Psychoanalytic ~ Psychology and the Regulation of Psychology in Michigan
Paper Presentations by Patricia Watson, Ph.D. & Karen Colby Weiner, Ph.D.
of the State of Michigan Board of Psychology
MSPP would like to present a unique and very important opportunity to meet two members of the Michigan Board of Licensing: Patricia Watson, Ph.D. and Karen Colby Weiner, Ph.D., who will discuss the regulation of psychology in Michigan. Drs. Watson and Weiner will speak to the role of the Licensing Board, its responsibilities and objectives, and its relationship to the professional community and the state governmental body it functions within. They will offer their perspectives on issues facing the Board that may be unique to Michigan, as well as trends that may be developing at the national level. This is an opportunity for practitioners of psychoanalysis to learn about how these regulations may impact the practice of psychoanalytic~psychology in Michigan. Please join us for what will be and informative and important meeting!
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Patricia Watson, Ph.D. is employed at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry and is in private practice in Northville, Michigan. She is currently the Chairperson of the Board of Psychology for the State of Michigan. Karen Colby Weiner, Ph.D. has served on the MSPP Board in a variety of capacities including Recording Secretary, Newsletter Editor, Secretary, Treasurer and President. She is also a "Fellow" of the Michgian Psychological Association, and has served on and as chair of the MPA Ethics Committee. In May 1999, she was appointed by Governor John Engler to a 4-year term on the Michigan Board of Psychology. Dr. Weiner maintains a private practice in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Southfield.
Commemorating our 20th Anniversary
COURAGE TO CHANGE
Presenters and Discussion Facilitators:
Dr. Gloria E. Cruice, Dr. Patrick B. Kavanaugh, Dr. Janusz Wrobel
In this conference, we will take a journey back in time to consider MSPP's historic roots, the historical origins of the psychologies of psychoanalysis, and consider a technique for entering the historical worlds of the individuals we meet with. During this program, we will look back at our psychoanalytic and organizational roots while recognizing that doing so allows us to begin thinking about the future. A series of papers will be presented by Dr. Cruice, Dr. Kavanaugh, and Dr. Wrobel that will address the theme "Courage to Change", a theme which we feel speaks to the past and present, and a challenge to change the future.
Conference Discussion Groups
History as Historiographic Metafiction
Psychoanalysis in the Community: The
View from the Streets
Duty of Therapists to Families and Others
Paper Presentation by Ralph Slovenko, J.D., Ph.D.
A patient who poses a danger and interpretations of child
abuse in 'recovery of memory' have notably posed questions of the legal duty of
therapists. What responsibility does a therapist have in making interpretations?
To what extent must a therapist be a detective? To what extent does a therapist
have a legal duty to protect third parties? These issues will be discussed in
The Relationship in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy:
Perspectives From the Cinema
Paper Presentation by Jerold R. Brandell, Ph.D., BCD
This presentation considers significant components of the therapeutic relationship with children and adolescents as it has evolved over the last half-century. Although Hollywood has not always been kind or accurate in its depiction of the psychotherapeutic process, the popular cinema has in exceptional instances given us a relatively undistorted reflection of the nature of the relationship between therapist and their young clients. Three movies exploring important qualities and somewhat differing conceptions of relationships in psychotherapy with children and adolescents, ("I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, " "Ordinary People," and the "Sixth Sense" ) will be considered. Brief excerpts from each film will highlight the discussion.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Jerrold R. Brandell, Ph.D., BCD, is Professor and Chairperson of the Graduate Concentration in Mental Health at Wayne State university School of Social Work in Detroit, Michigan. He previously taught at Boston University, where he founded and directed the Postgraduate Certificate Program in Advanced Child and Adolescent psychotherapy. He is the Founding Editor of the clinical quarterly, Psychoanalytic Social Work, contributing editor of two books and editor of one. He recently completed a fourth book (Of Mice and Metaphors: Therapeutic Storytelling with Children, Basic Books, Inc. ) due for release in November 2000. Dr. Brandell currently chairs the Study Group of the National Membership Committee on Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work. An advanced candidate in psychoanalysis, Dr. Brandell maintains a private clinical practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he also resides with his wife and three children.
Atypical Residents in an Atypical Place, Working in an Atypical Treatment:
Sharing the Journey of Finding Truth and Freedom in the Heartbreak Hotel
Paper Presentation by Lisa A. Kelly, Ph.D.
While the majority of individuals living in nursing homes are older adults in long-term care, there is another group of people who reside in these institutions. This sector consists of younger persons suffering from a variety of dilemmas-- predicaments that eventually result in their choice to make the nursing facility either a temporary or permanent home. This paper explores some of the questions surrounding this group of 'atypical' individuals including 1) How this group has fallen through the 'cracks' in so-called 'system of mental health care.' 2) The means by which two particular people accessed and utilized psychoanalytic psychotherapy to find truth and freedom in the nursing home, and in their lives, and 3) How this 'atypical' nursing home population is representative of the challenges psychoanalytically - oriented practitioners who choose to continue working in institutions must face.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Lisa A. Kelly, Ph.D. earned her Ph.D. at the University of Detroit in 1992. She completed a Post-doctoral fellowship at the Detroit Psychiatric Institute in 1994, and then worked as a Staff Psychologist at the Institute until its closure. Currently she serves as Associate Program Administrator and Clinical Director for the Behavioral Healthcare Group in Southfield, MI. She also has a private practice in Harper Woods, MI. She formerly acted as Academy Liasion to the MSPP for the Academy for the Study of the Psychoanalytic Arts, and is Secretary elect of the MSPP 2000-2001.
Thinking about Psychoanalytic Thinking:
A Question(ing) of Identity, Purpose, and Ethics
Paper Presentation by Patrick B. Kavanaugh Ph.D.
What is psychoanalysis? and What is psychoanalysis becoming? Thinking about contemporary psychoanalytic theories, practices, ethics, and education inevitably leads to these and other such basic questions. Thinking About Psychoanalytic Thinking... challenges and questions the conceptual foundations of our discipline, their genesis in biology, their development in medicine, and their validation from the methods and assumptions of the natural sciences. In so doing, Thinking About Psychoanalytic Thinking...places into question the Identity, Purpose and Ethics of the analytic practitioner as a mental health professional. Consideration is given, also to the conceptual foundations of the more contemporary psychologies of psychoanalysis that conceptualize theory, practice, ethics and the education outside of a health care matrix; implications for the analytic practitioner's Identity, Purpose and Ethics are considered.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Kavanaugh is founding and current president of the Academy for the Study of the Psychoanalytic Arts, past president of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, former president of the Michigan Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and the Michigan Psychological Association. He is a former director of clinical training at the University of Detroit. Currently he is consultant at the V.A. Medical Center in Detroit, and is adjunct professor of psychology at the Center For Humanistic Studies, Detroit. Dr. Kavanaugh is in the private practice of psychoanalysis in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
TOWN HALL MEETING
EDUCATIONAL AND PRACTICE -
RELATED ISSUES IN A CHANGING MARKETPLACE
Chair: Gloria E. Cruice, Ph.D., MSPP President
With the celebration of our twentieth anniversary as a society that was highlighted by our October conference, "COURAGE TO CHANGE," an undeniable concern for the future of psychoanalytic thinking and practicing has been increasingly articulated over the course of the past year. All members and interested guests are encouraged to attend as we continue the process of discussing the relevancy and usefulness of psychoanalytic thinking in the many settings in which we live, learn and work, searching for ways we might address current issues in education and practice - both individually and as a society.
Questions that might be raised include:
How has our education and training prepared us for facing current issues in our jobs and practices...and how might we plan our ongoing educational endeavors?
How did we get to be defined by systems driven by concerns that may impede the practice of psychoanalysis... and what definitions might we offer?
How did we get entangled with the managed care model such that psychoanalysis is now in a position of having to justify itself... and how might we reverse this trend?
Must we continue to define our methods of inquiry on the basis of quantitative methods as the only valid methods of science...and what are some alternatives?
Body, Speech and Mind: A Contemplative Approach to Clinical Supervision
Paper Presentation by Marjorie Scott, Ph.D.
This process which emphasizes descriptive precision evolved
out of clinicians and faculty at Naropa Institute attending to the connections
between their interpersonal practice of psychotherapy and their personal
practice of meditation. It is typically utilized in group supervision thus
those of you in attendance will serve as supervisors, and be involved in the
unfolding process. The design of the format promotes an experience of
bringing the client into the room. Exploration of one's experience of the
client and of one's relationship to the client are intensified. Diagnosis,
presenting problem and other material that might bias a listener are bypassed.
It is a holistic approach that uncovers a kind of information that might be less
available in a more traditional psychodynamic format. Bring your
curiosity, appreciate the details, and feel what happens in therapy at a deep
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Marjorie Scott, Ph.D. is chair of the doctoral program in psychology (Psy.D.) at the Center for Humanistic Studies where she has been a faculty member for 9 years. In addition, she maintains a private practice in Birmingham, MI and has given numerous workshops and talks in the community at large over the past 20 years.
Listening to the Body: Exploring Patients' Somatic Constructions of Self
Three clinical cases will be presented that demonstrate the unique and important ways in which patients interpret and respond to their somatic symptoms, real or imagined. These cases collectively represent a continuum, ranging from patients whose physical symptoms are most likely psychogenic to patients whose bodily experiences have clearly identifiable biological origins. The panel will compare treatment strategies along this continuum, reflecting on the nature of therapeutic action and the role of the "talking cure" in each case.
Finally, this panel recognizes that analytic theory and technique incorporate assumptions that are also historically situated. When patients' bodies challenge these assumptions, we may need to discover novel ways to work, being mindful of both our biases and our potential for collusion. We hope that this panel will stimulate conversation about old and new challenges in working with somatic communication as we reach the centenary of the "talking cure."
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Lorraine Gray, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Medical Department and Two Brattle Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lisa Rouff, Ph.D. is Assistant Director of Psychology Training at Advocate/Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. She has a private practice in Chicago and Libertyville, Illinois. Ingrid Wheelock, Ph.D. works as a staff psychologist at Family Services in Seattle, Washington. Discussant: Alan Eiser, Ph.D. is currently in private practice of psychotherapy in Ann Arbor and is affiliated with the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Michigan.