The Michigan Psychoanalytic Council
Professional & Community Development Program - 2007-2008
All PCD Programs are approved for Social Work Continuing Education Credits
Diagnosis & Treatment of Chemical Dependency
Course Objective: to help participants to gain an overview of issues in chemical dependence diagnosis and treatment. Specific areas to be addressed in pursuit of this objective include methods of diagnosis, psychological testing, distinguishing between dependence and abuse, and treatment modalities.
1. Review of common misconceptions
2. Review of DSM-IV diagnostic criteria with forms on distinguishing between abuse and dependency
3. Administration of diagnostic clinical interview resulting in formulation of diagnosis
4. Psychodynamic and psychoanalytic perspectives on classical dependency.
Session 2: Treatment of Chemical Dependency
2. Behavioral perspectives
3. Alcoholics Anonymous
Contemporary Dream Analysis
Course Instructor: Julia Davies, Ph.D.
7.5 CE credits
The purpose of this course is to expand the therapist’s knowledge and comfort in working with dreams in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
Readings will sample contemporary models of dream analysis, including self-psychological, interpersonal, and relational approaches. During each meeting we will discuss readings and dreams from ongoing clinical cases. We will explore the meanings of dreams from different theoretical perspectives, and in relation to the patient’s psychological history, life circumstances, and clinical dynamics. A spirit of open discussion of theoretical and clinical material will be encouraged.
Fosshage, J. (1997) “The Organizing Functions of Dream Mentation” Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 33
Blechner, M.J. (1995) The Patient’s Dreams and the Countertransference” Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 5
Ipp, 2000, “The Dreamer and the Dreams: Clinical Presentation” Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 10
Course schedule: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursdays February 5, 12, 19, 2009
Course location: 202 East Washington Street, Suite 602, Ann Arbor.
Race, Identity & Racialized Enactments in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
5-week: February 3, 10, 17, March 3 & 10, 2009. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
Fee: $20 for students, $40 for new professionals (3 years or less since graduation) & $75 for full professionals.
Racism, like sexism, both purveyor and consequence of the most egregious hatred and relational failure, remains ubiquitous in American society. Racism and its related horrific, intergenerational costs are increasingly a focus of psychoanalytic research and discussion. Until recently in psychoanalytic practice, arguably among the most visible of human characteristics, race has been virtually unseen and “race talk” taboo—thus constituting a sort of “dangertalk” in the very place where all else about persons can be shared and explored. Contemporary psychoanalytic frames—with their emphases on ‘the relational matrix’ and enactments, interacting/influencing subjectivities, and co-construction of identity and meaning--offer important opportunities for exploring and enacting aspects of the unstable, wounded, racialized identities of both participants. In this seminar, we will examine ways in which racial identities (particularly whiteness) are constructed, lived, and enacted in psychoanalytic practice by both patient and analyst.
The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol LXXV , No. 1, 2006, “Race, Culture, and Ethnicity in the Consulting Room”
Race, Colour, and the Process of Racialization: New Perspectives from Group Analysis, Psychoanalysis, and Society, Farhad Dalal, 2002, Routledge Press
Aboriginal Populations in the Mind: Race and Primitivity in Psychoanalysis, Celia Brickman, 2003, Columbia University Press (we will read several chapters from this book).
Site: Ann Arbor
Ethics & Practice
The purpose of this course is to give mental health professionals practical information about what they need to know to manage legal and ethical issues routinely met in clinical care, e.g. confidentiality.
Grayson. (2006) Ethical perspectives and clinical dilemmas. Ed., Levin et al. NJ: Analytic Press.
Aron, L. (2000) Ethical considerations in the writing pf psychoanalytic case histories. Psychoanalytic Dialogues. 10: 231-245.
Site: East Lansing
Parenting from the Inside Out
Required reading: Siegel & Hartzell (2003) Parenting from the Inside Out: How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive. NY: Tarcher/Putnum (or paperback version). Course fee does not include price of the book. This book is available in paperback. Students need to have a copy of the book before the first class period.
Course Description: The course will consist of reading the above book, group discussion of Parenting from the Inside Out, and sharing of relevant professional experience.
Learning outcomes: The student will better understand the neurobiological underpinnings and unconscious meanings of neglectful and/or abusive parenting behaviors; and an understanding of how this information can be used clinically to assist problematic parent-child relationships.
Site: East Lansing
Applications of Psychoanalytic Theory to Social Work Practice
This 10-week course represents an introduction to Ego Psychology, Object Relations, Self Psychology and Attachment Theory as they relate to two major social work practice areas: child welfare and chemical dependency treatment. The course will follow a seminar format with a full discussion of the reading materials and the incorporation of case material to provide a bridge between theory and practice.
Upon completion of the course, students:
1. Will be able to understand basic ego-psychology, object relations, self psychology & attachment theory terms and concepts.
2. Will be able to relate these major psychoanalytic theories to social work practice.
3. Will be able to conceptualize how they might develop new and improved approaches to their work in child welfare and chemical dependency treatment.
All of the course required and recommended reading materials are available for viewing or downloading on the Internet at mpcpsa.org.
Week 1: 9/17 Introduction to Ego Psychology I
Brenner, Charles (1973). An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis. New York: Doubleday.
Chapters 3 & 4: The Psychic Apparatus
Week 2: 9/24 Introduction to Ego Psychology II
Brenner, Charles (1973). op cit.
Chapter 5: The Psychic Apparatus (Concluded)
Polansky, Norman (1971). Ego Psychology & Communication. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Co.
Chapter 3: Resilience and Energy in the Personality
Week 3: 10/1 Introduction to Object Relations Theory
Polansky, Norman (1971). op cit.
Chapter 6: The Theory of Object Relations
Chapter 7: The Pursuit and Dread of Love
Week 4: 10/8 Introduction to Attachment Theory, Part I
Robert Karen (1997) Becoming Attached: Psychology's Effort to Understand the Power of First Relationships.
Bowlby, John (1969). Attachment. New York: Basic Books.
Chapter 11: The Child's Tie to His Mother (pp. 177-185)
Week 5: 10/15 Introduction to Attachment Theory, Part II
Bowlby, John (1973). Separation: Anxiety & Anger. New York: Basic Books.
Chapter 1: Prototypes of Human Sorrow
Chapter 15: Anxious Attachment
Holmes, Jeremy (1996). Attachment, Intimacy, Autonomy. Northvale, N.J.: Jason Aronson.
Chapter 4: Splitting and Attachment
Robert Karen (1997) op cit.
Chapter 24: The Residue of Our Parents
Week 6: 10/22 Introduction to Self Psychology
Chapter 8: The Treatment of the Narcissistic Personality
Chapter 19: The Analysis of the Self
Chapter 24: The Restoration of the Self
Week 7: 10/29 Application of Psychoanalytic Theory to Child Welfare
Fessenden, Ford (April 9, 2000) They Threaten, Seethe and Unhinge, Then Kill in Quantity & How Youngest Killers Differ: Peer Support. The New York Times
Eric Konigsberg (12/8/2007). From ‘Troubled’ to ‘Killer,’ Despite Many Efforts. The New York Times
Redl, Fritz & David Wineman (1951) Children Who Hate. Glencoe, Ill.: The Free Press
Chapter 2: Disorganization and Breakdown of Behavior Controls
Chapter 3: The Ego That Cannot Perform
Week 8: 11/5 Basic Issues of Chemical Dependency Treatment
O'Reilly, E.B. (1997) Sobering Tales: Narratives of Alcoholism and Recovery
Appendix: Two Stories
Flores, Philip J. (1997) Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations: An Integration of 12- Step and Psychodynamic Theory. New York: Haworth Press.
Chapter 9- Early Stage Treatment Issues, pp. 339-64
Week 9: 11/12 Application of Attachment Theory to Chemical Dependency Treatment
Flores, Philip J. (2004) Addiction as an Attachment Disorder.
Chapter 3- Attachment Theory: Implications for Treatment
Week 10: 11/19 Application of Self-Psychology to Chemical Dependency Treatment
Flores, Philip J. (2004) op cit.
Chapter 4- Addiction: An Attempt at Self-Repair that Fails
Site: East Lansing