Archive for the 'Editorials' Category

Welcome to the post-truth presidency

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Opinions: Welcome to the post-truth presidency By Ruth Marcus in the Washington Post on December 2016.

Donald Trump. (Timothy A. Clary/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)

For voters, fantasy candidate trumped reality

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Commentary: For voters, fantasy candidate trumped reality By Lawrence D. Blum on the Philly.com website on December 2, 2016.

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016.

 

The Political Situationn in the United States: Statement from the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union (PCU, UK)and Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR, UK)

Monday, November 28th, 2016

THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE UNITED STATES: STATEMENT FROM THE PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLING UNION (PCU, UK) and PSYCHOTHERAPISTS AND COUNSELLORS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (PCSR, UK)

PCU and PCSR are two progressive organisations in the UK comprised of therapists with interests in politics, society and culture. Our members are aware of the psychological impacts stemming from the result of the US election, and how these are affecting the life and work of our professional colleagues and their clients. Such impacts are manifest here as well. The atmosphere is one of violence and fear. (more…)

Psychoanalytic attitudes and nomenclature by Jane Hall

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Psychoanalytic attitudes and nomenclature, Editorial by Jane Hall

A Public Manifesto Citizen Therapists Against Trumpism

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: A Public Manifesto Citizen Therapists Against Trumpism on the Citizen Therapist website.

Division APA policy on political speech

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

INFLAMMATORY RHETORIC BY A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IS DANGEROUS

We, the undersigned mental health professionals and psychoanalysts, believe that inflammatory rhetoric on the part of any United States Presidential candidate is dangerous and
psychologically unhealthy to the group process of our country. Vitriolic incitement to aggressive action by a public figure is likely to stir up those in our gun-filled culture who
are angry and psychologically prone to acting out in horrible ways.

A candidate who does not discourage but encourages outbursts such as “Lock her up,” “Kill her,” “Hang her” at his public rallies, who states that he wishes to “punch out” someone, (more…)

Arendt, Schmitt and Trump’s Politics of ‘Nation’

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Arendt, Schmitt and Trump’s Politics of ‘Nation’ by Feisal G. Mohamed in The New York Times on July 22, 2016.

Thoughts on Measurement II by Jane Hall.

Monday, August 15th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Thoughts on Measurement II by Jane Hall.

Town Hall Question for Mr. Donald Trump by Daniel S. Benveniste

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

TrumpTownHall Mr. Trump, you tell it like it is. You are bold and audacious. You don’t go in for political correctness. You speak your mind. You are creating a movement around your authoritarian personality employing black and white thinking, simple solutions for complex problems and an intolerance of ambiguity. Your slogan speeches, bumper sticker discourses, shock jock politics, political bullying and reality show action figure posturing have seduced the press and unified the lowest common elements of the frustrated and the frightened. You rally support around bigotry, stoke the flames of fear and find (more…)

Racial and ethnic strife: The Dialectics of Social Maturity

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Racial and ethnic strife: The Dialectics of Social Maturity by Ahmed Fayek on his website.

Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy by The Editorial Board of the Washington Post on July 22, 2016.

Donald Trump addressed the GOP convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 21. The Republican presidential candidate spoke for more than one hour, we broke it down to less than five minutes. (Deirdra O’Regan/The Washington Post)

Are We on the Path to National Ruin?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Are We on the Path to National Ruin? by David Brooks in The New York Times on July 12, 2016.

A partly burned flag before a 2015 demonstration on the anniversary of a fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
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Good Enough Parents Are the Best Parents

Monday, June 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Good Enough Parents Are the Best Parents: There’s an obsession in our culture with perfection by Don Greif on the Contemporary Psychoanalysis blog on  Psychology Today blogs on June 26, 2016.

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Donald Trump: the modern-day Nero ready to burn down America?

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Donald Trump: the modern-day Nero ready to burn down America? Jamieson Webster on the Guardian Website on June 10, 2016.

Nero burned down Rome ‘as the spectacle of all spectacles’. Trump shows similar motifs. Photograph: Bert Blokhuis/Getty Images

How Southern delusions lie at the heart of the Charleston killings

Friday, June 10th, 2016

A Confederate flag flies at the base of a confederate memorial in front of the South Carolina State House in Columbia, South Carolina on July 4, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Click Here to Read: How Southern delusions lie at the heart of the Charleston killings By Volney Gay on the Religion News Service Website on June 8, 2016.

A Confederate flag flies at the base of a confederate memorial in front of the South Carolina State House in Columbia, South Carolina on July 4, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Tami Chappell

One Last (Long) Note on Training in Psychoanalysis

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: One Last (Long) Note on Training in Psychoanalysis By Ahmed Fayek.

A Response to Peter Wolfson on Hillary Clinton by Jane Hall

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  A Response to Peter Wolfson on Hillary Clinton by Jane Hall.

Psychoanalysis, Democracy, Desire by Jill Gentile

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Psychoanalysis, Democracy, Desire by Jill Gentile on the Public Seminar.org website on May 13, 2016..

An Openly Gay Man Runs the Army

Friday, May 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: An Openly Gay Man Runs the Army By The Editorial Board in The New York Times on May 21, 2016.

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How Facebook Warps Our Worlds

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How Facebook Warps Our Worlds by Frank Bruni in The New York Times on May 21, 2016.

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