The Hateful Patient, A Virtual Talk


Friday, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
12:00-1:00PM: Presentation
1:00-1:30PM: Q&A
CST via Zoom

Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, author and editor Dr. Glen Gabbard will discuss how to handle patients who come to therapy with feelings of hatred, contempt or disdain.

About the Presentation:

In psychotherapy, some clients may come with pre-existing feelings of hatred, contempt and disdain, entities which may worsen as the therapy goes along. Patients may disagree with, interrupt, make fun of, ignore, or even try to humiliate the therapist, and while some of these clients may discontinue therapy, others will continue to show up, and some may even emerge with a better understanding of themselves.

In this complimentary virtual talk, renowned psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, author and editor Dr. Glen Gabbard, M.D. will explore strategies for dealing with hateful patients, suggesting different ways to create a workable relationship.

Following a 30-minute Q&A at the conclusion of the presentation, clinicians will have the option of earning 1 Continuing Education credit upon successful completion of a course evaluation.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Glen Gabbard, M.D. currently serves as Clinical Professor of Psychology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Training and Supervising Analyst at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, and he is currently working in full-time private practice of psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Previous positions include Brown Foundation Chair of Psychoanalysis and Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston from 2001-2011 and Director of the Menninger Hospital in Topeka, Kansas from 1989-1994. Dr. Gabbard has authored or edited 29 books and over 360 scientific papers and book chapters. He has received many honors and awards, including the American Psychiatric Association/NIMH Vestermark Award for Psychiatric Education in 2010 and the prestigious Mary Sigourney Award in 2000 for outstanding contributions to psychoanalysis. He was Joint Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis from 2001—2007, the first non-British analyst to hold that position, and served as President of the American College of Psychiatrists from 2006 to 2007. Dr. Gabbard’s textbooks have been translated into Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Danish, Chinese, Greek, Romanian and Spanish, and he has lectured throughout Europe, South America and Australia, as well as in the United States and Canada.