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Syllabi 2


Case Conference

The Michigan Psychoanalytic Council

September 3-December 17, 2008, and January 7-April 15, 2009 

Karin Ahbel-Rappe, Ph.D., LCSW



Content TBA



The Michigan Psychoanalytic Council
September 3-November 5, 2008
David Klein, Ph.D.


Week 1

Freud on Suicide

1)      Litman, Robert (1970). Sigmund Freud on Suicide. In Essential Papers On Suicide,{EPS}  J. Maltsberger & M. Goldblatt (Eds.), 1996, NYU.

2)      Briggs, Stephen (2006). “Consenting To Its Own Destruction”: A Reassessment of Freud’s Development Of A Theory of Suicide. Psychoanalytic Review, 93, 541-564.


Week 2

Social Perspectives

1)      Shneidman, E. (2001). A Brief History of Suicide. In Comprehending Suicide, {CS}, p.5-9, APA.

2)      Colt, George(1991) . The Enigma of Suicide. Part IV, Chapter 4, Social Studies. In {CS}, 185-195.

3)      Varah, C. (1985). The Samaritans: Befriending the suicidal. In {CS}, with Shneidman’s introduction.p.167-177.



Week 3


1)      Buie, D. & Maltsberger, J. (1989). The Psychological Vulnerability To Suicide, In Suicide: Understanding and Responding, {SUR},Jacobs, D. & Brown, H. (Eds),59-72, 1990, IUP.

2)      Maltsberger, J. (1988). Suicide Danger: Clinical Estimation and Decision, in {SUR}, 574-583.


Interventions (4 weeks)

Week 4


1)      Havens, L. (1990). Clinical Interview with a Suicidal Patient.

In {SUR}, 343-353.

2)      Discussion of Leston Havens’ Interview. In {SUR}, 354-362.

Week 5

1)Shneidman, E.(1980). Psychotherapy with Suicidal Patients. In {EPS}, 417-426.

2) Jacobs, D. (1990). Psychotherapy with Suicidal Patients: The Empathic Method. In {SUR}, 329-342.


Week 6

3)      Maltsberger, J. (2004). The descent into suicide. IJP, 85, 653-668.

4)      Campbell, D.   (1995). The role of the father in a pre-suicide state.  IJP, 76, 315-323.


Week 7

1)      Havens, L. (1996) The Anatomy of a Suicide. In {EPS}, 160-172.

2) Blanck, G. & Blanck, R. (1974) Ego Psychology: Theory and Practice. Chapter 14: Depression. p.256-280.




Week 8

Suicide in the Young

1)Novick, J. (1984)Attempted Suicide In adolescence: The Suicide Sequence. In {EPS}, 524-548.

2) Sabbath, J. (1969). The Suicidal Adolescent – The Expendable Child. In {EPS}, 185-199



Week 9

1)Furman, E. (1984). Some Difficulties in Assessing Depression and Suicide in Childhood. In {EPS}, 508-523.



2) Shneidman, E. (1993) Suicide as Psychache. In {EPS}, p.633-638.

Week 10

1)Shneidman, E. (1990). Overview: A Multidimensional Approach to Suicide. In{SUR}, 1-30

2) Shneidman, E. (2001). This I Believe. In {CS}, 197-204.





1)      Gabbard, G. (2003). Miscarriages of psychoanalytic treatment with suicidal patients. In IJP, 84, 249-261.


2)Tillman, J. (2006). When a patient commits suicide: An empirical study of psychoanalytic clinicians. IJP, 87, 159-177.


Traditional Analysts

1)      Menninger, K. (1933) Psychoanalytic Aspects of Suicide. In {EPS}, 20-35.

2)      Zilboorg, G. (1938). Some Aspects of Suicide. In {EPS}, 83-92.



The Michigan Psychoanalytic Council
September 3-November 5, 2008
Lynne G. Tenbusch, Ph.D.



Week 1:

 Freud, S.  INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS. Chapter, 2, 3, 4.


Week 2:

 Greenson, R. (1970), “The Exceptional Position of the Dream in Psychoanalytic Practice”, Psychoanlytic Quarterly, 39: 519-549.

Goldbergr, M. (1989), “On the Analysis of Defenses in Dreams”, Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 58: 396-417.

Goldberger, M. (1995), “The Importance of Facial Expressions in Dreams.” International Journal of Psychoanalysis,76: 591-593.                                               


Week 3:

Loden, S. “The Fate of the Dream in Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 51 (1): 43-70.

 Pulver, S. (1987), “The Manifest Dream In Psychoanalysis”, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 35: 99-118.

Robbins, M. (2004), “Another Look at Dreaming”, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Assosociation, 52: 355-384. (Read only the introduction and then go to  summary and read to end of article.)



Week 4:

 Calligor, L. (1996), “The Clinical Use of the Dream in Interpersonal Psychoanalysis: A Dream Specimen”. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 6: 793-811.

Fosshage, J. (1997), “The Organizing Functions of Dream Mentation”. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 33: 429-458.


Week 5:

Gabel, S. (1994), “The Development of a Self-Psychological Theory of Dreams”, PROGESS IN SELF PSYCHOLOGY, 10: 183-196. (Also on PEP).

Gabel, S. (1991), “Monitoring the State of the Self in Dreams – Historical Perspectives and Theoretical Implications.” Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 14: 425-451.

Livingston, M.S. (1998), “Dreams, the Understanding – Explaining Sequence, and the Facilitation of Curative Process” in PROGRESS IN SELF PSYCHOLOGY. 14: 125-145. (Also on PEP).                    


Week 6:

Blechner, M. (1995), “The Patient’s Dreams and the Countertransference.” Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 5(1): 1-25.

Blechner, M. (1998), “The Analysis and Creation of Dream Meaning: Interpersonal, Intrapsychic, and Neurobiological Perspectives.” Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 34(2): 181-194.

Blechner,M. (2000), “Confabulation in Dreaming, Psychosis, and Brain Injury Commentary by Mark J. Blechner”,  Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 2(22): 139-144.


Week 7:

Ipp, H. (2000), “The Dreamer and the Dreams”, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 10(1): 89-101.

Levenson, E. (2000), “Commentary on Paper by Hazel Ipp”, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2000, 10(1): 119-125.

Ellman, S. (2000), “Dreams – Commentary of Paper by Hazel Ipp”, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 10(1): 143-157.


Week 8:

Vaney, M.V.  (2000), “Compensation in the Service of Individuation – Phenomenological Essentialism and Jungian Dream Interpretation – Commentary on Paper by Hazel Ipp”, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 10(1): 127-142.

Ipp, H. (2000), “Dreaming to Different Beats – Reply to Commentaries”, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 10(1); 159-167.


Week 9:

Lippman, P. (1996), “On Dreams and Interpersonal Psychoanalysis”, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 6(6): 831- 846.

Lippman, P. (2000), “Dreams and Psychoanalysis, A Love-Hate Story”, Psychoanalytic Psychology, 17: 627-650.


Week 10 :

Bosnak, N,C. (2003), ‘Embodied Imagination”,  Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 39(4): 683-695.

Bromberg, P. (2003), ‘On Being One’s Dream – Some Reflections on Robert Bosnak’s ‘Embodied Imagination”, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 39(4): 697-710.

Bromberg P, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, “Bringing in the Dreamer – Some Reflections on Dreamwork, Surprise and Analytic Process”, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 36(4):685-705.







Psychoanalytic Writing
The Michigan Psychoanalytic Council

Janaury 7-February 4, 2009

Jean Wixom, Ph.D.



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Ego Psychology
The Michigan Psychoanalytic Council
November 12, 2008-February 4, 2009
Robert Hooberman, Ph.D


Week 1


1) Freud, S. (1923) The ego and the id. Standard Edition  19:3-68


2) Freud, S. (1926) Inhibitions, symptoms and anxiety. Standard Edition       

20:77-178  (Read pp. 87-100)


Week 2


1) Freud, S. (1926) Inhibitions, symptoms and anxiety. Standard Edition  

20:77-178  (Read pp.101-178)


2)(Commentary on Inhibitions, symptoms and anxiety):  Schafer, R. (1983)

Danger situations. In The Analytic Attitude, pp.96-112. New York: Basic




Week 3

1) Sterba, R. (1934) The fate of the ego in psychoanalytic therapy. International

 Journal of Psychoanalysis  15:117-126


2) Searl, M. N.  (1936) Some queries on principles of technique. International

Journal of Psycho-Analysis  17:471-493


3) Busch, F. (1995) M.N. Searl’s (1936) “some queries on principles of technique”.In The Ego at the Center of Clinical Technique,  pp. 171-190. Northvale, NJ: Aronson



Week 4

1) Freud, A. (1936) The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense. Parts I and II, pp.3-105. New York: International Universities Press


 2) Fenichel, O. (1941) Problems of Psychoanalytic Technique. New York:

 Psychoanalytic Quarterly.  pp. 23-97



Week 5                                                                         

  1) Hartmann, H. (1951) Technical implications of ego psychology. In Essays

on Ego Psychology,  pp.142-154.                                                                            


  2) Erikson, E. (1950) The growth of the ego. In Childhood and Society, pp.187-274. New York: W.W.Norton, Second Edition, 1963



Week 6

1) Rapaport, D. (1957) The theory of ego autonomy: a generalization. In The Collected Papers of David Rapaport, pp. 722-744

2) Loewenstein, R.M. (1950) Ego development and psychoanalytic technique.         In Practice and Precept in Psychoanalytic Technique: Selected Papers of R.M. Loewenstein,  pp. 30-39. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1982.

 3) Loewenstein, R.M. (1953) Some remarks on defenses, autonomous ego, and psychoanalytic technique. In   Practice and Precept in Psychoanalytic Technique: Selected Papers of R.M. Loewenstein,  pp.40-51

 Week 7

1) Kris, E. (1951) Ego psychology and interpretation in psychoanalytic therapy.

Psychoanalytic Quarterly 20:15-30


2) Arlow, J. (1963) Conflict, Regression and Symptom Formation, International Journal of Psychoanalysis: 44:12-22


 Week 8

1) Blanck, G. and Blanck, R. (1979) Ego as organizing process. In EgoPsychology II: Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology, pp. 15-30. New York:  Columbia University Press

2) Gray, P. (1982). “Developmental lag” in the evolution of technique. In The Ego and Analysis of Defense,   pp. 29-61. Northvale, NJ: Aronson, 1994     

3) Gray, P. (1986) On helping analysands observe intrapsychic activity. In The  The Ego and Analysis of Defense, pp.65-85


Week 9

 1) Gray, P. (1987). The analysis of the ego’s inhibiting superego activities.  In The Ego and Analysis of Defense,   pp. 105-127

2)  Pray, M. (1996) Two Different Methods of Analyzing Defense. In Danger  and Defense: The Technique of Close Process Attention, pp. 53-106. Northvale, NJ

3) Blum, H. (1979) Curative and Creative Aspects of Insight, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 27:41-70


Week 10

1) Busch, F. (1999) A diminished role for the ego. In Rethinking Clinical   Technique, pp.19-50. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson

2) Busch, F. (1999) The expanding role of the ego. In Rethinking Clinical Technique , pp. 51-110

3) Pine, F. (1998) The ego in the session. In Diversity and Direction in Psychoanalytic Technique, pp.103-130. New Haven: Yale University Press


The Michigan Psychoanalytic Council
February 11-April 15, 2009
David Klein, Ph.D.



Part I: General Theory of the Neuroses


Week 1

Freud, S. (1927). Inhibitions, Symptoms, and Anxiety. Standard Edition, 20, 97-131.

Freud, S. (1913) The disposition to obsessional neurosis. Standard Edition, 12, 313-326.


Week 2

McWilliams, N. (1994) Psychoanalytic Diagnosis. Guilford: NY.

       Chapter 3: Developmental Levels of Personality Organization (pp.40-66)


Tyson, P. (1996). Neurosis In Childhood and Analysis. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 44, 143-165.



McWilliams, N. (1994) Psychoanalytic Diagnosis. Guilford: NY.

 Chapter 4: Secondary (Higher Order) Defensive Processes (pp. 117-144)


Sugarman, A. (2007) “Whatever Happened to Neurosis?”  Psychoanalytic Psychology, 24, 409-428.



Yorke, C., Wiseberg, S., & Freeman, T. (1985) Development and Psychopathology. New Haven: Yale.

     Chapter 3: The Neuroses: A general Introduction (p.32-42)

     Chapter 4: The Symptom Neuroses (p.43-69


Week 5

Yorke, C., Wiseberg, S., & Freeman, T. (1985) Development and Psychopathology. New Haven: Yale.     

     Chapter 5: The Character Neuroses (p.70-89)


Reich, W.(1933). Character Analysis. Chapter 10: Some Circumscribed Character Forms:The Hysterical Character; The Compulsive Character; The Phallic-Narcissistic Character. NY: Orgone Institute Press, 3rd Edition, 1949. pp. 189-207.



Part II : Hysteria


Week 6

Krohn, A. (1974). Hysteria: The Elusive Neurosis. NY: Int. U. Press

     Chapter 5: Comprehensive Definition and Case Illustration. (p.212-301)


Week 7

Shapiro, D. (1965). Neurotic Styles (1965). Basic Books

     Chapter 4: Hysterical Style (p.108-133)


Krohn, A. (1974) Hysteria: The Elusive Neurosis. Finish Chapter 5: Section on Hysterical Personality in Men. ( pp. 301-327).



Part III. Obsessive-Compulsive


Week 8

Shapiro, D. (1965) Neurotic Styles (1965). Basic Books

     Chapter 2: Obsessive-Compulsive Style (p.23-53)


Nagera, H. (1976) Obsessional Neuroses. 1976. Northvale, NJ: Aronson.

          Chapter 5: Clinical Example (p.173-190)

     Chapter 6: Comparing Obsessive and Hysterical Personalities (p.191-196)

     Addendum: Psychopharmacology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (p.217-222)


Week 9

Lieb, P. (2001). Integrating Behavior Modification and Pharmacotherapy with the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Case Study. In Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 21, 222-241.


Brandchaft, B. (2001). Obsessional Disorders: A Developmental Systems Perspective.

Pscyhoanalytic Inquiry, 21, 253-288.


Part IV. Depression


Week 10


McWilliams, N. (1994). Psychoanalytic Diagnosis. Guilford: NY.

       Chapter:  Depression


E. J. Anthony (1975) Two Contrasting Types of Adolescent Depression and Their Treatment. In Anthony and Benedek, Depression and Human Existence (p. 445-460).



The Michigan Psychoanalytic Council
February 11-April 15, 2009
Lynne G. Tenbusch, Ph.D.



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