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The Heart of The Matter (is the Matter of the Heart): Narcissistic Vulnerability and Couples Treatment presented by Efrain Bleiberg, MD

posted Jan 22, 2019, 9:50 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Jan 22, 2019, 9:57 AM ]
Event co-sponsored by Menninger Clinic
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

7:00 - 9:00 PM

7:00 Networking | 7:30 Presentation (1.5 CEUs)

The Menninger Clinic
12301 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77035

Non-member Registration Fee: $20

CEU Fees
Active Members and Student Members: Free
Friend Members and Non-members: $20

This presentation will discuss narcissistic vulnerability in couples, and treatment approaches to repair mentalizing breakdowns and restore epistemic trust. 


  1. Participants will understand the evolutionary, developmental and attachment contexts of the experience of narcissistic vulnerability in ordinary and traumatic relationships. 
  2. Participants will understand the internal and interpersonal implications of the responses generated by narcissistic vulnerability.
  3. Participants will learn to address narcissistic vulnerability and slow down defensive cycles to repair mentalizing breakdowns and promote epistemic trust in couples relationships.

Efrain Bleiberg was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico where he grew up and attended Medical School at the University of Nuevo Leon and the School of Psychology at The University of Monterrey. He came to the United States in 1977 to pursue residency training in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry at the Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences, and Psychoanalytic training at the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis. He joined the staff of Menninger in 1981 and moved to Houston with the clinic in 2003 to take a faculty position at Baylor College of Medicine and at the Houston Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. Dr. Bleiberg is in private practice specializing in Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Psychiatry, Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, and Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst with the Houston Center for Psychonalytic Studies. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Houston Psychoanalytic Society,
Jan 22, 2019, 9:55 AM