Archive for August, 2017

Now Available at IPBooks.net

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

The following books are now available from IPBooks:

Click Here to Purchase: Not Knowing Knowing Not Knowing: Festschrift in Honor of Shmuel Ehlich, edited By Mira Erlich-Ginor .

Click Here To: Purchase:  The Rapaport -Holt Correspondence by Robert Holt

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Analytic Listening and Concepts with Hadassah Ramin at CFS

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of The Contemporary Freudian Society
Foundations of Psychoanalytic Practice
We are pleased to offer a six-week course on Analytic Listening and Concepts beginning Fall 2017. This course qualifies for 9 Continuing Education credits.

This course is suitable for students from a wide variety of backgrounds, including practicing clinicians from all disciplines, recent graduates of Masters-level or Doctoral-level programs, professionals considering changing careers, and anyone interested in exploring the possibility of post-graduate psychoanalytic training.

Analytic Listening and Concepts, Instructor: Hadassah Ramin, LCSW, Dates: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, Time: 6:30-8:00 pm, Location: Upper West Side

The initial consultation is the stage on which patients present the cast of their internal objects. How we listen and what we listen for will be explored with a focus on the initial consultation. Paying close attention to the narrative presented will facilitate identifying the transference, its effect on us – the countertransference – and the way we use this kind of listening as a tool to deepen our understanding of the patient’s relationship to his/her internal objects. This understanding will inform us about how to formulate our interventions in a way that will be useful to the patient. (more…)

This Should Obvious But Just in Case: Hurricanes and Oil Country Are a Recipe for Disaster

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   This Should Obvious But Just in Case: Hurricanes and Oil Country Are a Recipe for Disaster: Meanwhile a key EPA response position remains unfilled by Emily Atkin on the Mother Jones Website on August. 25, 2017.

Workers at a Texas refinery inspect an oil spill after it was flooded by Hurricane Rita.Rick Bowmer/AP

The Jews of Rhodes

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Notes on the Jews of Rhodes and the Holocaust by Daniel Beveniste.

Click Here to Read:  ‘I’d Like to Become a Bird’: My great-great-grandmother’s letters—in Ladino—paint a portrait of the Sephardic community on the Isle of Rhodes, moments before it was destroyed in the Holocaust By Hannah Pressman on the Tablet Website on August 21, 2017.

Climate change did not “cause” Harvey, but it’s a huge part of the story

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Climate change did not “cause” Harvey, but it’s a huge part of the story: 9 things we can say about Harvey and climate.
by David Roberts on the Vox website Aug 28, 2017.

A young Houston couple, adapting to climate change.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Dear Chelsea Clinton: Clara Lemlich was a Communist—and a Jew

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Dear Chelsea Clinton: Clara Lemlich was a Communist—and a Jew by Haley Kossek on the Litlith Website on July 26, 2017.

Clara Lemlich c. 1910

How Do You Make a Movie in a Language You Don’t Speak?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  How Do You Make a Movie in a Language You Don’t Speak?: Filmmaker Joshua Z. Weinstein overcame social, cultural, and linguistic barriers to make his heartbreaking new film, “Menashe,” about the Hasidic community BY Saul Asterlitz on the New Republic Website on August 28, 2017.

A New Video Starkly Illustrates the Impact of Climate Change

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read: A New Video Starkly Illustrates the Impact of Climate Change: Finnish researcher Antti Lipponen’s recently released video presents a century’s worth of data on global temperatures in just 30 seconds by Diana Sett on the HyperAllergic on August 24, 2017.

How Eva Hesse Embraced Absurdity in Life and Art

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  How Eva Hesse Embraced Absurdity in Life and Art: In this exclusive clip from the documentary Eva Hesse, Lucy Lippard, Nancy Holt, and others reflect on the intimate character of Hesse’s sculptures by Benjamin Sutton on the HyperAllergic on August 28, 2017.

Galveston Song: Hurricane in Texas

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to View:  Galveston song with Oscar Brand, Jean Ritchie, Elaine Stikert, the New Lost City Ranblers, and David Sear.

Click Here to Read:   Dallas preps ‘mega-shelter’ as Texas braces for more rain By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Ralph Ellis and Joe Sterling on the CNN website on August 28, 2017.

Letter to Trump Administration about APA National Security-Related Policies

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Letter to Trump Administration about APA National Security-Related Policies.

Virginia Ungar – The New President of the International Psychoanalytical Association

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Virginia Ungar – The New President of the International Psychoanalytical Association by Daniel Benveniste, Ph.D.

When American Jews fought Nazis — in New Jersey

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read: When American Jews fought Nazis — in New Jersey By Josefin Dolsten on the Jewish Telegraph Website on August 22, 2017.

An anti-Nazi protest in front of the German legation in New York, 1933. (Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

 Dallas preps ‘mega-shelter’ as Texas braces for more rain

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Dallas preps ‘mega-shelter’ as Texas braces for more rain By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Ralph Ellis and Joe Sterling on the CNN website on August 28, 2017.

Psychiatrists’ letter warning Congress of Trump’s mental unfitness for office.

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The Goldwater Rule about restrictions on writing about and diagnosing public personalities has loosened considerably. The American Psychoanalytic Association does not find it unethical for its members to do so.

Two dozen members of Congress support the establishment of an 11-member Commission to assess the mental physical capacity of any president to perform his or her duties, Iff the president is deemed unfit, the individual would be removed from the Oval Office. The 25th Amendment to the Constitution adopted in 1967 provided for the establishment of such a Commission but it was never acted upon.

This is the letter warning about Trump and urging the creation of the commission. We are sending this statement to every member of the House of Representatives and every Senator because we know of your deep concern about the dangers we face, and your constitutional commitment to act upon them.

August 11, 2017

To Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives:

Since Mr. Trump’s election to the presidency, a growing number of mental health professionals have come forth to warn about the dangers he poses to the United States and the world. Far from being a partisan issue, the severe emotional impediments that Mr. Trump exhibits, we believe, present a grave threat to international security. It no longer takes a psychiatrist to recognize the alarming patterns of impulsive, reckless, and narcissistic behavior – regardless of diagnosis – that, in the person of President Trump, put the world at risk. Furthermore, when imminent danger emerges, our professions’ ethical principles obligate us to place human safety above all other concerns, through our “duty to warn” and “duty to protect.” We now find ourselves in a clear and present danger, especially concerning North Korea and the president’s command of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. (more…)

Suzi at Yale: A look back at the original American campus sex scandal, and whose lives it actually changed

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Suzi at Yale: A look back at the original American campus sex scandal, and whose lives it actually changed By Mark Oppenheimer on the Tablet Website on August 21, 2017.

Movies Monday: Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology—A largely untold story By Charles Bogle on the World Socialist Web Site on August 17, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Unboxing the Silents: Early Women Filmmakers, an International Anthology from Flicker Alley BY Fritzi Kramer on the Movies Silently website on May 24, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Making Their Mark in Early Film: An Excellent Anthology of Women Directors by Michael Barrett on the Pop Matters website on June 2, 2017.

Click Here to View:  Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology Teaser on YouTube.

Click Here to View: Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology Trailer on Vimeo.

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

 

Ego Psychology to Contemporary Conflict Theory: A Historical Overview by Arnold D. Richards and Arthur Lynch

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Chapter 16 of Psychoanalysis: Critical Perspectives Selected Papers of Arnold D. Richards, Volume I. This paper was originally published as: From Ego Psychology to Contemporary Conflict Theory: A Historical Overview by Richards, A.D. & Lynch, A.A. (1998).  In The Modern Freudians: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Technique by C. Ellman; S. Grand.Silvan & S. Ellman (eds.) Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.

Click Here to Purchase: Psychoanalysis: Critical Perspectives Selected Papers of Arnold D. Richards, Volume I.

The Dark Side of Our Freudian Inheritance by Gunther Perdigao

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here To Read The Dark Side of Our Freudian Inheritance by Gunther Perdigao

Why Freud Survives: He’s been debunked again and again—and yet we still can’t give him up

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Why Freud Survives: He’s been debunked again and again—and yet we still can’t give him up By Louis Menand in The New Yorker Magazine in the August 28, 2017 Issue.

Illustration by Armando Veve