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PsychopathyIs: The Overlap between Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Psychopathy

Presented By Carrie Barron, MD
Carrie Barron, MD

1.5 Hours | 1.5 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on The Overlap between Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Psychopathy is presented by Carrie Barron, MD in partnership with PsychopathyIs.

Many people are impacted by a person with psychopathy or narcissistic personality disorder. This program covers the diagnostic criteria for these two conditions, how they overlap, and the possible feelings and concerns elicited by those with whom they are deeply involved or who cross their path. Topics include the importance of correct diagnosis for treatment and prognosis, management versus remediation and separation, and adaptation and coping for families and loved ones. The program discusses how to identify three traits common to both psychopathy and narcissism, one way to manage psychopathy, and one way that loved ones can help themselves.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe three traits common to both Psychopathy and Narcissism

Describe one way to manage psychopathy

Describe ways loved ones can help themselves as well as the person with the condition


Presented By

Carrie Barron, MD

Carrie Barron, Director of the Creativity for Resilience at Dell Medical School in Austin, is an Associate Professor of Medical Education, a board-certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and a Positive Psychology Coach. In addition to her book The Creativity Cure, Carrie has published in several peer...


1. Introduction

2. What is Psychopathy?

3. Breakout Room 1 - Introduction

4. Someone You Know

5. Questions and Debrief

6. Treatment

7. Breakout Room 2 - Introduction

8. Exploring the Internal Response

9. Questions and Debrief

10. Wrap-Up

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Program Partner


We are proud to partner with PsychopathyIs for this program. PsychopthyIs is an organization dedicated to alleviating the suffering caused by psychopathy. Worldwide, psychopathy affects over 1 in 100 people and is a major source of distress and impairment. But myths, stigmas, and lack of information about psychopathy can make it difficult for people affected by psychopathy and their families to find the support they need. They are dedicated to raising awareness of psychopathy, providing screening tools and other resources for affected individuals and families, and raising funds for research. We also aim to create educational tools for professionals and a national database of treatment providers to help share truths about what psychopathy is and isn't.

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