Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Fellowship
Giovanni Minonne, Ph.D. — Ann Arbor Director
Barbara Kilian, M.D. — Detroit Area Director
The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Fellowship is a program designed for student and graduate clinicians who wish to gain more exposure to psychoanalytic approaches to clinical work. There are two separate groups, one in Ann Arbor and one in Farmington Hills. Participants include psychiatric residents and fellows, graduate students in social work and clinical psychology, and clinicians in practice. The format is simple: experienced psychoanalysts present detailed clinical material to the group for discussion. It is designed to be relaxed and informal. Participants ask questions, offer their own ideas, and work with the instructor to understand the important theoretical and clinical issues at hand. Most instructors assign some reading as a way to frame the particular issues they are focusing on. Each year the program includes a variety of clinical presentations, including, for example, the beginning of treatment, therapy with children and adolescents, treatment with a traumatized adult, and psychodynamic understanding of the use of medication in a treatment.