Treating Your Son with Narcissistic Personality Disorder
We can treat your boy with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (or Narcissism or NPD), a learned behavior disorder in which he is excessively focused on himself, and shows extreme conceit. As a Narcissist, he believes he is particularly “special” and unique, and may well be egotistical and patronizing toward others, acting as if no one else is quite up to his level.
Diagnosis for NPD includes many of these symptoms: complete lack of compassion, takes advantage of others, has an unwarranted expectation of especially favorable treatment and a grandiose sense of self-import, requires excessive admiration, is absorbed with fantasies of immeasurable success or power.
Program For Your Son with Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Without treatment, complications may go beyond problems at school and with relationships, to include depression, substance abuse, and even suicidal thoughts.
Schema therapy (a combination of elements from cognitive, behavioral and gestalt therapy along with object relations’ treatment) is one of the more effective treatments. A main purpose of this therapy would be to lessen his contention that others must see him as he wishes to be seen and adapt, instead, to reality.
In serious cases, he can be controlling and self-absorbed, even intolerant and judgmental of the therapist’s thoughts.
Promise Village…Cultivating your Son’s Potential and Strengths
Promise Village is a non-denominational, highly therapeutic, residential facility for struggling boys, using an eclectic treatment approach with a Relation-based model of care (the basis of which is that relationships are the top predictor of positive treatment outcomes). We offer a clinically sophisticated program of the highest quality in a positive home-like environment, in which our boys can develop confidence, respect, self-esteem, reliability and self-control.
We create a Master Treatment Plan for which we tailor goals in treating his Narcissistic Personality Disorder, identify core issues, help your son heal from past struggles and learn healthy coping skills, eliminate thinking errors, reconcile discord and develop a new attitude toward life.
Our treatment program is comprised of a multi-modal approach; Frequent group (along with individual and family) therapy is invaluable due to the tremendous attention boys this age place on being accepted by their peer group, and in which they hammer out issues of respect, value, frustration, disagreement, leading to resolution and emotion management in a productive and safe environment.
Animal-assisted therapy teaches social skills and responsibility, and the kids learn first to trust animals, and eventually, humans. Recreational therapy is meant to be fun, but with teachable moments, where teamwork, creativity and problem-solving skills are honed. At all times are the boys closely supervised by Therapists and Life Coaches, who motivate and model a positive lifestyle, facilitate enrichment opportunities and develop nurturing and trusting relationships. Psychiatric Evaluations allow for constant monitoring, as your boy grows in ability to self-regulate and resolve his core issues.
Schooling takes place at The Academy, to further his academic advancement, where he’ll begin planning for his new life and start to comprehend the value of school learning to achieve those goals.
In spite of everything you’ve tried, and all the heartbreak, fear and discouragement you’ve experienced, when we look at your child we will see his possibilities, and not his problems. . We will help him overcome his challenges, discover his strengths and focus on his PROMISES yet to be fulfilled, knowing that long after he leaves our care, his future can be a bright one.