Archive for the 'Editorials' Category

In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

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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

Sunday, March 8th, 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…)

Confessions of a Pebble Thief

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Confessions of a Pebble Thief By Louise Rafkin in The New York Times on March 3, 2015.

When the Best Sex Is Extramarital

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  When the Best Sex Is Extramarital By Lawrence Josephs in The New York Times on February 24, 2015.

Why It’s Time To Take A New Look At Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Why It’s Time To Take A New Look At Psychoanalytic  Psychotherapy by Todd Essig on the February 23, 2015.

My Own Life: Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

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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.

The Modern Asylum

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Modern Asylum By Christine Montross in The New York Times on February 18, 2015.

Opinions in the New York Times featuring Irvin Yalom

Monday, February 16th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: A Curious Case of Writer’s Block By Irvin D. Yalom in The New York Times on February 14, 2015.

Breaking Up With My Meds

Friday, February 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Breaking Up With My Meds By Diana Spechler in The New York Times on February 12, 2015.

After a Guilty Plea, a Prison Term and a Movie, a Sex Abuse Case Returns

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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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.

Psychotherapy as a Kind of Art

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Psychotherapy as a Kind of Art By Jay Neugeboren in The New York Times on January 27, 2015.

Op-Ed: What Selma means to the Jews

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

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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)

The Battle to Belong: Depression and an Immigrant’s Struggle to Assimilate

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

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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 by Lee Jaffe

Monday, January 5th, 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…)

India’s Mental Health Crisis

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  India’s Mental Health Crisis By The Editorial Board of The New York Times on December 30, 2014.

Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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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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Tortured by Psychologists and Doctors

Wednesday, December 17th, 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.

The Accidents of Psychoanalysis

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Accidents of Psychoanalysis By Jamieson Webster in The New York Times on December 6, 2014.

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What If We’re Wrong About Depression?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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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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Why Our Memory Fails Us

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Why Our Memory Fails Us By Christopher Cabris and Daniel Simons in The New York Times on December 1, 2014.