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Otto Kernberg, MD - Supervision of a Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

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Clinical Demonstrations |  Psychotherapy |  Supervision
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Pioneers of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995
Otto Kernberg, MD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
Dec 14, 1995
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Otto Kernberg (1995) demonstrates a supervision session with a therapist who presents a case of a 42-year-old male with a narcissistic personality and self-destructive tendencies. This male therapist feels as though the therapy has reached a stalemate. Kernberg suggests various hypotheses about the case. The volunteer then describes his reaction to the supervision.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To illustrate the general principles of interpretation.
  2. To illustrate indications, limitations and contraindications of this approach.

From conference EP95-CD03-DVD

*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.