Continuing Education Classes
Courses specifically designed for mental health clinicians, academics, and other members of the community are offered throughout the academic year. These classes meet weekly for 4-6 weeks in Farmington Hills or Ann Arbor. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced level courses are offered and provide the opportunity to study a variety of theoretical, clinical, and applied topics from a psychoanalytic perspective.
Seminar Series for Advanced Clinicians
These courses are designed for experienced psychotherapists who, preferably, have undertaken a personal analysis or intensive psychotherapy. Each course stands on its own, so that a clinician may choose to take one or any number of these courses. Class discussions are enriched by the intellectually stimulating combination of experienced instructors along with an experienced group of class participants.
Individualized Continuing Education Courses
Individualized courses can be developed for groups of six or more participants to be given either at the Farmington Hills or Ann Arbor MPI buildings, or at another mutually agreed upon site. The background and interests of the group members will determine the content, as well as the format of the class. Mental health professionals may request
1) a didactic course, focusing upon a particular subject of interest,
2) a clinical case discussion in which clinical material is presented and
3) a study group in which an MPI faculty member can act as facilitator.
Members of professional groups outside of the mental health community, such as teachers, attorneys, physicians, clergy, academics, and others, may request courses in their particular area of interest in which a psychoanalytic perspective would be helpful.
Community groups may request courses in subjects which would be of interest to their clientele. These might include interests in developing a further understanding of such life experiences as child development, parenting, aging, divorce, illness, or death.