Archive for October, 2017

Personality Disorders from a Neuroscience Perspective Presenter: Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. at NYPSI

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Personality Disorders from a Neuroscience Perspective Presenter: Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8 pm
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves)

The study of personality disorders conceived as categorical entities has traditionally been in the province of psychoanalytic or behavioral models. However, there is an emerging area of study, spearheaded by the NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoCs) program, that aims to uncover the neurobiological underpinnings of the dimensions that make up mental disorders. These new directions in psychiatry neurobiological research converge with new dimensional conceptions of personality disorders, and with efforts to identify the neural basis for the traits underlying personality disorders. (more…)

Fatal Genes Review by Andrew Solomon Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family’s Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Fatal Genes Review by Andrew Solomon of Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family’s Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them by Gina Kolata on the New York Review of Books in the November 9, 2017 Issue.

The Human Association Cortex in the Context of Evolution: A discussion of Buckner & Krienen (2013) Maggie Zellner, Ph.D., L.P. at the Helix Center

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

The Human Association Cortex in the Context of Evolution: A discussion of Buckner & Krienen (2013) Maggie Zellner, Ph.D., L.P.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10 am, The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium, 247 E. 82nd Street, NYC
Free and open to the public , RSVP is appreciated but not required; first come, first-seated, To register, click HERE, visit nypsi.org, or call 212.879.6900

This will be an open discussion, facilitated by Maggie Zellner, Ph.D., L.P.

In this meeting, we will discuss a paper by Buckner and Krienen (2013) on the development of the association cortex through evolution. As the association cortex has expanded, a number of mental capacities have evolved in tandem, including the capacity to inhibit instinctual responses; working memory; affect and behavior regulation; symbolization; fantasy and imagination; theory of mind; and more. These capacities have become more complex, interacting with the primary sensory and motor cortex, and the emotional and instinctual subcortical circuits, that all mammals share. Participants should read the paper before the meeting. (See reference and link to paper below.)

Dr. Zellner will give an overview of the main points of the paper. Discussion will follow, linking the concepts from the article to clinical phenomena and to important questions in metapsychology. (more…)

Thinking Developmentally: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective at CFS

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

THINKING DEVELOPMENTALLY: A CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOANALYTIC PERSPECTIVE
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 9:30 – 3:30 (lunch included), presented by:
The Contemporary Freudian Orientation, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and
The Contemporary Freudian Society

PANELISTS: Ken Barish, PhD, Sally Bloom-Feshbach, PhD, Ken Corbett, PhD, Kay Long, PhD, Norka Malberg, PsyD, and Kate Oram. PhD.
CHAIRPERSON: Marsha Levy-Warren, PhD, CE credits will be available. (more…)

Human brain gets drawn to mediocrity!

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Human brain gets drawn to mediocrity! By Sumit Paul on the The Milli Gazette Online website on October 21, 2017.

Why Psychotherapy Training Shouldn’t Be Part of Psychiatry Residency

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Why Psychotherapy Training Shouldn’t Be Part of Psychiatry Residency by by Jeffrey A. Vernon, DO on the Doximity website on October 15, 2017.

Psychoanalysis rooms Berlin | NYC | China by Sophie von Herzogenberg

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Psychoanalysis rooms Berlin | NYC | China by Sophie von Herzogenberg.

Psychoanalysis room, Berlin 1, 2008, 30,0 x 29,6 cm, c-print

America’s Best University President

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read: America’s Best University President by Bret Stephens in The New York Times on October 20, 2017.

Robert Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, speaking on campus in 2015.CreditJoel Wintermantle/The University of Chicago

Fifty Shrinks: Portraits by Sebastian Zimmermann

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Fifty Shrinks: Portraits by Sebastian Zimmermann.

Freud An Intellectual Biography by Joel Whitebook

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Freud An Intellectual Biography by Joel Whitebook Reviewed by Henry Zvi Lothane in the International Forum of Psychoanalysis volume 26 issue 1 September 30, 2017.

Ethics of sickness

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Ethics of sickness by Bemjamin H. Ogden in the Time Literary Supplement on October 18, 2017.

Review of “The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna and W. Ernest Freud”

Saturday, October 21st, 2017


Click Here to Read:  Review of “The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna and W. Ernest Freud” Three Generations of Psychoanalysis” by Daniel Benenviste, Ph.D., Reviewed by Ron Spielman for this website.

Does Trump Live in an Alternate Reality?

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Does Trump Live in an Alternate Reality: Some believe that the president is so divorced from actual governance that his statements have limited consequences. But that isn’t the case by Alex Shepard on the New Republic Website on October 19, 2017.

Insects Are In Serious Trouble

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Insects Are In Serious Trouble: In western Germany, populations of flying insects have fallen by around 80 percent in the last three decades by Ed Yong on the Atlantic Monthly website on October 19, 2017.

A dragonfly in the sunset
Todd Korol / Reuters

This Is For The Procrastinators: A Clinical Psychoanalyst Weighs In

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  This Is For The Procrastinators: A Clinical Psychoanalyst Weighs In by Kevin Kruse on the Forbes Magazine of October 18, 2017.

Courtesy of http://www.marylamia.com/

Can Underground Psychedelic Therapy Ever Go Mainstream?

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Can Underground Psychedelic Therapy Ever Go Mainstream?: The work of a large network of underground therapists has laid the basis for current FDA-regulated research into hallucinogenic therapy. Now they want to take that work mainstream. by Margaret Katcher on the Pacific Standard website on October 19, 2017.

An interview with a Loving Vincent painter-animator

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Click, Here to Read:  An interview with a Loving Vincent painter-animator By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on October 19, 2017

A Trove of Yiddish Artifacts Rescued From the Nazis, and Oblivion

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   A Trove of Yiddish Artifacts Rescued From the Nazis, and Oblivion By Joseph Berger in The New York Times on October 18, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Witnessing the death of Yiddish language and culture: Holes in the Doorposts by Arnold Richards.

A pinkas, or a kind of registry, of the Lomde Shas Society in Lithuania from 1836, one of the documents rescued from the Nazis and soon to be displayed at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in Manhattan.CreditKevin Hagen for The New York Times

 

Reclaiming Otto Fenichel

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Reclaiming Otto Fenichel: From A Cop Sleeps in Each of Us on the Revolutionary Desire website.

Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy of Children With Externalizing Behaviors: A Psychodynamic Approach with Leon Hoffman, M.D. and Timothy Rice, M.D. at NYPSI

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

NYPSI EXTENSION COURSE: Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy of Children With Externalizing Behaviors: A Psychodynamic Approach
with Leon Hoffman, M.D. and Timothy Rice, M.D.

November 20 – December 4, 2017, Mondays, 8:15 – 9:45 pm, 3 classes / $90
Location: NYPSI (247 East 82nd Street, NYC)
To register, click here, visit nypsi.org or call 212-879-6900

NYPSI Extension Course: Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children with Externalizing Behaviors: A Psychodynamic Approach
In this course we will describe the essence of our treatment manual (Manual of Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C) with Externalizing Behaviors) (https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138823747). (more…)