Program for 2019-20


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

This presentation is open to all interested persons, regardless of their level of experience or knowledge of psychoanalysis. 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 15, 2019       Reckoning with Painful Truths in Psychotherapy and Climate Change Awareness
                                         David Klein, Ph.D.
                                         The Michigan League, Ann Arbor, MI
 October 20, 2019           Addressing Anxiety: What We Can Learn From Intensive Short-term
                                       Dynamic Psychotherapy
                                          Peter Wood, L.M.S.W.
                                          Michigan State U. Union Building, Lake Superior Room, E. Lansing


November 17, 2019         What Do Powerful Pop Songs Do For Us? A Psychoanalytic Inquiry
                                          Michael Shulman, Ph.D. 
                                          University of Michigan N. Campus, Pierpont Commons, Boulevard Room, Ann Arbor
January 19, 2020             Applying Relational Perspectives in Video Facilitated Treatment: Attachment 
                                        Trauma And Transgenerational Shame in The Mother/Daughter Bond
                                          Shoshana Ringel, Ph.D., University of Maryland.
                                          East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, U. of M.


February 16, 2020           Staying the Same While Living With Multitudes: A New Look at Object Constancy
                                           Alan Levy Ph.D., Faculty, V.P. at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis
                                           Lake Superior Room, MSU Union, Michigan State.
March 15, 2020               Youth Sexting: A Relational & Developmental Look at Risk, Harm and Consent
                                          Faye Mishna, Ph.D., Faculty & Former Dean at the University of Toronto
                                          East Room, Pierpont Commons, N. Campus, U. of M.


April  19, 2020                 Exploring an Intersection on the Oral and Aural Roads to the Unconscious as Seen
                                        Through Music
                                          Julie Nagel, Ph.D.
                                          Henderson Room, Michigan League, U. of M.
May 17, 2020                   I've Got My Secrets: An Abrupt Ending to a Mostly Silent Treatment
                                         Corie Gould, Ph.D.
                          Henderson Room, Michigan League, U. of M.


June  2020                      June Banquet