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CC08 Workshop 01 - Assessment of Couples - Otto Kernberg, MD

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Workshops |  Assessment |  Couples Therapy |  Conflict |  Sex and Sexuality
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Otto Kernberg, MD
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Apr 25, 2008
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This workshop will explore the assessment of the functioning of couples in their sexual life, their daily interactions, and their individual and jointly arrived at value systems. The techniques of this assessment, the combination of couples’ and individual partners’ interviews will be followed by an overview of alternative therapeutic strategies.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Given a couple, carry out a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of chronic conflicts.
  2. Given a case, indicate specific, alternative approaches.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Otto Kernberg, MD, is a psychoanalyst and professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is most widely known for his psychoanalytic theories on borderline personality organization and narcissistic pathology. Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Kernberg is a Past-President of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He is also Training and Supervising Analyst of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Kernberg is the author of twelve books and co-author of twelve others. His most recent books are Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality: Focusing on Object Relations and Handbook of Dynamic Psychotherapy for Higher Level Personality Pathology.