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The Closet Narcissist Personality:  Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” Jungian and Object Relations Theory

IEA Welcomes Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler

The Closet Narcissist Personality:  Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” Jungian and Object Relations Theory

Date:  Sunday, January 16th, 2022

Time:  2:00 pm – 4:30 pm (Zoom link to be provided prior to event)

Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD., ABPP, D.Litt, NCPsyA, clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, the Founder and Executive Director of the Object Relations Institute (ORI).

In this paper, Dr. Kavaler-Adler defines and differentiates grandiose and closet narcissists. She draws upon object relations development as well as a discussion of Jungian perspectives to explore the origins and psychodynamics of the closet narcissist.  Dr. Kavaler-Adler will provide examples of such personalities drawn from film, literature, and clinical practice. When discussing her analytic work, Dr. Kavaler-Adler will illustrate how treatment can aid in transformation.

Free for IEA students & Members; $40 for all others.

No refunds are offered after registration is complete.

Advanced reservation required.  2.5 NYS CEs offered for LPs, LCATs, LMSWs and LCSWs. Proof of attendance is provided for all others.  It is the responsibility of the participant seeking CE credits to comply with requirements. Upon completion, a certificate of attendance will be emailed to all participants.


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The curriculum provides diverse theoretical approaches, including:

  • Object Relations
  • Self-Psychology
  • Relational Psychoanalysis
  • Jungian
  • Contemporary Freudian theory

Training focuses on both verbal and nonverbal aspects of treatment and is applicable for both private practice and institutional settings.

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GROWTH – IEA’s community provides an environment geared towards developing every candidate’s own particular voice.

SMALL GROUP EXPERIENCE – IEA’s classes take place in an intimate setting – the private offices of the instructor.

REFERRALS – IEA’s Consultation Center offers sliding scale therapy services, aimed to provide a constant flow of referrals for our candidates.

ACADEMICS – IEA offers regular scientific presentations that may satisfy continuing education credits, supports a collegial community, and offers opportunity for sharing clinical and theoretical ideas.


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