Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute Records

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The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute was organized in 1957 as the Psychoanalytic Training Center of Detroit, under the auspices of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. An educational and training facility for adult and child/adolescent psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, it was granted full accreditation by the Board on Professional Standards of the American Psychoanalytic Association in May of 1965.

The Institution provided training to medical school graduates who had completed at least a year of psychiatric residency. The curriculum included theoretical instruction and clinical seminars, supervised opportunities to treat patients, and the preparation of a psychoanalytic research paper. Coursework covered such topics as diagnostic practices, mental concepts and principles, and phobias.

This collection contains correspondence, newsletters, event programs and course bulletins detailing the Institute and associated Society’s requirements, activities, and course offerings. Also included are letters from Dr. Hans von Hattingberg to Dr. Robert Dieterle from the 1930s. Von Hattingberg was a leading figure in psychoanalysis at the German Institute for Psychological Research and Psychotherapy (later called the “Göring Institute”) in Berlin who conducted a lecture tour at the University of Michigan in the 1930s, where Dieterle was an Associate Professor of Psychiatry.

1933-1937, 1953-1980, bulk 1953-1973
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