Archive for the 'Papers' Category

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 This paper is previously unpublished.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.”

Extreme Religious Fundamentalsim and Violence: Some Psychoanalytic Psychopolitical Thoughts

Friday, August 24th, 2012


Click Here to Read: Extreme Religious Fundamentalsim and Violence: Some Psychoanalytic Psychopolitical
Thoughts by Vamik Volkan on his website.

Vamik Volkan

Analysts Living Longer: But, How do We Practice?

Friday, August 17th, 2012

 

We have paired companion pieces, the first we run now and was published in 2001, written by an industrial engineer (retired). He documents the longer life span of (male) analysts. My guess, given the series out of London of elderly female analysts, we might find the same for women.

But, the follow-up piece we will run is on the nature of clinical practice as we age. This article by Eisenstein comes to us thanks to Jimmy Fisher in LA and his colleague Dr. Hoffs. Give us your thoughts.

N. Szajnberg, MD Managing Editor.

Click Here to Read:  The Mortality of Psychoanalysts by Edward Jeffreys (more…)

Tarasoff reporting may increase acts of Homicide: an Economic analysis

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

 




Click Here to Read:Doing their duty: An empirical analysis of the unintended effect of Tarasoff v Regents on homicidal activity by Griffin Sims Edwards. Thanks to Paul Mosher for this link.

 

 

Kandel Illuminates Art and Mind: Book Review by Barry and Kupferman

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Click here to read “Healing a Shattered World: The Bridge Between Neuroscience and Art,” a review by Virginia Barry & Justine Kupferman of Eric R. Kandel’s The Age of Insight: The Quest to Undertand the Unconscious in Art, Mind and Brain.

Here is a treat for us at multiple levels. Eric Kandel, Nobel-prize winning neuroscientist, a scholar of memory, has written a new book on insights into art and our minds. This refugee from Vienna returns to the Secessionist artists to reflect on how they portray inner life on the canvas.

For me, this is a personal reminiscence. Bruno Bettelheim was invited to speak at the Pratt Institute well after he retired. His Ph.D. in Vienna was on aesthetics. He spoke about his favorite artists, Schiele, Kokoschka and Klimt. He was moved to be invited to Pratt and to talk of his first love, these artists.

We are fortunate to have a mother-daughter team review this book. Dr. Virginia Barry, a Chicago psychoanalyst (who trained at Michael Reese when I also trained there under Roy Grinker Sr.) joins her daughter, Justine Kupferman, a graduate student in neuroscience at Columbia.

No more delays. Dive into a fascinating review of a remarkable book.

Nathan Szajnberg, MD, Managing Editor.

PTSD, Suicide Rates Differ Among U.S., U.K. Troops

Sunday, August 5th, 2012


Click Here to Read: PTSD, Suicide Rates Differ Among U.S., U.K. Troops by Aaron Levin in Psychiatric News, Volume 47 Number 15 page 7a-7a.

Aaron Levin