Tuesday, March 3, 2015
"Narc Madness: The Narcissist Therapist & Facebook"
Ollie is right that "most therapists" still don't get it." I agree about how short the sessions are, and as soon as you warm up you are out the door. I have been in therapy some have been good some have been bad, but I have a deep concern about narcissism. This was written about on other articles, but the psychology world is kind of failing in warning people about narcissism and sociopathy. If you show up as a CPTSD child abuse victim and ACON, only very few therapists will even understand how to address those traumas. Maybe in the past ten years this has gotten better but one still needs to be wary.The personality disordered may even be in the field themselves.
Of course being a Christian, I do not agree with everything in psychotherapy, though I've had a few Christian therapists along the way. Ollie is right to warn people in being careful on being careful Facebook boards and online groups. We have to be careful predators can enter those places. Some know that some ACONs are vulnerable people especially in the early stages of identification of the problem and breaking away.
It is interesting how he points out how narcissists will use narcissism as a "shield" since it is a personality disorder. Some people believe that malignant narcissists can be "cured", I do not hold such hope even if these people are well-meaning folks. There is part of us who would love for everyone to be good people and to have consciences.
He is right about some of the support boards being full of personality disorders especially borderline personality disorder where disordered people expect others to cater them. There are a few"safe" small boards but even there, and if you find one, be happy for it, but if certain psychologists, psychiatrists, ,"professionals" and personality disordered are there, be careful. He gives good advice, in walking on and just staying away from people that don't treat you right. We have to carry the rule of "no contact" with the toxic into all arenas.
See: My Counselors and Me