.
-Name three aspects of the narcissistic client’s need to control emotion and the connection to past traumatic experiences.
-Name three aspects of anger and its relation to the narcissistic client’s need for power and control.
-Explain how does the DSM define the criteria for the diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder.
-Explain do overt and covert narcissistic tendencies manifest.
-Name the three events that Ronningstam outlined as potentially effecting change in narcissistic pathology.
-Explain how was Sandra a good match for Gary.
-Explain why is reconceptualizing narcissism as a self-regulatory processing system significant.
-Name two operations are key in understanding the narcissistic paradox.
-Name five suggested ways of dealing with a narcissist.
-Explain how does someone with high narcissistic qualities view of sex tend to contrast to someone with low narcissistic qualities. 
-Explain what is a major concern regarding the diagnosis of narcissism.
-Explain what traits have some professionals questioned regarding the diagnosis of a narcissistic personality disorder.


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."