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The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment

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In this compelling book, the authors present an innovative therapeutic model for understanding and treating adults from emotionally abusive or neglectful families? families the authors call narcissistic. Narcissistic families have a parental system that is, for whatever reason (job stress, alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illness, physical disability, lack of parenting skills, self-centered immaturity), primarily involved in getting its own needs met. The children in such narcissistic family systems try to earn love, attention and approval by satisfying their parents' needs, thus never developing the ability to recognize their own needs or create strategies for getting them met. By outlining the theoretical framework of their model and using dozens of illustrative clinical examples, the authors clearly illuminate specific practice guidelines for treating these individuals.

Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman is a therapist, consultant, and trainer. She is known for her work with dysfunctional families, particularly with survivors of incest. Robert M. Pressman is the editor-in-chief and president of the Joint Commission for the Development of the Treatment and Statistical Manual for Behavioral and Mental Disorders.

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New Hope for Treating Adults Who Have Grown Up in Emotionally Abusive Families

In this compelling book, the authors present an innovative therapeutic model for understanding and treating adults from emotionally abusive or neglectful families? families the authors call narcissistic. Narcissistic families have a parental system that is, for whatever reason (job stress, alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illness, physical disability, lack of parenting skills, self-centered immaturity), primarily involved in getting its own needs met. The children in such narcissistic family systems try to earn love, attention and approval by satisfying their parents? needs, thus never developing the ability to recognize their own needs or create strategies for getting them met. By outlining the theoretical framework of their model and using dozens of illustrative clinical examples, the authors clearly illuminate specific practice guidelines for treating these individuals.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-172) and index.

About the Author

STEPHANIE DONALDSON-PRESSMAN is a therapist, consultant, and trainer. She is known for her work with dysfunctional families, particularly with survivors of incest. ROBERT M. PRESSMAN is the editor-in-chief and president of the Joint Commission for the Development of the Treatment and Statistical Manual for Behavioral and Mental Disorders.

Table of Contents

THE NARCISSISTIC FAMILY MODEL.

Narcissus and Echo: The Original Narcissistic System.

Characteristics of the Narcissistic Family.

Narcissus, Narcissism, and the Narcissistic Family Model.

THERAPY WITH ADULTS RAISED IN NARCISSISTIC FAMILIES.

Acceptance: The Key to Recovery.

Feelings and Communication.

Setting Boundaries.

Decision Making and Deferment of Gratification.

Trust and Therapy.

Intimacy, Sex, and Friendship.

"I Do, Therefore I Am" Versus Validating the Treasure.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787908706
With:
Pressman, Robert M.
Author:
Pressman, Robert M.
Author:
Donaldson-Pressman, Stephanie
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Psychiatry
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Family psychotherapy
Subject:
Adult children of dysfunctional families
Subject:
Emotional deprivation.
Subject:
Narcissists
Subject:
Psychiatry x
Subject:
Psychopathology - Compulsive Behavior
Subject:
Psychiatry - General
Subject:
Family Therapy
Subject:
Narcissists -- Family relationships.
Subject:
Psychopathology - General
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Couples & Family
Subject:
Psychology - Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
Subject:
Couples & Family Clinical Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Pbk
Series Volume:
no. 45
Publication Date:
July 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.16x6.12x.52 in. .63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , New Hope for Treating Adults Who Have Grown Up in Emotionally Abusive Families

In this compelling book, the authors present an innovative therapeutic model for understanding and treating adults from emotionally abusive or neglectful families? families the authors call narcissistic. Narcissistic families have a parental system that is, for whatever reason (job stress, alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illness, physical disability, lack of parenting skills, self-centered immaturity), primarily involved in getting its own needs met. The children in such narcissistic family systems try to earn love, attention and approval by satisfying their parents? needs, thus never developing the ability to recognize their own needs or create strategies for getting them met. By outlining the theoretical framework of their model and using dozens of illustrative clinical examples, the authors clearly illuminate specific practice guidelines for treating these individuals.

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