Here’s the heads up on some of my upcoming trainings. This Wednesday, on March 30th, I will be presenting “Caught in the Web: Cybersex, Romance, and Fantasy Addictions. The training will be a part of IADAPCA’s Spring Conference in Itasca IL. For more information: http://www.iaodapca.org/pdfs/2011_springBroch.pdf
On May May 6, 2011, at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL, I will be presenting two trainings through AATP. “The Continuum of Self: Understanding the Relationship Between Narcissists and Codependents” is a new training resulting from my work with codependents, narcissists, and addicts. AATP’s website: http://www.aatpofillinois.com/Seminar_Schedule_Springfield_IL.html
THE CONTINUUM OF SELF: UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CODEPENDENTS AND NARCISSISTS
This workshop explores codependency from a new and unique perspective. Codependents and their addicted and/or narcissistic partners are best understood within the context of a dynamic, fluid and self-correcting system in which each partner’s opposing personality attributes (codependency or narcissism) interact in a manner that binds their dysfunctional relationship. Mr. Rosenberg will show how the codependent and the addict/narcissist are drawn to each other and why it is difficult for the codependent to escape this painful, enduring and self-perpetuating relationship pattern. This viewpoint ties together the complex web of underlying psychological forces of this common relationship pattern. With an understanding of the “Continuum of Self” model, clinicians will better understand the unique struggles of their codependent clientele and learn helpful and effective counseling strategies to aid them in addressing this challenging problem.
ETHICS IN THE 21st CENTURY
The emphasis of this seminar is on how the explosion of computer and internet technology has stretched our awareness of the new ethical challenges therapists have to face. Texting, emailing, voice mail messages, social networking sites, and on-line counseling all raise new ethical concerns. Also presented: professional ethics for the therapists that focus on the clinical relationship between counselor and client. Issues of counselor self-awareness and the health of the therapist will be addressed as well the issue of the range of one’s competencies.