Date: Saturday, 18 July 2020
Time: 10am to 4pm
Trainer: Dr Jan McGregor Hepburn, BPC Registrar and Author
Fee: £98 (£88 if booked and paid for 6 June 2020)
Venue: This is an Online CPD Course which will be held using the Zoom teleconferencing app/web platform
Course code: SC4b
THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM TELECONFERENCING.
The concept of narcissism has entered popular culture; however, it has always featured heavily in psychoanalytic writing. How to understand and work with narcissism in the clinical context is multi-layered. Healthy narcissism is vital for self-esteem and engagement with life. Unhealthy narcissism, which tends to be the picture of narcissism generally, can be seen in different ways – usually as a defence, as a developmental problem or as a characterological issue. It is always, however, offensive to others on some level. How we understand the individual’s narcissism in the light of these possibilities will be central to the clinical process.
Echoism has been much less written about and discussed; it has just begun to enter popular culture as a concept. Consideration of echoism is part of the endeavour to understand what is happening to the other in relation to someone who is narcissistic. Rather than the clinician examining the other’s projection of their own narcissism, echoism seeks to understand the range of possible dynamics which may be at work where the clinical problems appear to centre around a narcissist and another. This will be relevant to work with couples as well as individuals.
Drawing on theories about narcissism and echoism, and from the presenter’s research, the day will begin with a theoretical presentation and a discussion. We will then look at some clinical material and consider how we might understand the dynamics in the light of the previous discussions. In the following confidential group discussion participants will be invited to bring their own clinical material and we will look at what interventions might be appropriate and useful.
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