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EP17 Workshop 26 - Psychodynamic Psychotherapy of Narcissistic Personality Disorders - Otto Kernberg, MD

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Otto Kernberg, MD
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Dec 16, 2017
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This workshop will describe the various clinical syndromes reflecting narcissistic personality disorders, and the corresponding prognostic indicators for psychodynamic psychotherapy. The typical transference developments of these patients will be outlined, and corresponding technical interventions described. The relevance for the love life of these patients will be explored and treatment implications described.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Diagnose the severity of narcissistic pathology and the therapeutic implications of the evaluation.
  2. Describe the transference manifestations of the pathological grandiose self.
  3. Diagnose and resolve the regressive countertransferences that unavoidably arise with these patients.

*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.