MONDAY NIGHT SEMINAR - November 6th, 2023


 on Zoom




Loss, Longing, and Mourning:  Psychoanalysis in Community Practice



Michael McAndrew, MA, LPCC  (Presenter)


Breck Mundis, LSCSW  (Discussant)


Here in the United States, analysts are confronted with the question of how to provide psychoanalysis to marginalized and underserved communities.  Through a close examination of a pro bono clinical case involving a grief-stricken patient seeking treatment at a non-profit clinic, participants will learn to distinguish and apply both Lacanian and traditional psychoanalytic techniques where complex trauma and suicidality are involved.  This program is suitable for practitioners at all levels of experience with an interest in the intersectionality of race, community practice, and trauma, as well as issues of access to clinical care and how to challenge the paradigms of what is traditionally thought possible in psychoanalysis today.



After attending this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe a clinical case from a both traditional Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalytic perspectives.


  1. Assess patients with suicidality and explain reporting requirements to ensure safety in patients with such symptoms.





About the Presenter


Michael McAndrew is a Lacanian psychoanalyst in formation practicing in Denver, Colorado.  He is a member and a co-delegate of the Colorado Analytic Forum and a member of the School of the International of the Forums.  He is a former NBCC Military Scholar, as well as a past recipient of the ACA ethics in counseling award and the Black White Institutional Racism paper contest.  He has recently completed a fellowship in Psychoanalytic Thought at the Greater Kansas and Topeka Psychoanalytic Institute.  Michael divides his time between private practice and his work for a nonprofit providing pro bono psychoanalysis for women who have recently and suddenly lost a child, infant, or fetus.  His research concerns the end and ends of psychoanalytic treatment.




Monday, November 6th, 2023


7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Central Time



This seminar is free and open to the public.




The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants on November, 3rd.



1.5 CMEs/CEUs are available for this seminar.

Certificates of attendance are FREE for Center members,

$30 for non-Center members.


(Details about how to receive CMEs/CEUs will be provided during the seminar.)


Helpful Information to Access and Participate in the Center Seminar


·     We strongly recommend that you use your PC or Mac for this meeting rather than phone or tablet, as the reception and functionality is much better.

·     When you enter the meeting, you will be on mute. You are free to unmute yourself during the event during discussion.

·     Make sure you have labeled your name in the box with your video picture. If you have not done so, or if you want to change your name, place your mouse on your video image. In the right corner, you will see three dots (…). Click the dots, then click “rename” and insert your name as you want it to read.




Continuing Medical Education Credits


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 Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. 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 for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

-Updated July 2021-




About the Center

The Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center is a nonprofit organization which provides a forum for discussion of theoretical, cultural, and clinical ideas regarding psychoanalysis, as well as networking opportunities for professionals, through community forums, professional workshops and annual film series. Membership is open to any person with a serious interest in psychoanalysis. The Center is the parent organization of the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute, which provides post graduate training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. More information about the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center is available at