Is Couples’ Therapy Useful When One Partner Is a Narcissist? | Psychology Today

How Does All of This Affect Couple’s Therapy? Effective couples’ therapy requires each member of the couple to be willing to reflect on his or her beliefs, behaviors, and impact on the other person. It is necessary for people in couples’ therapy to be able to admit where their behavior or their expectations for theContinue reading “Is Couples’ Therapy Useful When One Partner Is a Narcissist? | Psychology Today”

Individual and Marital Therapy with Narcissists | Psychology Today

Although narcissism is difficult to treat, progress can be made over time. Even weekly sessions over a shorter term can yield benefits. Patients’ functioning and adaptation to reality can improve through gaining some control over their defenses and by working through past trauma (Masterson, 2004). They can learn to manage their anger, rage, and impulsivity.Continue reading “Individual and Marital Therapy with Narcissists | Psychology Today”

Dealing with narcissism

There are several approaches to dealing with narcissism, but therapy typically involves these essential steps: identifying existing defense mechanismsexploring reasons behind these coping methodslearning and practicing new patterns of behaviorexploring how behaviors affect othersexamining connections between their internal voice and their treatment of others The key to lasting progress often lies in: helping someone seeContinue reading “Dealing with narcissism”

Therapies for Narcissism

There are a few types of therapy that are particularly useful for dealing with narcissism. Schema therapy, a newer approach to treatment shown to have benefit for treating narcissism, works to help people address trauma of early experiences that may have contributed to narcissistic defenses. Other beneficial therapies include: Gestalt therapymentalization-based therapytransference-focused psychotherapypsychoanalysis

Mental toughness

Mental toughness is about more than just having resilience and control in difficult situations. It relates to a psychological frame of mind that endorses confidence and commitment to success. In his book Developing Mental Toughness, the psychologist Peter Clough describes mental toughness as a combination of the following: The amount of control a person believes theyContinue reading “Mental toughness”


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to search Self-efficacy is, according to psychologist Albert Bandura who originally proposed the concept, a personal judgment of how well or poorly a person is able to cope with a given situation based on the skills they have and the circumstances they face.[1] Self-efficacy affects every area of human endeavor. ByContinue reading “Self-efficacy”

No man is hurt but by himself

… that no man is hurt but by himself. Diogenes said that, and he was right. Every person’s experience is created internally, by him or herself. No one outside of you can tell you what anything means, or whether you are “hurt” or not. If you feel hurt by something or someone, it is theContinue reading “No man is hurt but by himself”