This book views the role of narcissism in analytic theory beginning with the writings of Freud and examines the conceptual changes that occurred with the development of ego psychology and object relations theory. With this revised edition the author expands his discussion of patients considered to be narcissistic personality disordered in order to discuss the issue of clinical limits. This is illustrated by case material from two attempts at the analysis of patients with latent psychosis. Discussions of countertransference and humiliation have also been added.
Arnold Rothstein has taught psychoanalytic theory and technique for more than forty-five In addition he has published four books: 'The Narcissistic Pursuit of Perfection', 'The Structural Hypothosis: An Educational Perspective, Psychoanalytic Technique and the Creation of Analytic Patients' and 'Making Freud More Freudian'; edited seven more; and published numerous scientific papers. He is past Chair of the Program Committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association, past Program Chair for North America of the International Psychoanalytical Association, and past Director of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with the New York University Medical School.