Archive for February, 2008
Poets and poetry have long held special appeal for psychoanalysts. Even more than other scholars, analysts often seem to reach for poetic quotations to fill what Adam Phillips (in Promises, Promises: Essays on Psychoanalysis and Literature) calls “a gap, an aporia, a space often unnoticed … that needs something else.” It seems appropriate, therefore, that International Psychoanalysis should open up regularly a space for poetry in its pages. To that end, we will be featuring, at the beginning of every month, three or four new or previously published poems selected especially to interest and perhaps expand the interest of our wide, diverse readership. Occasionally, we may also include short articles, essays and/ or excerpts from prose about poetry.
We plan to launch our new feature, “Poetry Monday,” in National Poetry Month, on April 7. Please look for it, and let us have your comments.
Letter to the Editor by Jane S. Hall article in The Science Times on Tuesday February 26th
Richard Freidman, M.D. raises an important question in his article re. the psychiatrist’s own psychotherapy. The public needs to be made aware that as psychiatrists become less interested in delivering psychotherapy, replacing talk therapy with drugs, there is a wide network of psychologists and social workers, licensed, qualified, and with advanced degrees in psychotherapy. These practitioners have graduated from institutes (usually 4 years of training) which includes their own psychotherapy as a requirement for graduation.
Jane S. Hall, LCSW, FIPA
A founder of the New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
49 West 12th St.
NYC, NY 10011
Click Here to Read: Have You Ever Been in Psychotherapy, Doctor? by Richard Friedman in the Science Times, February 19th, 2008.
Click Here To Listen To: Claudio Eizerik’s Opening Remarks at the Berlin Conference of IPA on July 25th, 2007.
Click Here to Listen To: Sidor Belarsky Singing the Partisan Hymm in Yiddish. The song is number 6 on the album.
Click Here To Read the Poem: The Partisan Hymm in Yiddish and English.
Click Here to Hear: The Partisan Hymm as sung by Sidor Belarksy. It is number six on the menu.
Click Here to Read: Lost in Translation, article on Simone de Beauvior and the English translation of the Second Sex by Sarah Glazer.
Click Here for Review: “Gabriel Byrne Can Fix Your Problems in 30 Minutes” by Gillian Reagan of In Treatment in The New York Observer.
Click Here for Review: of In Treatment in the Chicago Tribune.
Click Here for: In Treament: Reviewers Speak and Viewers Respond
Click Here for: “Here Listens, He Cares, He Isn’t Real” Review of In Treatment in the New York Times On February 28th.
Click Here to Read: “Therapy professionals put HBO’s ‘In Treatment’ on the couch ” Review of In Treatment in the Los Angeles Times on February 29th.
Click Here to Register: for Symposium 2008
Jean-Paul Sartre and Lisa Appignanesi
Click Here to Read: All in the Mind by Lisa Appignanesi on the Guardian Website.
The closing paragraph of Lisa Appignanesi’s book review essay may get you interested in her thoughtful musings on psychoanalysis’ position in the world of letters.
“Perhaps the decision of Hanif Kureishi and Salley Vickers to place an analyst at the centre of their new novels reflects a change in psychoanalysis itself. Under attack from drug therapies and versions of the talking cure which offer quick fixes, the analyst has become less dangerous to the writer. As Ian McEwan noted in On Chesil Beach, for at least three decades we have inhabited a psychoanalytic climate in which it is “customary to regard oneself in everyday terms as an enigma, as an exercise in narrative history, or as a problem to be solved”. It is time for the vying over the terrain of the imagination and the psyche between artist and analyst to cease. Both, after all, as Kureishi writes of Jamal, are “readers of minds and signs”. They work with the “underneath or understory: fantasies, wishes, lies, dreams, nightmares – the world beneath the world, the true stories beneath the false”.”
A nice piece of journalism . . . perhaps worthy of recognition? Her book on Freud’s Women, co-authored with John Forrester, is also worth a look. She has a new book that is about to appear under the provocative title of “Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors.”
Russian Imageries, Berlin Sensitivities and Jerusalem Realities: The Establishment of Psychoanalysis in Jewish Palestine/Israel by Eran J. Rolnik, M.D., Ph.D.Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
Click Here to Read: Russian Imageries, Berlin Sensitivities and Jerusalem Realities: The Establishment of Psychoanalysis in Jewish Palestine/Israel by Eran J. Rolnik. Posted with the author’s permission.
The New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
247 East Eighty-Second Street, New York, New York 10028
Open House for Prospective Candidates
Thursday, March 13, 2008, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Supper at 90 Riverside Drive #4B
(At the corner of 81st. St. and Riverside Drive)
Join us for supper at our Open House and bring your interest and questions about our psychoanalytic training programs in Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychoanalysis. You will hear presentations from our faculty, candidates and recent graduates. (more…)
Freud and the Freudians, Jung and The Jungians, During the Thirties and the Nazi Regime by Thomas Aichhorn, Christian Gaillard, Alain Gibeault, Jörg RascheSaturday, February 16th, 2008
Freud and the Freudians, Jung and The Jungians During the Thirties and the Nazi Regime an IPA/IAAP panel ncluding the presenters Thomas Aichhorn, Christian Gaillard, Alain Gibeault, Jörg Rasche at the 45th International IPA Congress in Berlin, 25-28 July 2007 on the theme “Remembering, repeating and working through in Psychoanalysis and Culture today.”
Click Here to Read: Introduction by Christian Gaillard and Alain Gibeault
Click Here to Read: Jörg Rasche’s Contribution
Click Here to Read: Thomas Aichhorn’s Contribution
Click Here to Read: Group Helplessness and Rage by Ernest S. Wolf, MD. on the website Barbara’s Tchatzkas: Spirituality, Judaism, Eretz Yisroel, Psychology, Disability
Issues, Progressive Politics, Women’s Issues, Satire & Other Pieces of Me, Shalom. Posted on Barbara’s site on Monday, February 11, 2008.
“The filmmakers use the dynamics of the primal scene, presumably without conscious awareness of those dynamics, to exact upon the agents of the East German government (GDR) exactly the forms of revenge that Arlow’s patients exact in fantasy upon their parents.” (more…)
Click Here to Listen to: Inside HBO’s “In Treatment,” An Interview with Rodrigo Garcia, executive producer, director, and writer of HBO’s “In Treatment,” Blair Underwood, an actor, he plays the role of Alex, an arrogant Navy pilot who mistakenly bombed an Iraqi madrassa, killing innocent students, and Dr. Glenn O. Gabbard, professor of psychiatry and psychoanalysis at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, author of “The Psychology of the Sopranos” and “Psychiatry and the Cinema.” on the radio show On Point on WBUR.org, Boston’s NPR station.
Click Here to Read: “Shrink Rap” a review of HBO’s In Treatment by Chris DeVille, on the Website Columbus Alive, the Website of the Columbus Dispatch.
Click Here to Read: 25 Reviews of the HBO’s In Treatment and comments from members of our community.
Click Here to Register for Symposium 2008, where there will be a showing of an episode of the original Israeli show on which In Treatment is based, “BiTipul.”
Click Here to Read: Master of the Orgasm: A fresh look at the laughingstock of Psychoanalysis by Gideon Lewis-Kraus, an article about Wilhelm Reich on NextBook.
Click Here to Read: An Interview with Owen Renik, MD by Randall C. Wyatt, PhD and Victor Yalom, PhD on Psychotherapy.net
Regina Pally’s Powerpoint for the Contribution, “Mirror Neurons and Beyond: Shared Circuits of Self and Others”Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
Click here to Read: Regina Pally’s Powerpoint for the Contribution, “Mirror Neurons and Beyond: Shared Circuits of Self and Others” from the Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuro-Psychoanalysis (February 2, 2008) New York Psychoanalytic Institute, 247 E. 82nd St. NY 10028 .
Review of Biology of Freedom Neural Plasticity, Experience, and the Unconscious by François Ansermet and Pierre MagistrettiWednesday, February 13th, 2008
Click Here To Read: A Review of Biology of Freedom Neural Plasticity, Experience, and the Unconscious by François Ansermet and Pierre Magistretti, reviewed by Mark Dietrich Tschaepe in Metapsychology Online.
Click Here To Read: Norman Holland: “We Understand Our Perception of Literature”
An interview with Professor Norman Holland by Ismail Salami, Press TV, on Sun, 10 Feb 2008.
Click Here to Read: Little Hans: A Centennial Review and Reconsideration by Harold Blum
This article has been previously published – Little Hans: A Centennial Review and Reconsideration by Harold Blum (2007, Summer) Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Vol. 55, No. 3, 749-765.
Abstract of this paper:
Freud’s “Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-year-old Boy” (1909) has stimulated interminable “reanalysis.” The case of Little Hans, an unprecedented experimental child analytic treatment, is reexamined in the light of newer theory and newly derestricted documents. The understanding of the complex overdetermination of Hans’s phobia was not possible in the heroic age of psychoanalysis. Current analytic thought, as well as distance de-idealization vis-à-vis the pioneering past, has potentiated a reformation of the case. The severe disturbance of his mother had an adverse impact on Little Hans and his family. Her abuse of Hans’s infant sister has been overlooked by generations of analysts. Trauma, child abuse, parental strife, and the preoedipal mother-child relationship emerge as important issues that intensified Hans’s pathogenic oedipal conflicts and trauma. With limited, yet remarkable help from his father and Freud, Little Hans nevertheless had the ego strength and resilience to resolve his phobia, resume progressive development, and forge a successful creative career.