Archive for February, 2018

Special! Hide and Seek/Hidden and Found: In Search of a Balanced Life: Memoirs, Stories, and Essays by Howard L. Schwartz

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Purchase Hide and  Seek for $24.50, 30% off the regular price of $35.00, now on IPBooks.net

Click Here to Purchase:  Hide and Seek/Hidden and Found: In Search of a Balanced Life: Memoirs, Stories,and Essays by Howard L. Schwartz on IPBooks.net

Excerpt from Book Review:

Hide and Seek/Hidden and Found is above all an exercise in self-analysis. Schwartz favors honesty over accuracy, feelings over facts in the way he tells his stories. His memoirs are therefore based on “screen memories,” a term from psychoanalysis that speaks to memories that may or may not be based on actual events but on images of the past, remembered or perhaps formed in the present from past feelings, in which old desires and conflicts may be better understood and perhaps resolved. (more…)

Psychoanalytic Reflections: Searching for a Passionate Neutrality with Sandra Buechler at AIP

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

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
Psychoanalytic Reflections: Searching for a Passionate Neutrality Sandra Buechler, PhD
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018 Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

General Admission: $15 NO Charge for AIP Members, Candidates and Students & NO Charge KHC Staff & Students Contact Hours: 2

Overview:
Everything I have written can be understood as an effort to find a sufficiently passionate form of treatment. In one of the papers in my collection, Psychoanalytic Reflections: Training and Practice (2017, IP Books) I explore how profound feelings about life and health can be integrated into an analytic approach that also honors the concept of neutrality. In this talk I consider how the clinician can inspire active hope, engage in treatment emotionally, facilitate fighting depression, and other challenges.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to describe ways the clinician can integrate neutrality with a sufficiently emotionally engaged treatment approach. (more…)

Letter to the New York Times by Henry J. Friedman

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

To the Editor:

Re “I Can’t Stop Mass Shooters,” by Amy Barnhorst (Op-Ed, Feb. 21):

As a psychiatrist practicing for many decades, I have long understood the problems that stop mental health professionals from effectively preventing angry, hating young men from using automatic weapons to murder large numbers of young people whom they both envy and hate.

Dr. Barnhorst has described her experience as an emergency psychiatrist so clearly that anyone who reads her article should be able to comprehend why reliance upon psychiatrists and other mental health workers to prevent future occurrence of mass murders is unrealistic.

As she demonstrates, it may be easy as a psychiatrist to hospitalize and treat a delusional patient experiencing command hallucinations, but this isn’t the case with the kind of raging young man intent on revenge against those he blames for his outsider misery.

Dr. Barnhorst’s article is an example of a psychiatrist successfully educating the public and her colleagues in psychiatry about the limitations of concentrating on mental illness as the cause of mass murders.

HENRY J. FRIEDMAN
CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

The writer is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

The Hollywood Directors Who Filmed the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Click Here to Read:   The Hollywood Directors Who Filmed the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps: George Stevens, John Ford, and Samuel Fuller, best known for their work in Hollywood, all documented the Allied liberation at the end of the war by Dan Schindel1 on the HyperAllergic.com website on February 22, 2018.

Young and old survivors in Dachau cheer approaching U.S. troops. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Photograph #45075 Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Bill Frisell: A Portrait—an intimate documentary about a unique guitarist

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Click Here to Read: Bill Frisell: A Portrait—an intimate documentary about a unique guitarist By Richard Phillips on the World Socialist Website on February 23, 2018.

Photo by Knuand.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Modern Conflict Theory in Practice with Ian D. Buckingham at NYPSI

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

NYPSI EXTENSION PROGRAM: Modern Conflict Theory in Practice with Ian D. Buckingham, M.D.

Modern Conflict Theory in Practice Ian D. Buckingham, M.D. March 15 – 29, 2018 Thursdays, 8:30 – 10:00 pm 3 classes / $90 Location: 247 East 82nd Street, NYC Register Today

NYPSI Extension Program: Modern Conflict Theory in Practice: A contemporary focus on the functioning of the mind from the perspective of Modern Conflict Theory, with emphasis on Brenner’s revisions of traditional structural theory and a new appreciation of the ideas of evolutionary biology for understanding the functioning of the mind.

Dr. Buckingham was formerly President of NYPSI and Director of its Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program. He is on the faculty of both NYPSI and NYU Medical Center. 4.5 CME/CE credits offered

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Explain contemporary theory in the functioning of the mind, specifically from the perspective of Modern Conflict Theory.
2. Describe Charles Brenner’s revisions of traditional structural theory. (more…)

On Bion’s r/evolution in psychoanalysis with Larry Brown, PhD and Annie Reiner, PhD at IPTAR

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

PTAR PRESENTS:  REVOLUTIONS IN TECHNIQUE: On Bion’s r/evolution in psychoanalysis with Larry Brown, PhD and Annie Reiner, PhD, Discussant: James Ogilvie, PhD, Moderator: Steve Ellman, PhD
March 10th, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, IPTAR, 1651 Third Ave, suite 205
REGISTER HERE
Admission General: $125 includes 5 CE Credits Candidates: $25 includes 5 CE credits

PROGRAM
9am – 9:30am — BREAKFAST
9:30am – 10:30am: Dr. Annie Reiner (followed by audience Q&A)

Ferenczi’s ‘astra’ and Bion’s ‘O’– A clinical perspective on early trauma.

Some of Ferenczi’s controversial intuitions about primitive mental life were before their time, and many are now accepted as part of mainstream psychoanalysis. His ideas about the effects of early emotional trauma on infants, for instance, are useful in understanding (more…)

What’s with the Talk about an Aliyah of the Soul?

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Click Here to Read:   What’s with the Talk about an Aliyah of the Soul? A strange new case of linguistic evolution by PHilologos on the Mosaic website on February 21, 2018.

Photo by myshi from Seattle, WA, USA (occasionally Russia).  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

 

The Destructive Dynamics of Political Tribalism

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Click Here to Read:  The Destructive Dynamics of Political Tribalism By Amy Chua in the New York Times on February 20, 2018.

Photo: Gage Skidmore

The public role of psychoanalysts in the Trump era: ‘We live in ominous times’

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Click Here to Read:  The public role of psychoanalysts in the Trump era: ‘We live in ominous times’ by Michael Walsh Reporter on Yahoo News Finance website  on February 21, 2018.

DIALOGUES ON… SERIES How to Keep Your Cool When Your Child is Oppositional with Leon Hoffman, M.D. at NYPSI

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

NYPSI: DIALOGUES ON… SERIES How to Keep Your Cool When Your Child is Oppositional with Leon Hoffman, M.D.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute’s Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis division continues the “Dialogues on…” Series with
leading child development experts: How to Keep Your Cool When Your Child is Oppositional How does understanding help? Leon Hoffman, M.D. March 14, 2018, 8:00 – 9:30 pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC No charge. Register HERE, visit nypsi.org, or call 212.879.6900

Children with problematic behaviors do not have sufficient internal strength to tolerate the pain and anxiety of disturbing emotional states. In this meeting we will discuss the helpfulness of being curious about the child’s behavior.

Leon Hoffman, M.D. is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Training and Supervising Analyst in adult, child, and adolescent analysis; co-Director, Pacella Research Center at NYPSI (New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute); Faculty, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Chief Psychiatrist, West End Day School in NYC. (more…)

A New Consideration of Elena Ferrante’s The Beach at Night by Dr. Ellen Handler Spitz

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Guest Post: A New Consideration of Elena Ferrante’s The Beach at Night by Dr. Ellen Handler Spitz  on the School Library Journal website on February 15, 2018.

 #Fakenews and free speech—in 1967

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Click Here to Read:   #Fakenews and free speech—in 1967: Fifty years ago, Wayne C. Booth, AM’47, PhD’50, gave an eerily prescient speech By Author Wayne C. Booth in the University of Chicago Magazine in the Winter 2018 issue.

The Mental Health System Can’t Stop Mass Shooters

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Click Here to Read:  The Mental Health System Can’t Stop Mass Shooters By Amy Barnhorst in The New York Times on February 20, 2018.

People in Las Vegas take part in vigil honoring victims of Mass shooting targeting concert goers at a Country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Oct. 2, 2017. (Photo: C. Mendoza / VOA).

A Cruel and Elusive Family History

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Click Here to Read:  A Cruel and Elusive Family History: Agata Tuszyńska’s ‘Family History of Fear’ and Ivan Jablonka’s ‘A History of the Grandparents I Never Had’ open old wounds By Adam Kirsch on the Table Website on January 2, 2018.

The Day We Burned Our Neighbors Alive

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Click Here to Read: The Day We Burned Our Neighbors Alive: Polish journalist Anna Bikont faces history in Jedwabne in her masterful new ‘The Crime and the Silence’ By David Mikics on the Tablet website on October 20, 2018.

Click Here To Read: The Conscience of Poland: A Q&A with Adam Michnik: A conversation with the former dissident and public intellectual, about the ‘Polish mentality,’ anti-Semitism, and ‘wearing Jewish glasses’ By David Samuels December 18, 2014

Memorial in Jedwabne, dedicated to murdered Jews: In remembrance of the Jews from Jedwabne and surrounding areas, men, women, children, co-habitants of this earth, murdered, burned alive here on July 10th, 1941. Photo by Fczarnowski.

 

The Problem is Toxic Masculinity, Not Mental Illness

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Click Here to Read:  The Problem is Toxic Masculinity, Not Mental Illness by Ed Brayton on the Patheos website on February 19, 2018.

The Eleven O’Clock Trailer

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Click Here to View: The Eleven O’Clock Trailer on YouTube.

37 Artists Native to the Americas Weave Stories of Migration and Geography

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  37 Artists Native to the Americas Weave Stories of Migration and Geography: In a time of bald-faced white supremacy and discrimination, the Nebraska exhibition Monarchs feels vitally relevant by Jillian Steinhauer on the HyperAllergic website on February 14, 2018.

Native American Basket Weavers.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Room 2.18 Newsletter

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Room 2.18 Newsletter.