2nd Edition

The Narcissistic / Borderline Couple
New Approaches to Marital Therapy

ISBN 9781138976702
Published November 24, 2015 by Routledge
262 Pages

USD $54.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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"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