The Six Stages of Self-Love Deficit Disorder (Codependency) Recovery

This is an updated version of the Five Stage Model on the same subject.  The Six Stages of Self-Love Deficit Disorder (codependency) Recovery will be an organizing construct/paradigm in my upcoming book, The Codependency Cure: Recovering from Self-Love Deficit Disorder. Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT © 2016 Clinical Care Consultants Owner Advanced Clinical Trainers Owner […]

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The Goose Allegory: When Leaving Saves Your Life, But Breaks Your Heart

The Goose Allegory: When Leaving Saves Your Life, But Breaks Your Heart Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT I first came across this allegorical story about self-love, courage and risk 28 years ago when I began my psychotherapy career in Boone, Iowa.  The story is a chapter from John and Linda Friel’s 1988 book, “Adult […]

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Codependents Also Hurt Their Children

CODEPENDENTS ALSO HURT THEIR CHILDREN Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Although the codependent parent is harmed by their narcissistic partner, their codependency should not be considered a valid excuse for not protecting their children. Even with the all-powerful Human Magnet Syndrome, the adult codependent parent, like all other adult parents, carries the responsibility to care […]

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Why Internet Dating Apps Have It All Wrong. The Truth Behind “Chemistry”

Why Internet Dating Apps Have It All Wrong Ross Rosenberg reveals the hidden truth behind relationship chemistry Have you been working on your online dating profile? Posing for the perfect selfie? Finding the exact right words to describe your wonderful self? Sadly, and unfortunately, all of the effort in choosing the best photographs, writing one’s […]

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Self-Love Deficit Disorder: An Interview with Ross Rosenberg

WHO WE ARE WHAT WE DO WHY WE DO IT CONNECT BLOG Self-Love Deficit Disorder: An Interview with Ross Rosenberg, M.ED., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Written by Kristin Sunanta Walker on December 1, 2014. Posted in Authors, Behavioral / Mental Health Information, Codependency, Mental Health News Radio, MHNR,Narcissism, Self-Love Deficit Disorder CLICK HERE to view the […]

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Invisible Trauma and Paleotherapy. 11 Tips to Heal

Paleotherapy and Invisible Trauma.  11 Tips to Heal By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT When treating trauma victims (and trauma survivors), I conceptualize trauma as a metaphorical invisible wound that is shamefully hidden from others.  Many trauma victims hold onto the irrational belief that, by telling someone their story, they would be taking an […]

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Malignant Narcissism (from The Human Magnet Syndrome 2013)

Malignant Narcissism (from Rosenberg’s Human Magnet Syndrome Book 2013) Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT In 1984, Dr. Otto Kernberg, a Cornell University psychoanalyst, coined the diagnostic term “malignant narcissism.” Kernberg believed that there is a narcissism continuum, with NPD at the low end, and malignant narcissism with psychopathic features at the high end. Malignant narcissism […]

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Narcissists Can Love – But Run! Understanding Narcissistic Codependent Love

 Narcissists Can Love – But Run! Understanding Narcissistic Love Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Considering Narcissists have hurt and damaged the lives of so many people, it makes a great deal of sense why there is a proliferation of information, advice, articles and books on the subject of narcissism.  There seems to be a […]

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FINALLY, AN UPDATED and SIMPLIFIED CODEPENDENCY DEFINITION. Codependency Redifined

FINALLY, AN UPDATED and SIMPLIFIED CODEPENDENCY DEFINITION Regrettably, the term “codependency” has been overused, misused & often misunderstood. It has become a caricature of its original meaning. To the general public, the term now implies that a person is weak, needy, clingy & even emotionally sick. Like the term “dysfunctional,” it has been lazily & […]

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The “Surgeon General’s” Warning for Codependency Recovery. The Codependency Cure Book Excerpt.

The “Surgeon General’s” Warning for Codependency Recovery. By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT From the Upcoming Book, The Codependency Cure: Breaking Free From Narcissists Codependency recovery has the capacity to change your life.  My writings and YouTube videos are intended to inspire, motivate and guide you on a journey to solve and overcome the […]

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