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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Workshop: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Personality Disorders

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Personality Disorders:  Interactions, Meanings, Challenges, and Change

This workshop will feature a review of the history of the concept of personality disorder, including its defining characteristics. We will present a psychoanalytic framework for understanding these complex disorders, focusing on an appreciation of the structure of object relations and ego functions. Clinical material from therapy with a personality-disordered patient will be presented, giving us a common basis to discuss in detail treatment issues for the patient and therapist, and allowing us to examine patterns of transference and countertransference - work with which often defines successful therapy in challenging cases.

Workshop Presenters:

Michael Shulman, Ph.D.,
Advanced candidate, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
Private practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis

Joshua Ehrlich, Ph.D.,
Graduate analyst and faculty, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
Private practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy

Teri Wolf, M.D.
Psychiatric Resident, University of Michigan Medical School

Saturday, January 17, 2004
9 AM - Noon
Ann Arbor