MSPP PROGRAMS 2006 ~ 2007
Issues Involved in Psychoanalytic State Licenses: Pros and Cons (audio CD)
Paper Presentation by Seymour E. Coopersmith, Ed.D. (NYC)
ABSTRACT: This CD presentation was recorded on November 6, 2004 at the International Federation For Psychoanalytic Education conference Ethics, Ethos, and Taboos, in Chicago Illinois. Dr. Coopersmith was one of the individuals involved in the drafting and political processing of the New York State law licensing psychoanalytic practitioners. One important issue discussed in this presentation is the defining of psychoanalysis as an independent profession through such licensure, rather than as a specialty licensed under the various healthcare professions’ licensure.
BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT: Sy Coopersmith, Ed.D. is a past member of the Board of Directors of the IFPE. He was also among its founding members in 1990. He is past president of the Training Institute and the membership association of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. He is also past president of the Council of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. He has written a number of papers including "The Significance of National Accreditation in the United States." Recently he was Special Guest Editor of the Psychoanalytic Review (Vol. 92, #6, Dec., 2005, Guilford Press, New York) on "Politics and Psychoanalysis," which included his article, Determinants of Licensing in Psychoanalysis: Exclusivity and Pluralism." This issue also included articles by Lucia Villela and Bernard Rubin (with commentaries by Robert Wallerstein and Horacio Etchegoyen) on the "Lobo-Cabernite Affair."
Seeing the Trees Through the Forest:
Science, Rhetoric, the Individual and the Social.
A Psychoanalytic Inquiry into Culture and the Shrinking Space for Free Thinking Professional Inquiry
A Paper Presentation by Barry Dauphin, Ph.D.
ABSTRACT: There are a several trends occurring within professional psychology and psychiatry that will have significant ramifications for psychoanalytic work in the decades to come. Although these issues seem to be separate, I propose that they are part of a broader set of concerns within the professional communities and society at large that I refer to as the anxiety of individualism. These trends involve the Evidence Based Treatment movement (EBT), Competency Assurance & Mandatory Professional Education and Prescription Privileges for psychologists. The space for creative thinking and pursuit of individual meanings necessary for psychoanalytic work could shrink considerably unless those who work within psychoanalytic frameworks are prepared to actively confront these issues. I will suggest in the presentation that this is associated to a wider set of societal concerns that I have referred to elsewhere as Tantalizing Times.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Barry Dauphin, Ph.D. is the President of MSPP and is President of Section IV (Local Chapters) of Division 39. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Detroit-Mercy. He has recently published Tantalizing Times: Excitements, Disconnects, and Discontents in Contemporary American Society through Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.
Psychoanalysis as a Spiritual Path
Paper Presentation by Franklin Sollars, Ph.D.
ABSTRACT: Psychoanalysis as a Spiritual Path examines and attempts to unsettle the apparent contradiction between psychoanalysis as a science and psychoanalysis as a spiritual discipline. Correlations are drawn between Eastern concepts of Maya and duality and the psychoanalytic notion of conflict. Concepts of Nirvana, unitive consciousness and divine communion are correlated with the psychoanalytic concepts of the real self and conflict free ego functioning. Although Freud believed that religion was an illusion with no future many psychoanalysts have felt that analysis, if not a religious experience, is a deeply spiritual one in which people feel liberated from internal conflict and strife and develop greater feelings of joy, pleasure and gratitude in their lives. It is suggested that psychoanalysis can be more directly refocused to overtly claim a position as a spiritual path by emphasizing transformation of duality with the aim of liberating inhibitions to unitive consciousness and conflict free ego functioning.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Franklin Sollars, Ph.D.
is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Birmingham, MI working with
adolescents and adults. He is a supervising and training Analyst with the
Michigan Psychoanalytic Council and has had a keen interest in bringing
MPC’s presence to the Detroit area. He leads a monthly supervisory group
in Birmingham and teaches for the Council. Dr. Sollars supervises graduate
interns for the University of Detroit-Mercy and Madonna University.
Joint Presentation with Michigan Psychoanalytic Council
Effective Psychoanalytic Therapy of Schizophrenia and Other Severe Disorders
APA Psychotherapy Videotape Series. A session with an actress as patient.
Bertram P. Karon, Ph.D. will lead discussion of his work.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Professor, Psychology, Michigan State University. Former President, Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of APA, of MSPP, and of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council. A.B., Harvard; Ph.D., Princeton. Psychoanalytic training with Richard and Editha Sterba and other members of MAPP. Diplomate in Psychoanalysis and in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology. Approximately 150 publications including the book (with G.R. VandenBos) Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: The Treatment of Choice, and the 2001 Fromm-Reichmann Memorial Lecture at the Washington School of Psychiatry, “The tragedy of schizophrenia without psychotherapy.” He has received awards for research, teaching, and clinical insights and technique from Division 39, from APA Graduate Students, from the United States chapter of the International Society for the Psychological Treatment of Schizophrenia and other Psychoses, the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, the Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society, the New York Society for Psychoanalytic Training, the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology, and the American Psychological Foundation.
Re-entering Plato’s Cave: On the Original Essence of Being, ‘the unconscious,’ and Shamanic Learning
Paper presentation by Patrick B. Kavanaugh, Ph.D.
EXTENDED DISCUSSION from 1:10 to 2:10 p.m. - MEMBERS' LUNCH at 2:15 p.m.
ABSTRACT: In the course of professional life, certain questions periodically emerge to encircle the analyst which, by their very nature, are essential in finding-if not keeping- a psychoanalytic identity and voice. Re-entering Plato’s Cave...considers how we imagine ourselves into being by: considering how Plato’s story of the cave appears to have influenced Freud’s conception of the unconscious as representation in contrast to his initial and intuitive understanding of the unconscious as affectivity which derives from the mystic’s ancient traditions. Might the shaman’s silent ways of knowing suggest new possibilities for learning the unteachable experiences and knowledges of the Freudian unconscious as life?
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Kavanaugh is a former president of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, founding president of the Academy for the Study of the Psychoanalytic Arts, and a former president of the Michigan Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. Currently, he is a visiting artist (in psychoanalysis) at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, an adjunct professor of psychology at the Center for Humanistic Studies, and a consultant at the V.A. Medical Center. Dr. Kavanaugh is in private practice in Farmington Hills.
From Oedipus Complex to Oedipal Complexity:
Reconceptualizing the (pardon the expression) Negative Oedipus Complex
(CD presentation of keynote address at the Division 39 meetings, April 22, 2006)
Paper Presentation by Jodie Messler Davies, Ph.D. (New York City)
ABSTRACT: This presentation was part of a meeting entitled, Love, Desire and Passions: Variety, Enigma, And The Disruption Of Psychoanalysis. While focusing on conceptualizations of primary and secondary Oedipal configurations and on bisexuality, as these ideas are elaborated within the context of Relational Psychoanalytic Theory, this paper is rich with two elaborated clinical examples. It clearly brings to life/demonstrates Dr Davies’ ways of thinking and working within the clinical situation and her views on clinical process, theory construction and philosophy of knowing.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Davies earned her Ph.D. from the Derner Institue of Adelphi University. She completed a four year training program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Family Therapy. Her psychoanalytic training was through the NYU Post-Doctoral program, where she joined a group of collaborators in developing the Relational Track, with which she remains affiliated as a supervising analyst.
Joint Presentation with The Academy For The Study of The Psychoanalytic Arts
EST, EBT, EBPP: What might this alphabet soup spell for psychoanalysis?
Panel presentations by Linda J. Young, Ph.D., and Barry Dauphin, Ph.D.
ABSTRACT: This presentation discusses many of the assumptions behind the movement toward Evidence Based Practice. The papers address the nature of evidence, the varieties of evidence, and the privileging of certain forms of evidence. Among issues to be addressed are distinctions between the scientific/knowledge-based interest in evidence and the political process within the profession. Clinical material will also be included to emphasize the practice implications of these ideas as they relate to real work done in the consulting room.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Linda J. Young, Ph.D. is President of the Academy for the Study of the Psychoanalytic Arts and is a Past Vice President of MSPP. She is the author of numerous papers presented at local, national, and international conferences. She is a consultant at the V.A. Hospital in Detroit and has a private practice in Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills, and Northville. Barry Dauphin, Ph.D. is president of MSPP and of Section IV, APA Division 39. He recently authored Tantalizing Times: Excitements, Disconnects, and Discontents in Contemporary American Society (2006), Peter Lang Publishing. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy and practices in Birmingham, Michigan.
Living on the Periphery: Adventures in Self-Discovery. The Fine Line between
the Development of Expression through Assertiveness vs. the Enactment of the Self through Aggression
Paper presentations by Marilyn Nissam-Sabat, Ph.D. MSW and Lisa Medoff, Ph.D.
ABSTRACTS: Dr. Marilyn Nissim-Sabat will present her work with two clients to serve as context for a discussion of how a non-medical, non-reductionist psychoanalytic psychotherapy provides space for an individual to express herself freely. Through this process, an enhanced sense of unique identity can emerge through new found assertion of self. The idea of a new found assertion of self provides a contrasting perspective to traditional notions that assume that assertion is simply another level of aggression. Dr. Medoff will provide a discussion of Dr. Nissim-Sabat’s casework from a metapsychological perspective. She will discuss how the rich nature of the material reveals how words can be wrapped around experience so as to appreciate what can be found in the process material vs. assigning a diagnostic label to an individual’s associations.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Marilyn Nissim-Sabat, Ph.D., M.S.W., is a clinical social worker practicing in Chicago. She is Professor Emirita & Adjunct Professor in the Lewis University Philosophy Department. Her doctoral dissertation in Philosophy was on Edmund Husserl’s theory of motivation . She received her M.S.W. from Jane Aadams College of Social Work, University of Illinois, Chicago. Lisa Medoff, Ph.D. earned her doctorate at the University of Detroit in 1992, post-doc in 1994 at DPI. Since 1998, she has worked with residents in nursing homes.
Beneath the Surface of the Therapeutic encounter: Multiple Subjectivities, Multiple Codes
(An audio CD presentation)
Paper presentation by Wilma Bucci, Ph.D., with Kathleen Moore, Ph.D., Discussant
ABSTRACT: This paper, was presented at the 2006 Division 39 Spring Meeting, where Dr. Bucci received the 2006 Scientific Award , honoring 20 years of study of psychoanalytic process utilizing regularly recorded psychoanalytic sessions of complete psychoanalytic work with individual/Analyst pairs. She describes her way of approaching research, its roots in linguistic analysis, the philosophy of science which contextualizes her research approach, sources of her work within current cognitive science, the language of her classificatory schema and its equivalences and differences from usual clinical language, the evolution of her scoring system and an ongoing research project. Dr. Moore, whose dissertation utilized Dr. Bucci’s techniques, will lead the discussion, first offering some prepared remarks.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Wilma Bucci, Ph.D., Professor, Derner Institute, Adelphi University; Chair, Research Associates of the American Psychoanalytic Association ; Honorary Member, American Psychoanalytic Association, New York Psychoanalytic Institute and Society , Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Director of Research at the Pacella Parent Child Center of NYPS. Kathleen Moore, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. A graduate of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, she has a private practice in Bloomfield Hills.
|Click here Upcoming Meetings for information about the current MSPP meeting, and a preview of upcoming meetings.|