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The Second Part of this Program on the Closet Narcissist will be a Role-Play of a Closet Narcissist patient in an in vivo session with Dr. Susan Kavaler-Alder, playing the psychotherapist/psychoanalyst. The role-play technique is employed by Dr. Kavaler-Adler in her monthly Friday supervision group, in group supervision classes at the Object Relations Institute and in workshops and conferences. It is a vital educational approach to learning about clinical process and clinical interventions, where the person playing the part of the patient is actually the patient’s therapist. In this way the therapist experiences her/his patient from the inside/out. In this demonstration Dr. Loray Daws will play the role of one of his patients who is a male Closet Narcissist. In the presentation a case of a female Closet Narcissist was discussed and the role-play will illustrate the same syndrome in a male. In the role-play format the person playing the psychotherapist (in this case Dr. Kavaler-Adler) will respond spontaneously in the moment, just as in a regular psychotherapy session. She is not apprised about the patient beforehand, but the intro to the patient’s history and psyche is made just prior to the role-play demonstration. Those in the audience will be able to view an advanced clinician respond to the Closet Narcissist patient. Dr. Loray Daws will enact the typical behavior of his patient in a session, but will also be open to responding, in the moment, to the interventions made by Dr. Kavaler-Adler as the psychotherapist. Those in participating in this workshop will be able to raise questions and comments related to the role-play, and to all the psychodynamic and developmental issues that it poses. Dr. Kavaler-Adler can teach theory and clinical process in this way, as a discussion unfolds.
*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW members in good standing only.
**Student Discount only applies to full time students currently enrolled in social work and MHP master level programs.
This is an ACE Foundation Program. If this is your first time taking an ACE Foundation program not co-sponsored by an NYSSCSW, you will be prompted to make your complimentary account on the ACE Foundation Learning Center platform, where you will be able to access all program information, course materials and information for future ACE Foundation programs from your member dashboard. You will be asked to set a password for your new ACE Foundation Learning Center account.
Please Register By 11/2/2022 At 5pm.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.
Clinicians from all levels of experience will benefit from this presentation.
Susan Kavaler-Adler, Ph.D., ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA, is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, who has been in private practice for 46 years. She is a Fellow of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis, and is the Founder and Executive Director of the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, as well as the President of the Board for ORI. She is a Training Analyst, Senior Supervisor, and an active teacher. Dr. Kavaler-Adler is also a prolific author who has received 16 awards for her publications. She has published 7 books and over 70 articles, and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Controversial Conversations. She also has monthly groups in Mourning and Therapy, psychic visualization, experiential role-play supervision, and writing. Some of her books are: “The Compulsion to Create: Women Writers and Their Demon Lovers”(Routledge 1993, ORI Academic Press 2013); “The Creative Mystique: From Red Shoes Frenzy to Love and Creativity” (Routledge 1996, ORI Academic Press 2013); “Mourning, Spirituality, and Psychic Change: A New Object Relations View of Psychoanalysis” (Routledge 2003); “The Anatomy of Regret: From Death Instinct to Reparation and Symbolization in Vivid Case Studies” (Karnac/Routledge 2013); “The Klein-Winnicott Dialectic: Transformative New Metapsychology and Interactive Clinical Theory” (Karnac/Routledge 2014); “Saturday Nights at Lafayette Grill: True Tales and Gossips of the New York City Argentine Tango Scene” (Mindmend Press, 2016)
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