Michigan Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

Program Schedule for 2021-2022

Online Meetings: https://zoom.us/my/michiganpsychoanalysis

November 20, 2021 

2:00 – 4:00 PM


Panel Presentation:  What the Pandemic Has Taught Me About My Patients, Myself, and Our Work

Lena Ehrlich, Psy.D., Rebecca Mair, Ph.D.,

Giovanni Minonne, Ph.D., Michael Shulman, Ph.D.

January 22, 2022 

2:00 – 4:00 PM    


March 19, 2022   

2:00 – 4:00 PM  


Visiting Professor John Porcerelli, Ph.D.

“Longitudinal Study of Change:  A Clinician-Report Study

March 26, 2022  

2:00 – 4:00 PM       


Deanna Holtzman, Ph.D., Paper Prize Presentation 

Stories I Can’t Tell You: A Psychoanalyst Listens to Asylum Seekers

Nanette Auerhahn, Ph.D.

April 9, 2022   

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM  

*TBD: In-person or online: If in person, Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center Livonia, MI


“Psychoanalysis, Spirituality, and the Modern World”

(updated from 2020 cancelled symposium “Are psychoanalysis and religion/spirituality compatible? Challenges and opportunities”)

Guest Speakers: Donald Carveth, Ph.D. (Toronto, Canada)

Edward Shafranske, Ph.D. (Irvine, CA)

Discussants: Robin Rayford, M.A., Dushyant Trivedi, M.D.

Moderator: Patricia Plopa, Ph.D.

April 23, 2022    

2:00 – 4:00 PM  


May 7, 2022   

2:00 – 4:00 PM 


The Affective Center of Analysis:  I Feel, Therefore I Am

Merton Shill, Ph.D.

Discussant:  Susan Baxt, Ph.D.