This workshop will present an overview of the theory of TFP, its relation to the structure of severe personality disorders, and its technique. the technique of TFP will be outlined as general strategy, particular technical instruments, and tactical approaches to complications and particular situations. Major consideration include transference, countertransference, technical neutrality and interpretation.
This workshop will describe the various clinical syndromes reflecting narcissistic personality disorders, and the corresponding prognostic indicators for psychodynamic psychotherapy. The typical transference developments of these patients will be outlined, and corresponding technical interventions described. The relevance for the love life of these patients will be explored and treatment implications described.
A conversation hour with Dr. Otto Kernberg, centered on reflections about therapists “therapeutic ambitions”.
Discuss how to avoid patient induced limitations on over-restriction of therapists’ aims as well as overly ambitious goals.
How do we assess what are realistic expectations?
And what are the patient’s realistic contributions to this assessment?
This presentation will differentiate the clinical characteristics and therapeutic management of several types of severely regressive transferences: typical split transferences of borderline patients, the fragmentation of affective experiences of schizoid personalities the intolerance of triangulation, and the narcissistic transferences. Clinical illustration will exemplify these differential transferences and their clinical management.
This presentation will propose a diagnostic assessment of the couple, specifying their conflicts at the level of their sexual life, their integration of expectations regarding daily living together, and potential discrepancies regarding their value systems, including their overall social integration. On this basis, a diagnostic assessment of unconscious reactivation in both partners of unresolved conflicts in their relation with their parental couples may determine the strategy of therapeutic interventions.