Resentment in the Clinical Setting

November 21, 2019, 8:00 - 10:00 PM

Resentment may be defined as bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly. Dr. Lansky will initially discuss the concept of resentment. He will then turn to resentment in the clinical situation, where it may manifest in both the patient and the caregiver. Dr. Lansky will invite the participants to join him in an exploration of this complex affect.
Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:
  • Explain the complex affect of resentment, its foundational elements, and its causal issues
  • Describe the basic skills to recognize and effectively respond to the presence of resentment in the transference and the countertransference
  • List three basic character traits central to defining resentment
Melvin R. Lansky, MD, is a training and supervising psychoanalyst at the New Center for Psychoanalysis and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA medical school. He is author or editor of seven books and over 150 articles in professional journals and was the recipient of the 2005 award from the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA) for his paper “The Impossibility of Forgiveness: Shame Fantasies as Instigators of Vengefulness in Euripides' Medea." He is in private practice in Westwood.  

Target audience:
 Mental health professionals.

Level: Practitioners of all levels will benefit from this scientific meeting

$20 with 2 CE Credits; Free attendance without CE Credits


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME/CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for the maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

PSYCHOLOGISTS: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.  

SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE and FAMILY THERAPISTS (LCSW, LMFT, ASW, IMF, LEP, LPCC, PCCI): The New Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency. 

REGISTERED NURSES: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.