Author: Richard D. Chessick M.D. Ph.D.
“With the erudition and clinical sensitivity that characterizes his earlier work on the subject of psychotherapy, Chessick has now turned to the broad topic of narcissistic disorders. He has undertaken the ambitious task of integrating what is currently known about narcissistic psychopathology, in relation to both the analyzable narcissistic personality disorders and the so-called borderline patient.
Chessick allows his readers to follow his hard-won understanding and treatment approach along with his sincere attempt at making sense of the widely disparate theories and technical precepts offered in the literature. He boldly strives to incorporate the views of Balint, Klein, Kernberg, Gedo, Goldberg, Kohut, Giovacchini and others, astutely selecting the issues relevant to such an endeavor.