Intimacy and Working With Criminal Offenders - Part I (Joint MPI/APT Course)
Susan Flinders, Ph.D.
Graduate, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
Retiree of the Michigan Dept. of Corrections
Robert Maloney, M.A., L.L.P.
Board Member, Association for Psychoanalytic Thought
Psychologist, Michigan Dept. of Corrections
Six Mondays / April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2011
9 CME and CE Credit Hours
Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
204 E. Washington St.
This 6 session seminar, the first of two, will allow participants to recognize and apply psychoanalytic concepts and ideas in the course of working with individuals who have committed crimes. Class readings and discussion will review the literature that supports the importance of intimacy and how the lack of it contributes to psychopathology in general, and more specifically to that of criminal offenders. Readings and discussion will include articles related to the work of Symington, Fonagy, Winnicott, Bion and other theorists. This seminar will give an overview of the psychoanalytic literature on intimacy and submit a possible operational definition of intimacy. Developmental topics will be touched upon moving toward therapeutic action with actual criminal offenders, such as sex offenders and assaultive offenders (including murderers and stalkers).