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USD 15.00

“Healing Narcissistic Wounds and Learning to Love:  A Case Study in Utilizing Buddhist Principles and Relationship Empowerment in the Treatment of Grandiosity, Shame, Anger, Depression, and Addiction”

Presented by Philip Chanin, Ed.D., ABPP, CGP


Program Description:
I will be presenting an ongoing psychotherapy case which illustrates some of the types of interventions that I typically make with patients suffering with narcissistic wounds, meaning deep wounds to their sense of self.  I have chosen this case also because it includes many of the elements that I often encounter with patients, and particularly with men. These elements include chronic depression, chronic addictive behaviors developed in an effort to mitigate depression, a profound sense of shame, and a tendency to resort to grandiosity as a defense against shame.  I have also picked this case because I believe it illustrates the particular power of Buddhist principles and relationship empowerment (a concept from Terrence Real) in helping a highly motivated patient, who is willing to utilize these tools in his life on a daily basis, to make sometimes dramatic changes in himself and his relationships.


About the presenter:
Dr. Philip Chanin graduated from West End High School, where he played basketball against NPI member Terry Huff, who was at David Lipscomb. Dr. Chanin’s undergraduate degree is from Amherst College, and his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He did post-doctoral training in Massachusetts and in Philadelphia, at The Devereux Foundation. He had a private practice in Ardmore, on Philadelphia’s Main Line, and later spent five years working in an inpatient substance abuse treatment hospital in New Hampshire. He then had a private practice in Keene, New Hampsire, before relocating back to Nashville in 1991.

Dr. Chanin has been in practice for 43 years. He is Board Certified as a Clinical Psychologist through the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a nationally Certified Group Therapist and also an Advanced Imago Therapist. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he currently leads a process group for the 4th year psychiatric residents. He is a former Chair of the NPI Board of Directors. For the past 27 years, he has led a women’s group for adult children of narcissistic families.  

This is a VIRTUAL EVENT using the Zoom Platform. Attendees will receive a link to join the Zoom meeting on Thursday, March 11, 2021, along with any support materials provided by the presenter.