Archive for March, 2007

Just in: Military Psychologists Oppose Torture Moratorium

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Crossposted at Daily Kos
The battle over the use of torture by U.S. forces is being fought within the psychological profession. Because of the importance of psychologists in the development and implementation of interrogation plans, and of torture techniques, the use of psychologists in interrogation has direct bearing on the ability of the United States to implement torture worldwide.

This diary looks at the latest development within the American Psychological Association, as a portion of the membership is fighting to place a moratorium upon psychologist participation in interrogations of “enemy combatants”, due to the history of abuses perpetrated from Guantanamo Bay to Abu Ghraib. Now, led by the Society for Military Psychology, forces within the APA close to both the Pentagon and the CIA are fighting back to sink the proposed moratorium.
 
Valtin: Just in: Military Psychologists Oppose Torture Moratorium 

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The Exploiters Available from IPBooks.net

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

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Click Here to Read: The Table of Contents of the Exploiters by Harvey Kaplan.

Click Here to Read: The Introduction to the Exploiters.

From Nuremberg to Guantánamo by Nancy Sherman

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

As someone who has visited Guantanamo with the former presidents of the American Psychological and the American Psychiatric Associations (in Oct. 2005), the American Psychiatric has been from the beginning adamant in its belief that psychiatrists should not be involved in interrogations that are coercive. Compare the following statements. The American Psychological Association, issued a report in July, 2005 stating that psychologists consulting in interrogation involving national security should be “mindful of factors unique to these roles and contexts that require ethical consideration.” ( This is fairly permissive.) The American Psychiatric Association, in its statement of the same time, is more restrictive in its guidelines. Members can serve as behavior consultants so long as there is no “coercive” element to the interrogation. See Neil Lewis, “Guantanamo Tour Focuses on Medical Ethics,” New York Times, Sunday, November, 13, 2005, A19. These are old statements. I believe they have been updated, but they give you a sense of the difference, early on in the debate. I have written on this in a number of pieces, including a piece that just appeared in DISSENT, Winter issue. (more…)

1990: An Imperfect Psychoanalyst Commits Suicide

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

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Click Here to Read: This Day in Jewish History 1990: An Imperfect Psychoanalyst Commits Suicide: Psychoanalyst Bruno Bettelheim won acclaim for his work with children, and his posthumously discrediting was only partly deserved by David B. Green on The Haaretz website on March 13, 2016.

Click Here to Read: After death, what’s learned: Fisher on Bettelheim (and Ekstein), review of Bettelheim: Living and Dying by David James Fisher, Reviewed by Nathan Szajnberg on this website.

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Estela Welldon Paper from COWAP Conference, Lisbon, Portugal

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

“Specific Characteristics of Paedophilia amongst other Male and Female Perversions” given by Estela Welldon at a the Annual Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the IPA in Lisbon, Portugal, in January, 2007. (Click here to read

 

Specific Characteristics of Paedophilia…

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

“Specific Characteristics of Paedophilia amongst other Male and Female Perversions” was given by Estela Welldon at the Third Annual Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the IPA, “Incest and Pedophilia” in Lisbon, Portugal, in January, 2007. (Click here to read)

Panic, Separation Anxiety, and Endogenous Opioids

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Panic, Separation Anxiety, and Endogenous Opioids by Dr Donald F. Klein, M.D. and Dr Maurice Preter M.D. Work in progress may be previewed here and here.

“Hate and Love in Psychoanalytic Institutes”

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

A review of “Hate and Love in Psychoanalytic Institutes” by Jurgen Reeder, published in Psychologist-Psychoanalyst, Vol. XXVII, 1 (Winter 2007), pp. 60-6 — click here to read my review

Sociology and Psychoanalysis – Arnold Richards

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Sociology, and Psychoanalysis: The Development of Scientific Knowledge by Jews in the Hapsburg Empire Freud, Brill and Fleck by Arnold Richards (Click here to read)

The Importance Of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training: A Tale of Two Programs

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

The Importance Of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training: A Tale of Two Programs” by Jane S. Hall, LCSW, FIPA. This paper was published in Psychologist-Psychoanalyst, the official publication of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association. Volume XXVI, No.1 Winter 2006, p. 21. (Click here to read.)

Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture by Arnold Richards

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Click Here to Read Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture by Arnold Richards

New from IPBooks: Quantum Psychoanlysis by Gerald Gargiulo

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

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New From from IPBooks: Quantum Psychoanalysis: Essays on Physics, Mind, and and Analysis Today by Gerald J. Gargiulo.

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Endorsements for Quantum Psychoanalysis

Readers of Quantum Psychoanalysis will find fresh perspectives on the therapeutic processes that define contemporary clinical treatment. As readers engage with Gargiulo’s use of metaphors from quantum physics they will discover potentialities for new metapsychological insights, moving psychoanalytic theory closer to 21st century science. (from the Foreword)
— Bonnie Litowitz, Ph.D. Editor,
The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

Gerald J. Gargiulo dares to go where no other psychoanalyst has gone before. In this collection of essays, he introduces a new world, namely, the interface between quantum physics and the unconscious. Offering a highly (more…)