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The Institute

The Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute has an arrangement to support local students to train with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. Psychoanalytic training is the backbone of our work. Without it there would be no steady stream of new psychoanalysts in our community.  To learn more about  Michigan's Psychoanalytic Institute click here.


Institute President:  Nancy Debbink , MD



The Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute is offering Early Admission Seminars and Clinical Moments Sessions.


(in collaboration with Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute)


5 sessions per topic on Saturdays


  •       Beyond Miles, Memories & Usual Modes of Functioning - How We Change As We Help Our Patient's Change            

        Aisha Abbasi, M.D. and Denise K. Ambre, LCSW                         Sep 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8 

  •      The Unforbidden Pleasures of Psychoanalysis

     Dr. Melvin Bornstein, Dr. Richard Frank and Dr. Jan Van Schaik            Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12


  •       Certain Character Types as Described by Freud and Others  

       Dr. Nancy Kulish and Dr. Susan Barbour                                                     Nov 19, Dec 3, 10, 17, Jan 7


  •           Models of the Mind: From Trauma Theory to Mentalization to Intersubjectivity with Application to Clinical Work       

       Sally Rosenberg, D.O. and Lisa Linnehan, LCSW                                     Jan 14, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18


  •          Underappreciated Aspects of Analytic Therapy: Gratitude and Compassion    

        Dr. David Dietrich and Dr. Hope Erwin                                                  Feb 25, Mar 4, 18, 25, Apr 1   


  •           The Continuing Central Importance of Dreams in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: Five Clinical Presentations                  

      Dr. Marvin Margolis and Dr. Nancy Debbink                                       Apr 22, 29, May 6,13, 20    


  •       Meeting Ours Monsters: Dealing with Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Compulsions From a Relational Perspective               

     Dr. Nancy Blieden and Denise K Ambre, LCSW                                   Jun 3, 10, 17, 24



Attendance strongly encouraged:

No Class Nov 26, Dec 24,31, Jan 21, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 6, Jun 10





   Clinical Moments Schedule






Wednesday, May 17, 2017




On behalf of the Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute


you are invited to our Clinical Moments Meeting.




A light dinner will be served from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


followed by a presentation by



Adam Moriwaki, Psy.D., L.P.C.



“A Control Case and a Case of Control”




Host and Location


Susan Davison

2540 W. Dunwood Road

Glendale, WI 53209


RSVP to Su Davison at 414-228-8687 or sudavi@aol.com by May 13, 2017




Educational Objectives:          


·         To better understand the multi-determined and reciprocal nature of the psychotherapy dyad.


·         To explore the expanded concepts of transference and counter-transference within relational theory.


·         To offer technical recommendations to help work through impasses in the psychotherapeutic endeavor based on these insights.




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 American Psychoanalytic Association and Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society. 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 1.5 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.




Note:  CMEs are $35 for non-WPS members.


Helpful Forms

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