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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Working in Psychotherapy With the Patient's Aggression

Michael Shulman, Ph.D.
Psychoanalyst; Associate Faculty, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute;
Adjunct Faculties, University of Michigan, Madonna University

In their lives and in our offices, our patients' issues with their own aggressivity can take the form of overt hostility, or these issues can hide behind surfaces of passivity, depression or masochism. Using contemporary psychoanalytic readings, this course investigates how difficulties with aggression get started and how clinical work with these difficulties can proceed most helpfully. This course will be offered in Ann Arbor.

Goals/objectives for this course include helping course members:

1) Recognize the psychological manifestations of aggression issues, including covert ones, in the clinical situation.
2) Distinguish between "normal" and "pathological" aggression
3) Understand the relationship between sadism and aggression
4) Understand the links between trauma and aggression
5) Spotlight aggression issues as they contribute to resistances within the clinical situation

Tuesdays: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2008
8:00-9:30 p.m.
Five Sessions, Fee: $125
7.5 CME Credit Hours

Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
204 East Washington
Ann Arbor