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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

2013 Visiting Professor - Salman Akhtar, M.D.


This year's Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis will be with us from Monday, March 18 through Saturday, March 23, 2013.  Events which are open to the public are:

“Suicidal Threats: Action and Response”
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Michigan State University
Department of Psychiatry
E-4 Fee Hall Conference Room

“Psychotherapy Across Cultures”
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
University of Michigan
Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium
(on the lower level)
4250 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor 48109
(just east of intersection Plymouth and Earhart Roads)

“Forgiveness: Origins, Psychopathology and Therapeutic Implications”
Thursday, March 21, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Henry Ford Hospital
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
One Ford Place, Detroit
Room 1 C 00

“Human Goodness: It’s Relationship to Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique”
Saturday, March 23, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

About the Visiting Professor

Salman Akhtar, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Psychoanalysts.

His writing and editorial talents are extensive as he is the book review editor of the Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, The International Journal of Psycho-Analysis and is an editorial reader for the Psychoanalytic Quarterly and seven other journals. He has shared his passion for writing and psychoanalysis with over 300 publications that include 36 edited books and authorship of 12 books. His edited works include “New Psychiatric Syndromes” (1983), “Intimacy and Infidelity” (1996), “Real and Imaginary Fathers” (2004), “Severe Personality Disorders” (2007) and “The Mother and her Child” (2012). He has authored books exploring the development and treatment of severe psychopathology in “Broken Structures” (1992) and “The Damaged Core” (2009), cultural issues in “Immigration and Identity” (1999), and “Immigration and Acculturation” (2011) and a comprehensive exploration of technique in “Turning Points in Dynamic Psychotherapy: Initial Assessment, Boundaries, Money, and Suicidal Crisis” (2009).

Further attesting to his talents as a writer, speaker and teacher Dr. Akhtar has received numerous awards including Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Best Paper of the Year Award (1995), Columbia University’s Robert Liebert Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Psychoanalysis (2004), the APA’s Irma Bland Award for being the Outstanding Teacher of Psychiatric Residents (2005), and most recently the APA’s Nancy Roeske Award for Outstanding Teacher of Medical Students in 2012.