MCPP Training Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

The Michigan Council for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (MCPP) offers advanced training in psychoanalytic theory and technique for an interdisciplinary group of mental health professionals. The courses expose students to a combination of classical and contemporary orientations. Students may expect to study the original writings of Freud as well as a variety of current views and controversies within psychoanalysis. The courses offered reflect the current heterogeneity of theory and practice in psychoanalysis. They include recent theories regarding psychological development, the effects of trauma and the role of affect, as well as contemporary models of the psychology of men and women. MPC disavows any orthodoxy and welcomes all significant viewpoints in psychoanalysis.

The programs in adult psychoanalysis and child psychoanalysis are based on the tripartite model of psychoanalytic education and features experiences of 1) a personal analysis, 2) supervision on treatment cases, and 3) coursework in theory and technique. The training programs in psychoanalysis and child psychoanalysis are independent but integrated allowing candidates to choose either or both training programs. Those interested may take courses leading toward certification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Courses are offered in Ann Arbor, East Lansing and elsewhere.