Developmental Pathogenesis and Treatment of Borderline and Narcissistic Personalities

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J. Aronson, 1989 - Psychology - 184 pages
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This carfully crafted work on the development and treatment of borderline and narcissistic disorders reflects the sweeping changes that have taken place in psychoanalytic theory and practice. Written by Dr. Donald Rinsley, considered among the foremost of psychoanalytic teachers, clinicians, and writers, it is succinct yet comprehensive, integrating classical and object relations concepts with Mahler's developmental phase theory and the contributions of Klein, Kernberg, Kohut, and others. Excertps from actual therapy sessions demonstrate Rinsley's disciplend and compaassionate expertise as an analytic therapist.

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Infantile Grandiosity and Helplessness
The Acquisition of Internal Stability
The SeparationIndividuation Process

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About the author (1989)

Donald B. Rinsley, M.D., studied at Harvard Medical School and the Washington Universtiy School of Medicine. In addition to holding various teaching positions, Dr. Rinsley has been a Spencer Foundation Fellow in Advanced Studies and a Fellow in Interdisciplinary Studies at the Menninger Foundation. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists, American Psychiatric Association, American College of Psychoanalysis, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, and New York Academy of Sciences. In addition to authoring numerous books and journal articles, Dr. Rinsley is a Consulting Editor for the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic and is a member of the editorial boards of Annals of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and Medical Psychotherapy.

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