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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Melvin Bornstein, M.D. at Work - Therapy and Supervision as Developmental Processes

A Conversation with Hal Steiger, Ph.D., and Carol B. Levin, M.D.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 PM

*2 CME and CE Credit Hours

Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
32841 Middlebelt Rd.
Farmington Hills

About the presenter:
Melvin Bornstein, M.D., is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. He is Editor of Psychoanalytic Inquiry.

Practice Gap/Need and Course Description:
Psychiatrists and other therapists need to develop language that conveys actual experiences of the therapist and patient interacting with each other over time in the treatment. Descriptions are usually abstract and one dimensional and do not convey the warmth, authenticity and emotional tension that take place in the heat of therapy. This presentation will demonstrate the analyst’s use of his own experiences in working with patients. The presenter will show that experiences which were once impossible to endure, become, in the present moment within the patient-analyst interaction, possible not only to endure, but to transform into joy and intimacy.

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the difficulty of translating theoretical psychoanalytic models and abstract concepts into the here and now of lived experience in the consulting room.
2. Apply theoretical concepts in their treatment of patients.