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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


  •       The Patient's Questions and The Analyst's Need for Privacy/Secrecy: Theory and Technique            

        Aisha Abbasi, M.D. and  Nancy Debbink, M.D.                                              Sep 9, 16, 23, Oct 7, 14 


  •      On Psychoanalytic Practice

      Sally Rosenberg, D.O. and Susan Barbour, EdD                                             Oct 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18


  •       Symptom Formation: Readings from Freud and Contemporary Analysts  

       Dr. Nancy Kulish, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Lennihan, LCSW                                  Dec 2, 9, 16, Jan 6, 13


  •           Wisdom Won From Illness       

            Melvin Bornstein, M.D., Richard Frank, M.D. and Jan Van Shaik, M.D.      Jan 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24


  •          Working with Adolescents: Implications for Working with Patients in Other Phases of Life    

        Lorrie Chopra, M.A. and Denise K Ambre, LCSW                                                Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, Apr 7   


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

      Marvin Margolis, M.D. Ph.D., Kehinde Ayeni, M.D. and Nancy Debbink, M.D.     Apr 21, 28, May 5,12, 19    


  •         Working Within the Interpersonal Field             

     Nancy Blieden, Ph.D. and Denise K Ambre, LCSW                                                   Jun 9, 16, 23, 30


Attendance strongly encouraged:

No Class Sept 30, Nov 25, Dec 23, 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 14/Symp, May 26, Jun 9 or 16/APsaA mtgs





   Clinical Moments Schedule






Helpful Forms

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