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The Gaslight Effect: Supporting Survivors of Emotional Abuse

The ‘Gaslight Effect’ is a term to describe what happens when you begin to second-guess yourself because you’ve allowed another person to define your reality and erode your judgment. It is a phenomenon called gaslighting, and it is soul destroying.
— Robin Stern

Gaslighting is a type of emotional abuse in which the victim doubts their own memory, perception, feelings, and sanity. In this interactive webinar, participants will learn: 1) what gaslighting is, 2) to recognize the warning signs of a gaslighting relationship, 3) the different profiles of gaslighters, and 4) how to help survivors heal from emotional abuse.  A question and answer period will follow the presentation. 

After this webinar, participants will be able to: 
-Recognize warning signs and stages of a gaslighting relationship
-Identify abusive gaslighting techniques
-Describe the effects of emotional abuse
-Better support survivors as they heal from emotional and psychological harm


Free for members / $25 for non-members


Robin Stern, Ph.D., is the associate director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She is a licensed psychoanalyst, educator, and author, with over twenty-five years of experience treating individuals, couples, and groups. Robin holds a doctorate in applied psychology from New York University and a postdoctoral certificate in psychoanalytic group psychotherapy from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. She is on the faculty of Teacher’s College, Columbia University, where she co-teaches a class on emotional intelligence. Robin is a co-developer of RULER, as well as a co-creator and a lead facilitator for Yale’s Institutes. She is the author of The Gaslight Effectrecently released on softcover. 

Earlier Event: March 14
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Later Event: March 24
March for Our Lives