Surviving the Impact of growing up with a Narcissistic Caregiver – back by popular demand!

Many survivors of complex trauma describe growing up with Narcissistic Caregivers. The emotional temperature of their house was controlled at all times by the Narcissist. Unfortunately, children who grow up with a narcissistic caregiver frequently have their distress unnoticed, untreated and unassisted. Most arrive in adulthood feeling that something is deeply wrong, often struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and difficulties within their intimate relationships. All too often these experiences remain disconnected from their life within their family growing up. Birchtree’s Masterclass will explore the legacy of living with a Narcissistic Caregiver.

Topics covered include:

  • Trauma of Omission –Narcissism and trauma
  • Three Types of Narcissism
  • Neurobiology of Narcissism
  • Narcissistic Supply and Narcissistic Wounds
  • Impact of Narcissism on a family system
  • Managing the Narcissistic Parent now you’re an adult

Date: Tuesday 16th August 2022

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: $80

Online masterclass: A zoom link will be provided a few days prior to the workshop.

Additional resources, podcasts and books will be provided for those wishing to learn more on the subject!

About the presenters:

Jace Cannon-Brookes

Jace Cannon-Brookes

Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Co-Director of Birchtree: Centre of Excellence for Trauma, Addictions and Eating Disorders

Jace Cannon-Brookes has worked as a Clinical Psychologist across private and public settings. Her work has covered bereavement services, eating disorder units, and acute and general psychiatry. For fourteen years Jace worked within drug and alcohol centres, where she designed and co-ordinated a six week residential rehabilitation program, with a focus on the treatment of complex trauma for women with histories of substance dependence. Jace has also completed the intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) training and subsequently co-ordinated the implementation of a 12 month out-patient DBT program. She has completed the Diploma of Psychotherapy with ANZAP. Jace has run trainings on Complex Trauma and DBT for NSW health services, NGO’s, professional colleagues, and within the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology programs at the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and University of Technology, Sydney.

Dr Sophie Reid

Dr Sophie Reid

Clinical Psychologist

Co-Director of Birchtree: Centre of Excellence for Trauma, Addictions and Eating Disorders

Sophie holds a Masters of Clinical Psychology and a PhD in psychology Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Sophie has been a clinically focused academic at Sydney University, Monash University, Melbourne University, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. She has supervised PhD, Masters and Honours students, and continues to collaborate on a number of projects in the trauma and eating disorder areas. Sophie has been a member of the Expert Working Committee for beyondblueSophie has extensive experience working with adults, children and adolescents, parents and families. Sophie specialises in helping both individuals and families experiencing childhood trauma, childhood illness and the associated trauma, eating disorders, grief and loss, addictions, couple and relationship issues. A passion for child advocacy has lead Sophie to focus her clinical work on helping people heal from the trauma of childhood/ adolescent difficulties and to assist people to become a more peaceful integrated self.