Archive for October, 2014

Ebola Anxiety and Mental Terrorism

Monday, October 27th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Ebola Anxiety and Mental Terrorism by Julie Jaffee Nagel on her website.

Maurice (Ries) Vanderpol 1922-2014

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Maurice (Ries) Vanderpol

Click Here to Read:  Maurice (Ries) Vanderpol Obituary in the Boston Globe.

I am sorry to inform you of the death of Maurice (Ries) Vanderpol on October 19 at the age of 92. Dr. Vanderpol was an admired psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and an important voice over the decades for those who demonstrated courage and compassion during the Holocaust.

Dr. Vanderpol was born in Amsterdam. In 1942, during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, he went into hiding, together with his brother and mother, until 1945. In 1946, he immigrated to the United States. Having begun medical school in the Netherlands, he entered Boston University Medical School where he went on to complete his medical education. (more…)

The Psychoanalytic Mode Of Thought Presentation at NYPSI

Monday, October 27th, 2014

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Click Here to View: The Psychoanalytic Mode Of Thought And It’s Application To The Non-Normative Analysis Of Sexuality And Gender at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and Society on YouTube.

Bion’s A Memoir of the Future – the unfinished movie

Monday, October 27th, 2014

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Click Here to View: Bion’s A Memoir of the Future – the unfinished movie on YouTube.

Psychology Sunday: Beatrice Beebe

Monday, October 27th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Origins of 12 Month Attachment: A Microanalysis of 4 month Mother-Infant  Interaction

This article originally appeared as: Beebe, Beatrice , Jaffe, Joseph , Markese, Sara , Buck, Karen , Chen, Henian , Cohen, Patricia , Bahrick, Lorraine , Andrews, Howard and Feldstein, Stanley(2010) ‘The origins of 12-month attachment: A microanalysis of 4 month mother-infant interaction.  Attachment & Human Development 12: 1, 3 — 141 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.

Click Here to Read: Mother-Infant Research Informs Mother-Infant Treatment by Beatrice Beebe. (more…)

The Body Speaks: Body Image Delusions and Hypochondria By David Rosenfeld

Monday, October 27th, 2014

The Body Speaks

Book Review: The Body Speaks: Body Image Delusions and Hypochondria By David Rosenfeld. Karnac, 2014.Reviewed by Nathan Szajnberg, MD

Courage comes to mind when reading these case histories. Courage in the sense of the

word’s origin, coeur, of the heart.  “Pierre”, a six foot four psychotic twenty-year old with a violent history, enters for a first session and stands near Dr. Rosenfeld.  He becomes increasingly agitated.  Shortly thereafter, as Pierre left angrily, he punched the door, broke the lock.  Rosenfeld ran down the stairs to help him.  Pierre is in and out of hospital. We listen to Rosenfeld persistence and perceptiveness to return this fellow to sanity.  And we learn the theoretical framework that Rosenfeld found helpful to work with such patients psychoanalytically. (more…)

100 Years of the IPA, Edited by Peter Loewenberg and Nellie L. Thompson

Monday, October 27th, 2014

100 Years of the IPA,

100 Years of Solitude? (Not): Review of 100 Years of the IPA, Edited by Peter Loewenberg and Nellie L. Thompson (Karnac/IPA books, 2011) By Nathan Szajnberg, MD

This book’s a must-have, gotta-read, for your bookshelf at least for psychoanalysts or historians of ideas or New Yorker readers and fans of Janet Malcolm.
Loewenberg and Thompson are two scholarly historians and psychoanalysts. After four years of recruiting, writing, editing with 56 contributors from 41 countries and societies, this book could have been a hodge-podge. It isn’t; Loewenberg and Thompson pull it off. Their angle is to grab by the horns Derrida’s derisive bull — that there is practically no “homo psychoanalyticus” in Africa, Asia or the South Seas — and rassle it to the ground by studying the history of psychoanalytic geography, the variations with culture (or consistencies across cultures). And, in this book, they answer Derrida (more…)

Freud’s legacy, tranformation of trauma, Poland then and now, & brain is not a computer from Sasha Rolde on IP.net

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

the aggression in the world does not seem to diminish with time. I happen to be in Montreal as the the Canadian public is shaken but the violence in Ottawa. It is my firm belief that as psychoanalysts we have an obligation to try to exert as much influence on society as our profession can have to promote growth and maturity and prevent impulsivity and the acting out of unconscious conflicts. The international psychoanalytic website with its global readership tries to contribute to that end. This week, it encompass a range of issues from literature and art (historically growth promoting) to talks on ethics, mental illness, how the brain works and of course therapy. I will mention my own choices followed by a list of all the posts. Please chose those which relate to your own interests as well. Please note that I have not included previously posted announcements.
Let me also remind you that the editors of the website welcome any contributions you can make to it to keep it viable as it is growing.
My choices this week are:

1) How history influences us are is demonstrated admirably by Jane McAdam Freud. Please read her comments in the art section.
Click Here to Read This Article
2) The books have it again with me- all speaking to the idea of change for the better in society. (more…)

Sociology and Anthropology Monday: William I. (Isaac) Thomas and Florian W. (Witold) Znaniecki

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

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Sociology and Anthropology Monday
William I. (Isaac) Thomas (13 August 1863 – 5 December 1947) and Florian W. (Witold) Znaniecki (15 January 1882 – 23 March 1958)

It is fitting that Thomas and Znaniecki be treated together since their collaborative work The Polish Present in Europe and America represents the first major in-depth study of emigration and the establishment of an immigrant population in the United States. A classic of sociology, its methodology was largely dependent on the data provided by the emigrants themselves in the form of letters, diaries and other autobiographies, newspaper reports, etc. in which the subjective experiences are treated as series data for an objective study.

W. I. Thomas studied English and Classics at the University of Tennessee and continued his studies in classics and (more…)

Some of psychology’s most influential studies were also completely unethical

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

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Click Here To Read: Some of psychology’s most influential studies were also completely unethical by Susannah Locke on the Vox website on October 24, 2014.

Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum – Grand Opening

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

You are invited to enter the Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum.

VPM_LogoEnjoy visiting the current museum galleries organized around “Time and Space”, “Body”, and the film, “Lars and the Real Girl”. There are wonderful exhibitions in each gallery with narratives, videos, and artwork. Just start and follow your interests. Have fun.

Director: Nancy Goodman
Curators: Paula Ellman, Marilyn Meyers, and Batya Monder

Publisher: IPBooks, Arnold Richards

Web Designer: Devra Hall Levy

New film suggests a bright future for Polish Jews

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  New film suggests a bright future for Polish Jews: A talk with the director of ‘The Return,’ which opens Saturday in New York, on how he presents a positive look at a growing, hip Jewish community in an unexpected place BY Jordon Hoffman in The Times of Israel on October 24, 2014.

My Father, the Everyman of Holocaust Survivors

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: My Father, the Everyman of Holocaust Survivors: He rarely spoke about what he endured as an individual. What mattered, I recently realized, was what he’d experienced with others By Robert Rosenberg on the Tablet Website on October 24, 2014.

Jews in the Łódź ghetto rounded up for deportation to Auschwitz during the summer of 1944. (Photograph by Henryk Ross. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Benjamin Meed.)

The Nazi Doctors

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Review of The Nazi Doctors, by Robert Jay Lifton, Reviewed by by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen in Commentary Magazine on December 2, 1986.

Fifty Shrinks: Inside New York’s therapy offices… but just how many of them actually have couches?

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Fifty Shrinks: Inside New York’s therapy offices… but just how many of them actually have couches? By Alexandra Klausner in the Dialy Mail on October 23, 2014.

Click Here to Buy:  Fifty Shrinks by Sebastian Zimmerman on IPBooks.net

Beginnings: Volume I the Candidate Journal

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Beginnings: Volume I December 2006 of the Candidate Journal.

A Psychiatrist Who Survived The Holocaust Explains Why Meaningfulness Matters More Than Happiness

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: A Psychiatrist Who Survived The Holocaust Explains Why Meaningfulness Matters More Than Happiness by Emaily Esfahani Smith in The Atlantic on Ocotber 22, 2014.

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ReutersViktor Frankl, the renowned Viennese psychiatrist and author of “Man’s Search for Meaning.”

 

Finding a Middle Ground Between Psychiatry and Anti-Psychiatry

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Click Here To Read:  Finding a Middle Ground Between Psychiatry and Anti-Psychiatry By Allen Frances, MD in the Psychiatric Times on October 21, 2014.

Listening with a Psychoanalytic Ear: Does it make a difference? Psychoanalytic case presentation by Elizabeth L. Auchincloss, M.D. at NYPSI

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10 am – 12 pm
Listening with a Psychoanalytic Ear: Does it make a difference? Psychoanalytic case presentation by
Elizabeth L. Auchincloss, M.D. (more…)

Philip Roth, The Art of Fiction No. 84

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Philip Roth, The Art of Fiction No. 84 Interviewed by Hermione Lee in The Paris Review.