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Spruiell, V. (1974). Theories of the Treatment of Narcissistic Personalities. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 22:268-278.

(1974). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 22:268-278

Theories of the Treatment of Narcissistic Personalities

Vann Spruiell, M.D.

SUMMARY

This presentation has arbitrarily chosen 12 issues by which to compare and contrast the clinical approaches to "narcissistic personalities" of Kohut, Kernberg, and their respective co-workers. Allusions to alternative psychoanalytical approaches are made, particularly in terms of the role of the Oedipus complex and the theoretical difficulties created by attempts to conceptually separate the ego from the "self."

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