Archive for the 'Editorials' Category

Op-Ed From Jane Hall

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

For some weeks in August, there has been a discussion of the banality of evil, Hannah Arendt, and Eichmann.

I have tried to follow these discussions with interest and some difficulty but one question rises to the surface. There may be no practical answer but as psychoanalysts, perhaps there are some explanations. I am sure we have all heard patients say: How can I do this when so many people are really suffering. How can I talk about my problems when there are people dying from starvation etcetc.? The wish to divert attention from one’s own internal pain is ever present – and perhaps here at APsaA too. (more…)

What Makes a Woman?

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: What Makes a Woman? By Elinor Burkett in The New York Times on June 6, 2015.

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Dreading My Patient

Friday, August 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Dreading My Patient By Simon Yisrael Feuerman in The New York Times on August 25, 2015.

The Big Decisions

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Big Decisions by David Brooks in The New York Times on August 25, 2015.

How Changeable Is Gender?

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

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Click Here To Read: How Changeable Is Gender? by Richard A. Friedman on August 22, 2015.

Gay and Marked for Death

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Gay and Marked for Death by Frank Bruni in The New York Times on August 21, 2015.

Reflections on a Historic APA Convention and the Road Ahead

Friday, August 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Reflections on a Historic APA Convention and the Road Ahead Important steps were taken, but the road to redemption is long by Roy Eidelson Ph.D. on his Dangerous Ideas blog on the Psychology Today Blogs on Aug 13, 2015.

Preventing Suicide in America’s Jails

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Preventing Suicide in America’s Jails By Brent Staples in The New York Times on August 10, 2015.

Inmates at Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles.Credit Reed Saxon/Associated Press

Why Group Therapy Worked

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Why Group Therapy Worked By David Payne in The New York Times on August 11, 2015.

A Stronger Web of Care for the Mentally Ill in New York

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: A Stronger Web of Care for the Mentally Ill in New York By The Editorial Board in The New York Times on August 7, 2015.

A homeless person sleeps on the steps of a church in Brooklyn Heights. CreditEarl Wilson/The New York Times

Therapy for Tough Guys

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Therapy for Tough Guys By Eric Sherman in The New York Times on August 4, 2015.

Teenagers, Medication and Suicide

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Teenagers, Medication and Suicide by Richard A. Friedman in The New York Times on August 3, 2015.

The Structure of Gratitude

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Structure of Gratitude by David Brooks in The New York Times on July 28, 2015.

There Ought to Be a Law Against Hate

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: There Ought to Be a Law Against Hate By Harptreet Sinhgh Saini in The New York Times on July 27, 2015.

The Dangers of Happiness

Monday, July 20th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Dangers of Happiness By Carl Cederstrom in The New York Times on July 18, 2015.

Mothers Helping Mothers to Live With H.I.V.

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Mothers Helping Mothers to Live With H.I.V. By Tina Rosenberg in The New York Times on July 16, 2015.

A mothers2mothers client and her child in Uganda.Credit Karin Schermbrucker

Was My Patient Stalking Me?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Was My Patient Stalking Me? By Galit Atlas in The New York Times on July 14, 2015.

To Prevent Sexual Assault, Start Early

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: To Prevent Sexual Assault, Start Early By The Editorial Board of The New York Times on July 14, 2015.

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At Last, the Pentagon Moves to End Its Transgender Ban

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: At Last, the Pentagon Moves to End Its Transgender Ban By The Editorial Board in the New York Times on July 13, 2015.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Credit Susan Walsh/Associated Press

How Therapists Mourn

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: How Therapists Mourn By Robin Weiss in The New York Times on July 4, 2015.