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MPC Announcements

(3/7/2008) - Next Meeting - March 16, 2008

Connections and Disconnections:
Negotiating Visible and Invisible Differences between Patient and Therapist
Paper by Julia Davies, Ph.D, with discussant Michael Shulman, Ph.D
Exploring the psychological impact of less “visible” differences between patient and therapist, such as culture, class, religion, and sexual orientation.  more

 (3/7/2008) - Two New Professional and Community Development Courses for April

The Professional and Community Development Committee is proud to announce two new courses for this spring.

Jay Radin, Ph.D. will teach a two-part course in the Diagnosis and Treament of Chemical Dependency in Ann Arbor
starting April 19.

Patricia Marciniak will teach the first of a two-part course on Ethics in Psychotherapy in East Lansing starting April 12.

 (1/13/2008) - New Course Offering
A new course on "Intensifying Treatment" has been added to the Spring lineup of MPC course offerings.
Taught by Carol Levin, M.D., it will run from March 3 to May 12, 2008, in Okemos.  More...

 (11/25/2007) - SAVE THE DATE - May 18, 2008

New Member/New Candidate Luncheon
Reserve the date:  May 18, 2008
immediately following the meeting at University Club in East Lansing.

Current Discussion Paper: Four Modes of Listening in Psychotherapy
Author: David B. Klein, Ph.D.      Click here to read the full version.


David B. Klein, Ph.D.

As our patients speak, how do we listen? For what are we listening? These are important questions, for our primary activity in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis is listening to the patient. We probably spend more time listening than performing any other therapeutic function. More important than the amount of time spent, however, is the fact that our spoken interventions, which are of undisputed import, in many ways flow from our listening. And our formulations, which often are created outside the sessions and constitute our overarching understanding of the patient, are also based on what we have heard as list..."