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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

The Troubling Problems of Authority in Psychoanalytic Institutes

Monnday, February 27,2017
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

2 CME and CE Credit Hours

Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
32841 Middlebelt Road
Farmington Hills

About the Presenter:

Fred Busch, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dr. Busch has published over 90 articles in the psychoanalytic literature and three books, primarily on the method and theory of treatment. His work has been translated into eight languages and he has been invited to present over 160 papers and clinical workshops nationally and internationally. His third book: Creating a Psychoanalytic Mind: A Method and Theory of Psychoanalysis, was a finalist for the Gradiva prize. He was the Editor of JAPA Books and has been on numerous editorial boards. He was a Training and Supervising Analyst of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and a Faculty member of the University of Michigan Psychiatry and Psychology Departments.

Please note: The February 27th event will include dinner prior to the paper presentation. Due to limited space, there are only 90 registrations available. Registration deadline is Monday, February 13th. A $40.00 fee must be paid at the time of reservation. For information, please contact Monica at (248) 851-3380.

Practice Gap/Need and Course Description: The decline of applicants for psychoanalytic training has been a concern for decades. Various solutions have been offered with marginal results. Dr. Busch suggests that understanding the importance of conflicts around the transmission of knowledge and the confusion of being an authority with being authoritarian are factors to be considered both within psychoanalysis and in the larger community in addressing the problem of the decline in the number of applicants for training.

After attending this presentation participants will be able to:
a) List key differences between authoritarian and authoritative transmission of knowledge.
b) To assess the institutes current outreach efforts to further their outreach efforts.
c) Better integrate psychoanalytic principles into general teaching and psychoanalytic practices.