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Marilyn and Ralph, Monroe’s Analysis with Greenson: A Case Study in Ethical Dilemmas Presented by Gerald A. Melchiode, M.D.

posted Mar 29, 2019, 11:45 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Apr 7, 2019, 7:57 PM ]
Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

8:30 Networking | 9:00 Presentation (3 CEUs)

The Lovett Center
900 Lovett Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

Free parking on the north side of the building

Fees (inclusive of CEU)
Active Members: $75
Student Members: $25
Friend Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

What happened when the most beautiful and most popular actress went into treatment with one of the best known psychoanalysts? It is a fascinating story filled with alleged breaches of confidentiality, boundary crossings and boundary violations. How can we best understand what happened over fifty years ago with what we know today about ethics and psychoanalytic treatment?


  1. Participants will learn how to define a breach in confidentiality and give 3 examples.
  2. Participants will learn how to define a boundary violation and give 3 examples.
  3. Participants will learn how to define a boundary crossing and give 3 examples. 

Gerald Melchiode MD is a Training and Supervising Analyst with the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Dallas. He is also a Supervising Analyst with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and Adjunct Faculty with the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. He is past president of the Dallas Psychoanalytic Institute, the Dallas Psychoanalytic Society and the Dallas Foundation for Psychoanalysis, and past Director of Education at UT Southwestern, Department of Psychiatry. His current interests are in training supervisors and improving classroom teaching. He chairs the Committee on Psychoanalytic Studies workshop on classroom teaching at the Winter meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association. In 2016 he and his wife moved to Ann Arbor, MI to be with two little girls, their 7th and 9th grandchildren. He is busier than ever teaching in both Dallas and Michigan and has a private practice in Ann Arbor.

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 The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Houston Psychoanalytic Society,
Apr 7, 2019, 7:56 PM