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Contributions of Elizabeth Mika.




Dr. Mika will be the co-keynote speaker at The 14th International Dabrowski Congress, Boxboro, Massachusetts, August 6 - 8, 2020!

Devega, C. (2018 April 2). A triumph of collective narcissism: How Trump unleashed forbidden desires. Therapist Elizabeth Mika: Trump embodies hidden yearnings that people do not necessarily want to admit. https://www.salon.com/2018/04/02/a-triumph-of-collective-narcissism-how-trump-unleashed-forbidden-desires/ PDF version.

Mika, E. (2000). Poems Found in the Kulisiewicz File in the Archives of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Auschwitz Museum, Written by a Kazimier Dąbrowski. In N. Bouchet, & J. Toth (Eds.), The Labyrinth: Safe Journey and Homecoming (pp. 119-121). Unpublished Manuscript. (Proceedings from the Fourth Biennial Advanced Symposium on Dąbrowski's Theory. July 6-9, 2000. Location: Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.).

Mika, E. (2002a, version1). Dąbrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration. (Presentation Notes for an OGT Conference October 2002).

Mika, E. (2002a, version2). Dąbrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration. https://www.hoagiesgifted.org/positive_disint.htm Hoagies' Gifted Education Page. PDF version.

Mika, E. (2002b, version1). Gifted children and overexcitabilities and a preliminary clinical study. In N. Duda, (Ed.), Positive Disintegration: The Theory of the future. 100th Dąbrowski anniversary program on the man, the theory, the application and the future (pp. 323-336). Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Fidlar Doubleday. [The Proceedings from the Fifth International Conference on the Theory of Positive Disintegration, held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL., November 7 - 10, 2002.]

Mika, E. (2002b, version2). Gifted children and overexcitabilities and a preliminary clinical study.

Mika. E. (2002c, September). On primary integration, psychopathy and average person. Unpublished paper: draft of 2003 but with a more sophisticated graphic - see below.




Mika, E. (2003, Winter). On primary integration, psychopathy and average person. Dabrowski Newsletter, 8, 1-4.

Mika, E. (2004a). Ecce Homo: Adam Chmielowski's growth through positive disintegration.    Associated Photos. A paper presented at The Sixth International Congress of the Institute For Positive Disintegration in Human Development, Calgary, Canada.

Mika, E. (2004b). What Is Wrong With Feeling Good? Douglas Eby webpage

Mika, E. (2005). Theory of Positive Disintegration as a model of personality development for exceptional individuals: Gifted minds in search of a theory. In N. L. Hafenstein, B. Kutrumbos, & J. Delisle (Eds.), Perspectives in gifted education: Vol. 3. Complexities of emotional development, spirituality and hope (pp. 33-59). Denver, CO: Institute for the Development of Gifted Education. Retrieved from http://freedomandsafety.com/en/content/blog/theory-positive-disintegration-model-personality-development-exceptional-individuals   PDF version.   Alternative version

Mika. E. (2006). Giftedness, ADHD, and overexcitabilities: the possibilities of misinformation. (Research Commentary Point - Counterpoint: Diagnosis of Giftedness and ADHD). Roeper Review 28(4), 237-242. https://doi.org/10.1080/02783190609554370

Mika, E. (2008). Dąbrowski's views on authentic mental health. In S. Mendaglio (Ed.). Dąbrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration (pp. 139-153). Scottsdale AZ: Great Potential Press, Inc.

Mika. E. (2012, July). Sudden Dynamic Insight: Moving from conflict to peace. Paper presented at the Tenth International Dąbrowski Congress, July 19-21, 2012, Denver, CO.

Mika, E. (2015, Oct 31). On primary integration, psychopathy and the average person. Retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/primary-integration-psychopathy-average-person-elizabeth-mika/ Reprint of Mika (2002, 2003).

Mika, E. (2017 July 13). Theory of Positive Disintegration as a model of personality development for exceptional individuals. http://freedomandsafety.com/en/content/blog/theory-positive-disintegration-model-personality-development-exceptional-individuals   PDF version.

Mika, E. (2017, October 08). Our Positive Disintegration. Medium. (2017). Retrieved 23 October 2017, from https://medium.com/@Elamika/our-positive- disintegration-beacbb47bd20

Mika, E. (2017). Who goes trump? Tyranny as a triumph of narcissism. In B. X. Lee (Ed.), The dangerous case of Donald Trump: 27 psychiatrists and mental health experts assess a president (pp. 298-318). New York, NY: Thomas Dunne.

Mika, E. (2018, June). The Journey Back From Hades: Reclaiming America Through Positive Disintegration. Paper presented in The Third Factor webzine

Mika, E. (2018, July). What Disintegrates? From Individuality to Personality and Beyond. Paper presented at the 13th International Dabrowski Congress, Naperville, IL, July 12-14, 2018.

Mika, E. (n.d.). Theory of Positive Disintegration as a Model of Personality Development For Exceptional Individuals. Talent Development.  Part 1 here     Part 2 here     PDF version.

Mika, E. & Burkle, F. M. (2016). The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Narcissist. Medium, May 13. Accessed May 14, 2017. https://medium.com/@Elamika/theunbearable-lightness-of-being-a-narcissist-251ec901dae7   PDF version.

Mika, E. & Burkle, F. M. (2017). An Authoritarian or a Madman?


Elizabeth also has a series of articles on the website Medium (about) that appear here.


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