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Narcissism - The Desire to See and Know Ourselves

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The Gem Fitzrovia Hotel

20-28 Bolsover Street

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W1W 5NB

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A one-day workshop for talking therapy practitioners on handling narcissistic personalities

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In this workshop we will discuss relevant psychoanalytic theory; for example Freud, Kohut, Balant, and Jacoby. There will be a focus on clinical manifestations of narcissism with this difficult client group.

The workshop will aim to discuss the meaning of ordinary narcissism as needed in human development and pathological narcissism. We will explore the environmental and relational experiences that contributes to a person developing certain personality structures that we associate with narcissism.

There will be an examination of characteristics inherent in the narcissistic personality; mechanisms of idealisation, denigration, splitting, grandiosity, the role of fantasy, narcissistic rage and projective narcissistic identification.

Participants will contribute in theoretical discussions and also to discuss clinical work. We will also try to identify the relationship we have with our own narcissism.

About the speaker:

Anna Santamouris has been in full time private practice as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist since 2006. In the early 1990's, she began some training in counselling and specialist courses in adolescent delinquency and family work, spending 2 years working in a residential home for adolescents who were wards of the state. After travelling around Europe she settled in London and resumed her teaching in inner London schools. Building on her experience in the social care sector, she began working at a needle exchange project and a residential rehabilitation centre in Crystal Palace for addicts and alcoholics who had the HIV virus or Aids. She continued this trajectory at The 493 Project in Bethnal green, a drop in and needle exchange for the drug addicted and then onto the Westminster drug project.

Anna did further training relevant to alcoholism and drug misuse, which continued during her time with this client group. She worked as an individual counsellor to clients and developed appropriate care plans to assist in clients' progression from chaotic drug and alcohol use to either abstinence or controlled use. She then moved into social services where, for 3 years as a care manager, she worked with a team of social workers implementing care plans and commissioning treatments for the adult substance misuse team. Anna began training as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation while also working at a 12-step day programme for people with substance misuse problems, where she ran groups and educational workshops and had a client load for individual counselling. Leaving behind the focus on substance misuse she finished her training as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and since then has worked solely in private practice since 2006. Over the last 2 years she has run workshops at Enfield counselling centre and WPF therapy on Perversions and sex addiction and Working with Alcohol in psychotherapy, and Self harm and presented three talks for Confer on Addiction, Women and addiction, and Desire and the bad object.

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