Archive for February, 2010

The Psychology of Moving

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Click Here To Read: The Psychology of Moving By Sarah kershaw in the New York Times on February 28, 2010/

Want to move? Detest the very thought? Feelings about home may be complicated by market conditions

Depression’s Upside

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Click Here to Read:  Depression’s Upside by Jonah Lehrer in the New York Times on February 26, 2010.

Why Psychiatry Needs Therapy

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

 

 

Click Here To Read:  Why Psychiatry Needs Therapy: A manual’s draft reflects how diagnoses have grown foggier, drugs more ineffective by Edward Shorter in the Wall Street Journal on February 27, 2010.

Lucian Freud on the couch

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Click Here to Read: Lucian Freud on the couch by Geordie Greig in the London Evening Standard on February 26. 2010.

EMDR – An Effective Mode of Psychotherapy By Ruwan Jayatunge

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Click Here to Read: EMDR – An Effective Mode of Psychotherapy By Ruwan Jayatunge in the Sri Lanka Guarian on February 25, 2010.

Introduction to the Sigourney Award Ceremonies

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010


Click Below to View Trustees Barbara Sherland and Judith Schachter’s Introductions to the Sigourney Award ceremony on January 14, 2010 at the Essex House in New York City (also included is Dr. Schachter’s introduction to Wilma Bucci, who introduced Richard C. Friedman, the first award recipient).

Sigourney Award Recipient Richard C. Friedman

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Click Below to View: Introduction by Wilma Bucci and Richard C. Friedman’s Acceptance Speech for the Sigourney Award on January 14, 2010 at the Essex House in New York City.

Sigourney Award Recipient Arnold M. Cooper

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Click Below to View: Judith Schachter’s Introduction to Robert Michels, Robert Michels’s Introduction to Arnold M. Cooper, and Arnold Cooper’s Acceptance Speech for the Sigourney Award on Janaury 14th, 2010 at the Essex House in New York City.

Sigourney Award Recipient Warren S. Poland

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010


Click Below to View: Judith Schachter’s Introduction to Glen Gabbard, Glen Gabbard’s Introduction to Warren Poland and Warren Poland’s Sigoruney Award Acceptance Speech on January 14th at the Essex House in New York City.

Sigourney Award Recipient Morris N. Eagle

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010


Click Below to View: Judith Schachter’s Introduction to David Wolitzky; David Wolitky’s Introduction to Morris N. Eagle, and Morris N. Eagle’s Acceptance Speech at the Sigourney Awards on January 14, 2010 at the Essex House In New York City.

The Brain’s Dark Energy

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Click Here to Read: The Brain’s Dark Energy:  Brain regions active when our minds wander may hold a key to understanding neurological disorders and even consciousness itself by Marcus E. Raichle in the March 2010 Scientific American Magazine.

Ann and Aaron Pore Over Freud’s Fainting Spells in Jung’s Presence

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Click Here to Read:   Robert Lippman’s play: Ann and Aaron Pore Over Freud’s Fainting Spells in Jung’s Presence

Note from Dr. Lippman: Dr. Bernard Meyer’s lecture on Psychoanalysis and Biography prompts me to submit for consideration the stage version of ” Ann and Aaron Pore Over Freud’s Fainting Spells in Jung’s Presence ” (Sept 2, 2008). In this version, which I have just completed, Aaron’s obsession with the father of psychoanalysis is fleshed out.

Call for Presenters! Forgotten Analysts and their Legacy

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Call for Presenters! Forgotten Analysts and their Legacy

The Discussion Group Forgotten Analysts and their Legacy announces a request for presenters for the January and June 2011 APsaA meetings. The focus of the Discussion Group is on forgotten, overlooked and neglected analysts and their creative contributions frequently similar to or an influence on contemporary theorists. At the recent January, 2010 meeting Joseph Reppen read a paper on the life and work of Edmund Bergler on psychic masochism and at the June, 2010 meeting Zvi Lothane will present the life and work of Sabina Spielrien, known more for her alleged sexual exploitation by Carl Gustav Jung, but less for her therapy of schizophrenia and her pioneering work on child psychology and psychoanalysis The co-chairs are Joseph Reppen, PhD, the former editor of Psychoanalytic Psychology and Psychoanalytic Books and Zvi Lothane, MD, the author of In Defense of chreber: Soul Murder and Psychiatry and numerous papers on the theory and history of psychoanalysis. Please contact Dr. Reppen at: jreppen@datagram.com or Dr. Lothane @Zvi.Lothane@mssm.edu if interested.

Judith Warner’s New Book: We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010



Click Here to Read:  Comments upon the Release of Judith Warner’s New Book: We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication by Claudia Gold on her Child in Mind Website on February 22, 2010 .

Training Therapists on Resolving Alliance Ruptures with J. Christopher Muran at NYPSI

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

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

Training Therapists on Resolving Alliance Ruptures
J. Christopher Muran, Ph.D.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 8 – 9:30 pm

Dr. Muran will describe a training program developed at Beth Israel that attempts to redress the sobering failure rates in psychotherapy by improving therapists’ abilities to negotiate negative process with their patients. The program is grounded in empirical research on psychotherapy process, affect regulation and interpersonal transactions, as well as principles from contemporary relational psychoanalysis. (more…)

Can psychiatry be a science? by Louis Menand in the New Yorker

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Click Here To Read: A Critic at Large: Head Case: Can psychiatry be a science? by Louis Menand in the New Yorker on March 1, 2010.

The psychiatric literature is so confusing that even the dissidents disagree.

Distant Wars, Constant Ghosts

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Click Here To Read:  Distant Wars, Constant Ghosts By Shannon P. Meehand in  Opinionater, Exclusive Online Oppinion from New York Times on February 22, 2010.

Stefan Zweig: The Incarnation of Humanism

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

“The Incarnation of Humanism”

February 23: The bodies of expatriate Austrian writer Stefan Zweig and his wife were discovered on this day in 1942, the two having committing double suicide in Brazil. Zweig was popular during the pre-war decades for a broad range of work — over two-dozen novels and biographies, as well as plays, essays and criticism — and his death made international headlines. Many reports carried excerpts from his suicide note:

…But after one’s sixtieth year unusual powers are needed in order to make another wholly new beginning. Those that I possess have been exhausted by the long years of homeless wandering. So I hold it better to conclude in good time and with erect bearing a life for which intellectual labor was always the purest joy and personal freedom the highest good on this earth. (more…)

An Apology With Echoes of 12 Steps

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Click Here to Read: An Apology With Echoes of 12 Steps By Donald G. McNeil, Jr. in the New York Times on February 22, 2010.

MAKING AMENDS Tiger Woods’s televised apology did not mention sex addiction, but his words seemed to embrace that of a common treatment.

Evidence That Little Touches Do Mean So Much By Benedict Carey

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Click Here to Read: Evidence That Little Touches Do Mean So Much  By Benedict Carey in the New York Times on February 22, 2010.

YOU FEEL ME A quick hug, fist pound, high five or belly bump can communicate a wide range of emotions, sometimes more accurately than words.