• Home
  • Conference: Pathological Versions of Narcissism: Clinical and Social Implications

Conference: Pathological Versions of Narcissism: Clinical and Social Implications

  • April 27, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Anschutz Medical Campus - Hensel Phelps Auditorium, in Research 1 North Building
  • 0

Registration is closed

Featuring Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.


This workshop will consider ways in which narcissistic concerns may infuse personality. It will touch on both the more arrogant presentations of narcissistic personality disorder (e.g., as described in the DSM) and the extensive literature on converse versions of narcissistic preoccupation (“covert,” “depressed-depleted,” “hypervigilant,” or “closet” narcissism, as depicted in the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual). Dr. McWilliams will discuss the range of narcissism from healthy to seriously disturbed presentations (Kernberg’s “malignant narcissism”), putting emphasis on the dangers that malignant narcissism poses to personal relationships, family connections, workplace and institutional functioning, and political processes. Clinical implications of pathological narcissistic presentations will be explored. 

The morning will be devoted to Dr. McWilliams' foundation for understanding narcissism.  The afternoon will feature relevant case presentations by Dana Charatan, Psy.D. and Kelly Crim, LPC which will be discussed by Dr. McWilliams.


Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D. teaches at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and has a private practice in Lambertville, NJ.  She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994; rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004), all with Guilford Press.  She has edited, coauthored, or contributed to several other books, and is Associate Editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006; 2nd ed. 2017).  A former president of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association, she is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology.  Dr. McWilliams is a graduate of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis and is also affiliated with the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey.  Awards Dr. McWilliams has received include Gradiva prize (1999), the Goethe Scholarship Award (2012), the Rosalee Weiss award for contributions to practice (2004), the Laughlin distinguished teacher award (2007), the Hans Strupp Award for teaching, practice and writing (2014), and the Division 39 of the American Psychological Association (APA) awards for both Leadership (2005) and Scholarship (2012).

Dana Charatan, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Boulder, CO. Dr. Charatan received her Master of Clinical Psychology degree from Ferkauf School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, and her Doctorate in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is on the Board and was previously the Secretary of Psychoanalysis Division 39 of The American Psychological Association.

Kelly Crim, LPC is a psychotherapist in private practice in Lakewood, CO and a third year candidate in Adult Psychoanalytic Training at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis.  Ms. Crim has a Bachelor's degree in clinical nutrition from the University of Washington and a Master's degree in counseling from Idaho State University.  While her practice is a general one, Ms. Crim has combined her expertise in nutrition and psychotherapy for a subspecialty with patients with eating disorders. 

Click here for a printable 2-sided brochure

CEU Information:

We are pleased to announce that CEU credit will be available.  Anyone wishing to receive CEU credit must attend the FULL session (be on time and not leave early) AND complete an evaluation prior to leaving.  The certificates will be handed out at the conclusion of the conference after you've handed in your evaluation.

This program is approved for 5.5 hours of continuing education.  The University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GSPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.




 8:30-9:00 am  Registration
 9:00-9:15 am  Welcome
 9:15-10:4 5 am  Lecture
 10:45-11:00 am  Break
 11:00-12:30 pm  Lecture
 12:30-1:30 pm  Lunch
 1:30-2:45 pm  Case Presentation
 2:45-3:00 pm  Break
 3:00-4:15 pm  Case Presentation
 4:15-4:30 pm  Wrap-up
 4:30-5:00 pm  Evaluation/CEU Certificates/Book Signing


  • DPS Member - 
    • Early Bird (through March 27th) - $140
    • Regular Rate (March 28th - April 20th) - $160
    • Late Registration (April 21st - April 27th) - $170
  • Non-Member - 
    • Early Bird (through March 27th) - $150
    • Regular Registration  (March 28th - April 20th) - $170
    • Late Registration (April 21st - April 27th) - $180
  • Student Rate - $60

Registration is not complete until registration fee is paid in full.

There will be NO refunds after April 20, 2019; any refunds prior to April 20th will be less a $30.00 administration fee.


Click here for a map of the Anschutz campus.  We recommend parking in the Henderson Parking Structure.   Parking is $1 for the full day.  We will have signs the day of the event to direct you to the door that we will be manning.  

 About Us  Quick Links Join & Connect 

We are a psychoanalytic institute and society dedicated to educating mental health professionals and the public

Affiliations include:   University of Colorado Psychiatry DepartmentAPsaAAAPE

About - Institute
About - Society
Legal Disclaimers

Sign up here for the newsletter and stay up to date on event

Become a Society Member here

1890 N. Revere Court, Mail Stop F546, Aurora CO 80045    (303) 724-2666 | (303) 845-8657 fax   | office@denverpsychoanalytic.org

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software