Hope and Healing for the Narcissistic and Emotionally Abusive Marriage

Original price was: $800.00.Current price is: $299.00.


We live in a “me-centered” culture, where many individuals selfishly extend beyond healthy boundaries to assert perceived “rights,” overpowering others in the process. This epidemic of selfishness, entitlement, and emotional immaturity fuels narcissism and marital sexual abuse, traumatizing many and eroding the delicate fabric of marriage. Hope and Healing for the Narcissistic and Emotionally Abusive Marriage explores not only the culture of narcissism, but also individual character pathology, its impact on marriage, and strategies clinicians can employ to assist individuals and couples as they navigate their way to relational health.

Learning Objectives
Participants will: 

  1. Understand and identify traits of narcissism, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), as well as Narcissistic Victim Syndrome 
  2. Analyze myths being promoted regarding NPD 
  3. Identify best practices for treating those with NPD, narcissistic traits, as well as victims of narcissistic abuse 
  4. Assess the causes of NPD, as well as the impact of NPD/NPD traits on a relationship 
  5. Demonstrate how to effectively counsel the narcissistic victim, as well as the narcissist 
  6. Identify the criteria for determining Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and differentiate NPD from narcissistic traits 


David Hawkins, Ph.D., and Sharmen Kimbrough, M.A.

Course Lessons

HHEA 101: The Man and the Mirror: Truths and Myths About Narcissism and Emotional Abuse 

David Hawkins, Ph.D. 

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with a high-conflict couple, unsure if you were making any progress at all? Or, frustrated that you were trying to teach a man empathy but feeling like you were hitting a brick wall? Or perhaps you’ve sat with a woman who felt emotionally drained, exhausted because she felt profoundly unheard and invisible in her marriage. Dr. David Hawkins will discuss truths and myths about narcissism and emotional abuse. 

Runtime: 56 minutes 15 seconds

HHEA 102:  Breaking the Abusive Cycle 

Sharmen Kimbrough, M.A.  

 In this session, Sharmen Kimbrough, M.A will better define emotional abuse, and help professionals become more adept at addressing the ways it creeps into relationships and destroys them. 

Runtime: 43 minutes 49 seconds

HHEA 103:  Strategies for Alternate Expressions of Anger 

David Hawkins, Ph.D. 

In this session, Dr. David Hawkins will discuss the impact of narcissism and emotional abuse on marriage—and specifically, on “the crazy cycle.” He will describe what you can expect when facing narcissism and emotional abuse in marriage and how you can be most helpful to a couple. 

Runtime: 54 minutes 30 seconds

HHEA 104:  Is Healing and Recovery Possible—and How Will I Know? Hallmarks of True Recovery 

Sharmen Kimbrough, M.A.  

Is healing and recovery possible? In this session Sharmen Kimbrough, M.A., will can discuss ways to help couples to turn from their destructive ways and determine the “intolerables” that must change for that marriage to work. 

Runtime: 54 minutes 13 seconds

HHEA 105: Myths About Narcissistic and Emotional Abuse 

David Hawkins, Ph.D. 

In this session, Dr. David Hawkins will discuss information and misinformation about narcissistic and emotional abuse and help you divide fact from fiction, truth from hyperbole, so you can make good decisions in your clinical work. 

Runtime: 47 minutes 23 seconds

HHEA 106:  Bringing An End to Abuse: The Power of Intervention & Boundaries 

David Hawkins, Ph.D. 

In this session, Dr. David Hawkins will discuss the dynamics of narcissistic and emotional abuse. You will learn some of the reasons why these issues remain so entrenched, and so difficult to treat. After this session, professionals will learn how to bring about an intervention and the power and importance of creating healthy boundaries against this abuse. 

Runtime: 50 minutes 9 seconds

HHEA 107:  Secondary Abuse and the Church  

David Hawkins, Ph.D. 

In this session, Dr. David Hawkins will discuss the issue of secondary abuse as it pertains to emotional abuse, and more specifically, the role of the church in secondary abuse. 

Runtime: 51 minutes 25 seconds

HHEA 108:  What She Wants Him to Know / What He Wants Her to Know  

David Hawkins, Ph.D. 

People are complex, issues are complex, often challenging our skills. Based off years of clinical experience working with couples in distress, Dr. David Hawkins will discuss prominent issues many women have about their husband and about what men want their mate to know about them. 

Runtime: 48 minutes 41 seconds

HHEA 109:  Healing from Trauma 

Sharmen Kimbrough, M.A.  

In this session, Sharmen Kimbrough, M.A., will provide a framework for professionals to address and help couples heal from the trauma of emotional and narcissistic abuse. 

Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes 19 seconds

HHEA 110:  In Sickness and in Health: The Physical Impact of Narcissistic and Emotional Abuse  

David Hawkins, Ph.D. 

In this session, Dr. David Hawkins will discuss the physical impact of emotional stress in marriage. 

Runtime: 52 minutes 23 seconds

HHEA 111: A Healing Program for Narcissistic and Emotionally Abusive Men 

David Hawkins, Ph.D. 

In this session, Dr. David Hawkins will provide the basics of what we at The Marriage Recovery Center have found helpful in treating and ending narcissistic and emotional abuse and growing into a healthy, caring, and empathic husband and friend. 

Runtime: 50 minutes 39 seconds

HHEA 112: Narcissism and Emotional Abuse: A Comprehensive Approach to Healing

David Hawkins, Ph.D. 

In the final session, Dr. David Hawkins will discuss a comprehensive approach to healing when working with couples dealing with the effects of narcissism and emotional abuse.  

Runtime: 52 minutes 34 seconds


Continuing Education

12.00 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW.

12.0 CE Credits available for IBCC.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: