2nd Edition

The Narcissistic / Borderline Couple New Approaches to Marital Therapy

By Joan Lachkar Copyright 2004
    262 Pages
    by Routledge

    262 Pages
    by Routledge

    In this second edition of her groundbreaking book, Dr. Joan Lachkar addresses the ever-changing faces and phases of narcissism within the context of marital therapy and discusses the new developments in the treatment of marital conflict. Drawing from many different theoretical frameworks, mainly self-psychology (Kohut) and object relations (Klein), the works of D.W, Winnicott, and Kernberg are expanded to further explain why couples stay in painful, conflictual, never-ending relationships (traumatic bonding). The new chapters, case illustrations, and updated treatment sequences are invaluable to both beginning and experienced clinicians. The Narcissistic / Borderline Couple is an essential text for every marital therapist, offering an improved understanding of marital pathology within the framework of our changing world.

    Chapter 1. The Narcissist and the Borderline
    Chapter 2. Theoretical Implications
    Chapter 3. The Couple: The Dance, The Drama, and The Bond
    Chapter 4. Marital Theatrics: The Psychodynamics of the Narcissistic/Borderline Couple
    Chapter 5. Dynamic Positions and Transference Formation
    Chapter 6. Group Psychology and the Narcissistic/Borderline Couple
    Chapter 7. Cross-cultural Couples
    Chapter 8. Model of Treatment Chapter 9. Cases


    Joan Lachkar

    "Lackhar's book provides a valuable resource for any marital and family therapist who wants to become more familiar with the border-line/narcissistic coupleand with psychodynamic approaches."  -Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, Vol. 5(2) 2006, Malcolm M. MacFarlane, MA, Ross Memorial Hospital Community Counseling Services, Lindsay, Ontario Canada