April, 2024

202418Apr18:3020:30Current Thinking about Narcissistic Personality18:30 - 20:30

Event Details

When: Thursday, April 18 2024 | 18:30 – 20:30
Where: Pierce Amphitheatre

About the Event

Clinical experience involving the treatment of patients with co-morbid borderline and narcissistic personality disorders suggests that this patient population is among the more difficult to treat within the personality disorder spectrum.  

Data from a randomized control trial comparing three psychotherapies for borderline personality disorder allowed for the study of characteristics of the specific subgroup.  Findings from this data analysis were integrated into the work of a study and supervision group on narcissistic disorders at the Personality Studies Institute.  Certain modifications of technique have already emerged that focus on the centrality of the grandiose self as a particular psychological structure, its central defensive role, and how best to address this rigid defensive system.


Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director of Training
Personality Disorders Institute
Weill Cornell Medical College

Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons

President, International Society for TFP