Click Here to Read: In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas by Eleonor Taylor in The New York Times on March 21, 2015.
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Thoughts on Measurement
by Jane Hall
The following essay is based on personal thoughts accrued over 40 years of experience including memories of my candidacy – and although there are those who have different experiences, I hope these ideas can be considered with open minds.
Measuring each other is, more often than not, a fruitless exercise and breeds strife where there should be encouragement, ill will where there should be generativity, falsification of material due to perceived requirements, and mistrust where there should be trust.
If we can agree that the practice of psychoanalysis is intensive work with (more…)
Click Here to Read: Confessions of a Pebble Thief By Louise Rafkin in The New York Times on March 3, 2015.
Click Here to Read: When the Best Sex Is Extramarital By Lawrence Josephs in The New York Times on February 24, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Why It’s Time To Take A New Look At Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy by Todd Essig on the February 23, 2015.
Click Here to Read: My Own Life: Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer
By Oliver Sacks in The New York Times on February 19, 2015.
Click Here to Read: The Modern Asylum By Christine Montross in The New York Times on February 18, 2015.
Click Here to Read: A Curious Case of Writer’s Block By Irvin D. Yalom in The New York Times on February 14, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Breaking Up With My Meds By Diana Spechler in The New York Times on February 12, 2015.
Click Here to Read: After a Guilty Plea, a Prison Term and a Movie, a Sex Abuse Case Returns by Jesse Wegman in The New York Times on February 9. 2015.
Click Here to Read: Psychotherapy as a Kind of Art By Jay Neugeboren in The New York Times on January 27, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Op-Ed: What Selma means to the Jews By Susannah Heschel on the JTA website on January 18, 2015.
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (second from right), marches at Selma with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Bunche, Rep. John Lewis, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and Rev. C.T. Vivian. (Courtesy of Susannah Heschel)
Click Here to Read: The Battle to Belong: Depression and an Immigrant’s Struggle to Assimilate by Roger Cohen in The New York Times on January 9, 2015.
Psychoanalytic Standards: Highest or Good Enough
There is disagreement amongst psychoanalysts about the aspirations that we should strive for in recruiting candidates, graduating analysts, and appointing training analysts. Some believe we should strive for excellence and the HIGHEST STANDARDS, while others believe we should strive for GOOD ENOUGH STANDARDS. I regretfully think, for several reasons, that striving for the HIGHEST standards is a fatally flawed goal –and know that I make these comments as a Training Analyst and Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Board of Professional Standards–thus, someone who has supposedly met the HIGHEST standards: (more…)
Click Here to Read: India’s Mental Health Crisis By The Editorial Board of The New York Times on December 30, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses By The Editorial Board of The New York Times on December 21, 2014.
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Click Here to Read: Tortured by Psychologists and Doctors By The Editorial Board of the New York Times on December 16, 2014.
Click Here to Read: The Accidents of Psychoanalysis By Jamieson Webster in The New York Times on December 6, 2014.
Click Here to Read: What If We’re Wrong About Depression? By Anna North in The New York Times on November 26, 2014.
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