Archive for the 'Papers' Category

Another Definitive Study from Germany: Psychoanalysis better than CBT for depression

Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Huber, Klug and colleagues have published this work in German and it will be in Psychiatry next year. IP.net readers get it now.
 
This is a  remarkable effort: a three-year follow-up study  comparing psychoanalytic, psychodynamic and CBT treatment in a carefully diagnosed group.
 
More of this works needs to be done.
 
Bravo to Huber, Zimmerman, Henrich and Klug. And thanks to Kathy DeWitt for sending this to us.
 
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The Difference Between Capital and Capitalism by Sidney J. Gluck

Monday, November 12th, 2012




Click Here to Read:   The Difference between Capital and Capitalism: The Emergence of Social Capital and Public Capital by Sidney J. Gluck.

Nathan Szajnberg’s Ticho Award Lecture in 4 parts

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Click Here to Read:  Nathan Szajnberg’s Ticho Award Lecture Part I.

Click Here to Read:  Nathan Szajnberg’s Ticho Award Lecture Part II.

Click Here to Read:  Nathan Szajnberg’s Ticho Award Lecture Part III.

Click Here to Read:  Nathan Szajnberg’s Ticho Award Lecture Part IV.

 

 

Nathan Szajnberg’s Ticho Award Lecture Part IV

Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Ticho, Part IV: Drawing Conclusions: Psychoanalysis as Journey and its Aesthetics
  
Here is the conclusion of this rapid swoop through Western literature in order to examine what conceptual ideas about inner life contributed to Freud’s ability to construct a more elaborate view of the dynamism of our inner worlds.
I am grateful to Arnie Richards and IP.net to be able to offer all four parts of this talk to my colleagues and welcome your comments. 
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Nathan Szajnberg’s Ticho Lecture Part 1

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Click Here for:  The Powerpoint that introudced  Nathan Szajnberg at the Ticho Lecture.

I am pleased to present Nathan Szajnberg’s Ticho Memorial Lecture given at the American Psychoanalytic Meeting  on June 15, 2012 in Chicago.   This is the first post of a four-part series of posts of Dr. Szajnberg’s  lecture.  

– Arnold Richards, Editor-in-Chief

Mimesis of Inner Lives in Western Literature: How We Got Our Ideas About Inner Life.
Ticho Memorial Lecture  Chicago, Am. Psychoanalytic Association June 2012

N. Szajnberg, MD

Part I: Bible and Homer: on Character; on Parenthood.

This paper’s idea first rose with Saul Bellow in 1970.  He promised, in our seminar on Joyce’s Ulysses, that the only book of literary criticism I would ever have to read is Auerbach’s Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature.  Several decades later, to design a course for the Hebrew University, I used this grand text as a loom with which I wove the literary and aesthetics threads of our psychoanalytic fabric: concepts of person, parent-child relatedness, intimacy, development, journey as soul-cure, with a guide for this treacherous journey.  Just as Freud turned to an Antique Greek myth to understand a Victorian state of mind; just as Ticho articulated contributions of German thinking to Freud’s ideas; or, Makari uncovered three nineteenth Century strands that Freud wove together into a new view of the psyche; just as Bettelheim explored linguistic contributions to concepts of psyche and eros (Freud and Man’s Soul), so, I will cull selections of Western literature# to examine how and when certain concepts developed, and crystallized into how we think about inner life.  (more…)

Nathan Szajnberg’s Ticho Lecture Part II

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Part II: Christ’s Tale: On (not) Outgrowing One’s Godhood; Dante: the Intimate Trail of Treatment

We continue with ideas of inner life, intimacy and now, an early form of psychoanalytic treatment in Western canon. We have Borges’ deeply humanistic scent of Christ; for Dante, we have Dante himself on treatment of an ailing soul.

N. Szajnberg, MD

The Christ tale:
A man born human, believes himself divine and dies knowing that he is but human (Borges). (more…)

Nathan Szajnberg’s Ticho Award Lecture Part III

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Part III: Shakespeare’s Invention of the Human:

Generating Our Own Miseries or Not
Lear and his obverse, Prospero
Let’s leap to Shakespeare, that poet whom Harold Bloom said invented the human. Were we to have time for Lear alone, this would be enough. But, let us press ourselves and place King Lear and Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest, aside each other like twinning, flickering stars to learn how one’s gravity affects the other and enlightens ourselves in turn.
Borges suggested that the tragic man is one who realizes he is in the tsunami’s

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Sigmund Freud Comes to Psychotherapy Late . . . About 100 years

Monday, November 5th, 2012









Click Here to Read: “Sigmund Freud Comes to Psychotherapy Late . . . About 100 Years” by Sy Gers, MD. This paper is previously unpublished.

Sy Gers

Freud and Dora: Repressing an oppressed identity

Sunday, October 14th, 2012




Click Here to Read: Freud and Dora: repressing an oppressed identity by Michael Billig, to appear in the British Journal of Social Psychology, now on the Virtual Faculty website.

‘Dora’ Ida Bauer/Adler

Pictures at a (Klimt) Exhibition

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Click here to read “Music at an Exhibition: Gustav Klimt’s Drawings at the Getty Museum” by Lynne Oliva, Psy.D.

Lynne Oliva, a psychoanalyst in LA takes us on a Klimt tour at the Getty exhibition, which closed recently.  She gives a personal sense of the musicality she felt moving through these pictures at an exhibition.

Those of us in NYC or who visit can get the flavor of Klimt’s drawings at the Neuegalarie.

N. Szajnberg, MD, Managing Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Three Gorgons (1901), Albertina Museum, Vienna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studies for Goldfish (1901), J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Victor Chu on The Psychology of Shame

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Shame on who? And what to do about it.
N. Szajnberg, MD Intro to Victor Chu’s Shanghai Congress Paper

Victor Chu, born in China has been practicing as a psychoanalyst and also is a Zen meditator. He attended the Shanghai IPA meeting and presented this paper on Shame, a major concern in China.

He writes an informal note about his subsequent visit with his German-born wife and daughter as they continued on a Zen tour of China: Thanks for the immediate response. Of course you can publish my paper on IP.net. It’s a great honor for me. (more…)

Refocusing the Neurocognitive Approach to Dreams

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Click Here to Read:  Refocusing the Neurocognitive Approach to Dreams: A Critique of the Hobson Versus Solms Debate G. by William Domhoff on the Dream Research.net  website.

This already article originally appeared as:  Domhoff, G. W. (2005). Refocusing the neurocognitive approach to dreams: A critique of the Hobson versus Solms debate. Dreaming, 15, 3-20 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions. 

William Domhoff

 

“Twinned Brothers” : the Parallel Personalities of Timon and Hamlet

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012




Click Here to Read:  “Twinned Brothers” : the Parallel Personalities of Timon and Hamlet by Amanda Machado an Honors Projects Overview from the  Rhode Island College Honors Projects on  Rhode Island College Digital Commons website.

Freud and the Rebbe by Joseph H. Berke

Saturday, September 15th, 2012





Click Here to Read:  Freud and the Rebbe by Joseph H. Berke. This paper was previously unpublished.

The absurdities in psychoanalysis and science that make psychoanalysis a science: Reasons sociology, epistemology, ontology and metaphysics why psychoanalysis is a science: Meaninglessness

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

 

 

Click here to read “The absurdities in psychoanalysis and science that make psychoanalysis a science: Reasons sociology, epistemology, ontology and metaphysics why psychoanalysis is a science: Meaninglessness” by Colin Leslie Dean from Scribd.com.

 

“Government Aid or Self-Help” by Alfred Adler

Sunday, September 9th, 2012



Click Here to Read:  “Government Aid or Self-Help” by Alfred Adler on the Alfred Adler Institutes of San Francisco San Francisco and Northwestern Washington website.

Alfred Adler

Ellen Pinsky on Psychoanalytic “Love Juice” in Threepenny Review

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Ellen Pinsky on Psychoanalytic “Love Juice”

Remember Bottom, the ass who begins to believe he is handsome when  intoxicated Queen Titania treats him  handsomely?  Yes, the Bottom of   Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Ellen Pinsky directs us to Shakespeare to think about the too abstract phrase, erotic transference, an experience more toxic than the words grasp, what Freud referred to as combustible.

Let’s listen to what she conjures us.  Then, click the link at the end of the article to read more in Threepenny Review.

N. Szajnberg, MD, Managing Editor

Psychoanalysis by Ellen Pinsky

  How does the thing work? Two people meet privately and regularly; they (more…)

Nothing that is Human is Alien to Me: Neoliberalism and the End of Bildung

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

 

Click here to read “Nothing that is Human is Alien to Me: Neoliberalism and the End of Bildung” by Illinois State University-Chicago English Professor, Ronald Strickland.

Re-Form: Can Psychoanalysis Take It?

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Re-Form: Can Psychoanalysis Take It?
A continuing dialogue by Richard Gottlieb.

Dr. Gottlieb sparks us to think with Dr. Makari about the fundamentals of our profession, our dedication to inner life and how to teach this discipline.  Gottlieb also asks us to attend closely to our language so that we are clear with ourselves and others what we mean. This respectfully critical dialogue advances thinking in a professional community. (more…)

Psychoanalysis and Society

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

 

Click here to read “Psychoanalysis and Society” by The American University of Rome, which highlights Professor Salgó’s political reading of Sándor Ferenczi’s writing in her paper presented at the international psychoanalytic conference “Faces of Trauma.”