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Karyl McBride on Healing from the Harmful Effects of Narcissism

Air Dates: March 13-19, 2023

Narcissism is difficult to confront whenever we meet it. It’s even more of a challenge when it overwhelms the dynamics of a family. But Dr. Karyl McBride says there are ways to free ourselves from the harmful effects of narcissism and begin to heal.

McBride is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over forty years of experience in public and private practice, specializing in treatment of trauma. In her career she has worked as a school psychologist, expert witness, a marriage and family counselor and a marriage and family therapist. Her work has been recognized in several publications, including HuffPost and Psychology Today. She is a leading author on books focusing on narcissism such as “Will I Ever Be Good Enough?,” “Will I Ever Be Free of You?” and her latest book, “Will the Drama Ever End?”

On this episode of “Story in the Public Square,” McBride discusses her latest book “Will the Drama Ever End”, and the effects that narcissistic family dynamics have on those who experience them.

“Story in the Public Square” broadcasts each week on public television stations across the United States. A full listing of the national television distribution is available at this link. In Rhode Island and southeastern New England, the show is broadcast on Rhode Island PBS on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. ET, and Sundays at 2:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124. “Story in the Public Square” is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate and tell stories that matter.