Archive for March, 2009

The Future of Psychoanalytic Education Conference: Roundtable #2

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Roundtable Discussion #2: Continuity and Transformation of Psychoanalytic Education,  Moderator: Arlene Kramer Richards, Discussants: Pam Donleavy, Giselle Galdi, Samuel Herschkowitz, Michael O’Loughlin, Lisa Samstag, Caryn Sherman-Myer, Jane Snyder.

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Bertha Pappenheim

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

 

Click Here To Read:  Biographical Sketch of Bertha Pappenheim. February 27th was the 150th anniversary of her birth.

Click Here To Read: From Anna O. to Bertha Pappenheim. Religious Feminism, Freud and the Struggle against Prostitution: Conference at the Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem.  February 24, 2009 to February 25, 2009.

Stephen Greenspan’s Paper from Symposium 2009

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Click Here To Read: Stephen Greenspan’s Paper “Foolish Sex: Three Perspectives on Eliot Spitzer” from panel on Greed, Gullibility, Money and Madoff at Symposium 2009: Greed, Sex, Money  Power, and Politics at Mount Sinai Medical Center: Goldwurm Auditorium, 1425 Madison Avenue, February 21st & 22nd, 2009.

Tears in the Rain, Review of the film “Momento” by Harvey Roy Greenberg

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

 

Click Here To Read: Tears in the Rain: review of the film “Memento,” written and directed by Christopher Nolan, by Harvey Roy Greenberg.

The Future of Psychoanalytic Education Conference: Roundtable Discussion #1

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

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Roundtable Discussion #1 Changes in Theory and Clinical Practice of Psychoanalysis Moderator: Jonathan House Discussants: Anne Erreich, Craig Solomon, Matthew von Unwerth, Nancy Wolf, Arnold Zinman

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Notes for reminiscences of David Rapaport by Robert R. Holt

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

 

 

 

 

Click Here To Read: Notes for reminiscences of David Rapaport by Robert R. Holt on the PsychoMedia and Rappaport-Klien Study Group website.

Soldiers’ Stress: What Doctors Get Wrong about PTSD

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

 

 

Click Here To Read: Soldiers’ Stress: What Doctors Get Wrong about PTSD by David Dobbs on the Scientific American website to appear in the April 2009 issue of Scientific American.

I Used to Be a Doctor by Lawrence D. Blum, MD

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

 

 

Click Here To Read: I Used to Be a Doctor by Lawrence D. Blum, MD on the Psychiatric Times website on March 19, 2009

Library of Congress exhibit on the occasion of the 100 Anniversary of the birth of Margaret Mead

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Library of Congress exhibit on the occasion of the 100 Anniversary of the birth of Margaret Mead

Click Here to Read: Margaret Mead:  Human Nature and the Power of Culture Home Page.

Click Here To Read: Exhibition Overview

Click Here To Read: Section 1: Shaping Forces

Click Here To Read: Section 2:  To the Field and Back

Click Here To Read:  Section 3: “Learning to Live in One World”

Karl Menninger’s Mea Culpa Letter to Thomas Szasz

Friday, March 20th, 2009

                                                                 

          

 

 

 

 

Thomas Szasz                     Karl Menninger 

Click Here To Read: An exchange of letters between Karl Menninger and Thomas Szasz from the website of the Thomas Szasz Cybercenter for Liberty and Responsibility.

Shared Therapy: The Collaboration between Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacologist

Friday, March 20th, 2009

THE NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:
Extension Division
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd

SHARED THERAPY: THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN PSYCHOTHERAPIST & PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGIST CHARLES MURKOFSKY, M.D.

 Tuesdays, March 24 – April 14, 2009

7:30 – 8:45 pm (4 sessions)

Fee $100; Candidates/Students $60

 The Interaction, Therapeutic Effects, Rivalry, Who To Refer, Benefits & Detriments, Case Material (more…)

Attachment Theory: Bowlby-Ainsworth & The Secure Base

Friday, March 20th, 2009

THE NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:
Academic Research Seminar
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd

Attachment Theory: Bowlby-Ainsworth & The Secure Base

Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 8 – 9:30 pm

Everett Waters, Ph.D., Psychology Professor from SUNY at Stony Brook, will speak about the Central Role of the Secure Base Concept in Bowlby-Ainsworth Attachment Theory.  Wendy Olesker and William Braun from NYPSI and Darcy Lockman from the Derner Institute at Adelphi will be the discussants. (more…)

Arlene Kramer Richards and Leslie Shaw Papers from Symposium 2009

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

                                                     

      Arlene Kramer Richards                                      Leslie Shaw

Click Here to Read:  Gambling and Death by Arlene Kramer Richards from the panel: Theoretical & Clinical  Perspectives on Money from Symposium 2009:  Greed, Sex, Money, Power, and Politics Mount Sinai Medical Center: Goldwurm Auditorium. 1425 Madison Avenue, February 21st & 22nd, 2009.

Click Here To Read:  A Psychodynamic Perspective on The Financial Crisis by Leslie Shaw, PhD for the same panel at Symposium 2009.

America in the Age of Trauma with Robert Stolorow, Ph.D.

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

  Click Here To Listen To:  America in the Age of Trauma with Robert Stolorow, Ph.D. on the Radio Dr. Gluss website.

Madoff’s Transgressions as Seen Through the Freudian Lense

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Click Here To Read: Madoff’s Transgressions as Seen Through the Freudian Lense by Sheldon Goodman.

Click Here For Read:  Previous posts on Bernard Madoff on this website.

Neuroscience and the Soul

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

For those able to tear themselves away from the world financial meltdown for a few moments:

While not directly related to psychoanalysis, I think the issues raised in this letter, which appeared in 27 Feb. Science, might be of interest to some of our members.  Will this be the next evolution/creationism style argument?

Paul Mosher

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Science 27 February 2009:
Vol. 323. no. 5918, p. 1168

Letters

Neuroscience and the Soul

Science and religion have had a long relationship, by turns collegial and adversarial. In the 17th century Galileo ran afoul of the Church’s geocentrism, and in the 19th century Darwin challenged the biblical account of creation. The breaches that open at such times often close again, as religions determine that the doctrine in question is not an essential part of faith. This is precisely what happened with geocentrism and, outside of certain American fundamentalist Christian sects, evolution. (more…)

“Crimes and Misdemeanors”:Morality from the Child’s Viewpoint

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Part 2 on Oedipal Conflict and the Superego

When it came out, Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors  shook up many people with its moral challenge, a modern day twist on Crime and Punishment.  A wealthy, respected physician arranges the murder of his ex-mistress who is threatening to expose him.   Like Raskolnikov, he becomes tormented by conscience and fears of being caught after the crime is committed.  The police come to question him about the crime.  Unlike Raskolnikov, he endures his guilt and moves on without being discovered.  He wrestles with his conscience and wins.  The New York Times (Steinfels et.al., 1989) was prompted to publish essays by three theologians about the moral questions addressed in the film.  Others felt provoked to review their own indiscretions and their moral code.  If good is not rewarded and evil not punished, what is the basis for morality?  But hidden in this moral conundrum is a struggle between tyrannical fathers and rebelling children.  In fact, the film’s morality is used to help resolve the weak child’s dilemma.  In this film, morality offers solace to the weak. (more…)

Oedipus or Icarus: Spitzer’s Complaint or The Two Analyses of Mr. E by Jeffrey Stern

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Click Here To Read: Oedipus or Icarus:  Spitzer’s Complaint or The Two Analyses of Mr. E by Jeffrey Stern paper presented on the panel “Theoretical & Clinical Perspectives on Sex” at Symposium 2009:  Greed, Sex, Money, Power, and Politics at Mount Sinai Medical Center: Goldwurm Auditorium, 1425 Madison Avenue, February 21st & 22nd, 2009.

Dr. Alma H. Bond received her second award for her book, Margaret Mahler: A Biography of the Psychoanalyst

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Dr. Alma H. Bond received her second award for her book, Margaret Mahler: A Biography of the Psychoanalyst, from Foreward Magazine as a finalist for Book of The Year Award  in 2008. Winners are to be announced at Book Expo America May 30. Her first award was Finalist for Best Books Award by USA Book News 20008.

 

Margaret Mahler      Alma Bond

FDA Approves Depressant Drug For The Annoyingly Cheerful on YouTube

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Click Here To View: FDA Approves Depressant Drug For The Annoyingly Cheerful on YouTube.