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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Enactment and Therapeutic Actions (Advanced Clinicians)

Susan L. Orbach, Ph.D.
Graduate, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

Six Wednesdays / October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 2010
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $180
9 CME and CE Credit Hours

Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
32841 Middlebelt Rd.
Farmington Hills

Enactments are seen as opportunities in which patient and clinician can attain a greater understanding of the forces that arise in treatment. This course ventures to examine the ways in which enactments can lead to observable therapeutic change. Different contemporary psychoanalytic readings will contribute to and deepen our understanding of enactments and the interactions that follow. The instructor will provide detailed case material and participants will be encouraged to present clinical vignettes of their own.

Course Objectives: Participants will deepen their understanding of the role of enactments and the verbal and nonverbal experiences that follow. The experience of the patient as well as that of the clinician will be examined. The clinician’s use of their emotional reactions and how this may enhance developmental growth in the patient will be considered. Different perspectives on what is considered to be mutative regarding enactments will be highlighted and lively discussion will be encouraged.

Seminar is for Advanced Clinicians.