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Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation

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About the Course:

This book is an excellent treatise furthering our understanding of the relational impact of narcissism on the subjective experience and reality of its recipient, i.e. relational trauma. As we all strive to understand the meaning of traumatic intrusions on our patients, the dynamic of perpetrators’ narcissistic subjugation and coercion of their subjective reality is a key concept. It is also central to our understanding of, and therapeutically relating with, dissociative aspects of our patients’ selves that are introjectively patterned to sustain that coerced reality in the service of attachment and affect regulation. In other words, the concepts explicated in this book will help us learn better ways to relate with abusive internal alters which is typically the lion’s share of our work to establish a stable working alliance with our patients.

This course is based on the book, Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation created by Daniel Shaw, LCSW in 2014.

Publication Date:

2014

Course Material Author

Daniel Shaw, LCSW

Daniel Shaw, LCSW is a psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist in private practice in New York City, and in Nyack, New York. He is a training analyst, teacher and supervisor of analytic candidates at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors and social workers. It is appropriate for intermediate levels of participants.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify and describe how traumatic narcissism differs from other forms of narcissism.

  2. Describe the relational system of the traumatizing narcissist.

  3. Describe how traumatic narcissism is expressed relationally within social groups, such as cults.

  4. Describe how clinical relationships can be co-opted by dynamics of traumatic narcissism.

  5. Identify the likely therapeutic outcomes of traumatic narcissism existent within couples therapy.

  6. Describe the dynamics involved in the working through of the impasse of insight and change for the victim of traumatic narcissism.

  7. Describe various historical perspectives of non-countertransference love for the patient as an important factor in successful therapy.

  8. Describe the author’s views of analytic love as distinguished from its narcissistic expressions.

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Traumatic Narcissism

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