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Society for Humanistic Psychology: Division 32 APA Response to Racism and Violence in Charlottesville, and its Aftermath

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Society for Humanistic Psychology: Division 32 APA Response to Racism and Violence in Charlottesville, and its Aftermath

It is not hate that kills, as much as it is silence. That is why Division 32 of the American Psychological Association is encouraging all caring parties to likewise give voice to the values that stand for our very humanity, as Humanistic Psychology emphasizes. In response to hate speech and violence in Charlottesville, it is clear that the White House was unable to display spontaneous benevolent leadership and awareness of the role a president plays during national crises, stepping up in critical moments to set an ethical bar as well as legal ones. Yet, we needn’t be surprised by this lag in conscience, a lack of emotional intelligence or well thought out advance planning born of a self-reflective exploration, because there is nothing on which to base such an expectation.

In the context of mindful approaches to psychotherapy, every moment of life conditions the moment that comes after it, or said another way, every moment is conditioned by the one that came before it, by the one that preceded it. We must act thoughtfully, mindfully, and compassionately because cause and effect are interdependent. Reactions are spontaneous, empathy and leadership organically arise to meet the moment, producing human, and humane, responses. Thus, what we saw in Charlottesville was the result of all the many, many moments that caused it, that came before, that preceded it. (more…)

 The North’s Role in Supplying the South with Confederate Monuments

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The North’s Role in Supplying the South with Confederate Monuments: Confederate monuments would not exist in such large numbers without mass production, which, in the wake of the Civil War, took place more often in the North than in the South by Lola Arellano-Fryer on the HyperAllergic Website on June 15, 2017.

Confederate Monument in Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA (1879) (image via Wikimedia commons)

Fritz Kuhn’s Celebrity Apprentice: Donald Trump is not Hitler. He’s more like the leader of the German-American Bund

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Fritz Kuhn’s Celebrity Apprentice: Donald Trump is not Hitler. He’s more like the leader of the German-American Bund By Arnie Bernstein on the Tablet website on April 3, 2016.

 These Are Donald Trump’s Racist Troops

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  These Are Donald Trump’s Racist Troops: The violent neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville wasn’t an unintended consequence of the president’s politics. It was the goal.by Brian Beutler in the New Republic on August 14, 2017/

 The Crisis of not Being the Only One

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Crisis of not Being the Only One by Ahmed Fayek on his Psychoanalytic Notes blog on August 12, 2017.

How Trump Betrayed America Over Charlottesville

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

 Click Here to Read: How Trump Betrayed America Over Charlottesville by J.J. Goldberg on the Forward Website on August 14, 2017.

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Unlearning the myth of American innocence

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Unlearning the myth of American innocence: When she was 30, Suzy Hansen left the US for Istanbul – and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does y Suzy Hansen on the Guardian Website on August 8, 2017.

Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism By Kristen R. Ghodsee in The New York Times on August 12, 2017.

A woman working at a collective farm near Moscow in 1955. MARK REDKIN / FOTOSOYUZ, VIA GETTY IMAGES

How did we get here with North Korea?

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read:     How did we get here with North Korea? by Michael Rubin on the AIE website on August 9, 2017.
Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-14 is pictured during its second test-fire in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on July 29, 2017. KCNA via Reuters

The Danger of an Incurious President

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Danger of an Incurious President by Sarah Vowell in The New York Times on August 9, 2017.

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The Trump administration is systematically dismantling Title IX

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Trump administration is systematically dismantling Title IX: On the 45th anniversary of the landmark legislation, there are reasons to worry about its future ny Lindsay Gibbs and Casey Quinlan on the Think Progress website on June 23, 2017.

Education Secretary Betsy Devos Listens at Left as President Donald Trump Speaks During a Round Table Discussion at Saint Andrew Catholic School, Friday, March 3, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

August 6th

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Declassified photos show the US’s final preparations for the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the AOL News website on August 6th 2017.

Click Here to Read: Hiroshima By John Hersey in The New Yorker on August 31, 1946.

Click Here to Read: Aftermath: In the months after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the U.S. government tried to cover up what it had done By Susan Southard in Lapham’s Quarterly August 05, 2015.

Click Here to Read:  Nagasaki: The Last Bomb by Alex Wellerstein in the New York Times on August 7,

 

Austen Riggs Center Named a Top Ten Best Hospital in Psychiatry by U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Aaron Beatty, Communications Officer, 413.931.5245, aaron.beatty@austenriggs.net, www.austenriggs.org
Austen Riggs Center Named a Top Ten Best Hospital in Psychiatry by U.S. News & World Report

Washington DC – August 8, 2017 – The Austen Riggs Center has been recognized as a “Best Hospital” for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report, ranking #9 in Psychiatry nationwide. Noteworthy among the top group of psychiatry honorees for its small size and integrated approach, the Austen Riggs Center is a therapeutic community, open psychiatric hospital, and center for education and research, promoting resilience and self-direction in adults (18+) with complex psychiatric problems.

Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, states, “Being recognized as a top ten ‘Best Hospital in Psychiatry’ again this year is a great honor, and a tribute to our unique treatment program and to the excellence and dedication of our staff. We are proud to be included among the nation’s top hospitals in psychiatry.” (more…)

The Therapist Who Saved My Life On the Possibility of Not Killing Oneself

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Therapist Who Saved My Life On the Possibility of Not Killing Oneself By Ella Wilson on the Literary Hub website on May 20, 2015.

23 Environmental Rules Rolled Back in Trump’s First 100 Days

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   23 Environmental Rules Rolled Back in Trump’s First 100 Days By Nadja Popovich and Tatiana Scholssberg in TheNew York Times on May 2, 2017.

Why Is Donald Trump Still So Horribly Witless About the World?

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Why Is Donald Trump Still So Horribly Witless About the World? By Robin Wright in the New Yorker on August 4, 2017.

“Lebanon is on the front lines in the fight against isis, Al Qaeda, and Hezbollah,” President Trump pronounced, during an appearance with Lebanon’s Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, in July.

Photograph by Carlos Barria / Reuters

Psychohistory News: Newsletter of the International Psychohistorical Association

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Psychohistory News: Newsletter of the International Psychohistorical Association Volume 36, Number 3 – Summer 2017

Pro-Trump outlet Sinclair is turning local news into Trump TV. Here’s what it looks like

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Pro-Trump outlet Sinclair is turning local news into Trump TV. Here’s what it looks like by Pam Vogel on the Media Matters website on August 3, 2017.

Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, and why Trump is so afraid of it, explained

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, and why Trump is so afraid of it, explained Updated by Zack Beauchamp and Andrew Prokop on the Vox website on August 3, 2017.

Mueller.(Alex Wong/Getty Images)

I’m a Psychoanalyst—and Here’s Why I Love It

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  I’m a Psychoanalyst—and Here’s Why I Love It By Rebecca Twersky-Kengmana, MD on the Psyche Central Website.