Archive for March, 2018

On the Subject’s Relation to Knowledge with Paola Mieli at Après-Coup

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Psychoanalytic Association presents

SEMINAR On the Subject’s Relation to Knowledge Paola Mieli
Friday, April 6, 2018 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The School of Visual Arts 136 West 21st Street, Room 408, New York, NY

Returning to Freud and Lacan, this seminar will reflect on the function that knowledge and belief play in the subject’s relation to the world. Denial, disavowal, foreclusion—and their subjective and collective implications—will be explored, as well as the differences between unconscious and conscious knowledge, between savoir, connaissance and savoir faire.

Readings for April 6th, 2018: S. Freud, A Case of Paranoia Running Counter to the Psychoanalytic Theory (1915); Neurosis and Psychosis, 1923; The Loss of Reality in Neurosis and Psychosis(1924); J. Lacan, Seminar Book 1, Chapters XXI, XXII (1955); Seminar XI, Chapter XVIII (1964); G.Agamben, Homo Sacer, Introduction; Part III, chapters 1,2,3 (1995). (more…)

Passover Seder at Sigmund Shlomo Freud’s

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

 

Click Here to Read: Passover Seder at Sigmund Shlomo Freud’s: Toward the end of his career, the father of psychoanalysis, a secularist who believed religion had fulfilled its role, tried to explain what sets Jews apart and formed a controversial – and unsupported – theory about Moses and the origins of monotheism by Amnon Rubenstein on the Israel Hayon website on March 30, 2018.

Click Here To Read: Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture by Arnold Richards.

Click Here to Read:  Freud’s Need Not to Believe by Arnold Richards.

Click Here  to Read:  Freed’s Jewish Identity by Arnold Richards

Click Here to Read:  Therapy and Ideology: Psychoanalysis and Its Vicissitudes in Pre-State Israel (Including Some Previously Unpublished Letters by Sigmund Freud  and Albert Einstein).  Science in Context. 23(4) p. 473-506. (2010).

Click Here to Read: Between Technique and Ethic, Between Hermeneutics and Science: Freud’s right guesin by Shichot Israel Journal for psychotherapy.  This article is in Hebrew.

 

 

Vertigo: Sixty years since the release of Alfred Hitchcock’s disturbing classic

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Vertigo: Sixty years since the release of Alfred Hitchcock’s disturbing classic By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist website on
March 30, 2018.

Philosophy Thursday: Andy Clark

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Andy Clark on Wikipedia Commons.

Click Here to Read: The Mind-Expanding Ideas of Andy Clark: The tools we use to help us think—from language to smartphones—may be part of thought itself By Larissa MacFarquhar in The New Yorker on April 2, 2018 Issue

Click Here to View: Andy Clark: Being and Computing: Are You Your Brain, and Is Your Brain a Computer? on YouTube.

Click Here to Read: Andy Clark Articles on Philosophy of Brains website.

Click Here to View:  Professor Andy Clark: Research in a Nutshell on YouTube.

Click Here to Read:  Out of Our Brains by byAndy Clark in The New York Times on December 12, 2010. (more…)

Seeing hallucinations in the brain

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Click Here to View:  Seeing hallucinations in the brain, Video  on the Chris Mathys website.

Too Much Charisma Is Bad for Leadership

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Too Much Charisma Is Bad for Leadership: Leaders have to be charismatic, but only to a point vt Art Markman Ph.D. on his Ulterior Motives blog on the Psychology Today blogs on March 26, 2018.
President of Mexico, PM of Canada and President of the United States. 29 June 2016. Author: Presidencia de la República Mexicana

“I’m the Opposite of Donald Trump”: Yinka Shonibare MBE on His New Public Sculpture in NYC

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   “I’m the Opposite of Donald Trump”: Yinka Shonibare MBE on His New Public Sculpture in NYC: The British-Nigerian artist’s Public Art Fund commission, located just a few blocks from Trump Tower, is a tall, billowing form featuring a riotous patern inspired by Dutch wax fabrics by Jessica Holmes on the HyperAllergic website on March 26, 2018.

Wind Sculpture (Yinka Shonibare, 2014), Howick Place, London SW1 Photo: Ham. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

John Cacioppo, Who Studied Effects of Loneliness, Is Dead at 66

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   John Cacioppo, Who Studied Effects of Loneliness, Is Dead at 66 By Sam Roberts in the New York Times on March 26, 2018.

Click Here to Purchase:  Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely edited by Arlene Kramer Richards, Lucille Spira and Arthur A. Lynch on IPBooks.net

Passover Thoughts

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Let Our Data Go: This Passover, let’s break free from the new Pharaoh, Mark Zuckerberg, and cast aside the chametz that is social media By Liel Leibovitz on the Tablet website on march 26, 2018.

Click Here to Read:  An Air Force Chaplain’s Unforgettable Passover, 50 Years Ago: How a week of military leave created one rabbi’s unlikely connections to Menachem Begin and Ted Kennedy, on the eve of the Six-Day War By Jordan Hiller By Jordan Hiller on the Table Website on April 10, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  A Seder of my Own: After my mother died, I made Passover just the way she did—until, drawing inspiration from Purim, I made my own tradition By Rachel Mesch on the Tablet website on April 1, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Why Even Some Jews Once Believed Moses Had Horns. It is often said that this is a simple matter of mistranslation, but Vulgate author Saint Jerome would not have made such a crude mistake by Elon Gilad on the Ha’aretz website on March 27, 2018.

Atypical brain development observed in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Atypical brain development observed in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms: NIH-funded study uses high-resolution brain scans to uncover structural changes on the National Institutes of Health website on March 26, 2018.

Maturation of the brain, as reflected in the age at which a cortex area attains peak thickness, in ADHD (above) and normal development (below). Lighter areas are thinner, darker areas thicker. Light blue in the ADHD sequence corresponds to the same thickness as light purple in the normal development sequence. The darkest areas in the lower part of the brain, which are not associated with ADHD, had either already peaked in thickness by the start of the study, or, for statistical reasons, were not amenable to defining an age of peak cortex thickness. Movie of same data below. Source: NIMH Child Psychiatry Branch. National Institute of Mental Health Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons,

 

Kurt R. Eissler and the Sigmund Freud Archives

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Kurt R. Eissler and the Sigmund Freud Archives by Jennifer Gavin on the Library of Congress blog on February 9, 2017

Surrealism: A Conversation at London’s Olivier Malingue gallery

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Surrealism: A Conversation at London’s Olivier Malingue gallery Written by Emily Gosling on the Creative Boom website.
The Sun has Gone to Hell; Oil on Board Author: Rallé

On Klein’s r/evolution in psychoanalysis Ron Britton, MD at IPTAR

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

IPTAR PRESENTS REVOLUTIONS IN TECHNIQUE: On Klein’s r/evolution in psychoanalysis Ron Britton, MD Discussant: Neal Vorus, PhD
Moderator: Carolyn Ellman, PhD  May 5th, 2018 9:00 am – 4:30 pm IPTAR, 1651 Third Ave, suite 205 Register here: http://iptar.org/event/Britton-2018

ADMISSION General: $125 includes 5 CE credits Candidates: $25 includes 5 CE credits

PROGRAM
9am – 9:30am — BREAKFAST
9:30am – 10:45 am: Dr. Ron Britton (followed by audience Q&A)

The paper describes the evolution of so called post-Kleinian analysis and its current style as exemplified in the work of Ronald Britton. The development of a method of using psychoanalysis with young children largely based on the application of dream analysis to children’s play made considerable changes to adult analysis. A child case is described that illustrates manifest recapitulation in play of an immediate life trauma and its segregation from the primitive phantasy that existed in the child’s frightening dream life. The paper discusses some of Britton’s own ideas and those shared with others such as John Steiner that have influenced technique as well as theorizing such as the concept of triangular space, thick and thin narcissistic organisations and the post- (more…)

Movies Monday: Ingmar Bergman

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  48 Ingmar Bergman Films Ranked: Film Forum’s retrospective marking the centennial of the Swedish auteur’s birth includes 48 of his films, which we’ve dutifully ranked from best to worst Craig Hubert on the HyperAllergic website on February 7, 2018.

Click Here to Read: Ingmar Bergman: IN MEMORY by Roger Ebert on the REgoerEbert website on July 30, 2007.

Click Here to Read: Persona review – Ingmar Bergman’s enigmatic masterpiece still captivates: Bergman’s sensually brilliant 1966 film about a mute actress and her psychiatric nurse is an endlessly questioning and mysterious disquisition on identity Peter Bradshaw on the Guardian website on December 29, 2017.

Click Here to Read: A Solitary Ingmar Bergman on Life, Love and Death, in Documentary Style: BERGMAN ISLAND By STEPHEN HOLDEN in The New York Times on December 6, 2006. (more…)

The Again Psychoanalyst with Joyce Slochower at MITPP

Monday, March 26th, 2018

The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and
The Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists Invite you to a Scientific Meeting

Friday, April 6, 2018 – 7:30 PM THE AGING PSYCHOANALYST   PRESENTER: JOYCE SLOCHOWER, Ph.D., ABPP

Here’s a paradox: psychoanalytic practice focuses on the impact of early loss, trauma, and conflict as they inform and shape patient and analyst’s experience in the present. Whatever our particular theory, we’re accustomed to making these links and helping people unpack and move beyond their personal ghosts. But there’s a future ghost that we avoid examining, no matter whom we’re working with. It is the ghost of who we will become—of our own aging. Most of us avoid dealing with the inevitability of growing old, much less our death. We avoid examining, much less theorizing, its impact on us as analysts. How will we manage the impending diminishment of capacity that often comes with aging? How will we help our patients confront this, and other actualities associated with aging? (more…)

The vicissitudes of idealization in the Psychoanalytic Encounter at IPTAR

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Sunday Salon at IPTAR Institute for Psychoanalytic Training & Research “But no perfection is so absolute that some impunity doth not pollute.”
The vicissitudes of idealization in the Psychoanalytic Encounter
Sunday April 15, 2018, Roundtable 2:30-4:30 all are invited, Open House reception to follow 4:30-5:30 IPTAR: 1651 Third Ave. #205 (92nd and Third Ave.)
Monica Carsky, PhD (IPTAR Member and Faculty) Jeri Isaacson, PhD (IPTAR Member) Sujatha Subramanian, PhD (IPTAR Member and Faculty)
Moderator: Judith Hanlon, PhD (IPTAR Fellow and Faculty)

Please RSVP

https://iptar.org/event/april-sunday-salon-open-house (more…)

Reframing views of patients who malinger advised

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Reframing views of patients who malinger advised By Whitney McKnight on the Clinical Psychiatry News website on October 28, 2016.

Photo: Kendl123 Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

How Close Is Donald Trump to a Psychiatric Breakdown?

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   How Close Is Donald Trump to a Psychiatric Breakdown? Last fall, prominent psychiatrists broke with the American Psychiatric Association to warn that President Trump is dangerous and mentally unstable. A bitter controversy started. by Rosemary Sword and Gail Sheehy on the Daily Beast website on March 23, 2018.

IPBooks submitted for ABAPsa Prize and Gradiva Award Winners

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

IPBooks Gradiva Award Winners:

2013: Encounters with Loneliness:  Only the Lonely Edited by Arlene Kramer Richards,  Lucille Spira and Arthur A. Lynch

2016: Quantum Psychoanalysis by Gerald J. Gargiulo.

List of the IPBooks titles submitted for the ABAPsa Book Prize:

Psychoanalytic Reflections: Training and Practice  by Sandra Buechler

Not Knowing Knowing Not Knowing: Festschrift in Honor of Shmuel Ehlich, Edited  By Mira Erlich-Ginor

The Selected Papers of Arnold Goldberg, MD with Forward and Introduction by Gavin Mullen (more…)

Itzik Manger’s Forgotten Biblical Fantasies

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Click Here to Read: Itzik Manger’s Forgotten Biblical Fantasies on the Mosaic website on March 23, 2018.