The Deluded Self: A Discussion on Narcissistic Disorders Video Recording of an evening seminar and discussion with Dr Gwen Adshead Discussions hosted by Jan Hepburn
Despite an overall increase in awareness of narcissistic disorder manifestations, the specific causes, symptomatology as well as therapeutic approaches for these are little understood. This could partly be attributable to lack of credible research into the neurological underpinnings of narcissistic disorders – especially the linkages of empathy and emotional regulation with Attachment security have largely been left unexplored. As therapists, not only do we need to be cognizant of the continuum of narcissism, from adaptive to malignant; but also be able to work therapeutically with its more sadistic and / or psychopathological manifestations. At this intellectually stimulating and clinically oriented event, Dr Gwen Adshead and Jan Hepburn discuss theories of narcissistic disorders and illustrate that there is actually a spectrum of dysfunction. They explore different aspects of pathological narcissism; especially the potential explanatory role of Attachment Theory. Key discussion themes for the evening include: Narcissism as a spectrum Narcissistic personality disorder The roots of narcissistic disorders Behaviours associated with Narcissistic disorders Indicated treatment for these disorders and their problems Countertransference issues
About the speakers Dr Gwen Adshead is a Forensic Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist. She trained at St George's Hospital, the Institute of Psychiatry and the Institute of Group Analysis. She is trained as a group therapist and a Mindfulness-based cognitive therapist and has also trained in Mentalisation-based therapy. She worked for nearly twenty years as a Consultant Forensic Psychotherapist at Broadmoor Hospital, running psychotherapeutic groups for offenders and working with staff around relational security and organisational dynamics. She is the co-editor of Clinical topics in Personality Disorder (with Dr Jay Sarkar) which was awarded first prize in the psychiatry Section of the BMA book awards 2013; and she also co-edited Personality Disorder: the Definitive Collection with Dr Caroline Jacob. She is the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Forensic Psychiatry (2013) and the Oxford Handbook of Medical Psychotherapy (2016). She is also the co-editor of Munchausens’s Syndrome by Proxy: Current issues in Assessment, Treatment and Research. Gwen was visiting professor at Yale School of Psychiatry and Law in 2013; and also honoured with the President’s Medal for services to psychiatry that same year for her work on ethics in psychiatry. She was awarded an honorary doctorate by St George’s hospital in 2015; and was Gresham Professor of Psychiatry 2014-2017. She now works in a medium secure unit in Hampshire in a service for high risk offenders with personality disorder; and in a women’s prison. Jan McGregor Hepburn has a background in Social Work Management and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and is a trainer for the North of England Association for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She has been the Registrar of the British Psychoanalytic Council since 2005 and chairs the Professional Standards Committee. She is the author of several papers, most notably those published in the British Journal of Psychotherapy and European Psychotherapy Journal. She has presented papers at conferences and devised and facilitated both seminars and workshops on a variety of subjects to both management dynamics and clinical topics. She is part of the ScopEd project which is the collaboration between BACP, UKCP and BPC to map the core competencies for clinical work. She is on the Reading Panel of the British Journal of Psychotherapy and is doing doctoral research at the University of Northumbria. About the Video Recording Total Run Time: 2 Hours Qualifies for CPD: Yes Delivery method: recordings are sent on a memory stick, to your postal address, along with notes for the day Delivery time: 14 working days from date of order

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