606 Difficult Moments in Therapy

Wendy BeharyWendy Behary • Sunday All Day
We’ve all had those awkward moments when our clients subtly or not so subtly let us know how useless they think we are, put us on the defensive, and even undermine our sense of clinical competence. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to deliver appropriate, on-the-spot responses that quickly restore our receptivity, flexibility, compassion, and self-confidence. You’ll learn to identify these triggering moments and convert them into genuine opportunities for growth for your clients. We’ll discuss the types of difficult interactions most likely to occur with narcissistic, avoidant, borderline, and aggressive clients, explore reactions embedded in our own life stories that can be activated in therapy, and practice how to use our whole bodies–from eye contact to tone of voice and posture–to respond effectively during these “hot” moments.

Wendy Behary, L.C.S.W., the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and of The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy, is president of the International Society of Schema Therapy. She’s the author of Disarming the Narcissist.

Wendy Behary With 25 years post-graduate training and advanced level certifications, Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. She has been treating clients, training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 20 years. Wendy is also on the faculty of the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York, where she has trained and worked with Dr. Jeffrey Young since 1989. She is a founding fellow of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Dr. Aaron T. Beck). Wendy is also the President of the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).


Wendy Behary has co-authored several chapters and articles on schema therapy and cognitive therapy. She is the author of (New Harbinger Publications – 1st and 2nd edition): Disarming the Narcissist…Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed“. Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. As an author and an expert on the subject of narcissism, she is also the lead chapter author on the subject of “schema therapy for narcissism” (Wiley and APA Press, 2011, 2012, 2013).


Wendy Behary has lectured both nationally and internationally to professional and general audiences on the subject of narcissism, relationships, and how to deal with difficult people. Her work with industry has included speaking engagements focused on interpersonal conflict resolution.

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Wendy’s private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, and couples experiencing relationship problems. She is also an expert in coaching individuals in interviewing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills enhancement.


Call Wendy at (973) 218-1776, x807 or e-mail wendy.behary@gmail.com.

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