“Food, Drugs, And Desire” Symposium Held By The Michigan Psychoanalytic Society On April 16, 2011

michigan-psychoanalytic-institute-and-societyTHE MICHIGAN PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY PRESENTS:

36th Annual Symposium



Brian Johnson, M.D. Kathryn Zerbe, M.D.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

8:15 am — 3:45 pm

Baronette Renaissance Hotel, Novi, MI


The Michigan Psychoanalytic Society’s Annual Symposium is a collegial forum for mental health professionals, academics, students, and interested community members about current topics relevant to the understanding of the human mind and to the mental health of our patients.

Dr. Zerbe’s presentation will give special attention to understanding — and then using the clinician’s countertransference feelings and dilemmas constructively to enhance recovery. Reasons that clinicians of all theoretical persuasions often become ‘burned out’ or are reluctant to take these patients into treatment because of slow progress will be explored from a dynamic perspective in an attempt to answer the question:

“What is being poured into the clinician in almost every session that must be metabolized?”

Dr. Johnson will elaborate a neuro- psychoanalytic understanding of the psychology of addiction in which concepts of will, drive, and desire are examined from a neurobiological basis. This perspective highlights the ways addictive drugs “take over the will” and compromise ego functioning, impact relationships, and split the transference. Neuropsychoanalytic treatment is compared with motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral treatments. Clinical examples and suggestions will be given to enable clinicians to work more effectively with addicted patients.


1) Elucidate transference and counter transference manifestations in clinical work with patients with addictive disorders and behaviors.

2) Differentiatebetween psychological and physical/ neurological determinants of addictive behaviors and understand the implications for treatment.

3) Developtherapeutictoolsto work more effectively with patients with eating disorders and drug addiction.

Brian Johnson, M.D. (Syracuse, New York) is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Anesthesia at SUNY Upstate and a research investigator at Syracuse VA Medical Center. He is a psychoanalyst and Co-Chair of the annual workshop of the American Psychoanalytic Association, “The Substance- Abusing Patient in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.” Dr. Johnson was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for 30 years, during which he treated about 15,000 patients undergoing detoxification. His publications focus on neuropsychoanalytic treatment of patients with addiction, prescription drug abuse and treatment of chronic pain. His neuropsychoanalytic book on addiction,“Widespread Zombification in the 21st Century and the Wars of the Zombie Masters” is written for children and parents and shows how drugs change the brain and take over the will (zombification).

Kathryn Zerbe, M.D. (Portland, Oregon) is Director and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University. Prior to moving to Oregon in 2001, she held the Jack Aron Chair in Psychiatric Education at the Menninger Clinic and led its Eating Disorder Program for 5 years. She is the author of 4 books and over 150 articles, reviews, and book chapters, including a question/answer blog on eating disorders for the New York Times. Her most recent book (2008) is “The Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Body Betrayed.” She is Chair of the workshop on eating disorders at the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Howard Shevrin, Ph.D. (Ann Arbor, MI) is Professor Emeritus (Active) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Michigan. He is Director of the Program of Research on Unconscious Processes, and Chief of the Ormond and Hazel Hunt Memorial Psychophysiological Laboratory. He is the recipient of the Sigourney Prize in psychoanalytic research. Aside from over 150 scientific publications, he is also the author of a novel in verse, “The Dream Interpreters.” Dr. Shevrin is on faculty at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and teaches a course on research.

Mary Adams, L.M.S.W. (Farmington, MI) is a child, adolescent, and adult psychoanalyst and faculty member of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. She received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan, and worked in research for the Michigan Department of Mental Health and Human Services and as Clinical Director of Downriver Guidance Clinic before pursuing her psychoanalytic training at MPI. Ms. Adams teaches classes from a psychoanalytic perspective at Wayne State University Department of Psychiatry. At MPI, she also chairs the Liaison and Outreach Committee that networks with and supports clinical training programs in Michigan.

Sally Rosenberg, D.O. (West Bloomfield, MI) is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (MPI). She is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University and teaches at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Rosenberg is Director of the MPI Continuing Education Division and President-Elect of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Society. She is Co-Chair of the Committee and Workshop on Psychotherapy Training of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Her recent teaching interests have included issues of gender and sexuality, psychological effects of assisted reproductive technology, and understanding patients with addictions.


5 CME and CE Credit Hours

32481 Middlebelt Road Suite 411 Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage

PAID Farmington Hills, MI Permit No. 028


Registration: 8:15 am — 9:00 am


Nancy Blieden, Ph.D., President Michigan Psychoanalytic Society

Opening Remarks:

Sally Rosenberg, D.O., Moderator

“If It’s So Bad for Me, Why Does It Feel So Good?” Psychodynamic Insights in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and Addictions

Kathryn Zerbe, M.D.


Mary Adams, L.M.S.W.

Coffee Break Panel Discussion

Lunch: 11:45 am — 1:00 pm

Addiction: A Neuropsychoanalytic Reconceptualization Brian Johnson, M.D.


Howard Shevrin, Ph.D.

Panel Discussion

Questions, Clinical Issues, and Discussion with Panelists and Audience

Concluding Remarks: 3:45 pm


Pre-symposium seminars, free of charge, will be available for those who register early and wish to participate. Thomas Kane, D.O. will offer an overview of substance abuse/addictive disorders as an introduction to the symposium.

Saturday, April 2, 2011, 2—4 pm:

“Overview of Substance Abuse Disorders and Addictive Vulnerability”, “AA and Self/Mutual Help Groups” Saturday, April 9, 2011, 2—4 pm:

“Relational Perspectives in Substance Abuse Disorders”

Location: Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, Farmington Hills. Registration is limited.

Please call Monica Simmons to register: 248 851 3380. 2 CME & CE Credit Hours


Patricia Plopa, Ph.D., Program Chair Deborah Harms, Ph.D., Arrangements Chair Daniel Blake, Ph.D. Michael Colman, M.D. Harvey H. Falit, M.D. James Hansell, Ph.D. Cassandra Klyman, M.D. Bernadette Kovach, Ph.D. Rebecca Mair, Ph.D. Kathleen Moore, Ph.D. Susan Orbach, Ph.D. Jean-Paul Pegeron, M.D. Marc Rosen, Ph.D. Sally Rosenberg, D.O. Michael Shulman, Ph.D. Jolyn Wagner, M.D.

PHYSICIANS: The Michigan Psychoanalytic Society is accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society Committee on CME Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Michigan Psychoanalytic Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. (1 credit equals 1 hour). Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in

the activity.

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

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

The views of the speakers do not necessarily represent the views of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Society.


Baronette Renaissance Hotel 27790 Novi Rd. Novi, MI 48377 248 349 7800

Driving directions from the East:

Take I-696 West to I-96 West. Exit at Novi Road, Exit 162. Turn right into Twelve Oaks Mall entrance, then left onto service drive of Twelve Oaks Mall.

From Ann Arbor:

Take M-14 East to I-275 North. Continue north to the I-96/I-696 Interchange. Take I-96 West to Novi Rd., Exit 162. Turn right into Twelve Oaks Mall entrance, then left onto service drive.

From Lansing:

Take I-96 East to Novi Rd., Exit 162. Go north on Novi Rd. Turn right into Twelve Oaks Mall entrance, then left onto service drive of Twelve Oaks Mall.

The MPS wishes to provide courses in a place and manner accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please call Monica Simmons at (248) 851-3380. The MPS has a grievance policy accessible to conference participants. To obtain that policy contact Monica Simmons.


Registration information and rates are available at www.mpi-mps.org.  Special rates for students.

For information, call Monica Simmons at (248) 851-3380 or email at monicasimmons@ix.netcom.com.

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