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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Book Fare - Interpreter of Maladies

Pulitzer Prize Winnter, 1999, by Jhumpa Lahiri

“While astronauts, héros forever, spent mere hours on the moon, I have remained in this new world for nearly thirty years. I know that my achievement is quite ordinary..... Still there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination.” (Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies)

Discussants: Dushyant Trivedi, M.D.
Lecturer, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
Loretta Polish, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

Sunday, November 10, 2013
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
32841 Middlebelt Road
Farmington Hills

Practice Gap /Need and Course Description: Psychotherapists strive to help clients integrate life's changes. This two-hour Book Fare program, analyzing the short stories in "Interpreter of Maladies," will explore how the effects of loss and relocation effect its characters, and how the conflicting allegiances of their pasts effects their present relationships.

Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to: 1) Recognize the wide range of emotions and behaviors exhibited in the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri’s short stories, which are not unlike the life stories and clinical situations evident in clinical practice. 2) Indicate the range of human actions in the face of change, and the consequences of those actions on the characters’ families, friends and acquaintances. 3) Discuss the motivations, needs, wants and inner conflicts of characters as they pursue life’s changes.

General Public $15 APT Members $10 Students $5

One CME/CE Credit Hour

For additional information, contact: Loretta Polish, Ph.D.