Archive for December, 2017

The power of the apology

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The power of the apology TedTalk at LeHigh River  by Robert M. Gordon on YouTube.

Kafka Letter to His Father

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Kafka Letter to His Father on the Austrian Literature website on May 6, 2016.

Metamorphasis Cover in German.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

‘A gift-wrapped package of poo’: Why a man left a box of manure for Steven Mnuchin

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   ‘A gift-wrapped package of poo’: Why a man left a box of manure for Steven Mnuchin By Avi Selk and Amy B Wang in the Washington Post on December 25, 2017.

H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: A Scientific Debate for the Ages

Monday, December 25th, 2017

 

Click Here to Read:  H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: A Scientific Debate for the Ages By Richard Gunderman on the Real Clear Science website on December 23, 2017.

H.G. Wells and George  Orwell, both Public Domain via Wikipedia Commons.

Debunking Myths About Estrangement

Monday, December 25th, 2017


Click Here to Read:
Debunking Myths About Estrangement: New research challenges the deeply held notion that family relationships
can’t be dissolved and suggests that estrangement is not all that uncommon By Catherine Saint Louis in The New York Times on December 20, 2017.

Family.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Best of 2017: Our Top 20 Exhibitions Around the World

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Best of 2017: Our Top 20 Exhibitions Around the World: We traveled around the world this year to look for some of the best art exhibitions and found some gems in Germany, South Africa, Spain, UAE, UK, and beyond on the HyperAllergic website on December 22, 2017.

Front view of Winter Palace, where Russian Tsars used to spend their winter months hiding the bitter cold. Sasha Petite from Singapore. Public Domain Wikimedia Commons

Laplanche’s Revolution in Psychoanalysis with Jonathan House at IPTAR

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Registration is open! Happy holidays to all —
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IPTAR Program Committee: Jeanne Even (Chair), Eva Atsalis, Susan Berger, Carolyn Ellman, Steven Ellman, Susan Finkelstein, Anna Fishzon, Judy Ann Kaplan, Masha Mimran, Bruce Reis, Jamieson Webster

PROGRAM, 9am — BREAKFAST, 9:30am – 10:30am — Dr. Jonathan House

Après-coup, Freud’s Nachträglichkeit, is an essential psychoanalytic concept structuring each of four concepts, four mental processes that lie at the foundation of Freud’s thinking: psychic trauma, repression, the creation of the unconscious, and the creation of infantile sexuality. It is argued here that infantile sexual drives, in contrast to the self-preservative instincts, arise from a two-step process of translation and repression in which the residues of failed translation become source-objects of the drives. These residues of failed translation have an associative resonance with adult sexuality, and the child is driven to ongoing attempts to translate them, to make them meaningful après coup. Thus, après-coup is at the heart of the human subject as a sexual creature who requires, desires, and creates meaning.

10:30am – 11am – Response by Dr. Doris Silverman
11am – 11:15am — COFFEE BREAK
11:15am – 12:30pm – Discussion with Dr. House, Dr. Silverman, moderated by Dr. Jared Russell (with audience Q & A)
12:30pm – 2pm — LUNCH
2pm – 3:30pm — Clinical case presentation by Dr. House with a short video
3:30pm – 4:30pm — Plenary discussion open to the audience

Jonathan House, MD specialized in internal medicine but left his clinical (more…)

Psychology Sunday: Anna Freud

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Anna Freud on Wikipedia

Click Here to Read:  Why Freud Matters: Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, and the Skeptical Humanist Tradition by Raymond Barglow on the Skeptics website.

Click Here to Read:  Anna Freud’s Diagnostic Profile: Then and Now by Guest Editors by Norka Malberg, , Psy.D. & Inge-Martine Pretorius , Ph.D., D.Psych. in Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy in Volume 16, Issue 2, 127-130, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Letters between Anna Freud and Heinz Kohut, 1964-1969.

Click Here to Read:   Radical Innovator and Staunch Conservative: Anna Freud’s Wartime Work and Contribution to Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice Lecture by Inge Pretorius on the Freud Museum website. (more…)

Modern women in the land of Genghis Khan

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Modern women in the land of Genghis Khan By Faranak Amidi and Gulnara Kasmambetova on the BBC website.

Mongol women at Naadam festival by L’irrésistible silhouette bleue.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Seidenberg Prize

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

The Chicago Institute is very pleased to be sponsoring a unique one-time paper prize this year for the two best papers on “Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Problems of Incarceration.” Since this prize is new with a short time line (deadline to submit papers is March 1), we need help ensuring that people hear about it and have a chance to submit a paper.

We’d greatly appreciate it if you could circulate the attached announcement to your contacts–any colleagues, graduate students and friends who might be interested in contributing a paper. The first-place award is $15,000 and the second-place award is $5,000.

More information is also available at our website, chicagoanalysis.org.

Denton’s Law Firm made this prize possible in honor of Institute Board member Harold Hirshman, who worked for years pro bono on a class action law suit known as Rasho. The settlement in the Rasho case provides for personnel and facilities for mental health services for prisoners who are mentally ill.

Commenting on the settlement, Harold said, “This truly is a humane and monumental settlement that will have a lasting impact on the (more…)

Extreme Diamonds: Paul Valéry and the Last Centennial of 1917

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Extreme Diamonds: Paul Valéry and the Last Centennial of 1917: The French poet saw the coming collapse of  civilization. A hundred years later, his ‘The

How Vladimir Nabokov disproved John Dunne’s dream theory

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   How Vladimir Nabokov disproved John Dunne’s dream theory: Nabokov’s notes offer an unrehearsed glimpse of a great writer’s imagination by Robert Fulford on the National Post on December 20, 2017.

Reflections on the Bodleian’s Treasures — and a few others

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Reflections on the Bodleian’s Treasures — and a few others by Paul Levy on his Plain English website on December 21, 2017.

Philosophy Thursday: Arturo Carsetti

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Arturo Carsetti on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Arturo Carsetti website.

Click Here to Read:  Arturo Carsetti on Research Gate.

Click Here to Read:  Arturo Carsetti on the Computer Science Bibliography Website.

Click Here to Read: Other Posts on Philosophy Thursday on this website.

 

Rethinking Infidelity: ‘This thing has existed since marriage was invented,’ says Esther Perel, author of The State of Affairs

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Rethinking Infidelity: ‘This thing has existed since marriage was invented,’ says Esther Perel, author of The State of Affairs By Daphne Merkin on the Tablet Website on December 20, 2017.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi—The further business of the Disney franchise

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Star Wars: The Last Jedi—The further business of the Disney franchise By Matthew MacEgan on the World Socialist Web Site on December 19, 2017.

Leo Hurwitz Filmography Tuesday: The Sun And Richard Lippold 1966

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Sun And Richard Lippold 1966 The Sun: Unifier and Transformer by Dr. Sandra E. Cohen on her Characters on the Couch Blog on December 18, 2017.

Kathryn Jane Zerbe, MD Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc site

Click Here to Read:  Kathryn Jane Zerbe, MD Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who Posted by Carrie Brunner onthe NBHerard website on December 18, 2017.

Movies Monday: The 20 Best Japanese Animated Movies of the 21st Century

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The 20 Best Japanese Animated Movies of the 21st Century by Melinda Gemesi on the Taste of Cinema website on February 22, 2015.

Unrequited Love and Revenge in Erotomanic Stalking with Helen Gediman, PhD at AIP

Monday, December 18th, 2017

AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS, Continuing Education Program: 2 CONTACT HOURS for licensed social workers
329 East 62nd Street — New York, NY 10065 — (212) 838-8044 — aipnyc.org — info@aipnyc.org

Unrequited Love and Revenge in Erotomanic Stalking with Helen Gediman, PhD
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, General Admission is FREE!

Cost: $20.00 (applies only to licensed social workers wanting to receive their CE certificates), Contact Hours: 2
Location: American Institute of Psychoanalysis, 329 East 62nd Street, Rm: Auditorium

Overview:
The presentation will review portrayals of erotomania in the films, Play Misty for Me and Fatal Attraction as well as in celebrity stalking of operatic and other divas. Clinical vignettes will round out the discussion of shame, fear, and terror in the stalker-stalkee couple. (more…)