Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Narcissism: A New Theory

by Neville Symington

ISBN: 1855750473
ISBN-13: 9781855750470


The author presents fresh insights into the subject of narcissism, drawing on his vast clinical experience of treating people suffering from this disorder.

About the Author

Neville Symington is the author of established psychoanalytic classics including Emotion and Spirit; Narcissism: A New Theory; The Making of a Psychotherapist; The Spirit of Sanity; A Pattern of Madness and How to Choose a Psychotherapist. His previous volume A Pattern of Madness is a magnum opus which gives psychoanalysis a new theoretical structure. He works as a psychoanalyst in private practice in Australia.

Customer Review

what's new?, May 27, 2000
By Craig Chalquist, PhD (Bay Area, CA USA)

For me, the most valuable aspect of the book was its clinical wisdom. I don't consider a collection of ideas a "new theory," however, nor do I see why the "lifegiver"-disrupted relationship concept at the root of the author's vision of narcissism says anything more innovative than "the child has chosen unconsciously to turn away from his or her inner aliveness." Some good critiques of traditional theories of narcissism.