Archive for February, 2017

Why therapists are having such a hard time talking about Trump

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Click Here to View:  Why therapists are having such a hard time talking about Trump by Soumya Karlamangla in the Los Angeles Times on February 24, 2017.

Trump’s mental health: ‘The elephant in the room’

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Click Here to View:   Trump’s mental health: ‘The elephant in the room’: As psychologists and psychiatrists continue to warn about President Trump’s mental health, the Columbia Journalism Review called Trump’s mental health “the elephant in the room. Lee Siegel, who wrote the CJR column, and Dr. Lance Dodes join Lawrence on the MSNBC News Wesbite on February 23, 2017. (more…)

Philosophy Thursday: Niels Bohr

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Niels Bohr on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Niels Bohr 1885 – 1962 on PBS.org

Click Here to Read: Niels Bohr: Biography & Atomic Theory By Elizabeth Palermo on the Live Science Website onMay 14, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Niels Bohr and his Atomic Theory: How Niels Bohr said his Atomic Theory was like by Jake Ness on the Prezi Websitge on October 31, 2012. (more…)

What You Need To Know About Depression At Every Age

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  What You Need To Know About Depression At Every Age The mental health condition is hardly one-size-fits-all By Lindsay Holmes on the Huffington Post website on February 23, 2017.

 

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Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall: Issues bound up with a major Chinese film production By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on February 23, 2017.

Freud Collection: The Opening of the Eissler Interviews

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Freud Collection: The Opening of the Eissler Interviews by Jennifer Gavin on the Library of Congress website on February 23, 2017.

Menu with signatures of friends and admirers of Sigmund Freud. Sigmund Freud Archives, Library of Congress

The Very Drugged Nazis

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Very Drugged Nazis: Review of Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler, translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside Reviewed by Antony Beevor on the New York Review of Books in the March 9, 2017 Issue.

Adolf Hitler presenting Theodor Morell, his personal physician, with the Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross at his headquarters, 1944

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The Dream Cycle of the Analytic Couple with Steven Ellman at The New School

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The Dream Cycle of the Analytic Couple: a talk by Steven Ellman with an introduction by Sheldon Bach Sunday, April 2, 2017 – 10:00am – 12:30pm, at the New School, Starr Foundation Hall, UL 102, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003

Dr. Ellman’s presentation will explore the analytic process as analogous to the manner in which the dream is an integrated part of a person’s sleep and waking experience. He will postulate that in optimal circumstances the dream is a welcome part of human life, but that unfortunately this is often not the case, as many adults suffer from some type of dreaming (sleep) disturbances. He will show how these disturbances mirror the difficulties in transference-countertransference cycles. He will demonstrate how conceptually enduring transference-countertransference states allow patients to experience their dreams, and he will explain how dreams are discharged in a manner that is parallel to difficulties in tolerating transference manifestations. (more…)

Watch Live: NASA Announces Major Exoplanet Discovery

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read and View: Watch Live: NASA Announces Major Exoplanet Discovery by Matthew Kitchen on the NBC News website on February 22. 2015.

Israeli Immigration Thriller Becomes Global Sensation

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Israeli Immigration Thriller Becomes Global Sensation: Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s suspenseful new ‘Waking Lions’ turns the fateful collision of an Israeli doctor and an African immigrant into an indictment of surging nationalism By Adam Kirsch on the Tablet Website on February 22, 2017,

Freud: What’s Left?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Freud: What’s Left? Review of Freud: In His Time and Ours by Élisabeth Roudinesco, translated from the French by Catherine Porter, Reviewed by Frederick C. Crews in The New York Review of Books in the February 23, 2017 Issue.

Mondadori Portfolio/Everett Collection, Sigmund Freud, Vienna, 1911

Click Here to Read: Psychoanalysis after Freud: A Response to Frederick Crews and Other Critics by Glen O. Gabbard, Sheldon M. Goodman, and Arnold D. Richards on this website.

In Protest of Trump’s Travel Ban, Davis Museum Will Remove All Art Made or Donated by Immigrants

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: In Protest of Trump’s Travel Ban, Davis Museum Will Remove All Art Made or Donated by Immigrants: From tomorrow until Presidents’ Day, the Davis Museum at Wellesley is deinstalling or shrouding all of its art by immigrants as a statement against Trump’s travel ban by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on February 14, 2016.

Adolf Ulric Wertmüller (b. 1751, Stockholm, Sweden – d. 1811 Wilmington, Delaware), “Portrait of George Washington” (1794-96), oil on canvas (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Munn, courtesy Davis Museum at Wellesley College) Class of 1909

The Subject’s Economy and Neoliberal Discourse Panel Discussion at Après-Coup

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association presents

The Subject’s Economy and Neoliberal Discourse, Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
The School of Visual Arts, 136 West 21st Street, New York, NY

PANEL DISCUSSION
John Brenkman: “Exchange Paradigm / Jouissance Paradigm”
Renata Salecl: “Ignorance and Neoliberal Subjectivity”
Dany Nobus: “Commodified Reason in the Neoliberal University Discourse: A Report from the Frontline”
Mario Eduardo Costa Pereira: “Health, Bodies and Sexuality in the Era of Post-Modern Medicine”
Paola Mieli, Moderator (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Thomas Carlyle

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Thomas Carlyle on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Thomas Carlyle on the Transcendentalists.com website.

Click Here to Read: Thomas Carlyle 1795–1881 on the Poetry Foundation website.

Click Here to Read:  Heroes and Hero Worship by Thomas Carlyle on the Gutenberg website. (more…)

Why Donald and Melania Trump love Mar-a-Lago

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why Donald and Melania Trump love Mar-a-Lago: The president is spending weekends at his private club in Florida. It means more to him than gaudy weekend fun by John Arlidge in the London Times on February 21 2017.

Melania Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s $100 million estate in Palm Beach

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AAPCSW RESPONSE TO THE UNFOLDING EXECUTIVE ORDER – IMMIGRATION AND TRAVEL BAN

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work has deep concerns about President Trump’s executive order on immigration and the travel ban from seven majority Muslim countries. Although the subsequent legal process suspending the ban and the President’s vow to issue an alternative are ongoing and subject to change, many problems remain.

We are concerned about the intent and the manner of the Administration’s actions, not only because it fundamentally disregards basic human rights guaranteed by the Constitution. It is an offense to human dignity resulting from the relentless attribution of criminality. Moreover, by transforming immigrants into dangerous “others,” it contributes to their demonization. This experience affects the safety, health, and wellbeing of the individuals directly involved, their families, and the larger society.     (more…)

The Mind in Conflict with Ian D. Buckingham at NYPSI

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

NYPSI EXTENSION PROGRAM:The Mind in Conflict with Ian D. Buckingham, M.D.

The Mind in Conflict: Ian D. Buckingham, M.D. 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, and 4/19/17
Wednesdays, 8:30 – 10:00 pm, 8 classes / $200 Location: 247 East 82nd Street, NYC
Register Today

NYPSI Extension Program: The Mind in Conflict: A contemporary focus on the functioning of the mind from the perspective of Modern Conflict Theory, with emphasis on Brenner’s revisions of traditional structural theory and a new appreciation of the ideas of evolutionary biology for understanding the functioning of the mind. (more…)

The Right Way to Resist Trump

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Right Way to Resist Trump By Luigi Zingales in The New York Times on November 18, 2016.

Silvio Berlusconi in Milan last year.

 

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Here’s Looking at You, Kid

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Here’s Looking at You, Kid: As the Hollywood studio classic turns 75, a ‘delightful’ new history, ‘We’ll Always Have Casablanca,’ tells all about how a bunch of Jewish refugees made a great movie about Jewish refugees escaping the Nazis By David Mikics on the Tablet Website on February 14, 2017.

Ten Films We’re Looking Forward To In 2017

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Ten Films We’re Looking Forward To In 2017: Including new work from Sofia Coppola, Christopher Nolan, Steven Soderbergh, and Paul Thomas Anderson BY Tim Grierson and Will Leitch in The New Republic on January 11, 2017

Click Here to Read: Other Posts on Movies Monday on this website.