Created on a Foundation of Philanthrophy and Compassion
For nearly 50 years, Mel Bornstein, M.D. has been a highly-esteemed member and leader in the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst, meaning he is central in the education and training of future psychoanalysts. He has chaired and energetically led multiple committees locally and nationally, has authored many professional articles, co-edited books and is a sought-after leader and speaker, teacher and advisor.
The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute had offered reduced-fee psychotherapy through its Treatment Clinic to members of the community for many years. As it became evident that it was no longer financially viable to continue underwriting this worthwhile program, MPI had reluctantly planned to close the service. Upon hearing this, Dr. Bornstein and his wife Audrey, stepped forward with a $50,000 gift as seed money to establish a free-standing, not-for-profit [501©3} clinic. Many other members and friends followed suit. In addition, the American Psychoanalytic Foundation also provided a grant toward establishing this clinic..
Unlike the Treatment Clinic once affiliated with MPI, the Mel Bornstein Clinic will be structured as an outpatient psychiatric clinic that can collect insurances, thus providing service to a much broader sector of the population. It is technically a “supporting organization”, meaning that in the future, when revenues exceed operational costs, all surplus will go directly to a separate organization, the Michigan Psychoanalytic Foundation. Those funds, in turn, will help underwrite the educational and treatment aims of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.
This gift honors the Bornstein’s enthusiasm for public service, their love of psychoanalysis and their deep conviction in the healing power of talk therapy. It is a measure of the deep generosity of mind and spirit that has marked Dr. Bornstein’s work as a psychoanalyst.