Anthony Bass, Ph.D.




     TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018

   7:00 – 9:30 pm

2 CME and CE Credit Hours

Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, 32841 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills

 The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute is honored to have Dr. Anthony Bass with us the week of March 13– 17, 2018.

  • About the presenter:
  • Anthony Bass, Ph.D., is a faculty member and supervisor at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. He is the editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, the International Journal of Relational Perspectives, and a founding and current director of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He leads clinical seminars and workshops throughout the US and Europe focusing on the nature of the relationship between patient and therapist, and the unconscious relationship between patient and analyst. Dr. Bass has written extensively on the psychic process, analytic relations, and the unconscious communications in analysis and therapy. Along with his scholarly achievements, Dr. Bass is in private practice for psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, couples therapy, and works with individuals and groups in supervisory consultation in New York City.

Please note: The Tuesday, March 13th event includes a dinner prior to the paper presentation. Due to limited space, there are only 90 registrations available. Registration deadline is Monday, March 5th. A $40.00 fee for dinner must be paid at the time of reservation. For information, please contact Melanie Schwab at (248) 851-3380 or .

Practice Gap/Need and Course Description:

The love of the patient and the love for the patient is an area that is infrequently explored and is wrought with unconscious dynamics, enactments, collusions in resistance, and masochistic underpinnings that can result in boundary violations. Yet this fertile ground has tremendous potential for therapeutic understanding, interpretation, and movement.

After attending this presentation participants will be able to:

  1. a) Identify multiple intimacies present in the analytic and therapeutic relations.
  2. b) Assess the co-creation of resistances, enactments, and transference/co-transference uses.
  3. c) Better integrate psychoanalytic principles into psychoanalytic and therapeutic practices.

Bernadette Kovach, Ph.D.

Chair, Visiting Professor Program

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose

PSYCHOLOGISTS:  The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

SOCIAL WORKERS:  The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.