Archive for April, 2018

Henry Lothane’s Letter to New York Times on Banality of Evil

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Henry Lothane’s Letter to New York Times on Banality of Evil.  This letter was unpublished.

Click Here to Read:  Hannah Arendt on Loneliness as the Common Ground for Terror and How Tyrannical Regimes Use Isolation as a Weapon of Oppression by Maria Popova on the Brain Pickings website on December 20, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Reflections on Violence by Hannah Arendt in the New York Review of Books on July 11, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Hannah Arnedt on Philosophy Thursday on this website.

Click Here to Read: Lonely Thinking: Hannah Arendt on Film on this website (more…)

Chappaquiddick examines 1969 tragedy and political cover-up

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Click Here to Read: Chappaquiddick examines 1969 tragedy and political cover-up By Patrick Martin on the World Socialist Web Site on April 21, 2018.

An Alternative History of Greek Pottery Makes Women the Equals of Men

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Click Here to Read: An Alternative History of Greek Pottery Makes Women the Equals of Men: Mary Frances Dondelinger creates bowls, vases, and statues that masquerade as the relics of a previously undiscovered civilization by Karen Chernick on the HyperAllergic website on April 17, 2018.

Women near an altar. Interior from an Attic red-figure kylix, ca. 450 BC. From Vulci. Guglielmi Collection Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

 

Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Program Accepting Applications

Friday, April 20th, 2018

The Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Program will begin a new three-year training cycle in September 2018. Below is a description of the program. If you are interested in applying or would like more information, contact Sally Moskowitz at sallymoskowitz@gmail.com or Rita Reiswig at rreiswig@me.com. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2018.

THE ANNI BERGMAN PARENT-INFANT PROGRAM

The ANNI BERGMAN PARENT-INFANT PROGRAM began in 1997 and is affiliated with both The Contemporary Freudian Society and the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. The program is unique in offering intensive training in parent-infant treatment to psychoanalysts, advanced psychoanalytic candidates, and to professionals with expertise working with infants and toddlers.

The three-year training program includes one year of infant observation, one year of study of the psychoanalytic literature on infancy and relevant infant research, and one year of the application of this knowledge to supervised clinical work with infants and their parents.. The program is held weekly on Tuesdays from 12-2:30 at 30 West 86th Street and runs from mid-September through the end of May.

Year One: Infant Observation (more…)

Mentalising Homeostasis: The Somatic and Social Origins of the Self Presenter with Katerina Fotopoulou, Ph.D. at Pfeffer Center at NYPSI

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Mentalising Homeostasis: The Somatic and Social Origins of the Self Presenter: Katerina Fotopoulou, Ph.D.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 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

According to cognitive neuroscience there are at least two ways of knowing yourself: One, through integrating multimodal signals into an egocentric reference frame and assigning the first person perspective; another, through the cognitive ability to disengage from the embodied first person perspective and adopt another person’s perspective on your experience. These research traditions have progressed with relative independence in the field. For example, different paradigms examine feelings of body ownership and agency from a first person perspective (e.g. the Rubber Hand Illusion) versus third person perspective, self-recognition in mirrors. Inspired by psychoanalytic insights on development, Dr. Fotopoulou will present a set of behavioural and neuroscientific studies with healthy individuals, neurological patients with right-hemisphere damage, and patients with anorexia nervosa, putting forward the idea that first and third-person perspectives on the self dissociate and proximal, embodied experiences of affective congruency may act as the (more…)

“Revolutions in Technique” program, with a rare appearance by Ron Britton at IPTAR

Friday, April 20th, 2018

20Please join us for the final IPTAR “Revolutions in Technique” program, with a rare appearance by Ron Britton, Post-Kleinian master clinician and scholar. Please register soon as this is a unique opportunity to hear a prolific writer and important psychoanalytic thinker and promises to fill up quickly. We are also fortunate to have IPTAR discussant Neal Vorus and moderator Carolyn Ellman.
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 (more…)

Psychoanalytic Ethics and the Social Link at Après-Coup

Friday, April 20th, 2018


Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association presents Psychoanalytic Ethics and the Social Link: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:30 am – 2:00 pm The School of Visual Arts 136 West 21st Street, New York, NY

PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSANTS
Helena Sedláčková Gibbs, “The Ethics of Dissent”
Lillian Ferrari, Discussant

Anna McLellan, “Examining Ethics and Its Social Context Through Story”
Mark Stafford, Discussant

Andrew Stein, “The Ethical Demands of the Mystic”
Peter Gillespie, Discussant (more…)

La Situación Psicoanalítica: Latin American Contributions to Psychoanalysis at NYPSI

Friday, April 20th, 2018

NYPSI’s 1029th Scientific Program Meeting: La Situación Psicoanalítica: Latin American Contributions to Psychoanalysis with moderator Luis Ripoll, MD and panelists Jorge Balan, PhD, Irene Cairo, MD, Rogelio Sosnik, MD

La Situación Psicoanalítica: Latin American Contributions to Psychoanalysis Moderator: Luis Ripoll, M.D. Panelists: Jorge Balan, Ph.D., Irene Cairo, M.D., and Rogelio Sosnik, M.D.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 8 pm New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute 247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves)
This panel will address a distinctly Latin-American perspective in psychoanalysis. Latin-American contributions to psychoanalysis have been of increasing interest in the age of psychoanalytic pluralism and, over time, they have come to be grouped together. Yet there is limited opportunity to study this collective contribution, especially where European, British, and North American psychoanalytic traditions prevail. To a greater extent than in other regions, psychoanalysis in Latin America has been characterized by an enthusiasm for object-relations theory, based largely on Melanie Klein’s depressive (more…)

Some male sexual assault victims feel left behind by #MeToo

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Some male sexual assault victims feel left behind by #MeToo; “As a male survivor you’re always an adjunct… You’re never the leading subject of a conversation.” by Associated Press on the NBC News website on April 19, 2018.

Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program Open House at NYPSI

Friday, April 20th, 2018

PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE Tuesday May 1, 2018 7:30 PM

Please join NYPSI members for an open house about the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program (PPP) at NYPSI.

It is an opportunity for licensed clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatry residents, and psychology graduate students and other licensed mental health professionals to learn about how this intensive training program can enhance their theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in the practice of psychotherapy.We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions.

REGISTER

NYPSI’s Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program (PPP) is a 1-year certificate-granting intensive post-graduate training program. The curriculum combines theory and clinical study with case conferences as well as ongoing individual supervision with advanced faculty clinicians. As an advanced training program, we require completion of our PREP Program or equivalent educational and/or clinical experience. (more…)

Social Media: How to Develop a Practice That Works for You: Open House at AIP

Friday, April 20th, 2018

THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS The second oldest Psychoanalytic Institute in New York City – Established in 1941
329 East 62nd Street ● New York, NY 10065 (212) 838-8044 ● www.aipnyc.org ● info@aipnyc.org
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We invite you to meet our Faculty and Students at our OPEN HOUSE Saturday, May 5, 2018 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Social Media: How to Develop a Practice That Works for You

The internet makes it easier to develop a private practice than ever before but harder to make it work. Patients are often difficult to engage, leave treatment prematurely, and present with serious emotional problems and clinical crises. Training at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis provides the knowledge, skills and support system necessary to thrive in private practice in the age of the internet.

The AIP training programs have been serving the complex needs of clinicians for over 77 years. Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association & International Psychoanalytical Association

Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis
Licensure Qualifying Program in Psychoanalysis
Certificate Two Year Program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Clinical Experience at the Karen Horney Clinic, an OMH Licensed Clinic

● A broad-based contemporary curriculum.
● Karen Horney’s experience-near theory of split and conflicted self.
● Case Presentations, Journal Clubs, Book Clubs and Scientific Meetings.
● Individual and group supervision.
● Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis for reduced fees by AIP Faculty
● Referral Service which provides private patient referrals for students. (more…)

Screening & Discussion of Pedro Almodóvar’s Talk to Her with William Fried, PhD at NYPSI

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Brill Library Film Series Screening & Discussion of Talk to Her with William Fried, PhD
Screening & Discussion of Pedro Almodóvar’s Talk to Her William Fried, PhD
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, The Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC

From Pedro Almodóvar, the director of the Academy-Award(r) winning All About My Mother (Best Foreign Language Film, 2000), TALK TO HER is the surprising, altogether original and quietly moving story of the spoken and unspoken bonds that unite the lives and loves of two couples. Two men (Benigno and Marco) almost meet while watching a dance performance, but their lives are irrevocably entwined by fate. They meet later at a private clinic where Benigno is the caregiver for Alicia, a beautiful dance student who lies in a coma. Marco is there to visit his girlfriend, Lydia, a famous matador, also rendered motionless. As the men keep vigil over the women they love, the story unfolds in flashback and flashforward as the lives of the four are further entwined and their relationships move toward a surprising conclusion.

In his discussion, Dr. Fried will explore Talk to Her as representing the convolutions of desire by focusing on relations in which one of the two partners is comatose. This situation enables the mechanisms of projection and introjection to become the sole relational vehicles. (more…)

Israeli Independence Day April 17-18 , 2018

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Israel’s Success Has Surprised Everyone by Daniel Gordis on the Mosaic website on April 20. 2018.

Click Here to Read: How Harry Truman Crossed His Own State Department to Recognize Israel in 1948 Eraim Karsh on the Mosaic website on April 16 2018.

Click Here to Read: Israel proves exceptional, once again by Evelyn Gordon on her website on April 14, 2018.

Click Here to Read: The famous city of Achashverosh revealed. Ruins of ancient Susa (Shushan), Persia By Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman in AMI magazine February 21, 2018 // 6 ADAR 5778.

Flaglettes and banner of the Flag of Israel decorate a house during Israel’s Independence Day, 2007 by MathKnight. Public Domain via Wikmeida Commons

“Freedom to Choose: Two Systems of Self-Regulation” with Jack Novick and Kerry Kelly Novick at CFS

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Honoring Jack and Kerry Kelly Novick Focusing on their Latest Publication: “Freedom to Choose: Two Systems of Self-Regulation”
One-Session Program (2 CE Credits) Presenters:Jack Novick and Kerry Kelly Novick Discussants: Jane Hall, Kimberly Kleinman, and Donna Roth Smith
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018 Time: 8:00-10:00pm Location:Mt. Sinai’s Goldwurm Auditorium, Madison Ave @ 98th Street, NYC

At this event we will celebrate Jack and Kerry Novick’s contributions to our field, with special emphasis on their most recent book, “Freedom to Choose: Two Systems of Self-Regulation.” This is a fitting focus, as the book articulates a central strand of their developmental and clinical thinking from early work on beating fantasies in the 1960s, through writings on sadomasochism, to more recent formulations of a model of two systems of self-regulation.
The evening is planned as a collaborative engagement among the speakers and the audience, with the goal of thinking together about how psychoanalytic ideas evolve and can be made useful and accessible. Well known for their clarity and warmth, the Novicks will share experiences to illustrate their work. They will be joined by two distinguished colleagues, Donna Roth Smith and Kim Kleinman, who will talk about ways they have applied some of the Novicks’ concepts and technical approaches. (more…)

The Most Important Equation In The Universe

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   The Most Important Equation In The Universe by Ethan Siegel on the Forbes website on April 17, 2018.

Carina Nebula Photo by: ESO/T. Preibisch. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Digging Deeper with an Anxious Adolescent with Christina Garidis at MITPP

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

THE METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY 160 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024 · (212) 496-2858
mitppnyc@aol.com · www.MITPP.org · on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn OPEN HOUSE LUNCHEON & CLINICAL PRESENTATION FOR THOSE CONSIDERING POSTGRADUATE TRAINING Wednesday, May 9, 2018 1:00 PM –2:30 PM DIGGING DEEPER WITH AN ANXIOUS ADOLESCENT

A 15 year-old girl sought treatment for severe anxiety believing her symptoms were related primarily to fears that she would not achieve academic success. Beneath her academic distress were issues independent of academic achievement including an insecure attachment to her parents, and an enmeshment communicated both emotionally and physically. At times the patient expressed her feelings about her parents through rage, and at other times guilt, pity, sadness and fear of loss. These shifting expressions were often dependent upon the interplay with her therapist. The therapist regularly experienced a sense of constriction in the room, and the feeling that she “couldn’t get it right” in responding to the patient. These interactions provided the therapist with clues about the patient’s need to remain connected and attached while simultaneously becoming an autonomous individual. (more…)

The holiday village run by spies

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  The holiday village run by spies By Raffi Berg on the BBC News website on April 19, 2018.

Map of Sudan by Muhammad Daffa Rambe. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

WCSPP Spring Events 2018

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

WESTCHESTER CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY: SPRING EVENTS 2018 WCSPP Open House
Saturday, April 28, 9:00-10:30 am, Learn about Training Opportunities for Fall 2018, Come learn about post graduate training opportunities for Fall 2018
which have been restructured to allow more individual flexibility in the timing and content of training
Hear more about our Foundational Principles and Techniques of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and our Advancd Psychoanalytic Training Program

At the Office of Suzanne Weisman, 188 East Post Road, Suite 303, White Plains, NY 10601 (Ample Parking Nearby) RSVP to info@wcspp.org or call (914) 997-7500. Child and Adolescent Training Program Open House
Friday, May 4, 6:15-8:00 pm (immediately preceding the below Scientific Meeting)
Learn about Training Opportunities for Fall 2018
A Roundtable discussion with Faculty and Candidates of the Child and Adolescent Training Program and a clinical presentation
Suggested contribution for Scientific Meeting at 8 pm waived for attendees
Light dinner served
RSVP (914) 997-7500 or info@wcspp.org

Scientific Meeting (2 CE available for $10)
Friday, May 4, 8:00 p.m. – “Why is it Easier to be Mad than to Feel Sad?”
Speaker: Leon Hoffman, MD (more…)

Scene from Freud in Rome: It Takes a Little Courage by Robert L. Lippman

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Having lost his way, his Italian brethren are unkind and scornful of Freud. ACT I, SCENE 2. Freud in Rome: It Takes a Little Courage by Robert L. Lippman.

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

 

Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Meredith Friedson

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Click Here to View:    Rendering Unconscious  Podcast by Meredith Friedson by Trapart Film on YouTube on April 9, 2018.