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2016-17 Full Year Courses:


Ann Arbor:

Continuous Case Conference in Psychoanalysis. Taught by Ivan Sherick, Ph.D.

and instructor tba for second half. 2 15-week consecutive seminars.

Case material will be used to further the participants’ understanding of psychoanalytic technique and

theory. Ongoing assessment issues and various theoretical approaches will also be delineated. Each

participant will share clinical material.


Part I:   Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 pm, September 7, 2016 - January 11, 2017.

Part II: Wednesdays, time tba, January 18, 2017-April 26, 2017.

Course fee is $325 per 15-week session. Enrollment by permission of the instructor, who may be

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CE credits 


East Lansing:

Development, taught by Margaret Ann Sweet, MA (30 weeks). Mondays, 11-12:30 pm, September 12,

2016 – April 24, 2017. Course fee is $ ($ for non-members). (A,C,P)

Development I – Infancy and Toddlerhood (10 weeks), September 12 – November 14, 2016.

This course covers the integration of biological, psychological, gender and social development during infancy 

and toddlerhood. The goals of this course are 1) to appreciate the biological, cognitive, psychological, gender,

and social development that takes place during this period of development; 2) develop an awareness of how

the earliest interactions between the internal and external environments of the child influence the psychological

development of the infant and toddler. Theories of development to be considered include attachment theory,

Kleinian theory, and ego psychology.


Development II – Latency (8 weeks), November 21 – December 12, 2016.

This course covers the integration of biological, psychological, gender and social development during the

preschool and latency periods. The vulnerabilities and conflicts of this stage for both boys and girls are

elaborated. We will discuss various theories of development. 


Development III – Adolescence (6 weeks), February 6 – March 13, 2017.

This course will cover the physical development and changes that affect the psychological challenges

facing the child as he/she matures from latency into adolescence. Early, middle, and late adolescent

development will be discussed. We will discuss various theories of development.


Development IV – Adulthood (6 weeks), March 20 – April 24, 2017.

This course explores the developmental issues involved in the transition from late adolescence to old age,

focusing on the consolidation of identity, intimacy and work. We will discuss various theories of



If you have questions, you can contact Margaret Ann Sweet at

CE credits 



Fall Courses

Ann Arbor


Shakespeare and Psychoanalysis. 8-week seminar taught by David Klein, Ph.D. 

First and third Wednesdays of the month, September through December, 7-8:30pm.

Course fee is $135 ($150 for non-members). Meeting at 1207 Packard, Ann Arbor. 

Seminar limited to seven enrollees. 

No previous experience with Shakespeare is necessary.

In this seminar, we will discuss, from a psychoanalytic perspective, four plays by Shakespeare

(A Midsummer’s Night Dream; Hamlet, King Lear, and The Tempest). Our goal is to combine

the reading of this great literature with the application of depth psychology to better understand

the Bard and his complicated and lively characters.


The main introductory psychoanalytic text will be Martin Bergmann’s The Unconscious in

Shakespeare’s Plays (2013) Karnac: Great Britain. (available as a paperback through

Amazon). Bergmann had an ongoing Shakespeare seminar at the NYU psychoanalytic institute.

We will read his four chapters corresponding to each of the four selected plays.


The format will be as follows: We will have 2 seminar sessions devoted to each of the plays. At

each first session, we will have an initial discussion of that play, bolstered by the corresponding

Bergmann chapter. At each second session (two weeks later), we will discuss selected

psychoanalytic articles, which relate to themes of the play. My goal is that we will learn a lot of

psychoanalysis and a lot of Shakespeare, while having a fun seminar.


CE credits pending.


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