Digital Seminar

2-Day Intensive Training on Narcissistic and Psychopathic Abuse: The Clinicians Guide to the New Field of Traumatic Pathological Love Relationships


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Faculty:
Sandra Brown, MA |  Claudia Paradise, LCSW-R |  William P Brennan, M.Ed., LMHC, CAP
Duration:
12 Hours 20 Minutes
Copyright :
Aug 12, 2021
Product Code:
POS058210
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD

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Description

You may have trauma clients who are victims of narcissistic abuse without even knowing it.

In a clinical setting, victims of narcissistic abuse can be conditioned to behave a certain way, to show only the good things. They can dissociate to remove themselves from the trauma, and struggle to talk about the abuse in therapy. Some may not even be aware of the abuse, especially if the narcissist is still involved.

If you’re like most clinicians, you only have a superficial understanding of personality disorders and the traumatic harm those with them can inflict on their partners. Without the proper training you can fail to connect the dots and miss a key component of treatment for these clients.

This program will give you the in-depth understanding and clinical tools you need to recognize the signs of abuse from Cluster B disordered partners and discover the keys to treating the survivors!

Sandra Brown, M.A., is a pioneer in the field of narcissistic and psychopathic abuse and the current president of The Association for NPD/Psychopathy Survivor Treatment, Research & Education who has worked with and researched narcissistic abuse survivors for over 30 years.

Watch her, along with experts Claudia Paradise, LCSW-R and Bill Brennan, M.Ed., LMHC, CAP, for this live two-day webinar as they show you how you can:

  • Identify pathological love relationships
  • Differentiate PLRs from other stereotypical domestic violence, addictive, co-dependent, or dysfunctional relationships
  • Recognize the unique relational dynamics generated from the pathology and the traumatic impact to intimate partners
  • Understand why certain survivor personalities seem to be targeted
  • Key considerations for treating the traumatic aftermath

Don’t miss this chance to add a new dimension to your trauma treatment toolbox and help survivors of narcissistic abuse find the path to recovery. Purchase today!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category H activity meets the qualifications for 12.0 CEU's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for a total of 12.25 ceus in the area(s) of C2 - 12.25hrs.


Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider #20220032. This self-study activity consists of 12.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 12.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.25 continuing education credits.


Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 14.75 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 12.25 continuing education clock hours for Missouri Counselors. The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by organizations recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.25 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 12.25 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance in this self-study course meets the qualifications for 12.25 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 12.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 12.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 12.0 credits.


Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.25 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 12.25 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance in this self-study course meets the qualifications for 12.25 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study program has been approved for 12.25 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 12.25 contact hours. Expires: 08/12/2024.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This self-study activity consists of 12.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 12.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 12.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 12.3 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 08/12/2024. It was last reviewed on 05/23/2024 and is valid until 05/23/2024.

 

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists

This self-study program has been approved for 12.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Format: Asynchronous distance learning. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 12.3 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: If you did not answer YES to be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW on the evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.25 continuing education credits. 


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 12.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 12.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 12.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of instruction.


Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance in this self-study course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 12.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 12.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

Sandra Brown, MA Related seminars and products


Sandra L. Brown, MA has worked with narcissistic abuse survivors for over 30 years is often referred to as the pioneer in the field of pathological love relationships (relationships with partners who have narcissism or psychopathy). Her seminal work and research helped launch the 'Narcissistic and Psychopathic Abuse' field.? She is an author of hundreds of articles for survivors on narcissistic abuse and her books include the highly popular How to Spot a Dangerous Man Before You Get Involved (Hunter House, 2005), the award winning Women Who Love Psychopaths: Inside the Relationships of Inevitable Harm With Psychopaths, Sociopaths & Narcissists (Mask Publishing, 2018), as well as the clinically relevant Counseling Victims of Violence (American Counseling Association, 1991). She is the current president of The Association for NPD/Psychopathy Survivor Treatment, Research & Education, and the CEO of The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Sandra Brown is the director of The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction& Public Pathology Education. She is the president of The Association for NPD/Psychopathy Survivor Treatment, Research & Education. Ms. Brown is an author and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Sandra Brown has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Claudia Paradise, LCSW-R's Profile

Claudia Paradise, LCSW-R Related seminars and products


Claudia Paradise, LCSW-R, has been in private practice since 1995 and specializes in in Cluster B Personality Disorders and relationship abuse. She is an analytically trained, psychodynamic psychotherapist, who also integrates CBT, DBT & EMDR into her work with adults, couples, and children.
Claudia is a board member of the Association for NPD/Psychopathy Survivor Treatment, Research & Education and serves on the executive committee of The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy’s?Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia. In addition to her writing and public speaking on the wide-reaching effects of narcissism and sociopathy on the individual, the family, and the environment she also provides supervision and teaches professionals at an institute level on the treatment, and prevention of self-harm and narcissistic abuse. Claudia earned her MSW in Clinical Social Work from the NYU Silver School of Social Work.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Claudia Paradise is on the advisory board for the Association for NPD-Psychopathy Survivor Treatment. She is also a board member, teacher, and supervisor for the Center for the Study of Anorexia & Bulimia. Ms. Paradise maintains a private practice. She is a writer and clinician for LoveFraud.com. Ms. Paradise receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Claudia Paradise has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


William P Brennan, M.Ed., LMHC, CAP's Profile

William P Brennan, M.Ed., LMHC, CAP Related seminars and products


Bill Brennan, M.Ed., LMHC, CAP, is a psychotherapist who is a Certified Addictions Professional, Trauma Professional, and is EMDR certified with experience in inpatient, outpatient, and private practice levels of treatment. He has worked with survivors of Pathological Relationships for the last ten years and has co-facilitated narcissistic abuse recovery in individual, group, and retreat formats. Bill is a board member of the Association for NPD/Psychopathy Survivor Treatment, Research & Education and holds a master’s degree in Counseling Education from Florida Atlantic University.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: William Brennan maintains a private practice. He is a member of the board for the Association for NPD/Psychopathy Survivor Treatment, Research & Education. Mr. Brennan receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: William Brennan has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Differentiate narcissistic abuse from other domestic violence, addictive, co-dependent, or dysfunctional relationships to inform clinical treatment.
  2. Analyze the unique relational dynamics generated from the pathology and the impact to intimate partners.
  3. Investigate common mistakes made by practitioners in the identification and treatment of survivors of narcissistic and psychopathic abuse.
  4. Investigate the five stages of a Pathological Love Relationship (narcissistic abuse).
  5. Analyze Cluster B personality disorders for a better understanding of how Cluster B partners can exploit the vulnerabilities of those in close relationships.
  6. Apply the DSM-5 Alternative Model personality disorder “four impairments” to predict relational deficits in narcissistic abuse.
  7. Investigate co-morbid and intensification factors related to behavior of the narcissistic abuser.
  8. Assess the role of chronic and pervasive Cognitive Dissonance in survivor symptomology.
  9. Analyze how gaslighting, coercive control, and subterfuge in the context of romantic relationships, can lead to negative impacts on cognition.
  10. Employ in-session approaches to help clients recognize narcissistic behavior in their partners and become aware of the consequences.
  11. Employ psychoeducation techniques to teach survivors about personality disorders and the manipulative tactics, coercive devices and subtle signs that they may be victim of narcissistic abuse.
  12. Utilize clinical techniques to unravel problematic beliefs that can prevent victims of narcissistic abuse from making therapeutic progress.

Outline

Pathological Love Relationships (PLR) Defined
  • What therapists are doing wrong
  • What survivors said they needed and weren’t getting
  • PLR Description
  • Theoretical influences
  • Differentiating these relationships from other fields and disciplines
  • Research and research limitations
Personality Disorders and Pathological Love Relationships
  • Identifying Pathological Love Relationships through personality and personality pathology
  • Personality disorders and the importance of the issue of ‘pervasiveness’
  • Symptomatic conditions -vs- characteristic conditions
  • How to read life patterns of the normal and the disordered
  • Cluster B disorders and the danger zone personalities and spectrum
Identification of Pathological Love Relationships
  • The DSM-5™ Alternative Model and relational pathology
  • The Categorical Model vs The Dimensional Alternative Model
  • The four core impairments in personality disorders
  • Definitions, descriptions and behaviors
  • Symptom traits vs maladaptive traits
Clinical Impressions vs Distance Diagnosing
  • What if I can’t diagnose the other party?
  • Partner-related assessments and usefulness
  • Developing clinical impressions, reasonable assumptions, and working hypothesis in detection
Psychoeducation for Survivors About Personality Disorders
  • Personality theories that create bias
  • The neuroscience and neurobiology of personality disorders
  • DSM symptoms reflected in the neuro impairments
  • How clients benefit from neurobiology education
Relational Dynamics and Stages of a PLR
  • Pre-Stage— trolling, luring and predatory targeting tactics
  • Early Stage— manufactured intensity, love bombing, mirroring, reflective relational tactics
  • Mid-Stage —coercive control, gaslighting and subterfuge
  • End relationship dynamics
  • Case studies for each stage
Survivor Personalities and Targeted Traits: Critical Considerations for Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment
  • Who these survivors are NOT
  • Survivor personality super trait elevations and its importance in targeting and recovery
    • Agreeableness and cooperation: the relationship investment trait
    • Conscientiousness and self-directedness: the integrity-oriented life traits
  • Misidentification/misdiagnosis of personality ‘Super Traits’
  • Codependency, dependent PD, borderline PD, empaths
Trauma Symptoms and Trauma-Informed Treatment Considerations for Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse
  • How these survivor’s symptoms can be different
  • Atypical trauma and misdiagnosis
  • Cognitive dissonance and its presentation in survivors
  • Difference in chronic and persistent CD—not your college understanding
  • Cognitive dissonance and its connection to PTSD intensification
  • Case discussion on symptomology including Executive Functioning and CD
  • Trauma treatment and why EMDR is helpful
  • Treatment limitations and contraindications
Case Study: Use the Four Identifiers to Recognize a Pathological Love Relationship
  • Pathology
  • Relational dynamics
  • Super trait personality
  • Atypical trauma present

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Psychologists

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