Archive for March, 2008

BeTipul Episode 1 (In Treatment)

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Click Here To View: The HBO Series In Treatment Episode 1 and the rest of the Episodes featuring Laura on Mondays

Click Here to View: BeTipul (In Treatment) Episode 1: Sunday, 9:00 am, Na’ama

An Evening with Sylvia Brody, Ph.D. at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute

Monday, March 31st, 2008

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THE FRIENDS OF THE A. A. BRILL LIBRARY
of The New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
 

invite you to a
Special Event
 
Friday, April 25, 2008 at 8:15 P.M.
 
The Auditorium of The New York Psychoanalytic Institute
247 East 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028
 
An Evening with Sylvia Brody, Ph.D.
 
Sylvia Brody, Ph.D., a most distinguished psychoanalyst and developmental researcher, came to prominence with her books documenting her observational, clinical, and theoretical studies on maternal behavior and child development. Among her contributions were Patterns of Mothering (1950), Anxiety and Ego Formation in Infancy (1970), Mothers, Fathers, and Children: Explorations in the Formation of Character in the First Seven Years (1978) and the follow-up study of the sample at eighteen years, Evolution of Character (1992). This body of work served to vividly demonstrate the significance of the child’s earliest experiences on emerging character structure and ego and superego functioning. In 2002, Dr. Brody published The Development of Anorexia Nervosa; a second edition came out in 2007.
 

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Sex Sells: Unpublished Letter to the Sun by Leon Hoffman

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Unpublished Letter to the Sun by Leon Hoffman

Sex Sells

Why are we so the fascinated with the sexual lives of public figures
(“Albany starts to wonder at Patterson,” March 21-23, 2008)? We as a public
are both fascinated and outraged as we read story after story of sexual
misdemeanors.

Certainly many men in power and women too become involved in sexual
liaisons which too often lead them into severe difficulties. And, of
course, these sexual liaisons may lead to political corruption. However, as
Sigmund Freud noted over a century ago, a variety of sexual and aggressive
fantasies persist in everyone’s unconscious and conscious life.
Fortunately, most of us are able to limit our actions in order to live
cooperatively with our fellow humans. (more…)

Catherine Stuart Memorial Lecture By Jack Drescher

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

The William Alanson White Institute LGBT Study Group
presents the first annual
Catherine Stuart Memorial Lecture

Friday, May 9th at 8pm
20 West 74th Street
New York City

Catherine Stuart Ph.D., Fellow, Supervising and Training Analyst, Co-Director Diversity Committee, William Alanson White Institute, was prematurely lost to her family, friends and colleagues on April 5, 2007. This lecture, presented by Dr. Jack Drescher, is the first in a series devoted to diversity and honors her memory.

Jack Drescher, MD
Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis
From the Preoedipal to the Postmodern

Dr. Drescher will review the history of psychoanalytic theories of, and attitudes toward, homosexuality. Psychoanalytic theories purporting to explain homosexuality’s “etiology” can be divided into three broad categories:  theories of immaturity, theories of pathology and theories of normal variation. Freud’s early theory of “homosexual immaturity” was replaced by later Neo-Freudian theories that pathologized homosexuality.  Then, in 1973, the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from the DSM.  Dr. Drescher will illustrate the implicit values that psychoanalytic theorists historically used to construct their theories of “etiology.” He will also argue that the history of psychoanalytic attitudes toward homosexuality illustrates how psychoanalytic theories cannot be divorced from the political, cultural, and personal contexts in which they are formulated, and that analysts can take positions that either facilitate or obstruct tolerance and acceptance.

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Free Clinics of the Psychoanalytic Movement by David James Fisher

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

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Wilhelm Reich

Click Here to Read: Free Clinics of the Psychoanlaytic Movement by David James Fisher.  This article originally appeared in Jewish Currents, March April 2008.  Reprinted with the author’s permission.

Cultural History and Psychoanalysis by Peter Loewenberg

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

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Wilhelm Dilthey       R.G. Collingwood                    Marc Bloch

Click Here to Read: Cultural History and Psychoanalysis by Peter Loewenberg . Reprinted From “Cultural History and Psychoanalysis,”  Psychoanalysis and History, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2007), pp. 17-37. Reprinted with the author’s permission.  

 Here is the conclusion of Dr. Loewenberg’s article:

Conclusion
   There is a congruence of hermeneutic method between cultural history and psychoanalysis which includes a recognition of the subjectivity and self-reflexivity of interpretation; a quest for the latent meanings of manifest artifacts, symbols, and conduct; a recognition of the centrality of emotions in the structuring of motivation and action; the present condition, presenting complaint, pain, or symptom as a key to the past, if only one knows how to read or decode the message; an empathic method of understanding that includes the ability to engage with the cultural, social, and historical assumptions and background of the analysand or the subject; an attention to mini-narratives and the small telling detail that unfolds a larger level of meaning and interpretation.
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Symposium 2008: Final Remarks

Friday, March 28th, 2008

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Symposium 2008: Responding to the Erotic Transference
Mount Sinai Hospital: Stern Auditorium
March 8 & 9th, 2008                             

Click Here to Read: Symposium 2008 Final Remarks by Arnold Richards

Click Here to View: Powerpoint for Arnold Richards’s Final Remarks 

Symposium 2008: Panel 4: Erotic Transference/Countertransference

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

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Panel 4: Erotic Transference/Countertransference
Chair: Jill Salberg
Art Lynch/Janet Bachant, Mark Blechner, Darlene Ehrenberg

Click Here to Read: Art Lynch and Janet Bachant’s Contribution

Click Here to View: Art Lynch and Janet Bachant’s Powerpoint 

Mark Blechner’s Contribution to Follow

Darlene Ehrenberg’s contribution withheld at author’s request

Outcome Research in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

THE NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:
WORKS IN PROGRESS
247 East Eighty-Second Street, between 2nd & 3rd

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 8:30 p.m.

Outcome Research in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Barbara Milrod, M.D. will discuss her successful clinical trials of psychodynamic psychotherapy for Panic Disorder. What disorder should be studied next?  How can psychoanalysts become more research literate?  How can we grow outcome researchers in psychoanalysis?

For information about our training programs please visit us at: www.psychoanalysis.org

Psychological Assessment for Non-Psychologists

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

THE NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE: Extension Division
247 East Eighty-Second Street, between 2nd & 3rd

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT FOR NON-PSYCHOLOGISTS
William Braun, Psy.D.

Tuesdays, April 15 – May 20, 2008
7:00 – 8:30 pm (6 sessions)

When to test
Different types of tests
What questions does testing answer
How does testing help with assessment and treatment
Perfect for non-psychologist therapists, parents, and teachers

To register call 212-879-6900
For information about our training programs please visit us at: www.psychoanalysis.org

On Privacy

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

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Click Here to Read:  Congressman Edward Markey’s article on Privacy
Click Her to Read: Editorial on Safeguarding Private Medical Data in the New York Times, March 26th, 2008. 

Article by Richard Waugaman on Shakespeare

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

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Edward De Vere                           William Shakespeare

Click Here to Read: The pseudonymous author of Shakespeare’s works by Richard Waugaman in the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

An Interview with Gabriel Byrne, star of In Treatment

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

byrnepix.jpgClick Here to Read: Talk Therapy With Gabriel Byrne: A Session With Katie Couric And The Veteran Actor And Star Of The HBO Series “In Treatment” on CBS News. 

A Fresh Look: The Vital Clinical Legacy of Anna Freud

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

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Saturday March 29, 2008, 8:30 am to 1 pm.


Yale Child Study Center, Donald J. Cohen Auditorium
230 South Frontage Road, New Haven, Connecticut.











Symposium 2008: Panel 6: Erotic Transference on TV

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

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Adrienne Harris,  Hagai Levi, Roni Baht, Daphne Merkin

Glen Gabbard Hagai Levy Roni Baht

Panel 6: Erotic Transference on TV
Chair: Glen Gabbard

Panelists: Adrienne Harris, Hagai Levi (creator of israeli series), Roni Baht (consultant to series). Daphne Merkin

Listen to the discussion:

Click Here to Listen to: Audio of HOB Series Episode 2 on You Tube

Symposium 2008: Panel 5: Boundaries and Beyond

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

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Alexandra Wagner Glen Gabbard Andrea Celenza

Panel 5: Boundaries and Beyond
Chair: Aleksandra Wagner
Glen Gabbard, Andrea Celenza

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Symposium 2008: Panel 2: Screening of first episode of Israeli TV series In Treatment (B’Tipul) and Discussion

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

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Alicia Guttman        Ruth Stein                    Stanley Coen    (Irwin Hirsch: photo not available)  

BiTipul Film
Chair: Alicia Guttman
Screening of first episode of Israeli TV series In Treatment (B’Tipul)
Panel 2 
Discussants
Ruth Stein, Irwin Hirsch, Stanley Coen

Click Here to Watch: Bi’Tipul Trailer for Season 2 on YouTube

Click Here Watch: Episode 1 of HBO’s In Treatment on You Tube 

Click Here to Read: Ruth Stein’s Contribution

Click Here to Read: Irwin Hirsch’s Contribution 

The New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute: Silvan Research/Clinical Fellowship Program

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

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The NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE
247 East Eighty-Second Street, New York, New York 10028

Silvan Research/Clinical Fellowship Program

NYPSI Research Center

4 year SCHOLARSHIP for ANALYTIC TUITION & SUPERVISORY FEES

$10K Research STIPEND for 2 years

Affiliations with Mt. Sinai, Department of Psychiatry, City University, Department of Clinical Psychology, and Adelphi University, Department of Psychology

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New York Psychoanalytic Institute and Society: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

THE NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE
247 East Eighty-Second Street, between 2nd & 3rd

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program

Informational Session  

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 7-8 p.m.

Understand Theory to Improve Practice
Supervision with Experienced Analysts
Case Conferences
Optional Child/Adolescent Track
Evening Classes
2 Year Program

Please RSVP
 admasst@nypsa.org or 212-879-6900

For information about our training programs please visit us at: www.psychoanalysis.org

Charles Brenner at New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

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THE NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE
247 East Eighty-Second Street, between 2nd & 3rd 
Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 8:15 p.m.

Charles Brenner, M.D. will speak about Aspects of Psychoanalytic Theory:  Drives, Defense, and the Pleasure Principle.  Arnold Rothstein, M.D. will be the discussant.

 Join us for light refreshments from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

 For information about our training programs please visit us at: www.psychoanalysis.org