"Aggressivity, Narcissism, and Self-Destructiveness in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship" by Otto Kernberg

Aggressivity, Narcissism, and Self-Destructiveness in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship New Developments in the Psychopathology and Psychotherapy of Severe Personality Disorders Otto Kernberg

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
15 Jul 2014
ISBN:
9780300211993
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
288 pages: 235 x 156mm

In this book a leading psychoanalytic clinician and theoretician presents his thoughts on the latest psychodynamic developments and insights related to treatment of severe personality disorders. Dividing his discussions into two sections, one on psychopathology and the other on psychotherapy, Dr. Otto F. Kernberg examines borderline personality disorder, narcissism, sexual inhibition, transference and countertransference, suicidal behavior, and eating disorders. In each chapter he integrates the ideas of European and Latin American psychoanalytic thinkers, bringing them to the attention of English-speaking readers.

This book includes a selection of recently published journal articles. Their collection into one volume makes readily available Dr. Kernberg’s present thinking on an important subject.

Otto F. Kernberg, M.D., is director of the Personality Disorders Institute at New York-Presbyterian Hospital; professor of psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College; and training and supervising analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is also the author of Ideology, Conflict, and Leadership in Groups and Organizations; Aggression in Personality Disorders and Perversions; Love Relations: Normality and Pathology; and Severe Personality Disorders, all published by Yale University Press.

"A valuable contribution to the field of personality disorders and their treatment, written by the foremost authority on the subject."- Beth J. Seelig, M.D., Director, Emory Psychoanalytic Institute and Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Emory University School of Medicine