Archive for December, 2012

A Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Click Here to Read: A Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver an Interview  with Ruth Westheimer, on the Richard Heffner’s Open Mind website on July 26, 2012.

Tel Motza Discovery: Temple And Ritual Vessels Of Cult From King David Era Found Near Jerusalem

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Click Here to Read:  Tel Motza Discovery: Temple And Ritual Vessels Of Cult From King David Era Found Near Jerusalem By Meredith Bennett-Smith on  The Huffington Post website on December 27, 2012.

A Psychological Solution to Bullying

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Click Here to Read: A Psychological Solution to Bullying: When we advocate for laws against bullying, we declare the failure of psychology to solve the problem byIzzy Kalman on the Moral Liberal website on Monday January 2, 2012.

 

The top 10 political quotes of 2012

Sunday, December 30th, 2012



Click Here to Read:  The top 10 political quotes of 2012 by Aaron Blake in The Washington Post on December 28, 2012.

China Uses Controversial Brain Surgery To Cure Drug Addiction

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Click Here to Read:  China Uses Controversial Brain Surgery To Cure Drug Addiction Peter Murray on the Sina website on December 30, 2012.

Morality/hate, anxious children and mind/brain from Sasha Rolde on IP.net

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Dear Colleagues,

This is the last post of the year 2012. As we await the the “fiscal cliff”, the  changes in US health care and our own APsaA annual meeting in January, I have tried to pick out some representative posts from the international psychoanalytic website to usher us into the new year. I have tried to keep it light, so I have not listed some of the sadder posts about guns and war in detail. Inevitably they are there.

I again ask you to please post your comments. Also, I know that many of you enjoy this world wide psychoanalytic enterprise and if possible, would encourage you to make a year end donation to it on the website.

Here re my choices this time:

1) I want to direct your attention to two film screenings followed by psychoanalytic discussions:
a) Hitchcock*s “Rear Window “at NYPSI &
Click Here to Read This Article on Rear Window (more…)

Slavoj Zizek: I am not the world’s hippest philosopher!

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Click Here to Read:   Slavoj Zizek: I am not the world’s hippest philosopher! The coolest and most influential leftist in Europe tells Salon he battles depression — and those who worship him By Katie Engelhart on the Salon website on December 29, 2012.

Slavoj Zizek

Being transgender no longer a mental ‘disorder’ in diagnostic manual

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Click Here to Read:   Being transgender no longer a mental ‘disorder’ in diagnostic manual By Moni Basu on the CNN website on December 27, 2012.

Chaz Bono

 

Misdiagnosis Murder by Ray Hoffman, MD

Sunday, December 30th, 2012



Click Here to Read:  Misdiagnosis Murder: Blog Post  by Ray Hoffman, MD.

Shock to the Senses: ‘Hallucinations,’ by Oliver Sacks

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Click Here to Read:  Shock to the Senses:  ‘Hallucinations,’ by Oliver Sacks, Reviewed By Siri Hustvedt in The New York Times on December 28, 2012.

Ensuring Physicians’ Competence — Is Maintenance of Certification the Answer?

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Click Here to Read:  Ensuring Physicians’ Competence — Is Maintenance of Certification the Answer?  by John K. Iglehart and Robert B. Baron, M.D. in New  England Journal of  Medicine  2012; 367:2543-2549. December 27, 2012

Ethel Person 1934-2012

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Click Here to Read:   Ethel Person B. 1934 By Seephen Burt in The New York Times on December 30, 2012.

Click Here to Read:   The Psychology of Women with Ethel Person on this website.

Click Here to Read: Ethel Person, Who Studied Sexual Fantasies, Dies at 77 on this website.

 

Ethel Person

College suicide

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Click Here to Read: College suicide: Second-leading cause of student death hits home in Southwest Florida  By Leslie Williams Hale in the Naples Daily News on January 1, 2012.

A semester and a half into his college career at FGCU, Daniel Langfelder killed himself in his dorm room on February 2, 2010. The freshman had been battling depression and bad reactions to a number of different medications used to treat that depression.

Gary Shteyngart: How I Write

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Click Here to Read:    Gary Shteyngart: How I Write: The author of Super Sad True Love Story talks about why he writes so many book blurb by Noah Charney  On The Daily Beast Website on December 26, 2012.

 

Eight Are Charged With Chilean Singer’s 1973 Murder After Military Coup

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Click Here to Read:   Eight Are Charged With Chilean Singer’s 1973 Murder After Military Coup By Pascale Bonnefoy in The New York Times on December 28, 2012/

Click Here to Read:   Victor Jara (1932–1973) He died on September 16 1973 on this website.   Includes audio of Victor Jara singing  Cigarritoand Arlo Guthrie singing about Victor Jara’s  and  Letter to Someone Who Said It Was Necessary, Poem about Victor Jara by Arlene Kramer Richards.

Click Here To Read:   Chile reburies coup victim and singer Jara on this Website.

 

 

The Taboo of Menstruation

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Click Here to Read:  The Taboo of Menstruation By Rose George in The New York Times on December 28, 2012.

China’s new leaders discuss fight against corruption, but some are skeptical of action

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Click Here to Read:   China’s new leaders discuss fight against corruption, but some are skeptical of action By William Wan in The Washington Post on December 28, 2012.

Bloomberg/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES – Wang Qishan, China’s vice premier, speaks at the 22nd U.S.- China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade in Chengdu China, on Nov. 21, 2011.

 

 

Best films of 2012

Saturday, December 29th, 2012



Click Here to Read:    Best films of 2012 By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Website on December 28, 2012.

A Separation

Guns and Mental Illness

Saturday, December 29th, 2012



Click Here to Read:  Guns and Mental Illness By Joe Nocera in The New York Times on  December 28, 2012.

Joe Nocera

ANALYTIC FILM NIGHT at WCSPP

Friday, December 28th, 2012

WCSPP’s Film Committee invites you as our guests to our winter event, a film screening of “My Life As A Dog” with discussion led by Robby Gaines and Barbara Messer.

This film, released in 1988, was widely hailed as a work of tremendous depth, probing a child’s life experience in the face of his mother’s untimely illness and death, already having been left by his father. Slowly learning the ways of people and the pain of loss, he comes to understand and survive, ultimately finding, in a network of relationships, the means to anchor himself in a more grown-up (more…)