Archive for August, 2012

Loretta and Felix Loeb’s Helping Men: A Psychoanalytic Appoach

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Click here to Preoder Helping Men: A Psychoanalytic Approach. 202 pages. 

Loretta R. Loeb M.D., a psychiatrist, adult and child psychoanalyst, died unexpectedly at her home at the age of 79. She attended college at Univ. of Illinois completed medical school at Univ. of Pittsburgh where she met her longtime companion, husband, Felix F. Loeb Jr., M.D., Dr. Loeb did her psychiatry residency at the prestigious Western Psychiatric Institute. She explored the psychoanalytic perspective on human behavior in partnership with her husband while living in Pittsburgh, San Diego and finally in Portland.. In Portland, she founded and raised funds to remove tell-tale tattoos from former gang members so that they could reenter society. She studied the origins and resolution of obsessive compulsive disorders in children, the combining of lithium therapy with psychoanalysis in bipolar disorders, and authored many other papers and books. She is survived by her husband, Felix F. Loeb Jr.; her sons, Felix F. Loeb III, Jeffrey A. Loeb; and her daughter-in-law, Marjorie H. Loeb.

This is a book of hope and compassion that describes in detail the analytic processes in the treatment of men whose sexualities are conflicted. The authors eschew political correctness as well as restrictive dogma. They provide their patients with the freedom to choose what they want and need rather than something imposed by the treaters. It is written by two psychoanalysts with many years experience helping men and women. It offers therapists models for empathic and effective treatment and practice.
—Sylvia Brody, PhD. Psychoanalyst

Hugo Zee: Oct. 27, 1930–Aug. 24, 2012

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Click Here to Read:  Obituary for Hugo Zee in the Kansas City Star.

Click Here to Read: Dr. Hugo Zee, 81: Emory psychoanalyst was ‘a scientist and a humanitarian’ by By J.E. Geshwiler on the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution website on September 1, 2012.

Absolute Truth and Unbearable Psychic Pain by Allan Frosch at IPTAR

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

BOOK PARTY: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 3:30 -5:30PM, IPTAR WEST, 140 WEST 97TH

ABSOLUTE TRUTH AND UNBEARABLE PSYCHIC PAIN: Psychoanalytic Perspectives On Concrete Experience EDITED BY ALLAN FROSCH (more…)

Rapaport Klein Study Group

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Click Here to Read and View: Rapaport Klein Study Group: Annual Meeting Program.

Kubrick 2001: The Space Odyssey Explained

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Click Here to View: Kubrick 2001:  The Space Odyssey Explained.

Hysteria: Oxford Playhouse

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

 

Click here to read “Hysteria: Oxford Playhouse” by Christopher Gray from The Oxford Times on August 29, 2012, which provides a review of Terry Johnson’s Hysteria.

Lacan, envers et contre tout (Book Review)

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

 

Click here to read a review of Elisabeth Roudinesco’s Lacan, envers et contre tout by Sergio Benvenuto from the APA Division of Psychoanalysis website.

Photos: Remembering Hurricane Katrina

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

 

 

Click here to view photos posted by SKYE Editors on August 27, 2012.

 

Max Ophuls’s Caught and Edgar Ulmer’s Ruthless: Remarkable postwar films about wealth and power

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

 

Click here to read “Max Ophuls’s Caught and Edgar Ulmer’s Ruthless: Remarkable postwar films about wealth and power” by Joanne Laurier from World Socialist Web Site on August 29, 2012.

 

At the Republican Convention, the Words Being Used

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

 

Click here to view a new infographic provided by The New York Times by Mike Bostock and Matthew Ericson, which provides a visual look at the words and phrases used so far, based on an analysis of transcripts from the Federal News Service, by speakers at the Republican National Convention.

 

The battle over homework

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

 

Click here to read “The battle over homework” by Kenneth Barish from the Oxford University Press’ blog on August 28, 2012.

For this back-to-school season, I would like to offer some advice about one of the most frequent problems presented to me in over 30 years of clinical practice: battles over homework.

Eight weeks to a better brain

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

 

Click here to read “Eight weeks to a better brain: Meditation study shows changes associated with awareness, stress” by Sue McGreevey from The Harvard Gazette on January 21, 2011.

Feces and the Gold Standard: A Psychological Explanation of Goldbuggery

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

 

Click here to read “Feces and the Gold Standard: A Psychological Explanation of Goldbuggery” by Simon van Zuylen-Wood from The New Republic on August 28, 2012.

This week, delegates at the Republican National Convention will decide whether the GOP should officially contemplate a return to the gold standard.

Fertility treatments may put women at risk for PTSD symptoms, study suggests

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

 

Click here to read “Fertility treatments may put women at risk for PTSD symptoms, study suggests” by Rachael Rettner from MyHealthNewsDaily on August 8, 2012.

Women who undergo fertility treatments may find the situation so distressing that they develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study says.

Circumcision benefits outweigh risks, but parents should choose, pediatricians say

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

 

Click here to read “Circumcision benefits outweigh risks, but parents should choose, pediatricians say” by Maggie Fox from NBC News on August 27, 2012.

Circumcising baby boys has clear health benefits and parents should feel free to have it done, but they shouldn’t feel pressured to do so, the top U.S. pediatricians group said on Monday.

Military hopes antidepressant nasal spray will prevent suicides

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

 

Click here to read “Military hopes antidepressant nasal spray will prevent suicides” by Rebecca Ruiz from NBC News on August 27, 2012.

The military is seeing unprecedented mental illness and suicide in its ranks, and is funding research to treat depression and prevent the most tragic of outcomes.

The Dreamers by Selma Duckler

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

 

Click Here to Read:  The Dreamers by Selma Duckler: A Review of the film by Bernardo Bertolucci.

IPA PRAGUE CONGRESS 2013

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Click Here to Read:  IPA Prague Congress 2013: Deadline to Send in Your Proposal Just a Few Weeks Away, A Message from Sverre Varvin on the IPA website.

Re-Form: Can Psychoanalysis Take It?

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Re-Form: Can Psychoanalysis Take It?
A continuing dialogue by Richard Gottlieb.

Dr. Gottlieb sparks us to think with Dr. Makari about the fundamentals of our profession, our dedication to inner life and how to teach this discipline.  Gottlieb also asks us to attend closely to our language so that we are clear with ourselves and others what we mean. This respectfully critical dialogue advances thinking in a professional community. (more…)

Decoding the Brain’s Cacophony

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

 

Click here to read: Decoding the Brain’s Cacophony by Benedict Carey from The New York Times on October 31, 2011, which tells the story of Michael S. Gazzaniga’s series of studies that revealed the brain’s split personality, the division of labor between its left and right hemispheres.

Dr. Gazzaniga is a psychology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Today, in lectures and a new book, he is spelling out another kind of cautionary tale — a serious one, about the uses of neuroscience in society, particularly in the courtroom.