Dec 2
Saturday, December 2, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm HYBRID
32841 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills


David Dietrich, Ph.D., Moderator

Training & Supervising Analyst Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

Dwarakanath Rao, M.D.

Training & Supervising Analyst, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

“To Belong and To Be an Individual—Universal or Culture-Bound Conflict”

Youngsook Park, M.D.

Advanced Candidate, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

“The Self-Depriving and Adrift Analysand: Challenges in the Analysis of An American Man Living in Korea Conducted in English”

Melvin Bornstein, M.D.

Training & Supervising Analyst, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

“Lessons to Learn from Clinical Psychoanalysis: We Are Part of the Same Whole”


Saturday, December 2, 2023   2:00 – 4:30 PM (Eastern time)

Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, 32841 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills

2.5 CME and CE Credit Hours ($25 per credit hour for non-MPS members. Contact Monica Evans,

About the panelists and moderator:

Melvin Bornstein, M.D. is a Training & Supervising Analyst and a past President of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. He is Editor-in-Chief, Psychoanalytic Inquiry and in the private practice of psychoanalysis in Birmingham, MI.

Youngsook Park, M.D. is an Advanced Candidate in Adult Psychoanalysis at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. She is in the private practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychiatry in Busan, South Korea. She teaches a psychoanalytic seminar for psychiatric residents for the Korean Association of Psychoanalytic Therapy that has been holding seminars for residents since 2010.

Dwarakanath G. Rao, M.D. is a Training & Supervising Analyst and a past president of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. He is the president of the American Association for Psychoanalytic Education (AAPE) and on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. He is in the private practice of psychoanalysis in Ann Arbor, MI. More recently he has written about caste, othering and psychoanalysis as a culture.

David R. Dietrich, Ph.D. is a Training & Supervising Analyst and a past president of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. He is an editor of The Problem of Loss and Mourning: Psychoanalytic Perspectives and in the private practice of psychoanalysis in Birmingham, MI. More recently he has written about analytic reflections on forgiveness and gratitude, ingratitude as a problem in analytic identity, and mourning in analysis and termination. 

Practice Gap/Need and Course Description:

There is little in the analytic literature that addresses and examines differences in clinical analysis from Eastern and Western traditions. Bringing together multiple perspectives to shed light on this underappreciated area, this panel explicates some controversies on analysis East and West, and includes a case of an analysis of an American man living in Korea conducted in English. This panel also includes an analytic perspective on how we are part of the same whole and an exploration of whether conflict is universal or culture bound. Each includes analytic vignettes. The panel will expand the clinician’s competence treating patients and supervising those from other cultures.

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

Apply recognition of the effects of the role of cultural influences and differences in the clinical analytic and supervisory situations. The reason for the gap is there has been a dearth of contributions and a western bias in psychoanalysis and this is still the case. Psychoanalysis originated in the West, and it has been slow to appreciate and integrate knowledge from the East. This panel will benefit participants to become aware of these biases.

*** No Partial Credit Given. You must arrive within 10 minutes of the start time and stay until 10 minutes of the end time to receive credit.

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Michigan Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

Updated July 2021

PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Michigan Psychoanalytic Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Michigan Psychoanalytic Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

SOCIAL WORKERS: The Michigan Psychoanalytic Society is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.

The views of the speakers do not necessarily represent the views of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Society.

Please call or email Monica Evans at 248-851-3380, for additional information