Archive for September, 2017

Lyrical Tuesday from Jane Hall

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

In celebration of autumn I send these songs and a few quotes. I hope listeners will enjoy!

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
– Robert Browning

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
– W. H. Auden

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
– Thomas Carlyle

If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
– Jimi Hendrix

Click Here to View and Listen To:  The Falling Leaves – Eva Cassidy (google her)

Click Here to View of Listen To:  Autumn in New York – Frank Sinatra

Click Here to View of Listen To:  Another rendition by Ella and Louis

Click Here to View of Listen To:   October Song – Jim Hall

Hurwitz Tuesdays: Honoring Leo Hurwitz’s Filmography: Blacklisted Documentary Filmmaker, Passionate Advocate for Seeing Truth

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Honoring Leo Hurwitz’s Filmography   Blacklisted Documentary Filmmaker, Passionate Advocate for Seeing Truth: A Series by Dr. Sandra E. Cohen on her Characters on the Couch blog on September 22, 2017.  We will be featuring Dr. Cohen’s writing on Leo Hurwitz on future Tuesdays as well. NEXT on October 4, 2017: A Pioneer In The Beginnings Of America’s Documentary Film – Part 1, Leo’s History: Family Influences.

Click Here to Read and View:  The Leo Hurwitz Collection: 1910-1992 on the Eastman  Museum website.

 

Theories of Meaning and Motivation Roundtable

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read and View:   Theories of Meaning and Motivation Roundtable Participants: Emily Balcetis, Ned Block, Lawrence Friedman, Edward Smith on the Philoctetes website on May 07, 2011

Is Freud Dead?: The Relevance of Freud’s Theory of Group Psychology in Today’s World

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read and View:  Is Freud Dead?: The Relevance of Freud’s Theory of Group Psychology in Today’s World: Roundtable Participants: Mark Edmundson (moderator), Ken Eisold, Jim Hopkins, Bennett Markel, Jane McAdam Freud on the Philoctetes website on November 14, 2008.

 

The “Present” in Couples Therapy with Mary-Joan Gerson at WCSPP

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Couples Therapy Workshop 3 CE Hours for NYS LCSW’s, LMSW’s, LP’s and LMFT’s
THE “PRESENT” IN COUPLES THERAPY: MOMENTS OF TRANSFORMATION Speaker: Mary-Joan Gerson, Ph.D. Discussant: Mark Finn, Ph.D.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Admission (before Oct.16): $40, Admission with 3 CE Hours (before Oct.16): $50, Admission (after Oct.16 or at the door): $50, Admission with 3 CE Hours (after Oct.16 or at the door): $60

Community Unitarian Church 468 Rosedale Avenue White Plains, NY 10605 Continental breakfast included
* Please make your check payable to WCSPP and send to: WCSPP, 468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
Refunds: Admission, minus a $20 administrative fee, will be refunded with 48-hours’ notice to Jennifer Sestok at 914-997-7500 or wcspp_adm@earthlink.com

This presentation offers a view of couples therapy focused on crucial “moments” of engagement and transformation. From an integrated psychoanalytic, systemic and attachment theory perspective, and drawing on the work of the Boston Change Process Group, specific “moments” in couples therapy will be highlighted. Issues of therapeutic participation, transference and countertransference will be addressed from this triadic theoretical perspective. (more…)

Continuation of the Referential Process Seminar with Wilma Bucci, You Zhou, Sean Murphy at NYPSI

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Continuation of the Referential Process Seminar: Introduction of the New Treatment Data Base Including Multi-level Process and Outcome Measures

Presenters: Wilma Bucci, You Zhou, Sean Murphy, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 8 pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves), No charge. All are welcome.  Register HERE, visit nypsi.org or call 212.879.6900

Referential Process Seminar: Introduction of the New Treatment Data Base Including Multi-level Process and Outcome Measures
The seminar will continue the examination of the therapy process from multiple perspectives including the participating clinician, other clinicians looking at videos and reading transcripts, and researchers applying computerized measures. Wilma Bucci will briefly outline the theory of the referential process as a common factor in psychotherapy, and review the computerized measures of the phases of the process. You Zhou will describe the data base including these measures applied to (more…)

How Sigmund Freud Wanted to Die

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   How Sigmund Freud Wanted to Die: Anecdotes from his doctors reveal that the famed psychoanalyst’s request has echoes in today’s assisted-suicide debate by Lewis Cohen on the Atlantic website on September 23, 2014.

Winnicott’s Revolution in Psychoanalysis with Jan Abram at IPTAR

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Meet our Local Authors at the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society & Institute

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Psychoanalysis in Seattle: Meet our Local Authors November 18, 2017

– Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Please join us for this special event!

We are pleased to invite the mental health community of Seattle and the surrounding area, to get together to meet ten of our local “mental health authors” and celebrate their writings and creativity!

This will be a place where professionals subscribing to different psychoanalytic theories will come together to learn about some of the excellent books that have been written right here in the Seattle area. Ten authors from Seattle have been invited by NPSI to present brief descriptions of their published books, giving us the unique opportunity to hear directly from each author and engage them with our questions and comments.

We will finish the event with wine, snacks and a toast to our local authors, their productivity and the joy of gathering together to grow our mental health community and our friendships within it.

Copies of the books will be available for purchase and author signings.

Our participating authors will be:

1. Maxine Anderson: “The Wisdom of Lived Experience: Views from Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Metaphysics” (2016)

2. Daniel Benveniste: “The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna and W. Ernest Freud: Three Generations of Psychoanalysis” (2015)

3. Robert Bergman: “Mindless Psychoanalysis, Selfless Self Psychology: and Further Explorations” (2008)

4. Dana Blue & Caron Harrang (editors): “From Reverie to Interpretation: Transforming Thought into the Action of Psychoanalysis” (2016)

5. Margaret Crasnopol: “Micro-trauma: A Psychoanalytic Understanding of Cumulative Psychic Injury” (2015) (more…)

Dr. Arnie Richards Champion Of Yiddish

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Dr. Arnie Richards Champion Of Yiddish By Miriam S. Hoffman translated from the Yiddish by Bena Borow in The Forward on February 26, 1988,

Jung Again: The Shrink as Secret Agent

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:    Jung Again: The Shrink as Secret Agent: Jung, Hitler, and the OSS: At the height of World War II, the U.S. intelligence service recruited world-famous Swiss psychiatrist C. G. Jung as ‘Agent 488’ to work against the Nazis by Christopher Dickey on the Daily Beast website on November 12, 2016.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH ROGERS/THE DAILY BEAST

FDA recommends approval of new leukemia treatment

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: FDA recommends approval of new leukemia treatment By Benjamin Mateus on the World Socialist Web Site on September 23, 2017.

Blood is extracted from the patient so their T-cells can be engineered to fight leukemia and then reintroduced into the body

The Trotskyists

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Trotskyists by Geoffrey Hellman in The New Yorker December 16, 1939

Talking to Machines About Personal Mental Health Problems

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Talking to Machines About Personal Mental Health Problems by Adam S. Miner, PsyD, Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, and Jefferey T. Hancock, PhD in JAMA onhline on September 21, 2017.

IMAGE: VICKY LETA / MASHABLE

What Prehistoric Cave Paintings Can Teach Us About the Psychology of Creativity

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   What Prehistoric Cave Paintings Can Teach Us About the Psychology of Creativity by Nicola Brown on the Sky Word website on September 11, 2017.

Movies Monday: Wind River

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Wind River: The Confusing Gap in FBI Agent Jane Banner’s Character by Dr. Sandra E. Cohen on her Characters on the Couch blog.

Click Here to Read:  Wind River Reveals the Tricky Politics of Feeling Bad for Cops: The disturbing new film shows how Hollywood uses white women to generate empathy for the police by Josephine Livingstone in The New Republic on August 22, 2017

Marijuana and the Adolescent Process with Rex McGehee, M.D.  at NYPSI

Monday, September 25th, 2017

The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute presents the Third Peter J. Blos Memorial Lecture
Marijuana and the Adolescent Process with Rex McGehee, M.D.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd Street, NYC

Marijuana is a large and growing factor in current adolescent culture. Recent moves legalizing marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes add to both the availability and legitimization of the usage of marijuana products. Building on current research and clinical experience, this paper will look at the effects of marijuana usage during adolescence on the adolescent developmental process. Using clinical vignettes and one case in detail we will think together about the complex and sometimes permanent consequences to the adolescent, which then alter adult functioning. Implications of this information for treatment will be discussed.

No charge. All are welcome. To reserve seats, click HERE, visit nypsi.org or call 212.879.6900 (more…)

Helen Gediman’s Stalker, Hacker, Voyeur, Spy at a Meeting of CFS

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

On Friday, October 27, at 8PM at Hatch Auditorium (Madison and 100th Street 2nd floor) CFS presents an out of the box, experimental meeting on Helen Gediman’s book “Stalker, Hacker, Voyeur, Spy.” Joining Helen will be Peter Dunn and Elizabeth Fritsch and YOU, the audience. We are aiming for a round table type discussion even though we have no round table. So please join us and bring your ideas, questions, and comments – even if you have not read the book, which will be on sale at the venue.

Helen’s beautifully written and fascinating book uses Freud’s focus on the sexual and aggressive aspects of voyeurism and its relatives, stalking, hacking, spying. And because pathology is our business, we must explore its roots in order to better understand it.

Can we expand our view from the primal scene/sexual root of voyeurism to the normal curiosity we all have and how it gets played out in healthy and unhealthy ways? Why does curiosity becomes pathological?

How might this baby https://youtu.be/yRsjJ-u2ipw become Harry Caul of The Conversation?
Harry tells us: Listen, my name is Harry Caul. Can you hear me? Don’t be afraid. I know you don’t know who I am, but I know you. There isn’t much to say about myself. I – was very sick when I was a boy. I was paralyzed in my left arm and my left leg. I couldn’t walk for six months. One doctor said that I’d probably never walk again. My mother used to lower me into a hot bath – it was therapy. One time the doorbell rang and she went down to answer it. I started sliding down. I could feel the water starting to come up to my chin, up to my nose, and when I woke up, my body was all greasy from the holy oil she put on my body. I remember being disappointed I survived. When I was five, my father introduced me to a friend of his, and for no reason at all, I hit him right in the stomach with all my strength. He died a year later. He’ll kill ya if he gets the chance. I’m not afraid of death but I am afraid of murder. (more…)

September 23, Anniversary of Sigmund Freud’s Death

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

 

Click Here to Read:   The Unknown Freud: Five Plays and Five Essays-– Play V, “The Struggle is Not Yet Over”

Click Here to Purchase:  The Unknown Freud: Five Plays and Five Essays by Robert Lippman on IPBooks.net

Recline of the West: Couches and Psychoanalysis

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Recline of the West: Couches and Psychoanalysis By Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft in the Los Angeles Review of Books on September 21, 2017.