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EP17 Great Debates 04 - Couples Conflicts - Otto Kernberg, MD, Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD

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Great Debates |  Couples Therapy |  Psychoanalysis
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Otto Kernberg, MD |  Harville Hendrix, PhD |  Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD
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Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date :
Dec 14, 2017
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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.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Assess severity and concrete characteristics of a couple’s dominant conflicts.
  2. Construct specific therapeutic interventions based on the psychodynamic understanding of a couple’s dominant relational conflicts.

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



1.5 credits available.

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Otto Kernberg, MD's Profile

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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.

Harville Hendrix, PhD's Profile

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Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD are partners in life and work. Their lives and work are integrated in their commitment to the transformation of couples and families and to the evolution of a relational culture that supports universal equality. Harville is co-creator of Imago Relationship Therapy and co-founder of Imago Relationships International. Chancellor of the Imago International Institute and emeritus board member of IRI. Dr. Hendrix has received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Mercer University, Macon, GA, the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and the Distinguished Contributors Award by the Association for Imago Relationship Therapy. His latest book, written with his wife, Helen Hunt, is Receiving Love

Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD's Profile

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Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD are partners in life and work. Their lives and work are integrated in their commitment to the transformation of couples and families and to the evolution of a relational culture that supports universal equality.


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