Hatred, Object Relations and the Power to Be
An Evening Exploring the Liberating Power of Hatred with Michael Lassoff, LMSW and Barrett Estess, LPC. A program offering 2.5 CEU credits for LCSWs, LPCs and PhDs.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 6:00 – 8:30pm
“Even the darkness is not too dark for Thee, but the night shineth as the day; the darkness is even as the light.” Psalm 139
In this class, we offer a revisionist and liberating understanding of hatred’s origin and true function. Although hatred is often expressed in destructive and traumatic ways, it is nonetheless the psyche’s best attempt at approximating power, peace and stillness. And as such, hatred explored within a safe and mature setting leads to authenticity, intimacy, and confidence.
Participants will learn:
1. To discern and explore hatred in themselves and their clients.
2. How hatred manifests symptomatically within anxiety, depression and character disorders.
3. About the true function and origin of hatred within the psyche.
4. How sincerely exploring hatred yields greater authenticity, integrity and personal power.
D.W. Winnicott. (1949). Hate in Counter-Transference.