I’m skeptical about this, and there are VERY few therapists even trained in this, but if it could work, it would be a great (and very expensive!) way to rehabilitate hardened criminals and deter crime. The speaker in this video (Dr. David Bernstein) is riveting. One thing’s for sure–you’d have to have nerves of steel to make a career out of this.
The only “easy” thing about the patients Dr. Bernstein treats are that they’re not difficult to get into therapy, since these are forensic patients who are already in prison. They can’t quit when things get uncomfortable. Such is not the case with most NPDs, who usually aren’t in prison and don’t often seek out therapy for themselves.