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EP05 Workshop 35 - Etiology, Psychotherapy. Diagnosis and Treatment Indicators for Severe Personality Disorders - Otto Kernberg, M.D.

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Workshops |  Personality Disorders |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2005
Otto Kernberg, MD
2 Hours 03 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 2005
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Present day knowledge and leading hypotheses regarding severe personality disorders will be reviewed, and their relationship to clinical characteristics of these patients clarified. A critical review of present classification will be followed by exploration of specific technical approaches to diagnostic interviewing and decision-making regarding specific therapeutic approaches to each patient.


Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe how to assess severe personality disorders and prescribe specific treatment indicators.
  2. To describe the interaction of neurological and psychodynamic etiological functions in determining the psychopathology of severe personality disorders.

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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.