While hate may be considered one of the most fundamental human emotions — according to Freud, it is ‘older than love’ — it is also one of the most mysterious. Given its ubiquity, why is it so poorly understood? Freud and his followers attempted to unravel some of the ancient enigmas surrounding hate: What is its relation to love? Is it an alloy of different emotions, or is it somehow singular? And what is its function for the human subject?
Although psychoanalytic theory might be accused of taking hate for granted, it also offers some great, under-explored, ideas about the structure of hate and its place in psychical life. This lecture will explore some of the Freudian and post-Freudian theories around this most difficult emotion.
Faculty: Anouchka Grose
Date and Time: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 1:00-4:00pm
Location: CIIS, 1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Room: 565
Fees: $100.00 with CEU, $40.00 for students

Anouchka Grose is a psychoanalyst and writer practising in London. She is a member of The Centre for Freudian Research, where she regularly lectures. She has written non-fiction: No More Silly Love Songs: a realist’s guide to romance (Portobello, 2010), Are you Considering Therapy (Karnac, 2011), and From Anxiety to Zoolander: notes on psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2018) as well as writing fiction: Ringing for You (Harper Collins, 1999) and Darling Daisy (Harper Collins, 2000). She also writes about art and contributes to The Guardian, Radio 4, and Resonance FM.

This course is approved by the Medical Board of California to train Research Psychoanalysts and by the California Psychological Association to provide Continuing Education Units for Licensed Psychologists. This course is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide Continuing Education Units for Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychiatric Social Workers. LSP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.