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Subtypes of covert narcissism and treatment with metacognitive interpersonal therapy
Author/s: Antonella Centonze, Chiara Manfredi, Raffaele Popolo, Giancarlo Dimaggio 
Year:  2020 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  16 Pg. 23-38 FullText PDF:  161 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSOB2020-001002
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Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy (MIT) was conceptualized for patients with personality disorders showing emotional and behavioral over-regulation. In these patients emotional suffering is triggered and supported by maladaptive interpersonal patterns, impaired metacognition and consequent dysfunctional coping. Within the Narcissistic Personality Disorder category it is possible to identify patients with different interpersonal patterns and coping mechanisms which make it possible to identify different subtypes of narcissism; starting from this assumption we will suggest an alternative model that differs from the traditional distinction between overt and covert narcissism. We will suggest that in MIT the formulation is the basis of the treatment and we will illustrate through a clinical case how MIT clinicians intervene using experiential techniques and the regulation of the therapeutic relationship.
Keywords: Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy; Covert Narcissistic Personality Disorder; case formulation; experiential techniques; therapeutic relationship.

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Antonella Centonze, Chiara Manfredi, Raffaele Popolo, Giancarlo Dimaggio, Subtypes of covert narcissism and treatment with metacognitive interpersonal therapy in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 1/2020, pp. 23-38, DOI:10.3280/PSOB2020-001002


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