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Welcome to the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council!
If this is your first visit to our website, click here to learn about our organization.

MPC Announcements

(8/5/2007) - Professional Community Development
See the line-up for the 2007-2008 Professional Community Development Courses,
offered this year in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Rochester Hills.

 (8/3/2007) - IPA papers from Berlin
You can see in their entirety papers read at the IPA's Berlin conference
by going to

 (5/30/2007) - MPC Courses for 2007-2008

See the slate of MPC courses for 2007-2008! 

 (5/17/2007) - Mark Solms podcast
Those aware of Mark Solms' recent lectures in East Lansing and Ann Arbor may be interested in a podcast of a talk he gave a year ago in New York City entitled "Sigmund Freud Today." 

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..."