Archive for January, 2008

In Treatment: The Reviewers Speak and the Viewers Respond

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

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Click Here to Read: 25 Reviews of the HBO Series In Treatment.  

Below are comments from our community.

Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest

“How Do I Say Goodbye To What We Had?” and “How Do I Find Hope When I Can’t Face My Despair?”

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The Metropolitan Institute for Training in
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy,
The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and
The Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists

                                                         Invite you to a Scientific Meeting
                      Friday, March 7, 2008 at 8:00 P.M.

“HOW DO I SAY GOODBYE TO WHAT WE HAD?” AND “HOW DO I FIND HOPE WHEN I CAN’T FACE MY DESPAIR?”
    
Presenter: Etty Cohen, Ph.D. (more…)

Research in Progress NYPSI and Adelphi First Meeting 02-26-08

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Dear Colleagues,

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS SEMINAR:
INTRODUCTION TO FIRST MEETING
February 26, 2008
8:30 PM
At The New York Psychoanalytic Institute
247 East 82nd Street
NY NY 10028
In this, our inaugural meeting of the Research in Progress Seminar, which is a collaborative venture between the New York Psychoanalytic
Society and Institute and the Derner Institute of Adelphi University, we are pleased that Wilma Bucci and Bernard Maskit will present their most
recent work. (more…)

Glen Gabbard’s Review of In Treatment

Monday, January 28th, 2008

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Click Here to Read: Glen Gabbard’s Review entiteld “The Shrink Rap” of the HBO Series In Treatment in Slate Magazine.  

 Click Here to Register: for Symposium 2008, featuring the Israeli version of In Treatment.

SURVIVAL OF MUSIC AND ART IS CRITICAL TO OUR NATION’S WELL-BEING

Monday, January 28th, 2008

ANN ARBOR NEWS 1/27/08
OTHER VOICES, pg. A- 16
Reprinted with permission of Ann Arbor News

The buzz word in politics these days is “change”. All of the candidates for President of the United States feel they have the answers to change our considerable economic, domestic, and foreign maladies. As I stay glued to the news and TV to watch votes counted, speeches and images revised, and issues and personalities debated there is one important topic that I have not heard addressed that has the capacity to bring healing, well-being, and the potential for change to our distressed communities. That topic is the arts – which includes music (all forms), visual arts, theater, dance. All of the arts are part of the fabric of our emotional lives. Our cultural heritage in the United States can make a difference in the quality of life in our communities – if we tune it to it.

Since my background includes music as well as mental health, I am going to focus here on what I know best . Music has the capacity to reach deep into feelings when words cannot. Music can evoke emotions and moods that can inspire, arouse, anger, soothe, energize, calm us. Music provides a non-verbal commentary to everyday and special experiences. (more…)

Symposium 2008 and HBO’s In Treatment

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

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HBO’s In Treament

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 Israeli Cast of BiTipul 

 

Click Here for: Website for Symposium 2008 with registration form for the conference

Click Here to Read: Review of HBO’s “In Treatment” entitled “Dr. Dippy, Meet Dr. Evil” by Daphne Merkin in the New York Times on January 27th, 2008.

Click Here to Read: Review of HBO’s “In Treatment” entitled “Secrets and Lies” by Dorothy Rabinowitz in the Wall Street Journal on January 25th, 2008 

Click Here to Read: Meirav Crystal’s Review entitled “In Copy”  of the Israeli “Bitipul” Program and the HBO “In Treatment” Program

Letter To the Editor of the New York Times by Prudy Gourguechon

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Click Here to Read: Letter to the Editor by Prudy Gourguechon in the New York Times on Sunday, January 27th entitled “Health Care is Essential to Our Iraq Veterans.”

Diagnosing Britney

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Click Here to Read: Article entitled “Therapists Say Stop ‘Diagnosing’ Britney” by Jocelyn Noveck in Recordonline.com of the Times Herald Record.

Reviews of George Makari’s Book “Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis”

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Click Here to Read A Review of George Makari’s Book: Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis by Brklyn Stories. Click Here to Read: “Mind over Mother: Mental Health Takes  Freudian Trip,” New York Post Review by Terry Golway of George Makari’s book, Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis.

Click Here to Read: “Freud and Us” review by Theodore Dalrymple of  Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis by George Makari in the New York Sun.

Click Here to Read: George Prochnik’s Review of George Makari’s Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis in the New York Times. 

Click Here to Read: Review entitled “The Law of Unintended Consequences” of George Makari’s Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis by Jane O’Grady on The  Guardian website. 

 Note From Arnold Richards: 

These reviews are of George Makari’s new book. It goes on sale January 22. It is a scholarly tour de force.

Click Here to Order: George Makari, Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis from Amazon.com 

Click Here Order: George Makari, Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis from Harper Collins. 

George Makari is director of Cornell’s Institute for the History of Psychiatry, associate professor of psychiatry at Weill Medical College, adjunct associate professor at Rockefeller University, and a faculty member of Columbia University’s Psychoanalytic Center. His writings on the history of psychoanalysis have won numerous awards. He lives in New York City.

 

 

 

Psychoanalysis and Autism

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Click Here to Read: Article by Denise Mann: “How Psychoanalysis Helps Kids with Autism.” 

  

Psychoanalytic Education in 2008: Deepening the Treatment

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Those of you in analytic training have a lot to think about in today’s world. The market place continues to change due to both the insurance industry (particularly managed care) and due to society’s wish for fast cures. But the wish on your part to understand people and what makes them tick is really a calling. A calling, in my mind, is a pull that tugs strongly at your heartstrings – that keeps you going – no matter what. So, I salute all of you for your dedication. And I applaud all of you for following your hearts.

Psychoanalytic education is more exciting than ever; the study of human development is richer and the knowledge already available from the study of genetics is mind boggling. Neuroscientists are proving that our work does affect the brain, but psychoanalysts know that nature is only part of the situation….

This presentation was given at the APsaA meetings to the Affiliate Council. Many requested a copy so here it is.

Review of “From Both Sides of the Couch: Reflections of a Psychoanalyst, Daughter, Tennis Player, and Other Selves” By Fern W. Cohen

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Click Here to Read: From Both Sides of the Couch: Reflections of a Psychoanalyst, Daughter, Tennis Player, and Other Selves by Fern W. Cohen, reviewed by Chap Attwell

This article has been previously published Attwell, C. (2007)  Review of From Both Sides of the Couch: Reflections of a Psychoanalyst, Daughter, Tennis Player, and Other Selves by Fern W. Cohen.  The Candidate Journal. Vol 2 (1) 1-4  and appears here with the requisite rights and permissions.

Freud Meets Mozart, and more

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Tune in to the special Music Section in the latest “The American Psychoanalyst” – (TAP) – Fall/Winter 2007, Vol. 41, N0.4. Four articles on various aspects of psychoanalysis and music are written by Steven Levy, M.D. (A Private Conversation), Martin Nass, Ph.D. (The Mind of the
Composer), Krin Gabbard, Ph.D. (The Jazz Actor in the Racial Matrix), and Julie Jaffee Nagel, Ph.D. (Freud Meets Mozart on the Aural-Oral Road). To read, click here and then go to page 18.

Review of “The Center Cannot Hold My Journey Through Madness” by Elyn R. Saks

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Click Here to Read: “The Center Cannot Hold My Journey Through Madness” by Elyn R. Saks reviewed by Tony O’Brien in  Metapsychology On line Reviews.

Rosemary Balsam’s introduction for Robert Pinsky’s Plenary Speech “The Fate of The Modern”

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Click Here to Read: Rosemary Balsam’s introduction for Robert Pinsky’s Plenary Speech   The Fate of The Modern” APsaA Meeting,  Jan 18th, 2008, at the Waldorf Astoria, NYC.

 Click Here for: A Review of Robert Pinsky’s Work by Neil Scheurich

Click Here for: Dying, 10 Poems by Robert Pinsky and an Interview, posted on Life, Dreams, and Reality, Sohel’s Blog. 

Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis by George Makari

Monday, January 21st, 2008

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Click Here to Read: “Mind over Mother: Mental Health Takes  Freudian Trip,” New York Post Review by Terry Golway of George Makari’s book, Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis.

Click Here to Read: “Freud and Us” review by Theodore Dalrymple of  Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis by George Makari in the New York Sun.

Click Here to Read: George Prochnik’s Review of George Makari’s Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis in the New York Times. 

 Note From Arnold Richards: 

These reviews are of George Makari’s new book. It goes on sale January 22. It is a scholarly tour de force.

Click Here to Order: George Makari, Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis from Amazon.com 

Click Here Order: George Makari, Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis from Harper Collins. 

George Makari is director of Cornell’s Institute for the History of Psychiatry, associate professor of psychiatry at Weill Medical College, adjunct associate professor at Rockefeller University, and a faculty member of Columbia University’s Psychoanalytic Center. His writings on the history of psychoanalysis have won numerous awards. He lives in New York City.

Obituary of Rita Frankiel by Adrienne Harris

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Click Here to Read: Obituary of Rita Frankiel (1933-2007) by Adrienne Harris. 

This article has been previously published Harris, A. (2007, Fall). Rita Frankiel, 1933-2007. Psychologist-Psychoanalyst  27(4), 6. and appears here with the requisite rights and permissions. 

Exploring the Trans-Generational Transmission of Trauma: “Eavesdropping on Dreams”

Monday, January 21st, 2008

A play exploring the transmission of trauma covering three generations: a holocaust survivor, her child , and her grandchild. The play is written by Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg,Ph.D.

Following the play will be a discussion with the audience and other members of our community: Robert Prince,Ph.D. and Susanna Neumann, Ph.D., and moderated by Ronnie Levine, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA.

SAVE the Date: Sunday evening, March 2. at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society
Professional Discussion Group

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Psychoanalysis, The American Psychological Association, and the Involvement of Psychologists at Guantanamo Bay by Frank Summers

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Click Here to Read: Frank Summer’s Contribution on “Psychoanalysis, The American Psychological Association, and the Involvement of Psychologists at Guantanamo Bay”. This paper has been previously published in Summer, F. (2007)  Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society 12 (1), 83-92 and appears here with the requisite rights and permissions.

Click Here to Listen to: Frank Summer’s nterview on NPR regarding torture and psychologists’ involvement in detention centers such as Guantanamo.  The show is Worldview, the host, Jerome McDonnell.  

Sigmund Freud’s Collection: An Archeology of the Mind

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

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