Meredith’s short bio:
As a therapist turned writer, Meredith makes complex topics accessible to all readers, giving right-brained creativity to left-brained concepts and clarity to topics related to human nature that often baffle and confuse. Her goal: to create connections between human beings and their patterns of behavior, between the universal and the personal, the heart and the mind.
Meredith’s clinical bio (including how she became interested in the topic of narcissism):
Meredith Gordon Resnick holds a California license in clinical social work (LCSW). She earned her MSW at San Diego State University, and worked in direct health and mental health care for more than two decades.
Meredith trained as a clinical intern at the County of San Diego Loma Portal Adolescent Inpatient Unit, a locked psychiatric facility for children between the ages of 13 and 18. While there, she grew interested in the resiliency of patients diagnosed with severe mental and emotional disorders, many of whom had been abandoned by their parents. Wasn’t it a lot to ask of a child to somehow synthesize and integrate these profound experiences? Yes, of course. But some fared better than others. Why? One underlying factor seemed to be a feeling of potency, of power, something that, once sparked and recognized by the child through therapy and support, could never be “unseen” by him again. This was the foundation—and a springboard—for their growth.
Meredith went on to work in peds endocrinology at the City of Hope, where issues of treatment compliance, identity, power and control permeated the clinical work with these young patients. Later, after becoming licensed, she worked as a family therapist, and then with older adults at end of life and became intrigued by the longstanding patterns of behavior, the complexity of wounds, entanglements, and how identification with such fed their resentment, their relationships, and their illness, a lifetime later. Some of these issues revolved around narcissism in the family. Finally, personal experience and her own healing brought the subject of narcissism into focus with a sharp and freeing clarity from which Meredith writes.
Today, Meredith writes the books she wishes she had had to give to her patients—and turn to herself: simple, easy to digest, reader-friendly, with equal parts reality and hope. You can find some of her other writing at PsychologyToday.com.
For more about Meredith, visit her website: meredithresnick.com