The Emerging Self: A Developmental, Self, and Object Relations Approach to the Treatment of the Closet Narcissistic Disorder of the Self

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Psychology Press, 1993 - Medical - 294 pages
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Contents

The Clinical PictureA Chameleon
3
A Developmental Self and Object Relations Theory
12
Differential Diagnosis
26
Therapeutic Neutrality Frame Stance and Task
67
The Disembodied Heart and the Latchkey Child
86
The Guru and the Bed of Pain
110
The Prostitute and the Game
136
The Puppet on a String and the Whim of Iron
172
PROJECTIVE IDENTIFICATION
217
Countertransference and Projective Identification
227
Direction Distancing
252
Summary
285
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Page vii - The closet narcissistic disorder of the self has a consistent underlying intrapsychic structure and an equally consistent defensive theme: idealization or devaluation of the omnipotent object to regulate the grandiose sense of self.

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Masterson, Director of Masterson Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotheapy; Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical College, New York Hospital.

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