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Meetings Archive:



2000 - 2001 Program Year

September 17, 2000
Touch  in the Therapeutic Setting: A Panel Discussion

E. Lisa Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Marilyn Charles, Ph.D.
Ellen Toronto, Ph.D.

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Michigan Union
Ann Arbor, Michigan



October 15, 2000
The Feminization of the Female Oedipal:
Part I: A Reconsideration of Separation Issues

Deanna Holtzman, Ph.D.
Nancy Kulish, M.D. 

9:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M.
University Club
East Lansing, Michigan


November 19, 2000
  Trauma and Its Attempted Mastery:
Mourning Becomes Electra

Evangeline J. Spindler, Ph.D.
Alvin Curtis Spindler, M.D. 

Michigan League
Ann Arbor, Michigan



January 20, 2001
Early Oedipal Development in Boys
Joanna Krout Tabin, Ph.D., ABPP

11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
University Club
East Lansing, Michigan



Saturday, February 17, 2001
Special Full-Day Presentation
Otto Kernberg, M.D.

Genoa Woods, Brighton, Michigan

There will be a fee for this event: details forthcoming



March 18, 2001
Psychoanalysis of a Borderline Adolescent Boy with perversions and severe acting out: Countertransference Issues
Joshua B. Lerner, M.S.W.

Michigan Union
Ann Arbor, Michigan



April 15, 2001
Case Presentation
This event has had to be cancelled

Airport Hilton
Grand Rapids, Michigan



May 20, 2001
The "Implicit" in Psychoanalysis
Robert Hooberman, Ph.D.

University Club
East Lansing, Michigan



June 4, 2001
June Banquet

Ann Arbor, Michigan


1999 - 2000 Program Year

September 18,1999
Disillusionment, Defense & The Recovery Of Personal Truth
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
University Club
East Lansing, Michigan

Peter Shabad, Ph.D.


October 17, 1999
The Language of the Body:
Women's Self-Expression in Poetry and the Visual Arts

10:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
University Club
East Lansing, Michigan

Danielle Knafo, Ph.D.
    Bar Ilan University
    Tel Aviv Israel

Marilyn Charles, Ph.D.

Moderator: Edward Gibeau, Ed.D.


November 21, 1999
Countertransference and Gender
Michigan Union
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Teresa Bernardez, M.D.

Nancy Kulish, Ph.D.


January 16, 2000
La Femme Nikita:
Phallic Identification as a Defense Against Desire in Women

11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
University Club
East Lansing, Michigan

Presenter: Michelle Price, CSW
Training and Supervising Analyst, Karen Horney Institute;
Editorial Board, 'American Journal of Psychoanalysis' and 'Studies in Gender and Sexuality'


February 20, 2000
Panel on Aggression and Violence in Children
Michigan Union
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Jack Novick, Ph.D.

Kerry Kelly Novick

Ira Schaer, Ph.D.

Alan Krohn, Ph.D.


March 20, 2000
East Lansing, Michigan


April 17, 2000
Case Presentation
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Presenter:  Margery Zerba, Ph.D.

Edward Gibeau, Ed.D.
Carol Fiore, Ph.D.


May 21, 2000
Panel on the Traumatic Effects of Prejudice
Michigan Union
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kimberlyn Leary, Ph.D.

Donald Moss, Ph.D.

Discussant: Henry Krystal, M.D.

June 4, 2000
June Banquet
Michigan Union
Ann Arbor, Michigan



1998 - 1999 Program Year

September 19, 1998
Spirituality and Contemporary Psychoanalysis
East Lansing, Michigan

Diane Drayson, A.M., B.C.D.
Norman Gordon, Ph.D.
Robert J. Lovinger, Ph.D.
Ellen L. K. Toronto, Ph.D.


October 18, 1998
Naturalistic Observation in Psychoanalysis: The Jane Goodall Technique
(An analytic technique is proposed for difficult therapeutic moments)
Ann Arbor, Michigan Michigan Union

Murray Meisels, Ph.D.

No Fee


November 15, 1998
Panel: Issues in Adolescent Treatment
Countertransference as Communication: Intersubjectivity in the Treatment of a Traumatized Adolescent Patient
East Lansing, Michigan University Club 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Jerrold Brandell, Ph.D. and David Klein, Ph.D.


January 17, 1999
Love in the Therapeutic Alliance: Three Short Papers
A Program Jointly Sponsored by MPC and MPI
Ann Arbor, Michigan Michigan League 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Jack Novick, Ph.D. and Kerry Kelly Novick, A.B.
Discussants: Elizabeth A. Waiess, Psy.D. (MPC) and James Hansell, Ph.D. (MPI)

No Fee


February 21, 1999
Analytic Conversations
Diane Drayson, A.M. and Janet Robinson, Ph.D. in Discussion with Carol Fiore, Ph.D.
Clinical material presented by Dr. Fiore will be considered from the viewpoints of Self Psychology and Object Relations
East Lansing, Michigan University Club 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

No Fee


March 20, 1999
Special Seminar
Findings of Contemporary Neuroscience: Implications for Psychoanalytic Understanding
Herbert Killackey, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Ann Arbor, Michigan League

Time and Fee to be announced


April 18, 1999
Psychoanalytically Informed Couples Therapy
Grand Rapids, Michigan Grand Rapids Hilton 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Marybeth Atwell-Rowe, M.S.W.

No Fee


May 16, 1999
Irene Fast, Ph.D.
Selving, Constituents of Self Formation
Ann Arbor, Michigan Michigan Union 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

No Fee


June 5, 1999 (Saturday)
Annual Banquet

The University Club
East Lansing, Michigan
The MPC June dinner and awarding of certificates.

Music will be provided by Lynne Tenbusch, Ph.D. on flute.

Poetry Reading by Marylin Charles, Ph.D.

6 P.M., cost is $40 each.


February 15, 1998 (Sunday)
Michigan Union, Ann Arbor
11:00 a.m.----1:00 p.m

"The Sequestering of Sado-Masochism in Women's Lives"
Kerry Kelly Novick

Mrs. Novick is a child, adolescent, and adult psychoanalyst. She is a Training and Supervising Analyst with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council. Mrs. Novick is currently on the faculty of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. Trained with Anna Freud at the Anna Freud Centre, London, England and the New York Freudian Society, she was formerly Lecturer in Psychoanalysis at the University of Michigan Medical School. Mrs. Novick has published extensively in professional journals, and has consulted to numerous popular magazines on issues of child development and parenting. She is Clinical Director of Allen Creek Preschool, a therapeutic preschool in Ann Arbor.

No Fee


March 14, 1998 (Saturday)
Holiday Inn, Ann Arbor, North Campus location
All day seminar 8:30 a.m.---4:00 p.m.

"The Shadow of the Subject: The Self as Creator of Psychic Reality"
James Grotstein,.M.D.

Afternoon Case Presentation to Dr. Grotstein by Carol Levin, M.D., who is in private practice in Okemos, Michigan. Dr. Levin has been a long time member and supporter of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council. Dr. Grotstein is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the U.C.L.A. School of Medicine and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute and the Psychoanalytic Center of California. This conference will help elucidate ways in which early caregiver deficits become translated by the infant/child into terrifying psychic realities, living structures formed in early life and carried into adulthood. Dr. Grotstein will present a medley of his recent writings which integrate Klein's conception of projective identification as an intra-psychic process and Winnicott's conception of creation and play.

Regular: $90
Student: Grad/U.G $40
MPC Candidate: $50

Regular: $100
Student: Grad/U.G. $45
MPC Candidate $60


April 19, 1998 (Sunday)
Grand Rapids Hilton Inn, Grand Rapids
11 a.m.---1:00 p.m.

"Analytic Conversations"
Janet Robinson, Ph.D. and Elizabeth A. Waiess, Psy.D.

Dr. Robinson and Dr. Waiess are Training and Supervising Analysts with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council. Dr. Robinson is a therapist in private practice in Saginaw and a Professor of Psychology on the faculty of Saginaw Valley State University. Dr. Waiess is a therapist in private practice in Okemos; she has extensive experience treating survivors of trauma who demonstrate severe disruption of their psychic life as a result of this trauma. Dr. Waiess will present clinical material to Dr. Robinson and engage in a theoretical/clinical discussion with her.

No Fee


May 17, 1998 (Sunday)
Michigan Union, Ann Arbor
11:00 a.m.---1:00 p.m.
Psychoanalytic/Philosophical Panel Interactive with Audience

"Determinants of Psychotic Anxiety: Elements of the Intra-Psychic Structure of Madness Seen in Winnicott's Piggle"
Panel to be announced

No Fee


The Fall, 1998 MPC Program Year will begin on Saturday, September 19th with a half day seminar in East Lansing. Modern Psychoanalysis and Spirituality will be the topic of this seminar. Presenters:
Ellen L. K. Toronto, Ph.D. Ann Arbor
Diane B. Drayson, A.M., BCD Ann Arbor
Norman G. Gordon, Ph.D. Ann Arbor
Robert J. Lovinger, Ph.D. Mt. Pleasant



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