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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

The Beginning Phase of Treatment

Case Presentation by Tyler Boonstra
A Second Year Graduate Student from University of Detroit-Mercy

Discussion Facilitator: Bernadette Kovach, Ph.D.
Adult Psychoanalyst and Advanced Child Analytic Candidate, MPI
Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University

Clinical material from the beginning phase of a treatment with a 45 year old learning disabled man will be presented. The focus of the presentation will be to highlight the connections between the patient's history, and early moments in clinical treatment to the unfolding of repeated self-sabotaging thoughts and actions.