Treating Pathological Narcissism with Transference-Focused Psychotherapy

Diana Diamond, Frank E. Yeomans, Barry L. Stern, and Otto F. Kernberg

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November 11, 2021
ISBN 9781462546688
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470 Pages
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Pathological narcissism is often considered “untreatable.” Diana Diamond disagrees, and explains her treatment approach on the mental health YouTube channel BorderlineNotes.

Filling a crucial gap in the clinical literature, this book provides a contemporary view of pathological narcissism and presents an innovative treatment approach. The preeminent authors explore the special challenges of treating patients—with narcissistic traits or narcissistic personality disorder—who retreat from reality into narcissistic grandiosity, thereby compromising their lives and relationships. Assessment procedures and therapeutic strategies have been adapted from transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP), a manualized, evidence-based treatment for borderline personality disorder. Rich case material illustrates how TFP-N enables the clinician to engage patients more deeply in therapy and help them overcome relationship and behavioral problems at different levels of severity. The volume integrates psychodynamic theory and research with findings from social cognition, attachment, and neurobiology.

This title is part of the Psychoanalysis and Psychological Science Series, edited by Elliot L. Jurist.