Master Speaker Videoconference Series

Aggression and Hatred in Psychotherapy

Monthly seminar beginning Friday, September 21st. Join us in person at a local site, or over the internet using your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

The 2018-2019 Master Speaker Series will focus on Aggression and Hatred in Psychotherapy and will feature live presentations by IPI faculty and guest presenters, discussion, case presentations, and advance readings distributed before each session. Participants may attend in person at sites in Salt Lake City, UT, Indianapolis, IN and Long Island, NY, or can join by video conference over the internet. Internet participants will all have the opportunity to participate fully in the seminar by joining in the live discussion. Seminars take place from 9:00-11:00 a.m. US Eastern Time, with additional group discussions to follow at some local sites. Participants joining over the internet can do so easily by downloading a free program and clicking on a simple link provided for each session.

Register for individual sessions, or attend all nine. 

21 Sep
Taming Destructiveness in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
05 Oct
Aggression and Hatred in the Therapeutic Encounter
Otto Kernberg
02 Nov
The Interplay Between Development and Aggression in Treatment
07 Dec
Hidden Aggression
25 Jan
Patients' Secrets, Analysts' Secrets
Reflections on their Interaction
Ted Jacobs
22 Feb
Trauma, Hate and Vengeance
29 Mar
When Hate is the Motivation Behind Failure and Success
Yolanda Varela
12 Apr
The Usefulness of Hate in the Therapeutic Relationship
10 May
The Multi-Trends Theory of Aggression
Henri Parens

Continuing Education Credit

2 hours per video conference; 18 hours for full series of nine. Additional hour/s may be available at some local sites for participation in additional group discussion following the videoconference.


Participants may register to participate in person at one of our local sites, or by video conference in real time.

Tuition and Fees

Registration Fee:  $45 for individual video sessions. $360 for the full series of nine.

Program Chair

David Scharff, MD and Janine Wanlass, Ph.D.

Should you have any questions about the program or the application process, please feel free to contact:

Continuing Education Information

The International Psychotherapy Institute, IPI, is approved by The American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IPI maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The International Psychotherapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6017. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The International Psychotherapy Institute is responsible for all aspects of the programs. The International Psychotherapy Institute is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. The International Psychotherapy Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

Participants are responsible for verifying that IPI CE credit is accepted by the licensing boards in their own states. Please note: At this time we are aware that CE credit for IPI events will not be accepted by the New Jersey Board of Social Work.

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