Narcissistic Personality disorder

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Michelle Barratt Psychology is a Toowong and Redland Bay / Wynnum – Manly Clinical Psychology Practice, and aims to provide treatment for Narcissistic Personality disorder in Brisbane at the highest standard. The practice values implementing support and treatment that not only endeavours to support their clients feel safe, heard and understood, but also strives to offer effective treatment that will empower clients to learn new skills to support them in the future. If you are unsure about what you are dealing with, please don’t hesitate to contact us to support you through the next step of either working out what to do or how to proceed with an appointment.

What is Narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder that is predominantly featured by a pattern of abnormal behaviour characterised by:

  • exaggerated feelings of self-importance,
  •  exhibiting features of self-righteousness,
  • have an excessive need for admiration,
  • display a lack of empathy.

Most of the time, their thoughts are focused on how to succeed or gain power in life, and they may be quite self-conscious about how they look and present themselves in public. Because they frequently exploit others around them, they also exhibit enduring traits of control and emotional manipulation over others. Although first perceived as charming or helpful (as indicated above), those they manipulate quickly come to understand their underlying urge to be dominating.
The behaviour usually starts in early adulthood and manifests itself throughout a person’s life in various social contexts. Unfortunately, there is no recognised aetiology for narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), and it can be challenging to treat because people with NPD may not always think they have a problem.

Author: Joey Tai

Narcissistic Disorder Therapy:

NPD therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help individuals with NPD develop a more balanced and realistic sense of self, improve their interpersonal relationships, and reduce their need for external validation. The therapy typically involves a combination of individual and group therapy sessions.

One of the primary goals of NPD therapy is to help individuals with NPD develop a greater sense of empathy for others. This can be challenging, as individuals with NPD often have a difficult time recognizing the feelings and perspectives of others. Therapists may use techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or psychodynamic therapy to help individuals with NPD develop a greater understanding of their own emotions and the emotions of others.

Another key component of NPD therapy is helping individuals with NPD to develop a more realistic and balanced sense of self. This may involve exploring their past experiences, such as childhood experiences of neglect or abuse, that may have contributed to the development of their narcissistic traits. Therapists may also work with individuals to identify their personal strengths and weaknesses, and help them develop a more accurate self-assessment.

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