Apr 9
Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:00 am - 4:30 pm ONLINE

“Psychoanalysis, Spirituality, and the Modern World”

Guest Speakers:

Donald Carveth, Ph.D. (Toronto, Canada)

Edward Shafranske, Ph.D. (Irvine, CA)


Robin Rayford, M.A.

Dushyant Trivedi, M.D.


Patricia Plopa, Ph.D.


10:00 a.m.       Welcome:   Susan Flinders, Ph.D., President, Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

                          Overview:  Moderator: Patricia Plopa, Ph.D.

                          Presentation:   Edward Shafranske, Ph.D.  

                          The Unthought Known and the Appearance of God in Clinical Psychoanalysis”

                          Discussant:    Dushyant Trivedi, M.D.

                          Panel/Audience Discussion

12:45 p.m.       Lunch  (**Optional: a Zoom lunch break-out with the group of your choice) 

1:45 p.m.         Presentation:   Donald Carveth, Ph.D.

                          “Psychoanalysis IS Spirituality”                                            

                          Discussant:    Robin Rayford, M.A.                                              

                         Panel/Audience Discussion

  3:30 p.m.      “Round Table”:  Moderator:  Patricia Plopa, Ph.D.

                         Questions, Clinical Issues, Panel/Audience Discussion

  4:30 p.m.       Concluding Remarks

Sign up for a lunch group (coming soon)


Payment options are mailing a check or printing out the payment form to send in your credit card information

MPS MEMBERS (no charge; registration fee is included in MPS dues)


$150   Mental Health Professionals (includes 5 CME/CE credit hours)

 $85    Academics and Interested Public

 $60    Full Time Students/Medical Residents