Narcissistic Patients and New Therapists

Narcissistic Patients and New Therapists : Conceptualization, Treatment, and Managing Countertransference

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Patients with narcissistic pathology are challenging to most therapists, especially students, because of the countertransference that they elicit. This text describes theories of narcissism and countertransference. Four in-depth case studies are presented by doctoral students with varying levels of experience. The authors share their experience of the case and how understanding their countertransference improved their work with these patients. The text demonstrates how countertransference can be embraced and utilized in therapeutically effective ways.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 140 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0765705621
  • 9780765705624
  • 81,526

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This book is an exceptional and important text for both new and experienced therapists interested in understanding and managing the array of confusing feelings evoked when treating patients suffering from narcissistic pathology. The contributors bravely present their work and countertransferential experience for our great benefit. The case presentations are clear, cogent, and illustrate the range of important clinical situations and countertransferential reactions. Huprich has expertly produced a clinically rich and impressive text that is perfect for a graduate course or the private practitioner. -- Kenneth N. Levy, Pennsylvania State University
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About Steven K. Huprich

Steven K. Huprich is professor of clinical psychology at Eastern Michigan University.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introductory Comments Chapter 2. Theoretical and Treatment Principles for Narcissistic Personalities Chapter 3. The Case of Mr. Garcia Chapter 4. The Case of Mr. Miller Chapter 5. The Case of Mr. Schultz Chapter 6. The Case of Mr. Edwards Chapter 7. Closing Comments
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