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Kernberg, O.F. (1974). Further Contributions to the Treatment of Narcissistic Personalities. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 55:215-240.
    

(1974). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 55:215-240

Further Contributions to the Treatment of Narcissistic Personalities Related Papers

Otto F. Kernberg

This paper continues my earlier studies of the diagnosis and psychoanalytic treatment of a specific constellation of character pathology, that of the narcissistic personality (Kernberg, 1967), (1970a), (1971a). In recent years, a consensus has been gradually developing regarding the definition of this pathological character structure and the indication of psychoanalysis as the treatment of choice (Jacobson, 1964); (P. Kernberg, 1971); (Kohut, 1966), (1968), (1971); (Rosenfeld, 1964); (Tartakoff, 1966); (E. Ticho, 1970); (van der Waals, 1965). However, despite the evolving agreement about the descriptive, clinical characteristics of this constellation, divergent views have developed regarding the underlying metapsychological assumptions and the optimal technical approach within a psychoanalytic modality of treatment. In particular, Kohut's approach to the psychoanalytic treatment of narcissistic personality disorders (1971) is very different from the approach I outlined in an earlier paper (Kernberg, 1970a), which is more closely related to the views of Abraham (1919), Jacobson (1964), Riviere (1936), Rosenfeld (1964), Tartakoff (1966) and van der Waals (1965). Therefore, in this paper I will focus particularly on those aspects of my approach to the understanding and treatment of narcissistic personalities which highlight agreements and disagreements with Kohut's approach.

CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY AS A SPECIFIC TYPE OF CHARACTER PATHOLOGY

With respect to clinical characteristics, there is agreement between Kohut's view and that of the other authors whom I have mentioned as representing an alternative view and myself.

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