Archive for May, 2018

The Genius of Bernard-Henri Levy’s Affirmative Judaism

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Click Here to Read: The Genius of Bernard-Henri Levy’s Affirmative Judaism by Tom Teicholz on the Forbes website on January 25, 2017.

Bernard-Henri Lévy at Tel Aviv University. Photo by Itzik Edri.

Crossfire Hurricane, FDR, precursors of Nazism, Mommy brain, 1945 from Sasha Rolde on InternationalPsychoanalysis.net

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

getting ready for the Chicago APsaA meeting, welcoming spring, and trying to ignore the national and global news ( in that order), I am preparing this weeks list of my choices on the international psychoanalytic website, which I will give you followed by the entire list; It seems that the psychology of today’s political situation – i.e. group psychology is more prevalent both in our patients’minds (what they bring at least to my office) and on our website.

My Choices:

1) Please read about”Crossfire Hurricane and FBI anxiety – apparently they all need a psychoanalyst to treat their  psychodynamics – go to it and write your comments!!!

 nternationalpsychoanalysis.net/category/general-news

2)  FDR”S solutions to the Holocaust – how “nice” was the USA? (more…)

The Wrongful Conviction of Oscar Pistorius by Brent Willock

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Chapter 3: Trial and Judgement  from The Wrongful Conviction of Oscar Pistorius by Brent Willock.

Praise for this Book from Leading Authorities in the Scientific and Forensic Fields:

“This book is a murder mystery but not a ‘who done it?’ We know who fired the shots through the door of the toilet room killing Reeva, the girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius. He had been asleep next to her when he was awakened by a noise he thought was due to one or more intruders. He ran to the bathroom calling to Reeva to phone the police and shouting to the intruder(s) to get out of his house. Neither she nor they responded. After being frozen in fear, he shot through the locked door and thendiscovered Reeva close to death. From here on the story is a detailed analysis of the legal procedures, the misunderstandings of the state of mind of the accused: was he fully conscious and so responsible for murder? The author, Brent Willock, is highly informed to make a compelling case that Oscar was not fully conscious, therefore not responsible, and to address (more…)

Dr Gabor Maté – Why Capitalism Makes Us Sick

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Click Here to View: Dr Gabor Maté – Why Capitalism Makes Us Sick on YouTube.

What is the Unconscious Mind?

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Click Here to View: What is the Unconscious Mind? Freudalicious Mind. Join Me, Thursdays 7 Central on YouTube by Chris Health.

Survival; or, How My Family Beat the Odds in 1940

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Survival; or, How My Family Beat the Odds in 1940: It wasn’t easy for an entire Jewish family to escape Eastern Europe in the mid-20th century. Ruth Wisse’s did by Ruth Wisse on the Mosaic website on May 17, 2018.
Administrative map of Romania in May 1942 by Andrein. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Conundrums and Predicaments in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Conundrums and Predicaments in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis by Richard Tuch and Lynn S. Kuttnauer, Reviewed by Philip Lance on the New Books New York Website on May 18, 2018.

Austen Riggs Center Clinician and Researcher Dr. Jane Tillman Receives Significant Grant for Suicide Study

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

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Austen Riggs Center Clinician and Researcher Dr. Jane Tillman Receives Significant Grant for Suicide Study

Stockbridge, MA – May 18, 2018 – Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP, Evelyn Stefansson Nef Director of the Erikson Institute for Education and Research, has received a significant grant from the Fund for Psychoanalytic Research through the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) for her work, “Follow Up to States of Mind Preceding a Near Lethal Suicide Attempt Study.” In making this award, the review committee indicated that this was an important topic for study and may yield valuable information.

According to Dr. Tillman, “Suicide is a significant public health problem. Despite a burgeoning research literature that focuses primarily on biobehavioral and diagnostic risk factors, there has been little effective translation of these findings into improved clinical care of suicidal patients.” (more…)

Paths of Power: Psychoanalysis and Sorcery

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Paths of Power: Psychoanalysis and Sorcery by Marie Coleman Nelson in Journal European Psychoanalysis, Number 23, 2006/2,

Child’s play: pioneers of child psychoanalysis

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Child’s play: pioneers of child psychoanalysis by Laura Knowles the Oxford University Press website on May 19, 2018.

Featured image credit: Antique Wooden Train by Michael Bergmann. Public domain via Unsplash.

Epigenetics: The Evolution Revolution

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Epigenetics: The Evolution Revolution by Israel Rosenfield and Edward Ziff in The New York Review of Books in the June 7, 2018 Issue.

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The Secret Photographer Who Captured Four Decades of Life in St Petersburg

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  The Secret Photographer Who Captured Four Decades of Life in St Petersburg: Unlike most long-lost family photos, Ivashintsova’s 30,000 images show a unique aesthetic, one that she hid from her loved ones, inviting comparisons to Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier by Elena Goukassian on the HyperAllergic website on May 14, 2018.

Street scene in Tomsk, Russia. June 2008. Photo:Adam Jones. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

New Data Reveal 250 Preschoolers Are Suspended or Expelled Every Day

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  New Data Reveal 250 Preschoolers Are Suspended or Expelled Every Day By Rasheed Malik on the Center for Progress website on November 6, 2017.

Photo: Senior Master Sgt. David Lipp. Public Domain Via Wikimedia Commons.

 

 

 

Psychoanalysis Is Alive and Well

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Psychoanalysis Is Alive and Well: How Contemporary Psychoanalysts Help You Lessen Pain and Increase Satisfaction By Fred Pisoni, PsyD on the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Psychoanalysis Unplugged blog on the Psychology Today’s blog on May 17, 2018.

Freud and other psychoanalysts : (left to right seated) Freud, Sàndor Ferenczi, and Hanns Sachs (standing) Otto Rank, Karl Abraham, Max Eitingon, and Ernest Jones. [Sigmund Freud Collection , Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Call number PR 13 CN 1978:209.39 [item] [P&P]. Retrieved from LOC exhibits.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Code Name Crossfire Hurricane

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation By Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman and Nicholas Fandos in The New York Times on May 16, 2018.

FBI Headquarters. Photo by Aude.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

How American Racism Influenced Hitler

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Click Here to Read: How American Racism Influenced Hitler: Scholars are mapping the international precursors of Nazism By Alex Ross April 30, 2018 Issue.

German Federal Archive (Deutsches Bundesarchiv). Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

An Empire of Nothing at All?

Thursday, May 17th, 2018


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  An Empire of Nothing at All? By Tom Engelhardt on the Reader Supported News Website on May 16, 2018.

ISAF Headquarters Public Affairs Office from Kabul, Afghanistan. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Remembering Buddhist Psychoanalyst Jeremy Safran

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Remembering Buddhist Psychoanalyst Jeremy Safran: A friend and colleague reflects on the New School professor’s life following his tragic passing By Sara Weber on the Tricycle website May 16, 2018.

Max Weber, Sigmund Freud, Charismatic Power, and Political Leadership with Peter Loewenberg at the New Center for Psychoanalysis LA

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Max Weber, Sigmund Freud, Charismatic Power, and Political Leadership 2018 Franz Alexander Lecture
Presented by Peter Loewenberg, PhD Thursday, May 17, 2018 8 – 10 PM 2 CE Credits *pre-registration preferred*

Psychoanalysis is a social science as well as a humanistic, hermeneutic and a psychological science. Dr. Loewenberg compares the lives and thought of two great Central European shapers of modern culture, Sigmund Freud (1856- 1939), creator of psychoanalysis, and Max Weber (1864-1920), founder of modern interpretive comparative sociology. Weber was a contemporary of Freud who was the shaper of social science method. Dr. Loewenberg explores their lives and insights on leadership, political power and domination and applies their insights to empirical leadership functions in the current world.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:
• Describe the theoretical contributions of Weber and Freud as they apply to leadership, political power, and domination (more…)

Holocaust Museum’s Exhibit Makes Excuses for Ignoring Genocide

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Holocaust Museum’s Exhibit Makes Excuses for Ignoring Genocide: One shudders at the thought of museums one day conjuring up excuses for more recent presidents who likewise turned a blind eye to genocide or other atrocities around the world.
BY Rafael Medoff on the Jerusalem website on May 12, 2018.

Click Here to Read: New Documents Reveal FDR’s Eugenic Project to ‘Resettle’ Jews During World War II: As the Holocaust raged, the American president secretly asked his government to study the possible resettlement of remaining European refugees in Africa and South America. His goal: for Jews to be ‘spread thin all over the world.’ By Steve Usdin on the Tablet website on April 30, 2018.

Click Here to Read: Reexamining FDR’s Response to Kristallnacht Ken Burns and others have called it impressive, but the truth is less inspiring By Rafael Medoff on the Tablet website on November 4, 2014.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

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