Marie Hoffman, PhD., Psychoanalyst and Author of the 2010 Relational Perspective Book Series
Date: Friday, September 16
Place: Seattle School Of Theology & Psychology, formerly the Mars Hill Graduate School
Price: $10 at the door
Respondents: Ann Glasser Ph. D. and Peggy Crastnopol, Ph.D
“Gratitude” is a concept that regularly emerges in human discourse, though it has in the years following Melanie Klein’s magisterial Envy and Gratitude received little attention in psychoanalysis. Dr. Hoffman examines the reasons for the disappearance of “gratitude”, offering evidence that begins with the seminal work of Benjamin and is extended through the hermeneutic of Ricoeur. Through interweaving philosophical and psychoanalytic resources, Dr. Hoffman proposes that “gratitude” lies at the very apex of the process of mutual recognition.