Click Here to Read: The Shrink is In by Jonathan Lear in The New Republic on December 25, 1995.
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Click Here to Read: Psychoanalysis and Oedipal Hollywood by Alwyn Lau on the Malay Mail Online website on May 25, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Young – Petitioning for Involuntary Hospitalization and The Involuntary Petitioning of Psychoanalysis by Linda J. Young, Ph.D. on the Academy for Psychoanalytic Arts Website.
Click Here to Read: Why I Never Wrote About My Patients By Lisa Gornick in The New York Times on May 12, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Transgender at the C.I.A. by The Editorial Board in The New York Times on May 11, 2015.
Click Here to Read: The 12 Things Sigmund Freud Got Right by Blake Fleetwood on the Huffington Post website on May 7, 2015.
Click Here to Read: I Was Raised by Psychotherapists By Jessica Lamb-Shapiro in The New York Times on May 2, 2015.
Click Here to Read: The Quest for Transgender Equality by the New York Times Editorial Board in The New York Times on May 4, 2015.
ANALYSTS READ THIS:
How can I tell you? How can I convince you, my psychoanalyst brothers and sisters, that you are in danger? Everyday that you wake alive, relatively happy, and assume your seat behind the couch, listening with the third ear, you are committing a rebellious act. You, as an alive and functioning psychoanalyst, as a person who believes in the existence of the unconscious, are a revolutionary.
There is little to nothing in this country that validates, protects or encourages your existence. Weekly if not daily we are told we are obsolete. It is nothing short of a miracle that you are here, at this conference, reading these words. (more…)
*The word manifesto come from two Latin words: Manifestus: OBVIOUS and manifesto: MAKE PUBLIC, therefore the manifesto makes the obvious public. Manifestos, though short, omnipotent, playful and at times childlike, were powerful tools in many of the twentieth century avant-garde movements such as marxism, surrealism and gay rights to name only a few. Manifestos are both general and particular, they are abstract but call to action.***
Psychoanalytic Manifesto by Will Braun
Arron Beck is a salesman. We could learn a lot by taking a page from his playbook. He has made his empire by throwing psychoanalysis under the bus. Beck***s well-constructed sales pitch goes something like this: I trained as a psychoanalyst. Freud was wrong. Come and buy what I am selling. He effectively sets up his argument against psychoanalysis in order to sell seats. He has done a phenomenal job. (more…)
Click Here to Read: In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas by Eleonor Taylor in The New York Times on March 21, 2015.
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.