Jan. 26 in NYC

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Traumatic Narcissism: Systems of Subjugation
NIPPA Focus Seminar

Dan Shaw

Daniel Shaw, LCSW

Sunday, January 26, 2014
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Daniel Shaw presents a way of understanding the traumatic impact of narcissism as it is engendered developmentally, and as it is enacted relationally. Focusing on the dynamics of narcissism in interpersonal relations, Shaw describes the relational system of the 'traumatizing narcissist' as a system of subjugation – the objectification of one person in a relationship as the means of enforcing the dominance of the subjectivity of the other. Bringing together theories of trauma and attachment, intersubjectivity and complementarity, Shaw theorizes traumatic narcissism as an intergenerationally transmitted relational/developmental trauma, illustrating the workings of this relational system in couples, and in some aspects of psychoanalytic training.