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Working with the difficult super-ego: Readings in Harold Searles

One of the problems all therapists continually face in their work is the punishing and overly critical superego, both in our patients and in ourselves. However much we work to create an atmosphere of openness and acceptance, we find our patients so often hostile and self hating toward many aspects of themselves. Frequently this self hatred in our patients is mirrored in our own attitude toward our work, chronically struggling with feelings of failure and inadequacy. Harold Searles was an American psychoanalyst who pioneered in developing ideas about how therapists can use their countertransference, particularly their feelings of aggression and guilt, constructively in the therapy work. We will read two of Searles’ articles as background to exploring our own clinical experiences in this area.


Times Dates
4 Tuesdays, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 2022


7056 18th Ave NE, Seattle, WA (Terry’s office)


COR or NWAPS Member Non-Member
$100 $125

–  Please Register with Instructor  –

Class Size

Minimum of 5 and maximum of 8 participants


1.5 for each attended class

Terry Hanson, PhD
Terry Hanson, PhDPsychologist
Terry Hanson, PhD has been involved in both COR and the Northwest Alliance for many years and has served as the Alliance President. He has his practice in Seattle.

Course CEU Tests and Evaluation

As as a part of Washington State requirements, each student who is wanting to claim class credits toward their license CEUs is required to complete a quiz, with a passing grade of 70%. You can take the quiz as many times as needed. Once the class is completed the final quiz will also have a course evaluation, which is also required, but can be completed anonymously.

Term Quiz
Final CEU Quiz

To Register

Registration is with Instructor. Contact Terry Hanson at 206-517-4198


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