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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

A Conversation on the Psychology of the Sopranos


This Sunday, December 8, 2002 from 3-4:30 p.m., join us at the Shaman Drum Bookshop for what promises to be a fascinating conversation on the psychology of the Sopranos, led by two faculty members of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. The award-winning HBO series has captured the imagination of American viewers with its psychologically complex portrayal of Tony Soprano, his family, his mobster pals, and therapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi.

The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute in Ann Arbor and Farmington Hills is an accredited center providing training in psychoanalysis for mental health professionals and academics, continuing education for clinicians, and a range of community services. Our Treatment Clinic offers reduced-fee psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. The broader purpose of MPI and its affiliate organizations is to bring modern psychoanalytic perspectives about people’s passions, motives, conflicts and adaptations into relevant discourse in wider areas of the humanities, the arts, education, parenting and social concerns through a variety of community programs.

Jeffrey Urist, Ph.D. is a faculty member of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and a faculty clinical supervisor in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry Long Term Clinic and the Department of Psychology Psychological Clinic. He has longstanding interests in theater, problems in emotional development, and adolescent development.

Charles Burch, Ph.D. is on the faculty at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute where he heads the Extension Division program for the community and professionals.  Among his special interests are the application of analytic ideas to literature and the process of clinical writing.

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