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The Advanced Psychoanalytic Clinical Seminar

July 14, 2021

Dear MPSI Community:

We continue to experience an enthusiastic response to the Advanced Clinical Seminar. However, we are postponing the launch of this Seminar until Fall 2022.

This allows us to attend to important family matters. This postponement has been communicated to all the applicants. 

As we continue to plan, let us know if holding the Seminar on a Saturday or Sunday morning is preferable given busy clinical schedules. Please continue to communicate your interest.


Elizabeth and Juliann



SEPTEMBER 17,2021-NOVEMBER 19, 2021 

JANUARY 7, 2022-MARCH 11, 2022

Due to popular demand, deadline to apply is July 20, 2021

Many students, having completed the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society two-year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (PPTP), or other intense psychoanalytic trainings, wish to continue their education in a group cohort in which they deepen their understanding of psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice.

Elizabeth Bohun and Juliann Miller have created a two-semester intensive, small group experience with a theoretical, clinical and technical focus.

A renewed inclusive psychoanalysis for the 21st century is emerging within the Relational psychoanalytic school. Deepening psychoanalytic work means transforming our theories on human development, power and history long excluded from the psychoanalytic purview.

FIRST HOUR: Readings, discussion, dialogue

The syllabus will include articles from recent Relational journals and texts that speak to an inclusion of culture, power, and history within psychoanalysis. Relational psychoanalytic theory and technique embrace the challenge of how to address cultural issues. The readings speak to a deep and open engagement with issues of power in all of its social and psychic complexity. Issues of difference, sameness and otherness come front and center into psychoanalytic therapy.

SECOND HOUR: Clinical practice

Case conference provides multiple opportunities for clinicians to explore ways to deepen their work. Bohun and Miller are interested in how clinicians combine depth, heart and relationship in the therapy dyad. The group will identify inevitable enactments: will identify how to move from a one person to a two-person psychology: will struggle, in clinical work, with rupture and repair. Using individual clinical material, Bohun and Miller, in a dialogic process with participants, deepen treatment by paying close attention to transference, counter transference and authentic use of self.  The leaders, influenced by the work of Anton Hart, will introduce his ideas of “radical openness” and its focus on the here and now moment co-created between patient and therapist.


The Advanced Clinical Seminar is open to:

  • Licensed clinicians who have attended MPSI PPTP, or a similar program
  • Clinicians on the path to licensure, working under a licensed supervisor
  • Clinicians who consider themselves familiar with psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice
  • Clinicians have or are having psychoanalytic supervision
  • Clinicians have had or are currently in an in-depth psychotherapy


Complete the application form and complete a zoom interview. Ten clinicians will be accepted for the seminar.

Applicants will be invited to interview by phone call or email.

Deadline to apply is August 15, 2021


$900 for the two-semester seminar.


40 CEU credits and a Certificate of Completion


Juliann Miller, licensed psychologist, received a Master of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis. For the past twenty-five years she has practiced as a psychotherapist with both individuals and couples. She worked in an outpatient mental health clinic before opening her Edina private practice where she continues to see couples and individuals in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.  Within the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, she completed the two-year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program and the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Institute, graduating as a psychoanalyst in 2013.

She is a faculty member of the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, teaching in the Prairie Care pilot Mentorship Program.

Miller is a past president of the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society. Currently, she is a core member of the Executive Committee of the Society where she is co-chair of both Outreach and Continuing Education committees. Juliann chairs the Admissions Committee and co-chairs the Progression Committee for the Minnesota Psychanalytic Institute.

Elizabeth Bohun, licensed independent social worker, came from London, UK to MN on a foreign student scholarship. She stayed, completing her BA in Theatre Arts and her MSW in Clinical social work, at the University of Minnesota. She has practiced as a psychotherapist and family therapist for over thirty-five years.

Bohun is an experienced teacher, supervisor and consultant. She developed a master’s level course, “Women in Therapy”, which she taught for ten years at St Mary's University Minnesota: She taught beginning through advanced Family Systems Therapy in the MSW program at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. She taught in SW England and the Netherlands about childhood trauma on women's psychology and development.

Bohun completed four years of doctoral studies in the theory and practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy at The Institute of Clinical Social Work, in Chicago. For three years, Bohun studied in the New Directions program at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, receiving a certificate in Writing and Critical Thinking from a Psychoanalytic Perspective. For eight years, she was part of an ongoing study group in Klein, Bion and Meltzer with Argentinian training analyst, Robert Oelsner, where she learned to work deeply within the present emotional moment of psychoanalytic contact.

Bohun co-created the Prairie Care Mentorship Program where she taught and provided supervision. She is a member of the MPSI faculty.

Both Bohun and Miller are past presidents of the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society: both work through several committees on the Executive Committee of the Society. They are sought after therapists, supervisors, and consultants.

Miller and Bohun bring a warmth and synergy to their work together whether it be as co-therapists or co-teachers.

If you have questions, please contact

Juliann Miller at or Elizabeth Bohun at

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