"Interpersonal Hatred and Other Barriers to Forgiveness" Presented by Dr. Paul C. Vitz


An IPS Online Continuing Education Seminar For Mental Health Practitioners

Co-sponsored by:

IDEALS/NIRE | The National Institute for Relationship Enhancement

Friday, December 9th, 9:30-11:30 am EST

CE Credits



Interpersonal hatred is a common obstacle to personal growth and human flourishing, especially when a client has been deeply hurt by another. And although the application of forgiveness as a therapeutic intervention can be very helpful, it must never be required or merely forced on a client, who must be allowed time and assistance in letting go of his or her hatred. This workshop will explain the origin of interpersonal hatred, why people like and hold onto it, and its long-term consequences. It will also offer some practical applications for helping a client overcome hatred.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between anger and hatred.
  • Discuss the origin of interpersonal hatred in splitting of “good mother” and “bad mother.”
  • Explain the object relations model of overcoming splitting.
  • Explain the conditions under which splitting occurs in normal adults.
  • Identify some common reasons people like interpersonal hatred.
  • Identify the long-term consequences of interpersonal hatred.
  • Discuss praying for enemies as an exercise to overcome splitting.
  • Discuss psychological obstacles, such as pride, to overcoming interpersonal hatred through forgiveness.


Dr. Paul C. Vitz, Professor and Senior Scholar at IPS. (Click here for bio)

Refund, Pricing and Grievance Policy

No refunds; all registrations are final.


List price: $50

Early registration: $45 (good through Nov. 20th)

Please allow approximately five business days for payments made by phone. Payments made online are posted within one to three business days.  Problems? Contact the IPS Distance Learning Office at 703.416.1441 x129.


When a grievance arises pertaining to an IPS-sponsored CE live offering, the complainant should notify the Director of Distance Learning either by phone or in writing, as soon as possible, so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion. The Director of Distance Learning is Stephen Grundman (mail to or 703.416.1441 x129)

How to register

This event has limited capacity and will fill up quickly, so register early to ensure your spot. 

CE Information?

IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  IDEALS/NIRE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.??

IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. NBCC provider #5560.??

IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education programs for social workers.??

IDEALS/NIRE maintains responsibility for the program and adhering to the appropriate guidelines required by the respective organizations.  ??

Participants receive 2 CE credits for completing this workshop.

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Date & Time and Location


Friday, 09 Dec 2011 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM - (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)



Event Contact

Stephen Grundman, Ph.D.

703-416-1441 ext. 129

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