Archive for July, 2008

Reconciliation: The Continuing Role of Theory by Leo Rangell

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Click Here to Read: Reconciliation: The Continuing Role of Theory by Leo Rangell.

This article originally appeared as : Rangell,  Leo (2008, Summer). Reconciliation: The Continuing Role of Theory The Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry 36(2), 217-235 and appears here with requisite rights and permissions.  

Psychoanalysis after Freud: A Response to Frederick Crews and Other Critics by Glen O. Gabbard, Sheldon M. Goodman, and Arnold D. Richards

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Click here to Read: Psychoanalysis after Freud: A Response to Frederick Crews and Other Critics by Glen O. Gabbard, Sheldon M. Goodman, and Arnold D. Richards, which was previously published as Glen O. Gabbard, Sheldon M. Goodman, and Arnold D. Richards (Summer 1995). Psychoanalysis after Freud: A Response to Frederick Crews and Other Critics. Psychoanalytic Books, 6(2), 155-173, and appears with the authors’ permission.  

Look Twice: Susan T. Fiske in the Greater Good Magazine

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Click Here To Read: Look Twice: Susan T. Fiske has some bad news: Prejudice might be hardwired in our brains. But the good news is that we can still learn to override our prejudices and embrace difference.  From Greater Good Magazine, Volume V, Issue 1: Spring 2008.

Pick Your Poison, Dark or Light By Mary Jo Murphy

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Click Here to Read: Pick Your Poison, Dark or Light By Mary Jo Murphy in the New York Times on July 27, 2008.

Torture and the Strategic Helplessness of the American Psychological Association by Stephen Soldz, Brad Olson, Steven Reisner, Jean Maria Arrigo, and Bryant Welch

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Click Here to Read: Torture and the Strategic Helplessness of the American Psychological Association by Stephen Soldz, Brad Olson, Steven Reisner, Jean Maria Arrigo, and Bryant Welch in Dissent Voice on  July 23rd, 2008.

The Dream After a Century: Symposium 2000 on Dreams, edited by Melvin Lansky

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

melvinlansky.jpgAfter some delay, The Dream After a Century: Symposium 2000 on Dreams,  edited by Melvin Lansky is now in press.

Click Here To Read: Front Matter 

Click Here to Read: Table of Contents

Melvin Lansky

Click Here to Read: Contributors

Click Here to Read: Howard Shevrin’s Commentary

American Psychoanalysis Today: A Plurality of Orthodoxies

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Click here To Read: American Psychoanalysis Today: A Plurality of Orthodoxies by Arnold M. Cooper. 

This paper was previously published as:  Cooper, Arnold M. American Psychoanalysis Today: A Plurality of Orthodoxies. (Summer, 2008). The Journal of The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry 36(2) 235-253. and appears here with the requisite rights and permissions.

Language, Love and Healing: A Psychoanalytic Perspective by Gerald J. Gargiulo

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Click Here To Read: Language, Love and Healing: A Psychoanalytic Perspective by Gerald J. Gargiulo. This has been previously published as a chapter in Dr. Gargiulo’s book: Gerald J. Gargiulo (2004). Psyche, Self and Soul: Rethinking Psychoanalysis, the Self and Spirituality. London: Whurr. 149 p.  and appears here with the requisite rights and permissions. 

NAAP’s 36th Annual Conference: Listening in the Age of Google, Clinical Perspectives and Social Action

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

NAAP’s 36th Annual Conference

Listening in the Age of Google
Clinical Perspectives and Social Action

Fordham University School of Social Work at Lincoln Center
October 18, 2008
Featuring
* David Andelman, Keynote Speaker, Author of A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today
* Michael Vannoy Adams
* Shulamith Koenig
* Arnold Richards

With Jane Hall, Special Guest (more…)

Help Wanted in China: I.3 billion Chinese need YOU

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Despite many many responses, we still need supervisors for some of the 42 Chinese mental health professionals taking one of our five Two Year Psychotherapy Training Programs.

Supervision is for 45 minutes a week at your convenience on Skype.

We also have a few teaching slots still open. Classes are 1 hour and 15 minutes long, Tuesday evenings, on Skype, from your home or office (even Starbucks). The students range from third year residents to professors with more publications than most of us dream of.

1. Basic Concepts 10 sessions
9/2,9/9,9/16,9/23,10/21,10/28,11/4,11/11,11/18,12/2

2. Early Development 10 sessions
12/9,12/16,1/6,1/13,1/20,2/3,2/10,2/17,2/24,3/3

3. Later Development 10 sessions
3/10,3/17,3/24,3/31,4/21,4/28,5/5,5/12,5/19,5/26

4. Beginning Treatment and Practical Arrangements 10 sessions
9/2,9/9,9/16,9/23,10/21,10/28,11/4,11/11,11/18,12/2

7. Continuous Case Seminar Fall Semester
9/2,9/9,9/16,9/23,10/21,10/28,11/4,11/11,11/18,12/2, 12/9,12/16,1/6,1/13,1/20

Everyone who has participated has found work in china both fascinating and rewarding. for more information, please contact me

Elise Snyder elise.snyder@yale.edu

Bad Days for Newsrooms – and Democracy by Chris Hedges

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Click Here to Read: Bad Days for Newsrooms – and Democracy by Chris Hedges posted on  Monday 21 July 2008 on the Truthout Website.

Review of Dialogues on Difference: Studies of Diversity in the Therapeutic Relationship by J. Christopher Muran

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Click Here To Read: Review of Dialogues on Difference: Studies of Diversity in the Therapeutic Relationship by J. Christopher Muran, reviewed by Anca Gheaus, Ph.D. from Metapsychology online reviews, July 22nd 2008, Volume 12, Issue 30.

A Review of the Dark Side by Jane Meyer from the New York Times

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Click Here To Read: A History of Abuse in the War on Terror by Jennifer Schuessler, a review of The Dark Side by Jane Meyer, from the New York Times on July 22nd, 2008.

Chick Here To Read: Madness and Shame, article by Bob Herbert in the New York Times on July 22, 2008. 

Brief Summary Alma Bond’s Biography of Margaret Mahler

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Click Here to Read: A short summary of Alma Bond’s biography of Margaret Mahler that Alma Bond read at her booksigning of the Mahler book. 

Save The Date! Judaism and Psychoanalysis: A Continuing Dialogue Conference on October 5, 2008

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Conference: “Judaism and Psychoanalysis: A Continuing Dialogue”

Conference sponsored by the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis in conjunction with the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, held at
Spertus, 610 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605, on Sunday, October 5, 2008.
Lunch will be included; conference fee $125.

For More Information Click Here:

To Register: csusman@chicagoanalysis.org

Tentative Schedule (more…)

Here’s Looking at Me, Kid By Jan Hoffman in The New York Times

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

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Click Here to Read: Here’s Looking at Me, Kid By Jan Hoffman in the New York Times on Sunday, July 20th, 2008.
 
 
 
 
 

Getting It Right: In HBO’s In Treatment, Art Imitates Therapy By Molly Layton

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Click Here To Read: Getting It Right: In HBO’s In Treatment, Art Imitates Therapy By Molly Layton on the Psychotherapy Networker Website. 

Review of State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and the Assault on the American Mind by Bryant Welch

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

welch.jpgState of Confusion: Political Manipulation and the Assault on the American Mind by Bryant Welch St. Martin’s Press June 2008,  304 pp.
 
Review from the Psycho History Website:
Synopsis

Finally, the answer to the many questions that have been preying on the minds of millions of Americans has arrived. Why are Americans so vulnerable to divisive political tactics? Why did Americans get dragged into such an unwise war in Iraq? Why do fundamentalist religious groups, Fox News, and right-wing radio still play such influential roles in America’s political landscape? (more…)

Barrier Busting

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Barrier busting is a business term recently used by Amory Lovins*, an energy wizard and CEO of the Rocky Mt. Institute. He is referring to the need for all those concerned with oil consumption and alternative energy to work together towards a solution. I applaud this concept as it relates to psychoanalysis as well. Psychoanalysis needs to bust barriers too.

The richness of this profession is due to the mix of psychoanalysts, some with doctorates and many without. Exclusionary practices are damaging this profession. Case in point: Today I received an invitation to a meeting

NEW PSYCHOANALYTIC PERSPECTIVES ON PREJUDICE
Making a Difference in Society
A Conference for the Application of Psychoanalysis to Problems in Society
Co Sponsored by the Harry Stack Sullivan Society,
William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society, and
Contemporary Psychoanalysis

A conference on prejudice that clearly excludes clinical social workers on its program and on its planning committee – people who have earned the right to practice psychoanalysis, and who have made major contributions to this profession – is misguided and divisive.

My hope, in this short essay, is first of all to educate those who are prejudiced against masters level social work psychoanalysts and lay analysts, and secondly, along the same lines, to make a plea that we respect and listen to diverse points of view from different disciplines.

Anyone who embraces psychoanalytic work knows how difficult and rewarding it can be. Putting energy into turf wars is draining and takes away the chance to learn from each other. Discrimination persists now because of status issues, as the world of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy becomes increasingly stratified under economic pressure. But now is a time to join together as we have much to share. (more…)

Richard Lightbody: Your Cousin’s Reading List

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Lichtenberg, Joseph.   The Talking Cure:  A Descriptive Guide to Psychoanalysis.  Hillsdale NJ:  Analytic Press, distributed by L. Erlbaum, 1985.  152 p.
Comments: “Joseph Lichtenberg’s “the Talking Cure” is a well written book for the layman about psa.” “I would highly recommend The Talking Cure by Joseph Lichtenberg” (more…)