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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

2006 Visiting Professor - Dorothy E. Holmes, Ph.D.

This year's Visiting Professor will be Dorothy E. Holmes, Ph.D. from Washington D.C.

Dr. Holmes is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.  An active educator, she is also Professor and Director of the Doctor of Psychology Program at the George Washington University. Dr. Holmes will be visiting our area during the week of April 24-April 29, 2006.

During her distinguished career Dr. Holmes has made significant scholarly contributions particularly to our understanding of racial, gender and socioeconomic influences in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Her most recent publications examine the "wrecking effects of race and social class on self and success," race and countertransference as two psychoanalytic blind spots, and racial transferences in psychoanalytic treatment.  She has also written on women's aggressive conflicts, and the psychodynamic manifestations and consequences of "glass ceilings."  In the area of analytic technique her contributions include papers on the steps of effective defense analysis, on superego analysis, and on emerging indicators of ego growth and concomitant resistances.

Dr. Holmes sat on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, and Professional Psychology. In the American Psychoanalytic Association she has served as a Fellow of the Board on Professional Standards and Councilor-at-Large to the Executive Council. She is a Fellow of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association. At the Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis she chaired the Education and Admissions Committees and currently chairs the Academic Associates Committee.

Her longstanding commitment to professional education is exemplified in her work as founding Director of the Clinical Psychology Internship in the Howard University Department of Psychiatry, the first American Psychological Association-accredited internship in a historically black university, and in her work on the committee establishing the Psy. D. Program at George Washington University, which she now directs.

Throughout her career Dr. Holmes has worked to help establish and maintain standards of professional excellence and credentialing in psychoanalysis and psychology.  She served on national committees to develop the national professional licensing examination in psychology, and the American Board of Professional Psychology standards for board certification in psychoanalysis. She contributed as a member of the Board on Professional Standards, Committee on Institutes, and Ethics Committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and on committees and boards of the American Psychological Association overseeing accreditation, ethics, and graduate education and training.

Helping others reach for, overcome self-imposed obstacles to, and attain their potential is a thread running throughout Dr. Holmes’s psychoanalytic and academic work.  Her work has deepened our understanding of internal conflict-based correlates to the cultural contexts in which individuals strive for adaptation and growth.

Dr. Holmes will offer a series of lectures on a variety of clinical topics as well as more informal clinical conferences.  With Dr. Holmes's ability to engage clinicians at all levels, this should be a stimulating and exciting week.  Many events are open to the general public.

This year Dr. Holmes's visit will be co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, the University of Michigan Psychological Clinic, Wayne State University Psychiatry Department, Michigan State University Psychiatry Department and Clinical Psychology Program, Henry Ford Hospitals Psychiatry Department , and Madonna University, as well as by the Michigan Psychoanalytic Society, the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council, and the Candidates' Organization of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 24, 2006
1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Michigan State University, Dept. of Psychology
Paper presentation:  “Why Did They Make Me Chinese?!! How to Treat the Self-Hate of an Asian-American Man"
Located in 7E Olds Hall

Wednesday, April 26, 2006
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
University of Michigan Dept of Psychiatry  
Grand Rounds Lecture: “Why Did They Make Me Chinese?!!  How to Treat the Self-Hate of an Asian-American Man"
Located in MCHC (Maternal and Child Health Center), Auditorium F2305

1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. 
Wayne State University - Psychiatry Dept.
Grand Rounds: Lecture: “I’m Not Coming to See You for Very Long:  The Opening Remarks of a Patient Who Should Not Be Treated in Short-Term Therapy"
Location: John D. Dingell VAMC, 4646 John R., Detroit 

Thursday, April 27, 2006
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  
Henry Ford Hospital Department of Psychiatry
Grand Rounds: Paper Presentation: “ I’m Not Coming to See You for Very Long: The Opening Remarks of a Patient Who Should Not Be Treated in Short Term Therapy"  
Location:  One Ford Place, Detroit   Room 1 C 00

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Madonna University
M.A. Graduate Program Paper Presentation: “Why Did They Make Me Chinese?!!! How to Treat the Self-Hate of an Asian-
American Man"

Friday, April 28, 2006
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
University of Michigan Psychological Clinic
Lecture:  “Why Did They Make Me Chinese?!!:  How to Treat the Self-Hate of an Asian-American Man"
Location: U of M Psychological Clinic in E Hall, Rm 3048
525 East University – Entrance on Church Street

Saturday, April 29, 2006
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society
Paper Presentation:  “The Inevitability and Utility of Hating and Being Hated in Racialized Transference and Countertransference Reactions”
At Michigan Psychoanalytic Center – Auditorium
Farmington Hills