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EP95 Invited Address 12a - The Self and Intimacy: A Developmental, Self and Object Relations Approach - James Masterson, MD

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Invited Addresses |  Object Relations Theory |  Intimacy |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995
James F. Masterson, MD |  Cloe Madanes, HDL, LIC
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Dec 17, 1995
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Invited Address Session 12 Part 1 - The Self and Intimacy: A Developmental, Self and Object Relations Approach
Featuring James Masterson, MD; with discussant Cloe Madanes, Lic Psychol.
Moderated by Camillo Loriedo, MD.

The development and function of the self's capacity for intimacy is described through infancy, childhood and adolescence. The normal process of achieving intimacy is outlined. The illusions of intimacy of Disorders of the Self are then described with detailed clinical presentations of each diagnostic category. The therapeutic interventions necessary to deal with these defenses are then outlined.


Educational Objectives:

  1. To decode and describe the defenses against the anxiety regarding intimacy.
  2. To list the causes of that anxiety.
  3. To state the therapeutic interventions necessary with each disorder.

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



James F. Masterson, MD's Profile

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James F. Masterson (M.D., Jefferson Medical School, 1951) was Director of the Masterson Group, P.C., which specializes in the treatment of adolescent and adult character disorders. Additionally, he was Director of the Masterson Institute (formerly Character Disorder Foundation); attending psychiatrist at New York Hospital, Payne Whitney Clinic; and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College. Masterson has authored seven books and edited two volumes, mostly on the topic of psychoanalytic approaches to character disoreders and adolescents. His seminal work on the borderline personality has made him one of the most influential and studied practitioners of modern psychoanalytic methods.

Cloe Madanes, HDL, LIC's Profile

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Cloé Madanes, HDL, LIC, is a world-renowned innovator and teacher of family and strategic therapy and one of the originators of the strategic approach to family therapy. She has authored seven books that are classics in the field: Strategic Family Therapy; Behind the One-Way Mirror; Sex, Love and Violence; The Violence of Men; The Secret Meaning of Money; The Therapist as Humanist, Social Activist and Systemic Thinker; and Relationship Breakthrough. She has presented her work at professional conferences all over the world and has given keynote addresses for The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy; the National Association of Social Workers, The Erickson Foundation, the California Psychological Association and many other national and international conferences. Madanes has won several awards for distinguished contribution to psychology and has counseled outstanding individuals from all walks of life.