Consulting & Training

Dr Claudia Contessini offers on-site trainings for your business or organization.

 

Claudia is dynamic, inspiring, and solution-oriented. She’s informed by business and leadership research and specifically the research into corporate psychopathy, the neuroscientific and clinical research, and by her own vast experience as a psychotherapist and coach with populations including many narcissistic and psychopathic individuals from a wide variety of demographics, but especially from high achievers in the business world and the arts.

 

Dr Claudia is known for her warmth, humor, and very approachable Aussie style.

 

“How to Recognize a Narcissist Before It’s Too Late”

Topics covered:

 

• The narcissist/psychopath (N/P) continuum

• The unique characteristics of N/Ps

• Strategies and tools to help identify those characteristics in a variety of people, in a variety of business, organizational and social settings

• How to deal with the workplace N/P, including those in the C-Suite

• A fascinating and very sobering glimpse into the perspective of the N/P. You’ll see what they see – when they look at you or your organization..

 

Recommended Resources

 

BOOKS WRITTEN BY PSYCHOPATHS:

Sam Vaknin: Malignant Self-Love Revisisted
M.E. Thomas: Confessions of a Sociopath
James Fallon: The Psychopath Inside

 

NARCISSISTS AND PSYCHOPATHS IN THE WORKPLACE:

Clive R. Boddy: Corporate Psychopaths
John Clarke: Working with Monsters
Babiak, P. & Hare, R.D: Snakes In Suits

 

DIVORCING A NARCISSIST/PSYCHOPATH:

Karyl McBride: Will I Ever Be Free of You?

 

NARCISSISM AND POLITICS:

Jerrold M. Post: Narcissism and Politics

 

LEARN TO TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS:

Gavin De Becker: The Gift of Fear

 

More.. On the Resources Page

The Coterie

The narcissist/psychopath does not work alone.

She creates a coterie, a group of people whose job it is to elevate her publicly and privately and to play various roles in her cruel self-serving schemes.

Some coteries are temporary, cultivated for a particular project. Others last longer.

All are discarded when the N/P has no further use for them, and members may eventually become targets themselves.

Should I Work With Narcissistic Clients?

I’m often asked by psychotherapists and coaches whether it’s a good idea to take on narcissistic clients. Unfortunately, there’s no definitive answer.

BUT HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER:

Narcissism is a continuum. Your potential client may have many traits, high on the continuum. Or s/he may have just a few, and they may be weak, strong, or a combination. If a client is at the low to low-moderate end of the spectrum and has high self-awareness, strong motivation, and

How to Stop Falling In Love With Narcissists

Narcissists and Psychopaths know how to make themselves very attractive to you.

And if you have a habit of becoming romantically involved with them, it is very likely indeed YOU know how to make yourself attractive to THEM.

Yes, it’s a dance.

You are dancing too, but it’s unlikely you’re aware of it.

That is the bad news.

The good news is …