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Patients’ Secrets, Analysts’ Secrets: Reflections on their Interaction

Theodore Jacobs, M.D.
Training and Supervising Analyst New York Psychoanalytic Institute

Saturday, October 8, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 PM

*2 CME and CE Credit Hours

Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
32841 Middlebelt Rd.
Farmington Hills

About the presenter:

Dr. Jacobs is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the New York University Psychoanalytic Institute. He is a Child Supervising Analyst at the New York University Psychoanalytic Institute and at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Medicine. He is on the editorial board of several psychoanalytic journals, including Psychoanalytic Quarterly and the Journal of Clinical Psychoanalysis, and he was formerly on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

He is the author of over 60 papers and book reviews, as well as several books on a variety of psychoanalytic topics. His most recent books are The Possible Profession: The Analytic Process and the Process of Change, and a novel, The Year of Durocher.

Practice Gap/Need and Course Description: It is not widely recognized that both the analyst and the patient may have secrets that are unacknowledged, either individually or between them. This presentation discusses the influence of these secrets on the therapeutic process. It also addresses the usefulness of bringing these secrets into the therapeutic process, as well as demonstrating how to do so effectively.

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the presence of secrets of the analyst and the patient.
2. Analyze the effect of these secrets on the therapeutic process.
3. Apply knowledge of these secrets and their effect to the therapeutic process.