The Emerging Self: A Developmental,.Self, And Object Relatio: A Developmental Self & Object Relations Approach To The Treatment Of The Closet Narcissistic Disorder of the Self / Edition 1

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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Text describes the psychopathology and treatment of the closet narcissistic disorder of the self. The third in a series written by Masterson that continues to develop the author's theoretical framework. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876307212
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Clinical Picture - A Chameleon 3
2 A Developmental, Self, and Object Relations Theory 12
3 Differential Diagnosis 26
4 Therapeutic Neutrality, Frame, Stance, and Task 67
5 The Disembodied Heart and the Latchkey Child 86
6 The Guru and the Bed of Pain 110
7 The Prostitute and the Game 136
8 The Puppet on a String and the Whim of Iron 172
9 Countertransference and Projective Identification I: Overview 217
10 Countertransference and Projective Identification II: Clinical Example: Defensive Fusion Evokes Directiveness 227
11 Countertransference and Projective Identification III: Clinical Examples: Too Much Activity and Direction; Distancing 252
Summary 285
References 287
Index 289
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2001

    Outing the Narcissist

    Masterson is one of the few theoreticians cum practitioners to offer a coherent and self-sufficient theory of personality disorders, including the narcissistic one. This book encourages diagnosticians to diagnose pathological narcissism, even when the presenting signs are misleading. Masterson believes in the unacanny ability of pernicious narcissism to disguise itself and manifest in numerous, uncharted, ways. His is a road map backed by impressive amounts of research and practice. The only drawback is that it presents only the views of the psychodynamic cum object relations school of psychology and largely ignores advances in other fields. Sam Vaknin, author of 'Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited'.

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