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Dr. David Woodsfellow


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David Woodsfellow 
The Woodsfellow Institute for Couples Therapy 
404 325-3401 


Friday August 28, 2015
10 am to 4 pm

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Atlanta, GA, near I-85 & N Druid Hills Rd                    minutes from I-75 and GA 400

Georgia Nurses Association 
3032 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

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Couples Therapy for
Narcissism, Entitlement, and Grandiosity
 presented by

Dr. David Woodsfellow
Friday August 28, 2015

Narcissists can be difficult therapy clients. They can be hard to motivate. Their insight may be low. They may not understand their impact on others. They may have a defect of empathy. 

Grandiose and entitled clients can be even more difficult. Entitlement and grandiosity are not endearing traits.  They may see themselves as better than others, or deserving special treatment. They may see many problems in their partners, few problems in themselves. They may not recognize how they abuse and neglect those close to them. 

Usually, narcissistic, grandiose, entitled people don't seek therapy. They don't feel they need it. They usually feel good, not bad. They may even look down on the whole idea of getting help, and feel condescending toward those who need it - like their spouse.

And, of course, that's who drags them into therapy. Usually, on the threat of divorce. 

It's a difficult way to start treatment. 

Usually their spouse is hoping that we can help them get their narcissistic partner to change. They usually want their spouse to be warmer, kinder, more loving, more compassionate, and more understanding - and less neglectful and abusive. Often we therapists support these goals.

This workshop presents Terry Real’s new method, Relationship Empowerment, which strengthens the one-down partner and (amazingly often) motivates the narcissistic, entitled, grandiose, one-up partner. In my 25 years of doing therapy, I've learned and used many different methods of couples therapy. This Relationship Empowerment method succeeds with narcissism, entitlement and grandiosity more than any other I’ve tried.  Much more. 

 In this workshop you will learn how to

     -  Distinguish healthy self-esteem from unhealthy narcissism, entitlement and grandiosity
     -  Use the Relationship Grid to explain healthy self-esteem and healthy boundaries
     -  Distinguish clients with Blatant relational problems from those with Latent relational problems
     -  Know when to intervene asymettrically versus when to intervene symettrically
     -  Decide  which relationship problems need to be addressed first
     -  Empower Latent clients to find their respectful, assertive voices
     -  Join with Blatent clients by telling them the truth and evoking their best selves


$100 until June 28, $120 until July 28, $140 after July 28
half-price for students and retirees

Continuing Education

5 hours of Continuing Education credit will be available for
Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Counselors

Cancellation Policy

If you have to cancel for any reason, at any time, just let us know and we will credit your full payment to any future workshop we present. However, we do not offer refunds.

David Woodsfellow, PhD is a licensed psychologist whose practice is 100% couples therapy. He has been doing therapy for 25 years and seeing couples exclusively for 20 years. David was educated at Harvard, Antioch, UC Santa Barbara, Georgia State, and UCLA Medical School. He has been personally trained by Harville Hendrix, John Gray, John Gottman, Sue Johnson and Terry Real. He holds Master Certification in Relationship Empowerment Therapy.

The Woodsfellow Institute for Couples Therapy is approved by The American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Woodsfellow Institute for Couples Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.