All programs except for the symposia are free and meet on Sundays, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM unless otherwise stated.

This year, we are offering online meetings. Instructions for registering and receiving a link are posted under Meetings.

This presentation is open to all interested persons, regardless of their level of experience or knowledge of psychoanalysis. For in-person meetings, there is no registration needed for the monthly presentations except where noted. If you would like to get CEs or CEUs, you can sign up for them at the reception table when you arrive.

Two social work CEUs and psychology CE credits are available.There is a fee for non-members. *The Michigan Council for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Click here to see our certificate.The Michigan Council for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  

* None of the planners and presenters of this continuing education program have any relevant financial relationship to disclose.


September 20, 2020

Linda Sherby, Ph.D. (Florida): To Speak or Not to Speak: Is There a Place for Therapists’ Valuesin the Consulting Room?
Virtual Meeting

October 18, 2020

Mark Blechner, Ph.D. (New York): New Ideas about Dreams and How to Work with Them

Virtual meeting

November 15, 2020

Joyce Slochower, Ph.D. (New York): Going Too Far?  Relational Ideals and Relational Excess
Virtual meeting

January 17, 2021

Jamieson Webster, Ph.D. (New York): The Desire for Change: From Freud’s Conversion to Today’s Conversion Disorder 

Joint virtual meeting with the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (C.C.P.).  8 p.m.-10 p.m. EST Friday.  (Please notify David Freiband at by 1/5/21 if you wish to attend through C.C.P.'s website without charge.)

February 20, 2021

Mark Solms, Ph.D. (S. African neuropsychoanalyst): Implications of Neuropsychoanalytic Findings for Clinical Theory and Technique.  Day-long symposium. 

Virtual meeting  8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

March 14, 2021

Marilyn Charles, Ph.D. (Massachusetts): Meaning, Metaphor and Metabolization: The Case of Eating Disorders

Virtual meeting

April 18, 2021

Julie Nagel, Ph.D. (Michigan): Memory Slip: Stage Fright and the Clinical Implications of What I Have Learned from Treating Performing Musicians

Virtual meeting 

May 8, 2021

Mark Solms, Ph.D. (South Africa)Neuropsychoanalysis at Work: Clinical Applications. A Clinical Sequel to the February 20 Symposium. Virtual day-long conference from 8:45 am - 4 pm EDT.

Virtual meeting