MITPP: Reflections on Narcissism, Mania and Analysts’ Envy – Irwin Hirsch, Ph.D. 10/26/12

The Metropolitan Institute for Training in

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy,
The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and
The Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists

Invite you to a Scientific Meeting

Friday, October 26, 2012 at 8:00 P.M.


Presenter: Irwin Hirsch, Ph.D.

Analysts’ envy of very high achieving patients all too often leads to retaliation by pathologizing such individuals. This can reflect analysts’ efforts to deal with personal feelings of comparative inadequacy through the use of allegedly objective diagnosis, in particular, diagnoses of pathological narcissism and hypomania.

Irwin Hirsch Ph.D. is distinguished visiting Faculty of The William Alanson White Institute; Faculty, Supervisor and Former Director of The Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis; Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology and Supervisor of The Postdoctoral Program in
Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at New York University. Dr. Hirsch is Co-editor of Arts and Culture and Contemporary Psychoanalysis and is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Psychoanalytic Perspectives and Ricerca Psicoanalitica. He is author of over 70 psychoanalytic articles, chapters and reviews, as well as the Goethe Award winning book Coasting in the Countertransference: Conflicts of Self-Interest between Analyst and Patient.

No registration or fee required. Refreshments served following the presentation.

Meeting Will Be Held At:
The Karen Horney Psychoanalytic Institute and Center
329 East 62nd Street (1st & 2nd Avenues)
1st Floor Auditorium, New York, NY 10021

For further information: email, visit or phone (212) 496-2858

Program Committee: Alexandra Cattaruzza, MS, LP, Co-Chair * Rosemarie Verderame, LMSW, Co-Chair *
Joyce A. Lerner, LCSW * Thomas McCoy, M. Div., LCSW *
Barbara Reichenthal, LCSW, BCD * Ivy Vale, BFA


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