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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Book Fare: Anything is Possible

Book Fare: Anything is Possible
by Elizabeth Strout, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Sunday, October 29, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
32841 Middlebelt Road
Farmington Hills

Discussant: Loretta Polish, Ph.D.
Dr. Polish will lead the discussion from literary and psychoanalytic perspectives.

“Strout is a brilliant chronicler of the ambiguity and delicacy of the human condition. Anything Is Possible is a wise, stunning novel.”
--The Guardian, April, 2017

“Where this book sharply departs from Strout’s previous work is in its frank, unapologetic emphasis on forbidden desire.“
--New York Times, April, 2017

Practice Gap: Often providers are not sufficiently aware of the long-term effects of sexual abuse in the context of pathological family dynamics, as these effects are not sufficiently explicated in the literature.

Upon completion of this activity: Participants will be able to characterize shame dynamics and the complex defenses connected to the shame experience.