Click here to better understand the many challenges self-absorbed partners create for couples therapists.
Here's what you'll learn:
- what happens when attention is not focused on the self-absorbed partner
- the primary orientation of self-absorbed partners
- what self-absorbed partners actually do well
- six challenges self-absorbed partners create for you, some you may not even realize
- how to name the problem while helping self-absorbed partners save face in therapy
- use the continuum of engagement as both a measure of progress and as a key indirect confrontation
You can also click here to read a transcript of the video on self-absorbed partners.
In the video I mention a new tool called the “Engagement Continuum.” I designed it to help self-absorbed partners assess themselves and select desired progress. Download it here and use copies with your clients.
In a few days, I’ll send you an in-depth look at shifting the entrenched intrapsychic world of the self-absorbed partner.
In the meantime, please write a comment below. I’d appreciate your sharing a strategy you’ve used with your self-absorbed clients and how it worked. Whether or not it was successful, we can all learn from it.
It’s great to have your energy for exceptional couples therapy as we navigate these tricky waters,