Click Here to Read: As Good As it Gets: A Study in Sibling Rivalry by Jacob Arlow.
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Click here to read: “Fish, Antidepressants, Autism and a Problematic Research Premise” by Dorothy Bishop, PhD from PLoS Blogs on June 8, 2012.
Click here to read: “The Couch as Icon” by Ahron Friedberg & Louis Linn originally published in The Psychoanalytic Review, volume 99, No. 1, February 2012.
The couch has always been an integral part of psychoanalytic practice. It has even become a cultural icon representing psychoanalysis itself. However, minimal evidence exists in the psychoanalytic literature that using the couch is necessary or even necessarily helpful to establish a psychoanalytic process and conduct an analysis. Furthermore, it can potentially be harmful to patients such as those who have experienced early loss and trauma or who have significant ego organizational prob- lems. Therefore, the use of the couch per se does not seem well suited as a defining criterion of psychoanalysis. To the extent that it may be clinically valuable, the use of the couch should be more carefully con- sidered and critically examined.
Click here to read: “On Sulking” by Dr Joseph Berke.
Sulking is a state of sullen resentment, irritability and negativity manifested by and through extreme inactivity. It is a key to understanding many self destructive phenomena including the refusal to talk, to eat or to thrive. Moreover, in therapy or analysis, sulking often lies behind the negative therapeutic reaction. Most severely, conditions such as paranoia, somatic psychoses, and manic episodes may signify intense, unremitting, unrestrained sulking…
Click here to read: “Freud’s Dogs” by by Peter Byrne from Swans Commentary on June 4, 2012.
“Hence comes the four-legged friendships of so many of the better kind of men, for on what indeed should one refresh oneself from the endless deceit, falseness, and cunning of men if it were not for the dogs into whose faithful countenance one may look without distrust?”
—Arthur Schopenhauer, Ethics
Click here to read: “Remarks at the Festival of Economics, Trento Italy,” a recent speech by George Soros on June 2, 2012.
Click here to read: “Notes for reminiscences of David Rapaport” by Robert R. Holt, which was read during the discussion at the “40th Anniversary of the Rapaport-Klein Study Group: Reflections on David Rapaport” panel, held on June 14, 2003, at the Annual Meeting of the Rapaport-Klein Study Group.
Click here to read: “Shell Shocked” by Dr. Edgar Jones from the June 2012 American Psychological Association’s 43 volume, which outlines the World War I story of Charles S. Myers who convinced the British military to understand Shell Shock as a serious illness and developed approaches that continue to guide treatment today.
Dr. Josh Hoffs’ piece below will be in Clio’s Psyche and tells us more of a life full-lived. Among other significant achievements for our field, Dr. Loewenberg along with Nellie Thompson of NYPSI edited the centenary history of the International Psychoanalytic Association, 100 years of the IPA (London: Karnac, 2011). As Dean of his Institute, he catalyzed the union of the two LA Institutes. In the psychoanalytic land of fission (see Doug Kirshner’s Unfree Associations), this is like discovering fusion in nuclear science. But there is much more here, including Dr. Loewemberg’s initiatives in China, once his refuge and childhood home.
Please use link below to read: “My Friend Peter Loewenberg” by Josh Hoffs, MD.
Click here to read: “Why B. F. Skinner, Like Freud, Still Isn’t Dead” by John Horgan from Scientific American on June 1, 2012.
Click here to read: “Conceptualizing Gender: Karen Horney’s Womb Envy” by by Azadeh Azad From Iranian.com on May 31, 2012.
Click here to read: “In Defense of Slow and Tedious: Quick-Fix Therapy or the Kind That Takes ‘Forever’?” by Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. from The Huffington Post on May 31, 2012.
Click here to read the American Psychoanalytic Association’s June issue of InSight: Division 39 E-News.
Click here to read: “Diagnosis in the field of psychotherapy: A plea for an alternative to the DSM-5.x” by Stijn Vanheule published by The British Psychological Society in the journal Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice.
Click Here to Read: Off the Couch, Volume 2 Issue 1.
Celebrating a life in psychoanalysis: Upcoming issue of Clio’s Psyche on Peter Loewenberg
N. Szajnberg , MD, Managing Editor
It’s nice to celebrate a life’s work, particularly someone who has helped build a substantive part of our discipline. This article by Jimmy Fisher on his collegial and professional relationship with Dr. Loewenberg, which will appear in the upcoming issue of Clio’s Psyche (June 2012). Dr. Fisher’s piece appears as “Clio’s Psyche,” Volume 19, No. 1, June, 2012, pp. 90-95. Fisher wrote the popular review of “A Dangerous Method,” as well as other postings on IP.net.
A tribute to Jean Laplanche by Dominique Scarfone Translated by Jonathan House and Article on Primal Fantasy by Jean LaplancheSunday, May 13th, 2012
For those interested, Laplanche’s Book Freud and the Sexual, Available Here.
A tribute to Jean Laplanche by Dominique Scarfone
(Translation: Jonathan House; French below):
Jean Laplanche died on May 6, 2012 just a few weeks before what would have been his 88th birthday. A philosopher (student of Jean Hippolyte, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Gaston Bachelard), a psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst, one of the great readers of Freud and translator of the just completed French edition of Freud’s complete works, he was, with Serge Leclaire, among the first (more…)
Laplanche in this interview covers some of his basic and often controversial ideas, such as the “normative” seduction of infants by their parents’ (infantile) sexuality. Note that Laplanche was considered one of Lacan’s promising students. Yet, Laplanche is able to stay much closer to clinical work in a non-ambiguous, non-teasing, and more comprehensible manner than his teacher. This gives us hope that our discipline can pursue ideas that are more fruitful despite our tendencies to carry on too slavishly the (more…)
Click here to read a review written by Fred M. Sander, M.D. of the 58th Freud Lecture at the New York Psychoanalytic Society, which took place on May 8, 2012.
Click here to read: Sinai Scholars Symposium Explores Kabbalah and Freud by the Chabad.edu Staff from Chabad.edu on May 9, 2012.