Fragile Selves: Working with Narcissistic and Borderline States of Mind

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With Module Speaker:
Susanna AbseDr Anne AlvarezDr David CelaniDr Diana DiamondDr Jay GreenbergJason HeppleProfessor Jeremy HolmesFrank LachmannElizabeth Wilde McCormickDr Susan MizenDr Phil MollonDr Clara MucciJack NathanJenny RiddellDr Allan SchoreRuthie SmithNeville SymingtonMarcus West

This package of resources provides 19 hours of CPD on the subject of psychotherapeutic work with people who have received a diagnosis of a Narcissistic or Borderline Personality Disorder, or those who express personality traits often associated with those definitions such as difficulty regulating extreme affective states in relationships and of maintaining a stable, realistic view of the self and other. It combines a rich archive of:

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Organisationally-Funded: £300
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FEES

Confer member:
£160
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Self-funded:
£200

Organisationally-funded:
£300

Institutional account (4 or more):
£90 per user

Teaching licence (10 or more):
£75 per student

Test and Certificate of Attendance:
£36

CPD

A certificate of attendance may be applied for up to 19 hours of CPD (pro rata on the basis of correct answers in multiple choice questionnaire. £36

MODULE
INCLUDES

  • 17 hours of video and audio presentations illustrated with captions, diagrams or images
  • Supporting notes, slides or references
  • Study guides
  • Bibliography linked to relevant articles and books
  • Additional resources relating to each speaker
  • Discussion forum
  • A Certificate of Attendance through which you can acquire up to 19 hours CPD on the basis of a multiple choice questionnaire assessing your knowledge of the module.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. To be able to describe the historical development of the concepts of and treatment of Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorder.
  2. To be able to identify the two types of narcissistic presentations and to differentiate these from Borderline Personality Disorder.
  3. To explain how disorganized early attachment affects brain development and impacts the ability to self-regulate affect in people with NPD or BPD.
  4. To be able to discuss the different ways in which developmental trauma neglect and abuse influence the aetiology of Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorders.
  5. To be able to describe why cognitive therapies are less effective with patients who have affect-regulation deficits.
  6. To be able to describe why Sigmund Freud thought narcissistic people were untreatable and to evaluate this belief in relation to Donald Winnicott's ideas.
  7. To be able to list the 6 elements of Ronald Fairbairn's structural model and their relationship to each other in the therapeutic encounter.
  8. To be able to discuss whether transference-based therapies are more successful in improving the experience and functioning of borderline patients than other modalities.
  9. To be able to creatively apply and integrate the different understandings and approaches to working with narcissistic and borderline traits into your clinical work.

STUDY GUIDES

  • Brief history of the concepts of 'personality types' and 'personality disorders'
  • The symptoms and clinical presentation of narcissistic and borderline personality traits
  • Aetiology of borderline and narcissistic traits
  • Therapeutic approaches to working with fragile selves
  • Controversies
  • Key people and theoretical developments
  • References