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Welcome to the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council!
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MPC Announcements

(2/17/2009) - Next Meeting - March 15, 2009

Despair to Repair: Therapeutic Imasse Resolved

as Role of "Dead Mother" Became Understood

in the Psychotherapeutic Process

Talk to be given by Richard K Hertel, Ph.D
Discussant: Michael Singer, Ph.D. at the East Lansing University Club.   More

 (6/22/2008) - 2008-2009 MPC Courses
See the line-up of MPC courses for the 2008 academic year.
Adult analysis: click here
Child analysis: click here

MPC presents an array of Professional and Community Development Courses. 
For a full display, click here.


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..."