Archive for November, 2009

An Era of Money, Minds and Trotsky: The Eitingons: A 20th-Century Story By Mary-Kay Wilmers

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Eitingons Click Here to Read:  An Era of Money, Minds and Trotsky:  The Eitingons: A 20th-Century Story By Mary-Kay Wilmers, Reviewed by John Lloyd  on the Financial Times.com website on November 29, 2009.

Click Here to Read: Getting under the family skins, a review of The Eitingons: A Twentieth-Century Story on this website.

Click Here to Read:  The Eitingons: Orlando Figes on a family quest into the dark recesses of Stalin’s Russia on this website.

A Psychoanalytic Challenge by Robert Langs

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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Click Here To Read:  A Psychoanalytic Challenge by Robert Langs.  Psychoanalysts and others interested in the psychology of human behavior have a rare opportunity to compare the offerings of two recent books on Sigmund Freud and the origins of psychoanalysis.

Invitation to IPA’s 100th Anniversary celebration

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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Click Here To Read:  Invitation to IPA’s 100th Anniversary celebration to be held at the meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association on Friday, January 15th from 7-9 PM at the Waldorf Astoria.

The Benefits of Therapy – An Interview with Chris Boyce

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Click Here to View:  The Benefits of Therapy – An Interview with Chris Boyce, University of Warwick.

Click Here To Listen To:   The Science Behind Dreams and Nightmares with Natalie Angier on National Public Radio on October 30, 2009

Click Here to Read:  The Economic Impact of Psychotherapy: A Review on this website.

“Unforgiven”: Identification with Death

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

In Clint Eastwood’s film, Unforgiven, he plays a familiar role, a psychopathic killer hero.  In this film, however, he appears to take an introspective approach to his character and those who admire his character.  In the process, the film allows us an opportunity to examine some of the dynamics of killing and of our interest in seeing it on the screen.  Ultimately, it provides us with another fantasy designed to defeat death.

The film centers around William Munny, played by Eastwood.  In a prologue, and in the early scenes of the film, we learn that he had been an outlaw and killer, but had been reformed by his wife, Claudia.  She had died in 1878 of small pox, two to three years before the action of the film, leaving Munny with the care of his young son and daughter.

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The diplomat’s daughter

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

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Click Here To Read:   The diplomat’s daughter by Liam Collins in the Sunday Independent on the November 29, 2009.

The Borderlands of Science

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

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Click Here to Read: Review of the Audio book:  The Borderlands of Science written by Michael Sherman and narrated by Grover Gardner, reviewed by Justin Marley, on the website The Amazing World of Psychiatry: A Psychiatry Blog on November 28, 2009.

Citizen Proust: On Politics and Race by Barbara Probst Solomon

Friday, November 27th, 2009

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Click Here To Read: Citizen Proust: On Politics and Race by Barbara Probst Solomon.  The articles originally appears as Solomon, Barbara Probst (2001).  The Reading Room vol. 1 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.

Marcel Proust

Patients and Text Messaging: A Boundary Issue

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Click Here to Read: Patients and Text Messaging: A Boundary Issue: A Letter to The Editor by Geoff Neimark.

This article originally appeared as: Neimark, Geoff (November 2009). Patients and Text Messaging: A Boundary Issue: American  Journal of Psychiatry 166:1298-1299 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.

The Economic Impact of Psychotherapy: A Review

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Click Here To Read:  The Economic Impact of Psychotherapy: A Review by Glen O. Gabbard, Susan G. Lazar, John Hornberger, and David Spiegel on the International Psychoanalytic Association website.

Give Thanks to Kathleen Sebelius for Saving 47,000 Women

Friday, November 27th, 2009

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Click Here to Read:  Give Thanks to Kathleen Sebelius for Saving 47,000 Women by George Lakof  on the TruthOut website on November 25, 2009.

Quack Psychologists, 1927

Friday, November 27th, 2009

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Click Here To Read: Quack Psychologists, 1927 on the Mind Hacks blog on November 26, 2009.

You Taking Care of Yourself? Getting Some ‘Me’ Time?

Friday, November 27th, 2009

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Click Here To Read:  You Taking Care of Yourself? Getting Some ‘Me’ Time? By Sam Sifton on The NY Times.com blog on November 26, 2009.

Evidence Basis for “Evidenced Based”? by Prudence Gourguechon

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

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Click Here to Read:  Evidence Basis for “Evidenced Based”? by Prudence Gourguechon on her Psychoanalytic Excavation: A Look at What Lies beneath the Surface of Human Behavior and Motivation on the Psychology Today website on November 25, 2009.

‘A Dream of Undying Fame’ by Louis Breger

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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Click here to read: ‘Uncovering the great Freudian slip’ John Banville’s November 14th review in The Irish Times of  Louis Breger’s book ‘A Dream of Undying Fame: How Freud Betrayed His Mentor and Invented Psychoanalysis.’

Click Here To Read: ‘A Dream of Undying Fame’ by Louis Breger: The story of Freud’s early collaboration with an older colleague and how it led to the invention of psychoanalysis, reviewed Michael S. Roth in The Los Angeles Times on November 22, 2009.

Nightmarish power of Maurice Sendak’s classic

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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Click Here to Read:  Nightmarish power of Maurice Sendak’s classic by Bryan Appleton on the Times Online website on November 22, 2009.

Click Here to Read: Richard Gottlieb on Where the Wildthings Are on NPR on this website.

Bringing the Buzz Back to the Café

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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 Click Here to Read: Bringing the Buzz Back to the Café by Micheal Idov on the Wall Street Journal website on November 21, 2009.

A 1954 coffee klatch at London’s The Coffee Inn

Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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Click Here to Read: Barbara Kafka’s Roast Turkey recipe from her cookbook Roasting: A Simple Art on the BarbaraKafka.com website.

Click Here To Read: Barbara Kafka’s website.

Barbara Kafka

Update from 43rd Annual ABCT Conference

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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Click Here To Read:  Update from 43rd Annual ABCT Conference by Michael D. Anestis on the Psychotherapy Brown Bag website on November 21, 2009.

 

Aaron Beck

The Jewish World of Sigmund Freud

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

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 Though Freud is one of the towering figures of the twentieth century, too little attention has been paid to the influence of his Jewish identity upon his life and work, particularly the impact of growing up a Jew in turn-of-the-century Vienna.  The 16 essays in this volume explore the particular imbeddedness of Freud and his followers in the cultural matrix of Jewish Central and Eastern Europe. Topics covered include general, sociological, historical, and cultural issues and then turn to the personal: Freud’s education, his Jewish identity, and his thoughts about Judaism.  Though a secular and ambivalent Jew, Freud’s emphasis on intellectualism and morality reveal the deep and abiding influence of European Jewish tradition upon his work,

Arnold D. Richards is a practicing psychoanalyst, the former chairman of the Board of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and the former editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Click Here to Read: The Table of Contents for The Jewish World of Sigmund Freud.

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