Click Here to Read: The Irony of Despair By David Brooks in The New York Times on December 5, 2013.
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Op-Ed Contribution by Henry J. Friedman by way of Jane S. Hall, our Op-Ed Editor:
Freud invented or discovered psychoanalysis in his role as a physician. Patients came to him suffering from symptoms, usually of a neurological type, and he uniquely found a way to penetrate beneath the surface of the symptoms to the unconscious elements that were generating these conflicts. Is it any wonder that his treatment, psychoanalysis, was viewed as a medical treatment and psychoanalysis in the United States was introduced as a medical speciality, a part of psychiatry, actually what might be called super psychiatry. Psychoanalytic training in the 60′s was understood to be restricted to those trained as psychiatrists. When waivers were granted to PhDs they were usually pledged not to practice as clinicians but to use their clinical training for research purposes.
One can only wonder about how the radical change that we can observe has occurred. Obviously, as has been documented by numerous commentators, this has been a gradual and building conversion from complete medical control to a clinical discipline that (more…)
Click Here to Read: What Memories Are Made of by Kerry Maliwista in the Huffington Post website on November 06, 2013.
Click Here to Read: The Man Who Loved Cemeteries by By Allan Gurganus in The New York Times on October 30, 2013.
Click Here to Read: To Text Or Not To Text: 3 Reasons Not To Text During Meetings by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine website on October 27, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Obamacare Can Help The Young And Healthy Make Their Parents Happy by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine website on October 14, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Leadership Lessons From Halloween Costumes by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine website on October 12, 2013.
Jaime Moore’s daughter Emma dressed for success as Amelia Earheart. Copyright, Jaime C. Moore. Used with permission.
Click Here to Read: Shrinking Hours By Richard A. Friedman in The New York Times on October 12, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Where is the Evidence for Evidence Based Therapies? Expert clinicians know better than to follow treatment manuals by Jonathan Shedler, PhD in his Psychologically Minded blog on the Psychology Today blogs on October 2, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Sense and Superstition By Jane L. Risen and A. David Nussbaum in the New York Times on October 4, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Rich People Just Care Less By Daniel Goleman in The New York Times on October 5, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Who Will Heal the Doctors? By David Bornstein in The New York Times on October 2, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Let’s Get Personal: Obamacare Really Is Good For The Young And Healthy by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine website on Sepmember 29, 2013 .
Click Here to Read: Banning a Pseudo-Therapy By The Editorial Board of the New York Times on September 7, 2013.
Psychoanalysis as Science?; Who Cares (Anymore); Does it Matter?
by Nathan Szajnberg
Arnie Richards has been writing about Fleck’s ideas of scientific communities and how their zeitgeist influences (unconsciously, we would say) their theories.
In this NYTImes Op-Ed, this astrophysicist points out that the trend in American culture is away from trusting (let alone understanding) science, and towards a scepticism towards science associated with beliefs in mystical/religious views of the world.
To what degree is our own trust in the science of psychoanalysis (or at least its clinical credibility and testability) weakened by our culture’s trend towards denial of science.
Look at Adam’s article on physics.
Click Here to Read: Welcome to the Age of Denial By Adam Frank in The New York Times on August 21, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Learn to Talk in Beggars’ Cant by Daniel Heller-Roasen in The New York Times on August 18, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Bursting the Neuro-Utopian Bubble By Benjamin Y. Fong in The New York Times on August 11, 2013.
Click Here to Read: A patient’s worth, in billing codes By Elissa Ely in The Boston Globe on August 3, 2013.
Click Here to Read: These and These are the Words on the Psych Practice Blog on July 23, 2013.