Uncovering the Resilient Core : A Workbook on the Treatment of Narcissistic Defenses, Shame, and Emerging Authenticity book cover
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Uncovering the Resilient Core
A Workbook on the Treatment of Narcissistic Defenses, Shame, and Emerging Authenticity

ISBN 9781138183285
Published February 15, 2017 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

Uncovering the Resilient Core provides a comprehensive and inclusive methodology that guides the therapist into the nuances and complexities of the therapeutic relationship throughout the entire course of treatment. With its psychodynamic/relational orientation, this Workbook is unique in that it begins with character pathology in its widest spectrum and moves in depth to understanding and treating corrosive shame, dissociation, trauma and narcissism, including narcissism’s many hidden cultural and dynamic manifestations. The applied nature of this text draws from a wide variety of case examples as well as progressive therapeutic techniques designed to help deepen therapeutic listening skills. Training concepts are organically linked to videotaped treatment examples, with ample discussion questions and case analyses that can be used in your own supervision groups. These videos can be found on www.routledge.com/9781138183285 and serve as companion illustrations closely following the learning points in the text itself.

Table of Contents

List of Figures  Acknowledgements  Introduction  A Note about the Cover of This Book  1. Resilience – An Overview and Introduction  2. The Importance of Character  3.  Immersion into Dynamic Listening  4.  The Four-Quadrant Model  5. Three Techniques to Refine Therapeutic Listening & Tracking  6. The Dissociative Spectrum  7. Unwrapping the Complexities of the Treatment of Shame  8. Introduction to Transference  9. Consolidation of Gains – Resilience Rediscovered  Epilogue Pamela Wallace  References  Index  About the Authors

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Patricia Gianotti, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist and clinical supervisor with over thirty years of experience.  She is managing partner of Woodland Psychological Services, and she holds the position of academic director of the Wayne Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy at Bellarmine University.

Jack Danielian, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, clinical supervisor, lecturer, and consultant. He is dean of the American Institute for Psychoanalysis of the Karen Horney Center and has served on its faculty since 1975. Dr. Danielian has lectured nationally and internationally on psychoanalytic issues, intercultural communication, and intergenerational effects of trauma.


“No offense intended to any of my other esteemed colleagues (or to myself for that matter), but were I to be alone on a desert island with only one book, this is the book that I would want to have—and I would read and reread it many times over, each time gleaning something new and inspirational.”— Martha Stark, MD, faculty, Harvard Medical School; co-director, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies; author; award-winning Modes of Therapeutic Action

"Danielian and Gianotti's first book, Listening with Purpose, was an outstanding exploration of working with shame and narcissistic vulnerability. This new workbook represents a brilliantly innovative way to elaborate the clinical implications of that earlier work. The linking of the discussions and case examples in the book to videos accessible to every reader of the book, to worksheets and other active teaching tools makes this a book uniquely effective in conveying how the authors work and enables readers really to integrate their insights into their work.”—Paul Wachtel, CUNY distinguished professor, City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center; author, Cyclical Psychodynamics and the Contextual Self: The Inner World, the Intimate World, and the World of Culture and Society

"In this invaluable and penetrating workbook, Drs. Patricia Gianotti and Jack Danielian illustrate a clinical methodology for listening and tracking the moment-to-moment unfolding of the therapeutic process that is particularly attuned to the experience of shame, dissociation, and narcissistic vulnerability. In an effort to bolster resilience, authenticity, and healing, the painful aftereffects of relational trauma, the authors provide a nuanced model complete with training videos for facilitating careful listening and empathic attunement sensitive to varying attachment styles damaged by developmental compromises. Essential reading for all mental health professionals.”—Jon Mills, PsyD, PhD, ABPP, author, Treating Attachment Pathology