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Psychoanalysis is a method of intensive therapy that helps people understand their own mind, especially how they experience relationships, and what drives their thoughts, feelings, wishes, and behavior.
Psychoanalysis is not the same as what Freud practiced over 100 years ago. In fact, psychoanalytic clinician-researchers have continued to explore the complexity of the human mind and brain in order to improve the effectiveness of contemporary psychoanalytic treatment.
The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for clinicians. We have programs for every level of experience, from those beginning graduate school to established professionals training to become psychoanalysts. We also welcome academic professionals from other fields who would like to relate psychoanalysis to their work.
We cover both Adult and Child/Adolescent topics, and emphasize modern psychoanalytic theories and techniques without losing touch with the basic tenets that have characterized psychoanalytic thought from the beginning—that we have unconscious thoughts, feelings and fantasies, that experiences from early in life stay with us into adulthood, and that talking is the best cure we know for many psychological problems.
The Michigan Psychoanalytic Society provides professional programs for area psychoanalysts and interested others, liaison with other professional groups and numerous community activities.