Archive for the 'Editorials' Category

So This Is What American Greatness Really Looks Like?

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  So This Is What American Greatness Really Looks Like? Another week of new low after new low. If this is what making America great looks like, God help us when it arrives by Joy-Ann Reid on the Daily Beast website on July 15, 2017.

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Sigmund Freud Writes to Concerned Mother: “Homosexuality is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of”

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Sigmund Freud Writes to Concerned Mother: “Homosexuality is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of” (1935) on the Open Culture website on September 26th, 2014.

Venezuela: Where Have All the Leftists Gone? Daniel Benveniste

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

For nineteen years leaders of the North American left have publicly defended the Chávez-Maduro regime in Venezuela. Many were at the forefront of the anti-war movement of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the civil rights movement, and other progressive movements. They include: Noam Chomsky, Jesse Jackson, Oliver Stone, Sean Penn, Harry Belafonte, Mark Weisbrot, Jimmy Carter, Patrick Kennedy, Michael Moore, Cindy Sheehan, and Danny Glover. Lately they’ve gone silent.

I am a left-leaning Democrat and I have admired many of these leaders over the decades. I am originally from San Francisco but lived in Caracas, Venezuela from 1999-2010 where I personally witnessed Hugo Chávez’s so-called “leftist” revolution. There was never anything leftist about Chávez’s authoritarian demagogic regime. It was, from the beginning, a strong man military regime riddled with corruption, lies, and violence. (more…)

Altruism Trumps Narcissism

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Altruism Trumps Narcissism by Julie Jaffe Nagel in the Huffington Post on June 29, 2017.

The Institute as Crypt of Psychoanalysis

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Institute as Crypt of Psychoanalysis by Richard Brouillette, LCSW in the Candidate Journal.

Rescue Ladino, The Language Of Sephardic Jews

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Rescue Ladino, The Language Of Sephardic Jews by Sarah Aroeste on the Tablet Website on June 12, 2017.

Freud-Einstein On Peace

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Click Here To Read: Freud-Einstein On Peace: OP-ED by TMS on the Eurasia Review website on June 26, 2917.

Albert Einstein. Photo by F Schmutzer, Wikipedia Commons.

 

A Greek Tragedy: Listening Psychoanalytically to James Comey’s Testimony and Answering Two Agonizing Questions

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read: A Greek Tragedy: Listening Psychoanalytically to James Comey’s Testimony and Answering Two Agonizing Questions by Dr. Prudence Gourguechon on the Huffington Post website on June 7, 2016.

The Loneliness of Donald Trump

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Loneliness of Donald Trump: On the Corrosive Privilege of the Most Mocked Man in the World By Rebecca Solnit on the Lit Hub website on May 30, 2017.

American Psychological Association Criticizes White House Budget Proposal

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Press Release: American Psychological Association Criticizes White House Budget Proposal.

A Message for the American Psychiatric and Psychological Associations About Donald Trump’s Mental Health

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  A Message for the American Psychiatric and Psychological Associations About Donald Trump’s Mental Health By Bernard Starr on the OpEd website on May 18, 2017.

Trump’s Method, Our Madness

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Trump’s Method, Our Madness by Joel Whitebook in the New York Times on March 20, 2017.

Jean Dubuffet, “Tissu d’episodes” (c. 1976).CreditCNAC/MNAM/RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY, 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

APA CALLS UPON CONGRESS TO OPPOSE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 Contact: Jim Sliwa (202) 336-5707 jsliwa@apa.org
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APA CALLS UPON CONGRESS TO OPPOSE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT
xpresses concern to House leaders over Congressional Budget Office analysis

WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association and its affiliated APA Practice Organization sent a letter to congressional leaders stating their opposition to the American Health Care Act after a Congressional Budget Office analysis projected that the bill, if enacted into law, could double the proportion of Americans without health insurance by 2026.

“We believe that any health care reform legislation to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act considered by Congress should increase the number of Americans with coverage for mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment,” said the letter to Speaker of the House Paul (more…)

If We Are Not Just Animals, What Are We?

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  If We Are Not Just Animals, What Are We? by Roger Scruton in The New York Times on March 6, 2017.

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AAPCSW RESPONSE TO THE UNFOLDING EXECUTIVE ORDER – IMMIGRATION AND TRAVEL BAN

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work has deep concerns about President Trump’s executive order on immigration and the travel ban from seven majority Muslim countries. Although the subsequent legal process suspending the ban and the President’s vow to issue an alternative are ongoing and subject to change, many problems remain.

We are concerned about the intent and the manner of the Administration’s actions, not only because it fundamentally disregards basic human rights guaranteed by the Constitution. It is an offense to human dignity resulting from the relentless attribution of criminality. Moreover, by transforming immigrants into dangerous “others,” it contributes to their demonization. This experience affects the safety, health, and wellbeing of the individuals directly involved, their families, and the larger society.     (more…)

Theory and its Impact on Training in Psychoanalysis

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Theory and its Impact on Training in Psychoanalysis by Ahmed Fayek on his blog on February 19, 2017

The Theoretical Field: A Disguised Mess by Ahmed Fayek

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read: 3. The Theoretical Field: A Disguised Mess by Ahmed Fayek on his Psychoanalytic Notes blog on February 11, 2017.

Women’s March 2017: An Overwhelming Success What Can I Do Now?

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Women’s March 2017: An Overwhelming Success What Can I Do Now? by Daniel Benveniste, Ph.D.

The Republican Fausts

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

 

Click Here to Read: The Republican Fausts by David Brooks in The New York Times on January 31, 2017.

President Trump at a retreat last week in Philadelphia for congressional Republicans.
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The Ahmed Fayek blog

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Psychoanalytic Notes on the Ahmed Fayek blog.