Archive for September, 2009

The Inner Life of the Analyst: Catalyst for Change at WCSPP

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Click Here to Read:  The Inner Life of the Analyst:  Catalyst for Change at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.  The Conference is to be held on November 11, 2009.

Peer Supervision for Experienced Couples Therapists at NYPSI

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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Tuesdays, September 28, 2009 – May 25, 2010
7:30 – 9 pm (9 sessions)
Fee $270

Peer Supervision for Experienced Couples Therapists
Reading Seminar

Register at http://www.psychoanalysis.org/tande-ed.html or call 212-879-6900

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

An important history lesson!

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

An important history lesson!
This is the story of women who were ground-breakers. These brave women from the early 1900s made all the difference in the lives we live today.

Remember, it was not until 1920 that women were granted the right to go to the polls and vote.
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When American women picketed in front of the White House, carrying signs asking for the vote, they were jailed. (more…)

Israeli scientists: We’ve mapped unconscious human thought By Ofri Ilani

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

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Click Here to Read:  Israeli scientists: We’ve mapped unconscious human thought By Ofri Ilani on the Haaretz website on September 27, 2009.

Children who are spanked have lower IQs, new research finds

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

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Click Here To Read: Children who are spanked have lower IQs, new research finds. Press Release from the University of New Hampshire News on the  Eurek Alert website on September 25, 2009. 

Murray Strauss

William Grossman Memorial on October 31, 2006 at NYPSI

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

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Click Here to Read: Selected Papers of William I. Grossman, M.D. on the Psychoanalyic Connection website

Click Below to Listen To the William Grossman Memorial on October 31, 2006 at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
Part 1:
Intro by Paul Rosenbaum (Master of Ceremonies)
Frank Baudry
Arnold Wilson

Click Below to Listen To: Part 2: Roy Shafer

Click Below to Listen To:
Part 3: Roy Shafer (continued)

Click Below to Listen To:
Part 4: Otto Kernberg

Click Below to Listen To:
Part 5:
Marty Willick
Eslee Sandberg

Psychoanalysis and Globalization by Elise W. Snyder

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Click Here To Read:  Psychoanalysis and Globalization by Elise W.  Snyder,  presented at the the conference Psychoanalysis in the Modernizing Society.      This article was previously unpublished.

CAPA at the the 2nd Chinese Psychoanalytic Congress in Shanghai

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Dear Colleagues

I have just returned from the 2nd Chinese Psychoanalytic Congress in Shanghai. The theme of the Congress, (organized by Zeping Xiao, the director of the Shanghai MHC) was “Psychoanalysis in the Modernizing Society” About 500 people attended. At a big panel on the first night “IPA and China—Where is China on the Map of the IPA?” Dan Jacobs mentioned that in his opinion what was needed for psychotherapy training was weekly classes, which warmed the cockles of my heart. The papers at the conference were varied, representing a number of schools of psychoanalysis
During the conference many people introduced themselves to me and thanked me for what CAPA is doing. We are very very well known and liked. There was much hugging and kissing. I was bowled over.
Major subthemes of the conference —not always explicit–were
1. The Chinese conviction that diversity is a good thing,
2. The Chinese belief that ultimately they will develop their own kind of psychoanalysis,
3. The Chinese concern that some Westerners condescend to them
My paper went well. If you would like to read it ( “Psychoanalysis and Globalization”) please click
http://www.capachina.org/psychoanalysis and globalization.doc

I talked at length with various professors, students in the IPA psychoanalytic program as well as with our own students. Some of what they said:

1. Re: students wanting certificates: They suggested that CAPA find an American university to cooperate with CAPA and a major Chinese University. Such an affiliation could get Chinese government support. The Chinese university would send students to America for a year or so (which the American university would like). CAPA would provide the psychotherapy part of a master’s degree in psychology program. The students would receive their degree from the Chinese university. It would not be important in China which American university.

2. Could a CAPA analyst could come and live in Beijing or Shanghai for 3-12 months (or even several years)—all accommodations etc provided. The Chinese would get support for this endeavor, which might be of interest to a retired analyst or to a young analyst.

3. I discussed with several Americans the possibility that candidates might use a Chinese Skype case for a third case. Since graduation is the concern of institutes and not BOPS, this possibility would benefit the 20 or so Chinese mental health professionals on our waiting list for analysis and also American candidates who have long waits for an appropriate case. (There are now 40 people in China in analysis with American analysts)

4. A few CAPA students have begun private practice and others are about to begin. They will form a group to help and advise each other. In Beijing, several of them may rent an office together and will probably invite CAPA to have its Chinese office there.

5. One of our volunteers, Katie Colton, our intern, is fluent in Chinese. She taught English as a second language in Beijing. Often, otherwise excellent applicants for the training program have poor English. Usually they are advised about ways to improve their English and then are re-interviewed before they begin classes. Katie will organize a weekly English class for these students on Skype. (We are rapidly becoming an All purpose university)

6. Cesar Alfonso, when he returns from the China tour, will organize an online auction for us.

7. In Freud and the Far East Ed. Salman Akhtar, Aronson 2009, there is a chapter on China by Douglas Kirsner and Elise Snyder

Just some general notes—5 years ago people in China were talking about the trauma of the Great Leap Forward and the Japanese invasion. They said that it would be five years before they would talk openly about the horrors of the Cultural Revolution. Well 5 years have passed, books and papers are being written about the Cultural Revolution, and everyone speaks about it very openly.

elise

Psychoanalysis: The maze of Moses

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

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Click Here to Read:  Psychoanalysis:  The Maze of Moses, review of the books: Moshe Ha’ish Vehadat Hamonoteistit by Sigmund Freud (Moses and Monotheism, Translated from the German by Ruth Ginsburg), and Moto Shel Sigmund Freud by Mark Edmundson (The Death of Sigmund Freud: The Legacy of His Last Days, translated from the English by Hanna Ami), both reviewed by Yitzhak Laor on the Haaretz Website on September 23, 2009.

Psychoanalytic Work in Today’s World: Would Freud Approve? by Jane Hall

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

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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, October 23, 2009
 at 8:00 P.M.

 

Psychoanalytic Work in Today’s World: Would Freud Approve?
Presenter: Jane Hall, LCSW, FIPA

It is 2009.  The world has changed vastly since Freud created his baby.  What kind of parent would he have been during separation/individuation, (more…)

Freud in America! 100 years Ago This Month

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

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 Click Here to Read: Freud in America! 100 years Ago This Month by Michael Roth on the Hufffington Post website on September 22, 2009.

Click Here To Read:  When Freud Came to America by Russell Jacoby on the History News website on September 21, 2009.

Freud, Charcot and Hysteria: Lost in the Labyrinth

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

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Click Here To Read:  Freud, Charcot and Hysteria: Lost in the Labyrinth by Richard Webster on Richard Webster’s Website.  

Charcot demonstrates a case of ‘hysteria’ c. 1885

Ted Kurahara: Portraits: Recent Abstractions 2007-2009

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

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W A L T E R   R A N D E L  G A L L E R Y
 is pleased to present
 T E D   K U R A H A R A
 Portraits: Recent Abstractions 2007-2009
 Exhibition Now Open to the Public
 TO READ PRESS RELEASE: click on this link

 TO SEE CHANGING PHOTO ARRAY and READ the essay ONTOLOGICAL   ESTHETICS
 by award-winning critic DONALD KUSPIT about the new paintings 
 of TED KURAHARA click on this link:
 Mr. Kurahara welcomed hundreds of visitors at Walter Randel  Gallery’s (more…)

Merton Gill’s Psychoanalytic Paradigm by Lawrence Friedman

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

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 Click Here To Read: Merton Gill’s Psychoanalytic Paradigm by Lawrence Friedman  on the Rapaport-Klein Study Group website, presentation given on June 10, 1995.

Click Here To Read:  Arithmetic of a One- and Two-Person Psychology: Merton M. Gill, an Essay by Doris K. Silverman on this website.

Lawrence Friedman

Elyn Saks’s The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

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Click Here To Read: Elyn R. Saks’s The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness reviewed by Sheldon Goodman on this website.

Click Here to Read:  The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saks reviewed by Tony O’Brien on this website.

Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks, 53, a law professor at the University of Southern California, has written of her own mental illness and fights for the rights of the mentally ill. Of her book, “The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness” , Publishers Weekly wrote: (more…)

Sander Abend’s Presentation On Transference

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Click Here to Read:  Ernest Kafka’s Introduction to Sander Abend’s  Freud Lecture, On Transference .

Click Below to Listen to: Freud Lecture by Sander Abend, On Transference, given on May 5, 2008 at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.

Review of Louis Breger’s A Dream of Undying Fame

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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Click Here To Read: Review of Louis Breger’s A Dream of Undying Fame: How Freud Betrayed His Mentor and Invented Psychoanalysis, reviewed by Robert A. Rosenstone on the Red Room website on September 20, 2009.

Click Here To Read: Excerpt from Chapter 1: Exploring the Irrational from Louis Breger’s: A Dream of Undying Fame: How Freud Betrayed His Mentor and Invented Psychoanalysis.

Click Here To Read:  More Reviews of Louis Breger’s: A Dream of Undying Fame: How Freud Betrayed His Mentor and Invented Psychoanalysis.

Louis Breger

Eavesdropping on Dreams: A Staged Reading of a New Play by Rivka Greenberg

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

 

Click Here To Read: Flyer for Eavesdropping on Dreams: A Staged Reading of a New Play by Rivka Greenberg  pm Monday, April 27th, 7:30 PM 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, Room: 102. Featuring: Kate Burton, Lynn Cohen, Matt Servitto, Pepper Binkley and Matt Walters.

The Holy Grail of the Unconscious

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

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Click Here to Read: The Holy Grail of the Unconscious by Sara Corbett In the New York Times Magazine on September 16, 2009.

 

Carl Jung

Brian Koehler on Neuropsychonalysis and Psychosis at NYPSI

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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Click Below To Listen To: Part 1 of Brian Koehler’s Presentation on Neuropsychoanalysis and Psychosis (following a brief introduction by Mark Solms) at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute on June 6. 2009: 

Click Below to Listen To Part 2:

Click Below To Listen To Part 3:

Click Below to Listen to Mark Solms’s Discussion of Brian Koehler’s Prestentation:

Click Below to Listen to Question and Answers with Brian Koehler and the Audience: