Archive for March, 2017

Clinical psychologist explains how Ayn Rand helped turn the US into a selfish and greedy nation

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Clinical psychologist explains how Ayn Rand helped turn the US into a selfish and greedy nation by Bruce E. Levine on the Alternet Website on December 15, 2014.

Freud’s divide between psychiatry and neurology is redundant – here’s why

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Freud’s divide between psychiatry and neurology is redundant – here’s why on the Conversation Web Site on March 24, 2017.

New discovery sheds light on the deep roots of the Agricultural Revolution

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  New discovery sheds light on the deep roots of the Agricultural Revolution By Philip Guelpa on the World Socialist Web Site on March 27, 2017.

Surveyors work at Henlow at Bedfordshire

Movies Monday: No Home Movie

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Film Review: ‘No Home Movie’ Reviewed by Peter Debruge pon the Variety website on August 10, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Review: ‘No Home Movie,’ of Love and Melancholy Directed by Chantal Akerman Reviewed by Mahola Dargi in The New York Times on SMARCH 31, 2016.

Click Here to Read:  We Can’t Go Home Again: Chantal Akerman’s No Home Movie Reviewed by Andrea Picard on the Cinema Scope website. (more…)

On the Subject and Transference with Paola Mieli at Après-Coup

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association presents

On the Subject and Transference
Paola Mieli

Friday, April 21st, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The School of Visual Arts
136 West 21st Street, Room 408, New York, NY

Based on selected readings of Freud’s and Lacan’s texts, this seminar addresses the specificity of clinical analysis and its aim, reflecting on savoir-faire in the transference and the ends of the cure.

Readings for April 21st: J. Lacan, Logical Time and The Assertion of Anticipated Certainty (Ecrits, 1966); J. Lacan, On Symbol and its Religious Function (1954); J. Lacan, Encore, chapter IV (1973).

Paola Mieli is a psychoanalyst practicing in New York City. She is the president of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association (New York), a member of Le Cercle Freudien (Paris), of Insistance (Paris), of Encore (Paris), an honorary member of The European Federation of Psychoanalysis (Strasbourg), and an Associate (more…)

What Happened to Frida Kahlo’s Missing Adultery Painting?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: What Happened to Frida Kahlo’s Missing Adultery Painting? After Frida Kahlo discovered that her beloved husband Diego Rivera had conducted an affair with her younger sister Cristina, she painted ‘The Wounded Table.’ Then it disappeared. Allison McNearney on the Daily Best Wesbite on March 25, 2017,

Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Review of Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment, Laurence Brockliss and Ritchie Robertson (eds.), Reviewed by Charles Blattberg, on the Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews website on March 21, 2017.

Who Leaked America’s Secret War Plans Into Hitler’s Hands?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Who Leaked America’s Secret War Plans Into Hitler’s Hands? Disclosure of America’s top-secret war plans gave Hitler intelligence he needed to win World War II—and some claim FDR himself was behind the leak by Marc Wortman on the Daily Beast website on March 25, 2017.

North Dakota Oil Spill Three Times Larger Than First Estimated

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: North Dakota Oil Spill Three Times Larger Than First Estimated By Associated Press on the Reader Sponsor’s News website on March 25, 2017.

An oil spill from the Belle Fourche Pipeline on December 10, 2016, in Ash Coulee Creek, a tributary of the Little Missouri River, near Belfield, North Dakota. (photo: Scott Stockdill/AP)

Why Trump wanted to force a vote on health care

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why Trump wanted to force a vote on health care by Lee Drutman on the Vox website on March 24, 2017,

Trump Has No Idea How to Tend His Garden: We Are All in Danger

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Trump Has No Idea How to Tend His Garden: We Are All in Danger and By Garrison Keillor in The Washington Post on March 21, 2017.

The “Flag Barn” in Owings, Md. (photo: Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

 

Our Town Talks with an American psychoanalyst

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Clic:k Here to Read Our Town: Talks with an American psychoanalyst by Dr. Tom Ferraro in OUr Town on March 23, 2017.

The sublime psychology of Baltimore

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The sublime psychology of Baltimore by Teresa Mendez, Daniel Buccino The unconscious is like Baltimore, with its sublime oscillations between tender and tough in the Baltimore Sun on March 23, 2017.

Modern Kleinian Clinical Case Seminars with Phee Rosnick and Ann Rudovsky at CFS

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Modern Kleinian Clinical Case Seminars
Three-Session Program (6 Contact Hours)
Presenters: Phee Rosnick, PhD and Ann Rudovsky, LCSW
Date: Fridays, April 14, May 12, and June 2, 2017
Time: 1:30-3:30pm

These clinical seminars will focus on the contribution the Modern Kleinians have made to working with patients with more severe pathology. Typically, they struggle with either absent or persecutory internalized objects, cruel superegos, feelings of fragmentation, and a failure of self-object differentiation. Primitive defenses including projective identification, splitting, denial, manic triumph, as well as omnipotent solutions and devaluation are used in an attempt to avoid overwhelming feelings of anxiety, despair, and/or narcissistic humiliation. These patients are prone to develop intense and primitive transferences which in turn provoke disturbing counter- (more…)

What’s Left?

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Click Here to Read: What’s Left? by Sheila Fitzpatrick in the London Review of Books in Vol. 39 No. 7 · 30 March 2017
pages 13-15,

The Violence of the 2017 Whitney Biennia

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Violence of the 2017 Whitney Biennial: One of the themes of this year’s Whitney Biennial appears to be violence, and not every artist has the ability to transform it into a successful work of art by Hrag Vartanian on the HyperAllergic website on March 21, 2017.

Jordan Wolfson’s “Real Violence” (2017) on display at the 2017 Whitney Biennial (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic unless otherwise noted)

 

 

Making What You Will of Malvolia

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Making What You Will of Malvolia by Paul Levy on the Arts Journal website on March 21, 2017.

Tamsin Greig as Malvolia photograph by Marc Brenner

Reflections on Klein’s Radical Notion of Phantasy and its Implications for Analytic Practice with Rachel Blass, PhD at NYPSI

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

NYPSI’s 1020th Scientific Program Meeting: Reflections on Klein’s Radical Notion of Phantasy and its Implications for Analytic Practice
with Rachel Blass, PhD

Rachel Blass, PhD

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 8 pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves)

Analysts may incorporate many of Melanie Klein’s important contributions (e.g., on preoedipal dynamics, envy, and projective identification) without transforming their basic analytic approach. In this lecture I argue that adopting the Kleinian notion of unconscious phantasy is transformative. This notion of phantasy is grounded in Freud’s thinking and draws out something that is essential to his work. At the same it involves a radical change that defines Kleinian thinking and practice and significantly impacts the analyst’s basic clinical approach. This impact and its technical implications in the analytic situation will be illustrated and discussed. (more…)

The strange political afterlife of Andrew Jackson

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The strange political afterlife of Andrew Jackson By Tom Mackaman on the World Socialist Web Site on March 21, 2017.
Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln

Was Nazi Germany Made in America?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Was Nazi Germany Made in America? A new history argues convincingly that institutionalized racism and common-law pragmatism in the United States inspired Hitler’s policies By David Mikics on the Tablet Website on March 20, 2017.