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2022.06.10 Narcissism and Addiction as Common Themes
Friday, June 10, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
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 Narcissism and Addiction as Common Themes in Marriage that Lead to Divorce

NYACP's Last Event Before Summer Break!

Friday, June 10, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Presented by 
Micki McWade, LCSW

Moderated by
Melissa Goodstein, Esq.

This Event is Free to Members of NYACP

Join Micki McWade and Melissa Goodstein for a presentation and discussion about these two common afflictions that end marriages and destroy relationships in general. Narcissism and addiction, often related, also cause major roadblocks in negotiation and while creating parenting plans. We will discuss effective and ineffective strategies while trying to reach settlement. We will also discuss questions like: When does habit become an addiction? Why does AA work when therapy doesn’t? How does one become a narcissist? Is one addiction worse than another? What is codependency?

As we all know, clients with either personality trait are difficult to work with and to achieve resolution. Join us for a discussion on ways to manage these cases with more patience and compassion. 

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Micki McWade, LCSW is a clinical social worker, psychotherapist, collaborative divorce coach, certified equine assisted therapist and author. Micki has been a coach on somewhere between 100 and 200 collaborative cases. She has also been a collaborative trainer and presenter locally, as well as nationally and internationally at the IACP International Forum. Because of her specialized knowledge of addiction, she has served on many cases where addiction has been present and has been able to directly address the addiction, codependency, discuss treatment options and create appropriate parenting plans. 

Melissa Goodstein, Esq. graduated from Brandeis University and received her J.D. degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1990.  In 1992, she completed mediation training and in 1993 started a private practice specializing in divorce mediation with offices in Westchester and New York City.  In 2003, Melissa received training in collaborative law and in 2005 was trained in the interdisciplinary collaborative team model.   Melissa practices exclusively within the mediation and collaborative divorce models.  Her practice is located in Katonah, New York serving clients throughout Westchester County and Putnam County and the surrounding New York metropolitan area.  Melissa is a member of the NYS Council of Divorce Mediation, the Greater NY Council of Family and Divorce, the NYACP and the IACP. She is also a member in good standing of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and has completed advanced training in both mediation and collaborative practice.