Narcissism has recently been the focus of debate among professionals, in large part due to the controversies surrounding the world of Heinz Kohut and Otto Kernberg. Yet much has been written about narcissism throughout the history of psychoanalysis and this carefully selected collection brings together the essential work on narcissism.
The book first puts forth the major theoretical formulations - self-psychology, object relations, psychodynamics - and then explores diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The book offers landmark classic and contemporary contributions by authors such as Annie Reich, Heinz Kohut, Otto Kernberg, Alice Miller, Arnold Modell, and many others.
Dr. Andrew P. Morrison is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and is in private practice of psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Cambridge, MA. He is author of several books on shame, including Shame, the Underside of Narcissism, The Culture of Shame, and multiple papers on shame and narcissism. He is a supervising analyst at Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and on the faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Inc.
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