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Climate scientist Michael Mills describes the devastation of a thermonuclear detonation

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Climate scientist Michael Mills describes the devastation of a thermonuclear detonation: People get “melted into burning pools of fat.”
By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on April 27, 2017.

Beyond the Origins of Totalitarianism

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Beyond the Origins of Totalitarianism: Although the United States was a beacon of hope for Hannah Arendt, she saw vulnerabilities in American-style democracy BY Karen J. Greenberg on the New Republic Website on April 14, 2017.

The foul attempt to censor and suppress Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The foul attempt to censor and suppress Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on March 24, 2017.

Making Athens Great Again

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Making Athens Great Again: How does a citizen respond when a democracy that prides itself on being exceptional betrays its highest principles? Plato despaired, but he also pointed the way to renewal by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein in The Altantic Monthly in the April 2017 Issue.

Transgender Life: Social and Clinical Considerations with Wendy Olesker, PhD, Ken Corbett, Ph.D., Griffin Hansbury, M.A., L.M.S.W. and Avgi Saketopoulou, Psy.D. at NYPSI

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

 

NYPSI’s 1020th Scientific Program Meeting: Transgender Life: Social and Clinical Considerations with Wendy Olesker, PhD, Ken Corbett, Ph.D., Griffin Hansbury, M.A., L.M.S.W. and Avgi Saketopoulou, Psy.D.

Transgender Life: Social and Clinical Considerations

Moderator Wendy Olesker, PhD, and Panelists Ken Corbett, Ph.D.,
Griffin Hansbury, M.A., L.M.S.W. and Avgi Saketopoulou, Psy.D.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 8 pm
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves)

The presenters will highlight, based on their experiences in working with transgender patients, the complex contribution of the changing social world and the role of gender regulation, from a psychoanalytic perspective. The focus is also on the clinical process, including ways to prevent misattunement and ruptures due to unrecognized countertransference. (more…)

Society Saturday: Oregon Psychoanalytic Center

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Oregon Psychoanalytic Center.

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Freud’s Dream Theory Revisited with Arnold Richards at MITPP

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and The Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists Invite you to a Scientific Meeting

Friday, April 7, 2017 – 7:30 PM, FREUD’S DREAM THEORY REVISITED, PRESENTER: ARNOLD RICHARDS, M.D.

Freud saw the dream as translating thoughts from their derivatives to their unconscious source. The dream exists first in the patient’s present, in his immediate experience, rather than in his earlier trauma. The link between present anxiety and past trauma may exist, but this has to be demonstrated rather than asserted. For the Freudian, the didactic purpose may be to show the patient his unconscious, unfulfilled childhood wish, but this is also driven by an effort to fulfill that wish in the dream state. In my view, attention to the experience of the dream is the beginning, not the end point, of the task of getting to the analysand’s conflicted wishes. It has been hypothesized that dreams seek solutions for conflicts. I conclude that this view of dreams is more descriptive than explanatory, and does not offer us an explanation of why past trauma or current conflicts should be represented in a dream. Instead, I believe that dreams are an effort to deal with conflicts that stem from a wish/guilt dynamic, and contain a compromise formation in which wishes are fulfilled and punishment is executed. Dreams mediate the realms in which the id- (more…)

The Scientific Standing of Psychoanalysis with Mark Solms, Ph.D. at NYPSI

Friday, March 17th, 2017

The Scientific Standing of Psychoanalysis: Presenter: Mark Solms, Ph.D.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10 am, The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium, 247 E. 82nd Street, NYC

Free and open to the public, RSVP is appreciated but not required; first come, first-seated
To register, click HERE, visit nypsi.org, or call 212.879.6900

This presentation will take stock of the current scientific standing of psychoanalysis, both in terms of its theoretical claims about the human mind and in terms of its clinical claims about the efficacy and mode of action of psychoanalytic treatments. The presentation will be aimed at informing and updating the general membership about these basic issues; it is not a specialist ‘research’ presentation. (more…)

Saving Sigmund: Psychoanalysts fight to make their profession relevant

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Saving Sigmund: Psychoanalysts fight to make their profession relevant By Carter Maness on the StatNews website on March 15, 2017.

Movies Monday: Alberto Cavalcanti and postwar British cinema

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Alberto Cavalcanti and postwar British cinema By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on February 2017.

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Global parenting, Power of resistance, Living submerged by Sasha Rolde

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Dear colleagues,

I am not sure what in the current global news to focus on : global
warming, the affordable health care(?), the lawyers who resigned or
were fired …. al of it seems so horrendous and I can’t find a silver
lining anywhere tonight, so I will just plunge into giving you my
choices on the international psychoanalytic website for the past 2
weeks as I always do, followed by the entire menu.

My choices:

1) There are a number of posts on families and children. The first
that caught my eye is:
“Do Parents Matter?: Why Japanese Babies Sleep Soundly, Mexican
Siblings Don’t Fight, and American Families Should Just Relax” (more…)

When a Partner Dies, Grieving the Loss of Sex

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read: When a Partner Dies, Grieving the Loss of Sex by Jane E. Brody in The New York Times on March 6, 2017.

PAUL ROGERS

Chrissy Teigen Wrote A Moving Essay About Having Postpartum Depression

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Chrissy Teigen Wrote A Moving Essay About Having Postpartum Depression “I also just didn’t think it could happen to me.” By Taylor Pittman March 06, 2017.

For Glamour’s April issue, Chrissy Teigen decided to write an essay “about something no one really knows about” her: her experience with postpartum depression.

‘The Penitent,’ a Mamet Hero Battered Like Job

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Review: ‘The Penitent,’ a Mamet Hero Battered Like Job by Alexis Soloski on February 27, 2017.

Jordan Lage, left, and Chris Bauer in David Mamet’s “The Penitent,” at the Linda Gross Theater of the Atlantic Theater Company.CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times

Pregnancy and PostPartum Depression: Treatment and its Complications with Alexandra Cattaruzza at MITPP

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

THE METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY,
THE METROPOLITAN CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH, and
THE METROPOLITAN SOCIETY FOR PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPISTS
invite you to

A CLINICAL WORKSHOP

PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION: TREATMENT AND ITS COMPLICATIONS
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, PRESENTER: ALEXANDRA CATTARUZZA, M.S., L.P.

Treatment during a patient’s pregnancy can prove quite challenging as the new mother has to meet the biological, psychological and environmental demands of an expected or newborn baby. In some mothers who have experienced a lack of good-enough care from their own mothers and have internalized a bad parental object, there is a powerful (more…)

Advances in Understanding and Treating Psychotic Disorders at Mount Sinai Hospital

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

We’ve arranged a terrific Innovations in Psychiatry Symposium at Mount Sinai entitled Advances in Understanding and Treating Psychotic Disorders. Dr. Rene Kahn is Chair, and I’m Co-chair. The meeting is February 17 in Goldwurm Auditorium at our Icahn School of Medicine. Among other leaders, Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, Sophia Frangou, MD, PhD, Pamela Sklar, MD, PhD, and René S. Kahn, MD, PhD will be speaking. See below for details.

Please let the IP roster know. We can discount or even comp them.
The Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai invites you to attend our 5th Annual Innovations in Psychiatry Symposium: Advances in Understanding and Treating Psychotic Disorders (more…)

Sick But Not Sick

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Sick But Not Sick: Review of Is It All in Your Head? True Stories of Imaginary Illness by Suzanne O’Sullivan Reviewed by Jerome Groopman in The New York Review of Books on February 9, 2017 Issue.

The neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot holding the arm of a female patient suffering from locomotor ataxia, Hôpital Salpêtrière, Paris, circa 1885

Vamik Volkan’s Immigrants and Refugees – a look at the rising fear of ‘strangers’

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Book review: Vamik Volkan’s Immigrants and Refugees – a look at the rising fear of ‘strangers’
by Saul Austerlitz on the National Website on January 25, 2017.

A demonstrator in Berlin shows solidarity with refugees, in protest at German populist party AfD (Alternative für Deutschland), two days after the Christmas market terrorist attack in the capital on December 19. John MacDougall / AFP.

Menashe’ Sundance Review: Father-Son Tale Offers a Rare Glimpse into the Hasidic Cloister

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Click Here to Read: ‘Menashe’ Sundance Review: Father-Son Tale Offers a Rare Glimpse into the Hasidic Cloister: Sundance 2017: Filmed on the sly (in Yiddish) among the Brooklyn Orthodox, this tale of a father trying to regain custody of his son touches…by Claudia Puig on the Edwardsville Intelligencer website on January 23, 2017.

Nuclear winter—the long-suppressed reality of nuclear war: An interview with scientist and anti-nuclear activist Steven Starr

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Nuclear winter—the long-suppressed reality of nuclear war: An interview with scientist and anti-nuclear activist Steven Starr By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site January 19, 2017.

Steven Starr