Co-Dependency, Narcissism & Addiction – What’s the Link?


(… 95% of your clients are affected!)

(14 CPD points)

Co-dependency as a condition is often misunderstood – and its crucial link with narcissism and addiction missed by many helping professionals. As 95% of clients are affected, this is a detrimental loss.

However, experience shows that when the co-dependent realises how co-dependency, narcissism and addiction feed into each other, they then fully understand how to take their power back! Our job as helping professionals is to help them see that.

Through my work I have developed a helpful model that addresses this triad and it is my client’s experience (young and old) that the model works. Now, your clients can benefit too!”

– Margaret Parkes

Programme Outline:

This intensive and experiential programme is based around a therapeutic model for working with co-dependent adults and young people who come from an emotionally abusive and neglectful family of origin. It also highlights how co-dependency can be central to many addictions. Being goal focused, this model encourages the helping professional to take an interactive role – (check for more information).


Margaret Parkes (Dip. …read more

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy