2021 Annual Benefit Highlights

Rep. Debbie Dingell gave a moving address at the 2021 Benefit for the Michigan Psychoanalytic Foundation. John Gilkey, M.D., presided over the event as MPF and MPI president. Ronald Benson, M.D., gave a personal “introduction” that in fact came at the end due Rep. Dingell needing to return to negotiations as quickly as possible. Southeastern…

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Jane Warren, Ph.D.

November 28, 2021 Our friend and colleague, Dr. Jane Warren, wife of Dr. Richard Hertel, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021, at the age of 82. She was a Society member for many years and a past Foundation president. A spring memorial will be planned for family and close friends. Jane Carol Warren (née Harris) passed…

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Jane Warren, Ph.D.

Don Spivak, M.D.

November 23, 2021 Our dear colleague, Don Spivak, M.D., a resident of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, died on November 23rd, 2021 at the age of 73. Funeral services were arranged by The Dorfman Chapel. Interment was private, though a public memorial service will be held at a later date. Don Spivak died peacefully at home on…

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Don Spivak, M.D.

Check out the IPA podcasts

From the International Psychoanalytic Association website: “On ‘Off the Couch’ we will meet psychoanalysts who work in dialysis units, prenatal clinics, corporate board rooms, community centers, humanitarian organizations, and with vineyard workers just to name a few.  We hope these conversations expand our awareness of how broadly psychoanalytic thinking extends into our communities.” http://ipaoffthecouch.org/

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Dale Boesky, M.D.

October 3, 2021 Our friend and colleague, Dale Boesky, 91, of Birmingham, Michigan, died on 03 October 2021. He was a Training and Supervising Analyst, past Treasurer and Secretary, chair of numerous committees, and frequent instructor at our Institute. The Funeral was held at Graveside at Clover Hill Park Cemetery, 2425 E. 14 Mile Rd, Birmingham…

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Dale Boesky, M.D.

Denis E. Walsh, M.D.

October 2, 2021 Our friend and colleague, Dr. Denis Walsh, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the age of 80 after a lengthy illness. He is a past Institute member and instructor, and past Society member. A memorial service will follow at a later date. Dr. Walsh is survived by his wife, Judie of Ann…

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Denis E. Walsh, M.D.

Richard Ruzumna, M.D.

September 1, 2021 Our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Richard Ruzumna, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at the age of 86.  He was a Training and Supervising Analyst, past Institute and Foundation President, and frequent instructor at our Institute. He was loved and cherished by many people including : his parents, Alex…

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Richard Ruzumna, M.D.

New Scholarship fund for candidates and psychotherapy (ACAPP) students

We are happy to announce the new MPI-MPF Scholarship Fund. This fund was established to award partial scholarships to clinical non-physician candidates in the psychoanalytic training program and students in the Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (ACAPP) program. Additionally, as funds are available, there may be assistance for an academic candidate. A total of $10,000 is…

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Office Space for Lease

Woodbury Office Park 32841 MIDDLEBELT ROADSUITE #405FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN 1,114 Square Feet Available Lease Rate: $16.50/ sq.ft . Gross + Utilities Contact: JASON STOUGH (248) 948 4180, jstough@signatureassociates.com

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Sterba Grant has openings

The Sterba Fund is pleased to announce there are 2 additional openings for qualified applicants. The intent of the fund is to provide a monthly stipend that will enable an applicant to intensify an ongoing psychoanalytic treatment. The Fund is available to qualified applicants who are already in a psychoanalytic therapy with a psychoanalyst. Applicants…

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Susan Orbach, Ph.D.

May 12, 2021 Our dear friend and MPI/MPS colleague Susan Laura Orbach, Ph.D., 66, of Royal Oak, Michigan died on May 12, 2021. Interment at Machpelah Cemetery. Beloved wife of Gary Zirulnik. Cherished mother of Ari and Elliot Zirulnik. Loving sister of Marlene (Christopher) Olson. Devoted daughter of the late Pearl and the late Gerald Orbach….

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Susan Orbach, Ph.D.