MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR
MCPP warmly welcomes new and renewing members to our organization. We are an eclectic and interdisciplinary group of clinicians, teachers and students of psychoanalysis (classical and contemporary) and we celebrate heterogeneity in thinking and in practice. Our meetings are lively and thoughtful and we celebrate diversity of perspective. Many new members have commented on the relaxed, friendly, and non- intimidating atmosphere of our group which is especially welcoming of early career clinicians.
Being a dues paying member enables us to bring in nationally and internationally known speakers such as Mark Solms, Donna Orange, Mark Blechner, Diane Elise, Beatrice Bebe, and Steven Cooper for our monthly meetings and enables us as well to provide classes for those members who are interested in focused study and furthering their knowledge and skills. By signing up to become a member you are automatically able to receive continuing education credits (psychology as well as social work) completely free of charge for all of our meetings. On occasion, we also offer special conferences for members only, which allow for more intimate and focused opportunities for learning and discussion.
For the past year, our monthly meetings and symposia have been offered online, providing a safe venue for gathering together and for continuing scholarship at a time of distancing and isolation. While we eagerly await the opportunity to come together in person again, our online meetings have provided an expansive and easily accessible wide-ranging set of programs that have conveniently made it possible to bring together people who do not live locally. At the current time we are looking into opportunities to continue this online option which affords convenience and accessibility to those unable to attend our meetings in person.
Given that so many of our members spend the majority of our time siloed in private practice, the gathering space of MCPP connects us to one another and helps to bridge the inevitable isolation and even loneliness that private practice (especially in Covid times) can bring. Whether it is because of the considerable financial advantage of receiving continuing education credits free of charge, the opportunity to participate in stimulating monthly meetings and symposia, or the wish to affiliate with an extraordinarily thoughtful and diverse group of clinicians, MCPP welcomes you as a new or renewing member and sincerely hopes to include you in our psychoanalytic “home”.
To register or renew your MCPP membership, review the membership categories and fees below, then select the membership level and click next to complete your online membership application/profile. On your membership profile, you can select certification fees if they apply. You can pay your membership dues online with a secure credit card payment. There is no additional fee to use the online payment service. If you have questions, please contact either Membership Chairperson, Lisa Larson, MSW or Linda Young, Ph.D. To pay by check, send to the MCPP treasurer, Eve Avrin, Ph.D
5340 Plymouth Road, Suite 209
Ann Arbor 48105
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