Program for 2018-19


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 16, 2018        The Small Group: Where internal life creates external reality

                                          (A presentation about group psychotherapy)

                                          Brian Ashin, L.M.S.W., C.G.P.

                                          The Michigan League, Ann Arbor, MI


October 21, 2018             Perverse Psychoanalytic Outcomes - They sure feel good!

                                          Peter Wood, L.M.S.W.

                                          The Michigan League, Ann Arbor, MI


November 18, 2018         In and Out of Psychosis: Reflections from a clinical 

                                          practice with emphasis on countertransference

                                          Beth Waiess, Psy.D.

                                          University Club, E. Lansing, MI


January 20, 2019            On Whether to Build Walls: A study of disgust, horror, awe, and fascination                                    

                                         Sue Miller, Ph.D.

                                         The Michigan League, Ann Arbor, MI


February 17, 2019            Unbearable Choices, Agonizing Decisions: Helping families coping

                                          with pregnancy termination for fetal anomaly

                                          Irving Leon, Ph.D.

                                          The Michigan League, Ann Arbor, MI


March 17, 2019                Symposium:   Challenges to Developing a Therapeutic Alliance: Two Case Studies

                                          The Michigan League, Ann Arbor, MI. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

                                          Registration required. See Home page.


April 14, 2019                   The Treatment of Maggie: Our evolution over 30 years

                                          Robert Hooberman, Ph.D.

                                          The Michigan League, Ann Arbor, MI


May 19, 2019                   Therapeutic Assessment with a Difficult Adolescent: "So crazy and dramatic!"

                                         Larry M. Friedberg, Ph.D.

                                         The Michigan League, Ann Arbor


June 1, 2019                    Triennial Retreat and Banquet

                 University Club,  E. Lansing