2018 WNAAD Telesummit

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World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day was a huge success. We had over 9K people from around the world participate in the WNAAD Telesummit this year!

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The 2018 Panel of Speakers 

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 Bree Bonchay, MSW, LCSW

Conquering Your Cognitive Dissonance & Toxic Relationship Relapse Prevention

Bree Bonchay, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist with two decades of experience working in the field of mental health and trauma recovery. She specializes in helping people recover from toxic relationships and shares her insights about narcissistic personality disorder and psychopathy in her blog, FreeFromToxic. She is the author of the book, I Am Free, and has appeared on radio as a guest expert. She is also a board member of the Association for NPD/Psychopathy Educators & Survivor Treatment, a member of the International Association of Trauma Specialists, and is also the founder of World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day, (WNAAD).

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Athena Moberg, CPC

Trauma-Informed Self-Care

Sherri Renner, JD, has taken her years of civil litigation experience and dedicated them to helping pro se (self-represented) litigants. Sherri coaches people one-on-one and facilitates small groups, and is working on proposing changes to laws and procedures that will make the courts more open to the self-represented. In addition to LawYou America, Sherri established Pursuing Justice Foundation, Inc., which will provide funding to help pro se litigants with the expenses of litigation.

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Lisa Romano, Breakthrough Life Coach, Author

Codependency & Childhood Programming

Lisa A. Romano is a Certified Life Coach and bestselling author who specializes in helping abused adults heal from codependency and narcissistic abuse.

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Meredith Miller, CLC, Author

Unsubscribing from the Narcissist's Reality & Owning Your Reality

Meredith Miller is a coach and author helping people to self-heal after relationships with psychopaths, narcissists and other manipulative characters. As a survivor of over three decades of narcissistic abuse, combined with over twelve years of experience working in holistic healing, her focus is an integrative approach to narcissistic abuse recovery, a valuable complement to traditional psychotherapy. Meredith teaches the mindset, tools and actions to take the reigns of your destiny back in your hands and transform your life after abuse.

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Angie Atkinson, CLC

Healing, Self-Esteem, and Personal Power After Narcissistic Abuse

Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach, author, and YouTuber. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships, Atkinson has survived toxic relationships of her own.

Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires - into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.

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Dr. Tara J. Palmatier, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist, Author

Narcissist Fight Club: The Only Way To Win Is Not To Play

Dr. Tara Palmatier, PsyD is a Clinical Psychologist and publisher of Shrink4Men.com. She has over 24 years professional experience and specializes in helping male victims to heal from toxic relationships with narcissists and other dysfunctional personalities and to address codependency issues in order to have healthier relationships with self and others. Her practice also helps clients to navigate high-conflict divorce and custody cases and parental alienation, to protect themselves from false allegations of abuse and to heal the trauma and grief that is so typical of these issues.

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Dr. Guy Macpherson, Ph.D.

Raising Trauma Awareness & Empowering New Trauma Workers

Guy Macpherson, Ph.D., is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

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Matthew Pappas, CLC, CPNLP

Overcoming Anxiety as a Trauma Survivor

Matt Pappas is a Certified Coach, NLP Practitioner, Podcaster, and Advocate for Mental Health. He also co-hosts the daily recovery support calls for CPTSDFoundation.org.
Specializing in overcoming anxiety and trauma recovery, Matt works with clients to help them live free from their past by understanding the negative mindsets and unhealthy coping strategies that both anxiety and past trauma have brought into their life. Utilizing a wide variety of techniques, his clients can take their healing journey to the next level and truly move forward from what has been holding them back in life.

You can learn more about Matt, his survivor story, podcasts, coaching, and advocacy work at BeyondYourPast.com

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William Brennan ME.D, LMHC, CAP

The Role of Spirituality In Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

Bill Brennan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addiction Professional with offices in Ormond Beach and Maitland, Florida. Bill is also a trained Spiritual Director and a Spiritual Direction Supervisor. Bill has worked on the inpatient and outpatient levels and has worked in private practice with individuals, couples and groups for twenty years. He uses EMDR, Hypnotherapy and incorporates spirituality into his practice, focused on the particular needs of each client.

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Jennifer Young, LMHC, CCTP

A-Typical PTSD Symptoms That Result From Pathological Relationships

Jennifer Young is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with a private practice in the Tampa Bay Area.  In addition to private practice trauma work, she has been working as the primary therapist for The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Pathology Education since 2008.

She has worked in the field of Domestic Violence for 24 years helping survivors with safety strategies and empowerment, as well as volunteering as a court advocate for victims of violence and is currently a member of the Pinellas County Fatality Review Team.

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Dr. Rhonda Freeman, Neuropsychologist Ph.D.

The Brain and The Behavior of Pathological Narcissists & Common Neuro Reactions of Their Victims

Dr. Rhonda Freeman is a neuropsychologist within a neurology practice. She works with patients with conditions such as dementia, stroke, head trauma, and multiple sclerosis. She also evaluates personality disorders and psychological trauma conditions, such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

Dr. Freeman writes for Psychology Today and has been interviewed by major media outlets, such as Cosmopolitan, NBC, Playboy, and Live Strong, on the topic of neuroscience. She is the founder of neuroinstincts.com and creator of a brain-focused online course geared to accelerate recovery after narcissistic abuse.

She participates in pharmacological clinical research in the area of Alzheimer's disease.  Dr. Freeman is a contributor to the non-profit survivor support organization, Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy (created by Drs. Robert Hare, Paul Babiak, & David Kosson)

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H.G. Tudor,  Author

Why You Can Never Guarantee Getting The Narcissist To Do What You Want

HG Tudor is a clinically diagnosed narcissist and author of numerous books. He writes extensively about the mind set and controlling tactics of narcissists and psychopaths so those who are ensnared in pathological relationships can gain valuable insight into what they must do and not to in order to escape.

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 Melanie Tonia Evans

How To Release Your Trauma And Heal For Real From Narcissistic Abuse

Melanie’s leading edge healing methods have helped thousands of people from over 80 countries make astounding full recoveries from narcissistic abuse.

Her passion is bringing to the world the Thriver Model … which saved her life and granted her the life of her dreams, despite being given the diagnosis that she would never recover from her abuse symptoms.

Melanie‚Äôs Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Program which contains her pioneer super-tool, Quanta Freedom Healing, enables people to heal from trauma in time frames and ways they had never previously accessed ‚Äď even when every other healing method has failed.¬†Melanie‚Äôs work is revolutionizing the old Model of Survivor Recovery to one of Thriver status ‚Äď whereby people become more confident, happy and successful in life, than they ever were even before being abused ‚Ķ or even if abuse was all they have ever known.

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Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW, Author

Why Can’t I Shut Off my Mind? Working with Emotions for Greater Calm and Peace

Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW, is the author of the book, It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self (Random House & Penguin, UK, 2018). She received her BA in biochemistry from Wesleyan University and an MSW from Fordham University. She is a certified psychoanalyst and AEDP psychotherapist and supervisor. She has published articles in The New York Times, Time Inc., Oprah.com and professional journals. Hendel also consulted on the psychological development of characters on AMC’s Mad Men. She lives in New York City. For more information and free resources for mental health visit: https://www.hilaryjacobshendel.com

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 Tiffany Kettermann, LPC, CADCI, MA, MPA

You Are Not A Narc Magnet: The Four Keys To Ending Intergenerational Patterns of Narcissistic Abuse

Tiffany Kettermann, LPC, LMHC, CADCI, MA, MPA is a narcissistic abuse survivor who went on to become a licensed counselor in Oregon and Washington.  She has earned two masters degrees in counseling and public administration and is trained in trauma response services. She has a private practice specializing in working with adults healing from narcissistic abuse and other exploitative relationships. In her practice, she offers both individual counseling and support groups. She also teaches online courses accredited by the APA for other counselors wanting to learn to work with survivors of narcissistic and sociopathic abuse, and recently formed a non-profit benefiting narcissistic abuse survivors, Health Allies.

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Sandra Brown, MA, Author

The Personality Science of Why You're Targeted 

What Your Therapist Needs to Know in Diagnosing You

Sandra L. Brown, MA is the CEO of The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Pathology Education, Current President of the Assn. for NPD/Psychopathy Survivor Treatment, Research & Education, author of Women Who Love Psychopaths and a field theorist about toxic relationship dynamics, and personality traits targeted in survivors. She is a frequent therapist trainer and guest lecturer on topics related to Narcissist Abuse, and radio host on Relational Harm Reduction Radio.

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Sherri Renner, JD

Paving The Pathway: Law, Money, & Tech Suggestions As You Prepare To Leave An Abusive Intimate Relationship

Sherri Renner, JD, has taken her years of civil litigation experience and dedicated them to helping pro se (self-represented) litigants. Sherri coaches people one-on-one and facilitates small groups, and is working on proposing changes to laws and procedures that will make the courts more open to the self-represented. In addition to LawYou America, Sherri established Pursuing Justice Foundation, Inc., which will provide funding to help pro se litigants with the expenses of litigation.

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 Dr. Michelle Stevens

The Only Way Out Is Through 

Dr. Michelle Stevens, a psychologist, is the author of Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving, which has been featured on Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz, as well as in People, Vanity Fair, and First for Women. She is the founder and Executive Director of Post-Traumatic Success, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring those affected by psychological trauma. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Time, People, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Good Housekeeping, and The Hollywood Reporter. Stevens studied writing at New York University before earning her doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University, where her thesis was honored as the Dissertation of Distinction. She has presented her research to the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, where she also received an award for Outstanding Research. Dr. Stevens works with survivors around the globe, encouraging them to heal, grow, and fight for better lives.

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