Archive for September, 2014

“The Other Current” by Priscilla Roth at CFS

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The Third Rita Frankiel Memorial Lecture
“The Other Current” by Priscilla Roth
Friday November 7, 2014 7:00-9:00pm
Mt Sinai Medical Center, Hatch Auditorium, Madison Ave @ 100th St

The title of Priscilla Roth’s paper comes from Freud’s discussion of disavowal and refers also to John Steiner’s development of this concept in his description of psychic retreats. It also recalls the Meeting of the Rivers of the Amazon, where the Rio Negro and the Rio Bianco flow side by side without mixing for some time, until, at a certain point, traces of the one can be detected in the other. (more…)

IPA Visiting Scholar Clinical Weekend with David Bell

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

IPA Visiting Scholar Clinical Weekend
November 21-23, 2014
Knowledge as Construction, Knowledge as Experience: Reflections on Psychic Change
The focus of the weekend will be to underline how different theoretical persuasions lead to differences in therapeutic aim, therapeutic action, and therapeutic technique.

Conference Co-Sponsored by the Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS) and the International Psychoanalytic Studies Organization (IPSO). This event is supported by an IPA CAPSA Grant with the aim of stimulating debate on different psychoanalytical theoretical and cultural perspectives and understandings, to enhance knowledge of both the details of (more…)

Vanderbilt study of Effects of Pre-K: No effects after 1-2 years.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

This careful study of over 700 children shows that pre-K shows no sustained academic improvement. This recent study confirms earlier studies. A summary from the Executive summary appears here and the link to the full report below.
N. Szajnberg, MD

“… we found that the effects of TN‐VPK on the WJ achievement measures observed at the end of the pre‐k year had greatly diminished by the end of the kindergarten year and the differences between participants and nonparticipants were no longer statistically significant. The only exception was a marginally significant difference on Passage Comprehension with nonparticipants showing higher scores at the end of the kindergarten year than TN‐VPK participants. Similarly, at the end of first grade, there were no statistically significant differences between TN‐VPK participants and nonparticipants on the WJ (more…)

A Doctor Unlocks Mysteries Of The Brain By Talking And Watching

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read and Listen to: A Doctor Unlocks Mysteries Of The Brain By Talking And Watching by Jon Hamilton on the WBUR website on September 29, 2014.

Dr. Allan Ropper speaks with residents and fellows as they do rounds at the neuroscience intensive care unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. (M. Scott Brauer for NPR)

Three Papers by Beatrice Beebe and her Coauthors

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: On the Origins of Disorganized Attachment and Internal Working Models: Paper I. A Dyadic Systems Approach by Beatrice Beebe Ph.D., Frank Lachmann Ph.D., Sara Markese Ph.D. & Lorraine Bahrick Ph.D.

This paper originally appeared as Beatrice Beebe Ph.D. a , Frank Lachmann Ph.D. b , Sara Markese Ph.D. a & Lorraine Bahrick Ph.D. (2012) On the Origins of Disorganized Attachment and Internal Working Models: Paper I. A Dyadic Systems Approach. Psychoanalytic Dialogues  22:253–272 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.  (more…)

The Great Discovery of Karl and Will Menninger

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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WalterMenningerClick Here to Read: The Great Discovery ok Karl and  Will Mennnnger by Daniel V. Leander, MEd, MTh on the ACT Heals website.

Click Here to Read: The Freudians Come to Kansas Menninger, Freud and the Emigre Psychoanalysts by J.E. Carney on the KSHS  website.

Click Here to  Read:  Letter from Karl Menninger, M.D. to Thomas Szasz in Reading Notes, Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, Vol. 53, No. 4, July 1989, pp. 350-352. October 6, 1988 on the Thomas Szasz.com website..

Karl and Will Menninger

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is an American Hero

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is an American Hero She’s staying put—and has some choice words for young feminists. An interview By Jeffrey Rosen on The New Republic Website on September 28, 2014.

Freud and the Scene of Trauma

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Review of Freud and the Scene of Trauma by John Fletcher Reviewed by Jamie Katz on The New Books in Psychoanalysis website on September 29, 2014.

Shrinking History: On Freud and the Failure of Psychohistory

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Review of Shrinking History: On Freud and the Failure of Psychohistory by David E. Stannard , Reviewed by by Cosma Shalizi in The Bactra Review: Occasional and eclectic book reviews.

The Benefits of ‘Binocularity’

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Benefits of ‘Binocularity’ By Erik Parens in The New York Times on September 28, 2014.

Israel grapples with diagnosing attention deficit disorder in children

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Israel grapples with diagnosing attention deficit disorder in children By Ido Efrati on the Haaretz Website on September 28, 2015.

An Israeli classroom. / Photo by Nir Kafri

How Sigmund Freud Wanted to Die

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: How Sigmund Freud Wanted to Die by Lewis Cohen on The Atlantic website on September 23, 2014.

The myth of religious violence

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The myth of religious violence by Karen Armstrong on The Guardian website on September 25, 2014.

YIVO News and Events

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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What does YIVO want for its birthday? Your ideas!

We’ll tell you a secret. In 2015, YIVO turns 90. Yes, it’s a big birthday, and we’re proud of our work through the years, including some of the exciting things we’ve been working on in just this last year: The Vilna Project, Letters to Afar, the YIVO Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland, and of course our Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture, along with two terrific public programming seasons. (more…)

A Review of Some Outdated Foundational Hypotheses Underlying Psychoanalytic Theory with Edward Nersessian at NYPSI

Monday, September 29th, 2014

NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:
WORKS IN PROGRESS
Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY 10028
212-879-6900
www.psychoanalysis.org
www.nypsi.org

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 8 – 10 p.m.

A Review of Some Outdated Foundational Hypotheses Underlying Psychoanalytic Theory
Edward Nersessian, M.D. (more…)

Psychology Sunday: Albert Bandura

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Albert Bandura on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Albert Bandura (biography) on the Walker Wilson Blog Website.

Click Here to Read: Social Learning Theory and Developmental Psychology:  The Legacies of  Robert Searles and Albert Bandura. by Joan E. Grusec.

This article originally appeared as:  Grusec, Joan E. (1992).  Social Learning Theory and Developmental Psychology:  The Legacies of  Robert Searles and Albert Bandura.  Developmental Psychology 28(5): 776-786 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.

NYSPA Lead Plaintiff in Class Action Lawsuit Against United Healthcare and Affiliates

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: NYSPA Lead Plaintiff in Class Action Lawsuit Against United Healthcare and Affiliates by Meiram Bendat on the New York State Psychiatric Association website.

Betrayal: FDR and the Jews

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Betrayal: FDR and the Jews by Jerold S. Auerbach on the Algemeiner website on September 23, 2014.

FDR. Photo: Frank O. Salisbury.

I want to be your neuroscience experiment

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  I want to be your neuroscience experiment TDCS electrically stimulates the brain; it is being hailed as a miracle treatment and attracting a community of DIYers by Elijah Wolfson on September 27, 2014.

TDCS has been found to be effective in boosting learning capabilities and treating symptoms of many health disorders. Science Photo Library / Alamy

From Islamic State to Kiev: Apocalyptic Fantasy and American Power

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: From Islamic State to Kiev: Apocalyptic Fantasy and American Power by Brian D’Agostino in Psychohistory News: Newsletter of the International Psychohistorical Association Volume 33, Number 4 – Fall 2014.