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Individuation and Narcissism

The Psychology of Self in Jung and Kohut

By Mario Jacoby

© 1991 – Routledge

280 pages

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About the Book

Recent developments in Freudian psychoanalysis, particularly the work of Kohut and Winnicott, have led to a convergence with the Jungian position. In Individuation and Narcissism leading Jungian analyst Mario Jacoby attempts to overcome the doctrinal differences between the different schools of depth psychology, while taking into account the characteristic approaches of each. Through a close examination of the actual experience of self, the process of individuation, narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder, the author demonstrates the benefits of a cross-fertilization of ideas and techniques for the professional analyst.


`… a book that I would recommend to therapists and trainess, of whatever persuasion who are interested in the problem of narcissism.' - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Vol 28 No 2 94

`Should be on the "must" reading list of every Jungian trainee in the world. Mario Jacoby's colleagues should try to learn from it as well.' - Joel Ryce-Menuhin, Harvest

'Mario Jacob's book is the most complete and satisfying creative contribution to a concept of what the goals of narcissitic maturation can be in relation to the individuation process of Jung ever written… Individuation and Narcissim is a profoundly human and true analytical achievement full of an implied deeply caring concern for his profession. It is the rare work of a balanced Jungian heart and mind - Journal for Jungian Studies

Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Myth of Narcissus Chapter Two: On Narcissism: An Introduction Chapter Three: Ego and Self in Analytical psychology and Psychoanalysis Chapter Four: Aspects of the Concept of Narcissism Chapter Five: Individuation Process and Maturation of Narcissistic Libido Chapter Six: Some Goals of Narcissistic Maturation and Their Meaning For the Individuation Process Chapter Seven: Forms of Narcissistic Disturbances Chapter Eight: Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Narcissistic Personality Disorders Conclusion

About the Author

Mario Jacoby is a director of the Jung Institute, Zurich.

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