Dr David Celani

In these talks Dr David Celani outlines Fairbairn’s pioneering model which describes how object relations influence personality development. He has found this particularly useful in the treatment of borderline patients who are generally considered difficult and unrewarding to work with.

Fairbairn’s Ideas
Video lecture with slides – 35 mins

Fairbairn’s Structural Model and Examples
Video lecture with slides – 45 mins

Treating the Hysteric, Obsessive and Narcissist
Video lecture with slides – 45 mins

Case Study: Clumsy Guy
Video lecture – 10 mins

About the Speaker

David P. Celani, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who practiced for more than 25 years in Burlington, Vermont. In treatment, he focused on his patients’ “attachment to bad objects”, which manifested through their inability to separate from parents, friends, or marital partners who demeaned, criticized, or abused them.