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EP09 Point/Counterpoint 04 - The Almost Untreatable Narcissistic Patient - Otto Kernberg, MD

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Point/Counterpoint Sessions |  Narcissism |  Personality Disorders |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2009
Otto Kernberg, MD
1 Hour 30 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2009
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Dr. Kernberg will present prognostically unfavorable indications for a psychodynamic psychotherapy of narcissistic patients, and the management of the corresponding difficulties. The description of general characteristics of narcissistic personality disorder, clinical syndromes including the diagnosis, and general principles of psychodynamic therapy for them will compliment this presentation.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Given a narcissistic patient, diagnose and assess prognosis for treatment.
  2. Given a narcissistic patient, describe the management of dominant transference developments.

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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.