April 7, 2021

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM CST

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Monthly meetings are always free of charge. CE certificates are $10 for non-members.

How often have we heard a partner in couples therapy speak of “hating” something about the other, whether it be behavior, personality, etc. What are our patients experiencing when they “hate”, and how might we under-stand this from an Object Relations perspective? In his article “On Hate in Love Relationships: The Narcissism of Minor Differences Revisited, (1993) Gabbard returns to Freud’s ideas on the “narcissistic injury” of minor differences in our relationships, and the developmental function this serves for individuation. When and how might this process devolve into more debilitating forms of hate? A brief discussion of theory and some case material will be utilized to explore these questions.

ABSTRACT: Object Relations perspective on hate, adaptive and maladaptive; Case material to highlight discussion. We will examine ideas from Objection Relations theory to help us understand hate in the context of human relations. With the intro-duction of case material, I will attempt to highlight some of these theoretical concepts and reflect on the similarity between the stages of development in early object relations and intimacy in adult relationships.

BIO: Randy Frazier, PhD is a psychologist in private practice in Austin Texas. His research interests and dissertation were in Attachment theory, Object Relations and Family Systems. In addition to teaching courses at the University of Texas, Dr. Frazier has been an active participant in the Austin professional community for over 20 years, attending meetings and serving on the boards for Austin Psychoanalytic, Austin Group Psychotherapy Society and The Christi Center. He has served as a supervisor for graduate students in the UT Counseling Psychology Program, and currently serves as a supervisor for Dell Psychiatric Residents in their psychotherapy rotations.


After attending the program in its entirety, attendees will be able to:

1) Describe “hate” in Object Relational terms

2) Describe adaptive and maladaptive forms of hate in intimate relations


Gabbard, G.O. (1993) On Hate in Love Relationships: The Narcissism of Minor Differences Revisited. Psychoanal Q., 62:229-238. Winnicott, D.W. (1960). The Theory of the Parent-Infant Relationship. Int J. Psycho-anal., 41: 585-595. Pao, P. (1965). The Role of Hatred in the Ego. Psychoanal Q. 34:257-264.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Austin Psychoanalytic is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (Provider # 5501) to provide continuing education for social workers and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #1138). We also meet the requirements to provide continuing education for the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 continuing education credits. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to info@austinpsychoanalytic.org. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach discussed (including the basis for the statements about validity/utility), as well as the limitations of the approach and most common (and severe) risks, if any, associated with the program’s content.

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