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Seminars, conferences and online resources on psychotherapy and human relationships
Developmental Issues in Narcissism and Self-harm
Led by Dr Sue Mizen and Dr Clara Mucci

Saturday 25 June 2016



FULL PROGRAMME
09.30   Registration and coffee
10.00   Dr Sue Mizen

Neuroscience, narcissism and disordered relations with the body - Part 1
This presentation will explain the neurological and relational pathways through which affect and sensations arising from the interior of the body are translated, in a relational context, into language and a capacity for symbolisation. We will explore clinical psychodynamic work with patients with severe and complex narcissistic disorders who are at high risk of completed suicide, who suffer from anorexic and bulimic eating patterns and have a tendency towards somatisation. A more or less profound failure of symbolisation is a feature common to these presentations. Interdisciplinary thinking offers a perspective on brain and psychological development, taking into account the complex interplay between genetic, environmental, relational and dynamic influences. It can be tested empirically and has implications for psychoanalytic thinking, psychiatry and neuroscience.
11.30   Coffee
12.00   Dr Clara Mucci

Developmental trauma, severe narcissistic and borderline personalities and self-harm - Part 1
We know that parents with the capacity for fine attunement and secure mirroring of their infant's affective states establish the foundations of a stable, differentiated and safe sense of self. Unfortunately, those caregivers who are not capable of empathic mirroring are also those who are most likely to add their own dissociated and traumatic content to the relational symbiotic mix. This disrupts the child's developing awareness of his or her own needs and boundaries, and potentially causes hyperarousal and impulsivity or dissociation, in turn, as the child attempts to contain their anxieties. A sense of an alien self is thus created, perhaps resulting in attacks on a hated body and/or disconnection from it; forms of destructiveness like self-harm, suicidality, eating disorders may ensue. “Severe narcissistic and borderline personality” is often the diagnosis following this pattern of behaviour. In these two talks we will look at the trajectory from maternally deprived infancy to vulnerable adulthood through the lens of intergenerational relational trauma.
13.00   Lunch
14:15   Dr Sue Mizen

Neuroscience, narcissism and disordered relations with the body - Part 2
15.30   Tea
15:45   Dr Clara Mucci

Developmental trauma, severe narcissistic and borderline personalities and self-harm - Part 2
17.00   End
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Early bird: £110 (Sold out)
Self-funded: £130 (Available)
Self-funded x 2: £190 (Available)
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CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 6.5 hours will be provided at the event
Venue

NCVO
8 All Saints Street
London
N1 9RL
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Schedule

09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:30 Coffee
13:00 Lunch
15:30 Tea
17:00 End
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