Healthy narcissism has been part of the psychoanalytic conversation since Heinz Kohut introduced it in the 1970s, but it is still widely misunderstood beyond the discipline. This presentation explores the concept as well as its history and present status, focusing on its current centrality to the literature of leadership.
After this intermediate/advanced presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the concept of healthy narcissism and its current usages
2. Explain the differences between pathological and healthy narcissism
3. Analyze the ways in which psychoanalysts and research psychologists conceptualize narcissism and its relation to self-esteem
Elizabeth Lunbeck is a historian of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, and the author, most recently of The Americanization of Narcissism (Harvard University Press, 2014). She currently teaches at in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard, and is a 4th year candidate at BPSI.
Date(s) - December 2, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
SHERATON PROVIDENCE AIRPORT
1850 POST ROAD
Online bookings are not available for this event.