Archive for August, 2010

Fred Pine on Developmental Concepts as Applied to Psychotherapy (NYPSI Colloquium 1989)

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Fred Pine’s Lecture on “Developmental Concepts as Applied to Psychotherapy” at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute on January 03, 1989.

Click Below to Listen To: Introduction and Part 1

Click Below to Listen To: Fred Pine, Part 2

Click Below to Listen To: Fred Pine, Part 3

Please note: The audience-microphone used in the following Q and A segments (especially at the start of the second one) is not as clear as Dr. Pine’s own voice. The context of the questions may still be gleaned from listening to his clear answers. Click Below to Listen To: Fred Pine, Question and Answer, Part 1.

Click Below to Listen To: Fred Pine, Question and Answer, Part 2.

An idle brain may be the self’s workshop

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Click Here to Read: An idle brain may be the self’s workshop
Recent research suggests that mind-wandering may be important and that knowledge of how it works might help treat such conditions as Alzheimer’s disease, autism, depression and schizophrenia by Melissa Healy in Los Angeles Times on August 30, 2010.

What Makes a Successful Therapist-Patient Relationship?

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Click Here to Read: What Makes a Successful Therapist-Patient Relationship? by Donna Flagg on the Huffington Post.com website on August 29, 2010.

Donna Flagg

Can Preschoolers Be Depressed?

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Click Here to Read:  Can Preschoolers Be Depressed? By Pamela Paul in the New York Times on August 25, 2010.

Click Here to Read:  Preschooler Depression is the Real Deal by Jonathan Rottenberg in his Charting the Depths blog on the Psychology Today blogs on August 28, 2010.

Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Click Here to Read: Does Your Language Shape How You Think? By Guy Deutscher in the New York Times on August 26, 2010.

He marched forward creating controversies, facing criticisms: Felicitation to Gananath Obeysekere as he turns 80

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Click Here to Read: He marched forward creating controversies, facing  criticisms: Felicitation to Gananath Obeysekere as he turns 80 By R.S. Perinbanayagam on the Sunday Times website on August 29, 2010.

An Additional Letter Re: My Life in Therapy

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Click Here to Read: An Additional Letter Re: My Life in Therapy by Steven Kuchuck in the New York Times on August 26, 2010.

Growing Up Jung: Coming of Age as the Son of Two Shrinks

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Click Here to Read: Review of Growing Up Jung: Coming of Age as the Son of Two Shrinks by Micah Toub, Reviewed By Carolyn See in the Washington Post on August 27, 2010.

Primal Scene, Intergenerational Conflict and Recovering Traumatic Memories in Almodovar’s “Broken Embraces”

Friday, August 27th, 2010

There is a natural wedding between film making and the primal scene. The primal scene, as first described by Freud (1918) in his “Wolfman” case, is a witnessing of parental intercourse. In such a scenario, the child is a helpless witness to the exciting lovemaking. Arlow (1980) has stressed the evocation of envy and a desire for revenge from the primal scene experience. His patients attempted to exact revenge by reversing the scenario, so that a parental figure was forced in some way to witness the patient’s love making, real or metaphorical. They also exacted revenge by interrupting the primal scene.

Film is a natural vehicle for evoking reactions to the primal scene. The moviegoer sits passively (cell phone off) in a dark room, watching a larger than life bright exciting image. The filmmaker is also caught in the act of watching, although she has the advantage of being able to manipulate the images. I have found that it is relatively common for filmmakers to use the evoked envy and frustration of the primal scene to capture the emotions of the viewer. This is presented more intensely in some films, including Blowup, which Arlow wrote about in the same paper on envy in the primal scene, The Conformist, L.A. Confidential, The Crying Game, The Lives of Others and Rashomon. A more recent example is Pedro Almodovar’s 2009 film, Broken Embraces. (more…)

Thursday, August 26th, 2010



Click Here to Read: David Cronenberg on Freud, Keira and pressing the flesh by Brian D. Johnson on the Macleans.CA website on August 25, 2010.

Depression and Globalization: The Politics of Mental Health in the 21st Century

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010



Click Here to Read: Depression and Globalization: The Politics of Mental Health in the 21st Century by Carl Walker, Reviewed by Samuel Lézé on the Metapsychology Reviews Website.

When Battlefield Humor Backfires

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Click Here to Read: When Battlefield Humor Backfires By Michael W. Kahn, M.D. in The New York Times on August 23, 2010.

Scholars Test Web Alternative to Peer Review

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

 Click Here to Read: Scholars Test Web Alternative to Peer Review By Patricia Cohen in the New York Times on  August 23, 2010.

Dan Cohen, director of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, is among the academics who advocate a more open, Web-based approach to reviewing scholarly works.

See Behind the Scenes Video From David Cronenberg’s ‘A Dangerous Method’

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Viggo Mortensen as Freud, Sigmund Freud, Michael Fassbinder as Jung, Carl Jung 

Click Here to Read and View: See Behind the Scenes Video From David Cronenberg’s ‘A Dangerous Method’; Cosmopolis Likely the Director’s Next by Russ Fischer on the Film Website on August 23rd, 2010.

Peeling Away Theories on Gender and the Brain

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Click Here to Read: Peeling Away Theories on Gender and the Brain By Katherine Bouton in the New York Times on August 23, 2010.

Study Links Chronic Fatigue to Virus Class

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Click Here to Read: Study Links Chronic Fatigue to Virus Class By David Tuller in the New York Times on August 23, 2010.

Space is the final frontier for evolution, study claims

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Click Here to Read: Space is the final frontier for evolution, study claims by Howard Falcon-Lang on BBC News website on August 23, 2010.

NYPSI Colloquium: Theodore Jacobs on Transference/Countertransference Aspects of Theory and Technique (1988)

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Click Below to Listen to: Introduction to and Part 1 of Theodore Jacobs’s Colloquium on Transference/Countertransference Aspects of Theory and Technique a part of the Colloquium Series The Application of Psychoanalytic Principles to the Practice of Psychotherapy on December 06, 1988 at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.

Click Below to Listen to: Ted Jacobs, Part 2

Click Below to Listen To: Ted Jacobs, Part 3

IPA Research Grants

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

International Psychoanalytical Association
IPA Research Grants
Dear Colleagues:
 
Announcing the 2nd 2010 request for submissions for the Committee for the Evaluation of Research Proposals (CERP). Applications are invited that address questions of research in psychoanalytically relevant areas.
 
A NEW Small Grant Program has been established that is available to IPA Candidates and IPA Members who were recent graduates (less than three years post-graduation). The application is limited to five single-spaced pages, the maximum award is $5000, and we are trying to arrange for mentors to be available to assist in developing the application. (more…)

Working Through Psychoanalysis: Freud’s Legacy in Art, Cinema, Literature and Popular Culture

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Click Here to Read: Working Through Psychoanalysis: Freud’s Legacy in Art, Cinema, Literature and Popular Culture, Conference on April 15-17, 2011 in Leeds, UK, announced on the Humanites Central website.