Archive for February, 2017

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

Tuesday, February 28th, 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…)

Freud and Jung: A Meeting of Minds

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Freud and Jung: A Meeting of Minds: As David Cronenberg reveals he is to make a film about Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, Arifa Akbar analyses the relationship between psychiatry’s biggest brains on the Independent website on February 27, 2010.

‘The Penitent,’ a Mamet Hero Battered Like Job

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Review: ‘The Penitent,’ a Mamet Hero Battered Like Job by Alexis Soloski on February 27, 2017.

Jordan Lage, left, and Chris Bauer in David Mamet’s “The Penitent,” at the Linda Gross Theater of the Atlantic Theater Company.CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times

“When the Body Speaks….” Sunday Salon at IPTAR

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Sunday Salon at IPTAR: Institute for Psychoanalytic Training & Research: “When the Body Speaks….” The Body in the Psychoanalytic Encounter

When unconscious fantasies, dynamics, object relations are ‘spoken’ through the body –from movement and gesture, to psychosomatic illness, disordered eating, conversion symptoms, through countertransference and projective identification — how can the ‘talking cure’ relieve psychosomatic suffering and create new experiences of embodiment?

Join the conversation. Sunday March 19, 2017 Roundtable 2:00-4:00 all are invited Open House reception to follow 4:00-5:00

IPTAR: 1651 Third Ave. #205 (92nd and Third Ave.)
Naama Kushner Barash, PhD, (IPTAR Fellow and Faculty), Sharone Bergner, PhD, (IPTAR Member and Faculty)
Carol Munter, MA, LP, (IPTAR Member and Faculty), Moderator: Judith Hanlon, PhD, (IPTAR Fellow and Faculty)

Please RSVP – space is limited! evatsalis@earthlink.net CE Credits: 2 (more…)

Movies Monday: ‘Moonlight’ and the Oscars’ Middle Finger to Trumpism

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  ‘Moonlight’ and the Oscars’ Middle Finger to Trumpism: Don’t let the shock over the Best Picture snafu drown out the importance of ‘Moonlight’s’ win, and the power of a terrific, political, fiercely anti-Trump Oscars telecast by Kevin Fallon on the Daily Beast website on February 27, 2017.

Why Mental Illness Can Fuel Physical Disease

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:Why Mental Illness Can Fuel Physical Disease by Amanda MacMillan in Time Magazine on February 23, 2017,

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The Reichstag Warning

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Reichstag Warning by Timothy Snyder in The New York Review of Books on February 26, 2017.

 

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The shell of the Reichstag after the fire, Berlin, Germany, 1933

Psychology Sunday: Robert J. Plomin

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Robert Plomin on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Behavioral Genetics – Robert Plomin (2003) on YouTube.

Click Here to Read:  Genetics and Behavior  by Robert Plomin in The Psychologist Vol 14 No 3.

Click Here to Read: Psychologist on a mission to give every child a Learning Chip: Prof Robert Plomin wants educators to take notice of genes, and has a new big idea – personalised learning, discovers Peter Wilby on the Guardian website on February 18, 2014. (more…)

Henry J. Friedman on “This Close to Happy”

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

‘This Close to Happy’

To the Editor:

In his detailed and positive review of “This Close to Happy,” Daphne Merkin’s exploration of her lifelong struggle with a major depressive illness (Feb. 5), Andrew Solomon correctly identifies Merkin’s unrelenting honesty about herself as distinguishing her memoir from other tales of depression that are self-promoting or encourage the reader to admire the author. Reading Merkin’s book as a psychiatrist-psychoanalyst, I agree with Solomon’s praise for her unusual frank, self-critical voice, but I would locate the book’s strength in her attempt to differentiate developmental and emotional elements in determining her depression from genetic factors that can result in bipolar or unipolar depression. (more…)

Society Saturday: Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California website.

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Was Grandpa Really a Nazi?

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Was Grandpa Really a Nazi? Some descendants of Nazis are opening the books to their family’s dark past Byorit Arfa in Jerusalem Post on February 24, 2017.

Hannover student Till Ewald examines family documents. (photo credit:TILL EWALD
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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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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,