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CC08 Workshop 06 - The Technique of Analytic Couples Therapy - Otto Kernberg, MD

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Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Transference / Countertransference
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Otto Kernberg, MD
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Original Program Date:
Apr 26, 2008
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This workshop will summarize the overall technical principles of interpretive intervention in sessions of couples therapy. Economics and dynamic criteria of intervention, analysis of transference and countertransference will be explored together with the setting up of basic frames for the interaction in the sessions. Clinical examples will illustrate these approaches.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe the application of psychodynamic techniques to couple therapy.
  2. To describe the specific conditions under which limit setting may become necessary.

*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.