Therapeutic Implications of Transference Structures in Various Personality Pathologies
The 2018 Adam Corneel Major Teachers of Psychotherapy Lecture
This presentation will describe the differential characteristics of transference structure of patients with neurotic personality organization, borderline personality organization, narcissistic personalities, schizoid personalities, and symbiotic personality features. Clinical illustrations will focus on the specific therapeutic implications of these different transference structures. In the course of these analyses, the essential nature of a few dominant technical interventions will be highlighted.
Otto F. Kernberg, MD (Presenter) is the Director of the Personality Disorders Institute, New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Westchester Division; Professor of Psychiatry at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY; and a Training and Supervising Analyst at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York, NY.
Richard Schwartz, MD (Moderator) is on the faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England. Dr. Schwartz is a Senior Consultant in Residency Training at McLean Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Diagnose differential transference structures.
- Apply selectively the psychoanalytic techniques of interpretation, transference analysis, technical neutrality, and countertransference utilization.
- Assess the differential activation of internalized object relations in transference developments.
- Integrate differential transference structure into a comprehensive theoretical system.
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Kernberg, O. (2011). The Inseparable Nature of Love and Aggression: Clinical and Theoretical Perspectives. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Kernberg, O. (2016). Interpretation in the Treatment of Borderline Pathology. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 36(1), 52-59.
Kernberg, O.F. (2016). New Developments in Transference Focused Psychotherapy. International Journal Psycho-Analysis, 97(2), 385-407.
8:00 pm – 8:10 pm: Welcome & Introduction; 8:10 pm – 9:00 pm: Presentation; 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Discussion and Q&A.
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