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CAPTP Lecture: Growing Up with Hatred: A Psychoanalytic Developmental Perspective

Date: Oct 18, 2017 8:00 pm

The Frieda Fromm-Reichmann Graduate Society of

The Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program

William Alanson White Institute

20 West 74th Street

New York, NY



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm


Growing Up with Hatred:

A Psychoanalytic Developmental Perspective

Marsha Levy-Warren, Ph.D.


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This paper looks at how hatred affects development: how children may come to hate, the impact of hatred on a child’s development, the evolving awareness of hatred, and how we may try to insulate a child from being the object of hatred and prejudice. What is suggested is that we aid children in developing a “not REALLY me” me; one akin to the “me” that a psychoanalyst develops in response to being the object of transference.



Marsha H. Levy-Warren, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who writes, teaches, lectures, and consults both nationally and internationally. She is the author of The Adolescent Journey (Jason Aronson, 1996; reissued by Rowman and Littlefield, 2004), and numerous articles on clinical and developmental theory, adolescence, and various aspects of culture.


She is Past-President of The Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS), a component society of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), and a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst in The CFS, Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS), and the IPA. She is currently Director of the Child/Adolescent Training Program at CFS. She also is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology and a Clinical Consultant in New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Psychology and The Journal of Child, Infant, and Adolescent Psychotherapy. Dr. Levy-Warren has a clinical practice with adolescents and adults, and a consulting practice with parents on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.



Refreshments to Follow




This is an invitation to explore and consider the many ways of thinking about the treatment of children, adolescents and their families.  How do we understand the person before us?  What is helpful in the short-term?  What produces lasting and meaningful change?  We will consider developmental, neuroscientific, and psychoanalytic approaches to understanding the meaning of symptomatic behaviors.