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How American Racism Influenced Hitler

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Click Here to Read: How American Racism Influenced Hitler: Scholars are mapping the international precursors of Nazism By Alex Ross April 30, 2018 Issue.

German Federal Archive (Deutsches Bundesarchiv). Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Photography Friday: Julie Lemberger

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

“Melted” by Julie Lemberger

If you would like to have your photography considered for internationalpsychoanalysis.net’s Photography Friday, please send your jpegs to Joel Seligmann, the Photography Editor, at joel@theverybest.com

The biology of dreaming: a controversy that won’t go to sleep

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Click Here to Read: The biology of dreaming: a controversy that won’t go to sleep by Maury M. Breecher in the 21st Century Newsletter Issue 3-4 from Columbia University,

François Boucher (1703–1770) Dreaming Shepherdess Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

“Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri” and One Emotional Ride

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

by Herbert H. Stein

 

We see a man and woman driving along a quiet country road. She, the older of the two,
is driving and she starts the conversation.
“Hey, Dixon?”
“Yeah?”
“I need to tell you something.”
There is a pause, then she continues.
“It was me who burned down the police station.”
“Well, who the hell else would it have been?”
They drive some more and she speaks again.
“Dixon?”
“Yep?”
“You sure about this?”
“About killing this guy?”
He waits a few moments and continues,
“Not really. You?”
“Not really.”
They drive some more and she says, “I guess we can decide along the way.”
He nods, she smiles, they keep driving …

And then the screen goes black and we see the closing credits.

In that moment in which I realized I was no longer living vicariously in the world of the
film, as I came back to my own world, sitting in a now dark movie theater, I had the thought that I had seen a very unusual film, perhaps unique. (more…)

Interview with Bien Fillet

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Interview with Dr. Filet  about why the Dutch Psychoanalytic Institutes decided to merge to become one Dutch psychoanalytic institute.

Screening & Discussion of Pedro Almodóvar’s Talk to Her with William Fried, PhD at NYPSI

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Brill Library Film Series Screening & Discussion of Talk to Her with William Fried, PhD
Screening & Discussion of Pedro Almodóvar’s Talk to Her William Fried, PhD
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, The Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC

From Pedro Almodóvar, the director of the Academy-Award(r) winning All About My Mother (Best Foreign Language Film, 2000), TALK TO HER is the surprising, altogether original and quietly moving story of the spoken and unspoken bonds that unite the lives and loves of two couples. Two men (Benigno and Marco) almost meet while watching a dance performance, but their lives are irrevocably entwined by fate. They meet later at a private clinic where Benigno is the caregiver for Alicia, a beautiful dance student who lies in a coma. Marco is there to visit his girlfriend, Lydia, a famous matador, also rendered motionless. As the men keep vigil over the women they love, the story unfolds in flashback and flashforward as the lives of the four are further entwined and their relationships move toward a surprising conclusion.

In his discussion, Dr. Fried will explore Talk to Her as representing the convolutions of desire by focusing on relations in which one of the two partners is comatose. This situation enables the mechanisms of projection and introjection to become the sole relational vehicles. (more…)

Nicole Eisenman’s Portraits of Angry White Men

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Nicole Eisenman’s Portraits of Angry White Men: We have seen these men before; they are oafish and hapless, yet dangerous. They are Philip Guston’s Klansmen, back from the dead to ruin us by Daniel Gerwin on the HyperAllergic website on April 12, 2018.

Elsa First July 1936- February 2018

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Click here to Read:  Elsa First, July 1936- February 2018 by Susan Warshaw.  To be published in the Journal of Infant, child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, (2018) Volume 17#2. (In Production). Posted with the permission of The Journal and publisher Taylor and Francis.

 

Did Hans Asperger save children from the Nazis — or sell them out?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Did Hans Asperger save children from the Nazis — or sell them out? Reviewing Steve Silberman’s Neurotribes, Simon Baron-Cohen, our leading authority on autism, wonders what really went on in Asperger’s children’s clinic in ‘Aryanised’ 1940s Vienna by Simon Baron-Cohen on the Spectator website on on September 12, 2015.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Photograph #13129

 Kids 50 years ago almost never drew scientists as women. Now they do

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Kids 50 years ago almost never drew scientists as women. Now they do on the WSMV website on March 21, 2018.

A child’s drawing of a scientist.   Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Can a 1-year-old reason like a scientist? Yes, new research concludes

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Click Here  To Read:   Can a 1-year-old reason like a scientist? Yes, new research concludes. By Amy Ellis Nutt in the Washington Post on March 17, 2018.

Photo by Avsar Aras.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Helping Children Cope with Lisa Dubinsky at MITPP

Friday, March 16th, 2018

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: HELPING CHILDREN COPE SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018
PRESENTER: LISA DUBINSKY, PSY.D.

As mental health practitioners who work with vulnerable children and adolescents how do we decide the best ways to intervene? How do we choose the best modality and technique? When is it most effective to work primarily with the child with occasional parent guidance, and when is it best to focus more on parent work? In this workshop, Dr. Dubinsky will discuss these issues in the context of key developmental topics that are relevant for children and adolescents. Some of the topics include:

1. Social and Emotional Development: Frustration tolerance; problem-solving; play and social communication; friendships and conflict; development of empathy.
2. Transitions: Separation; transition difficulty between places, activities, bedtime and sleeping; family changes including new sibling, moving, new caretakers; parents’ separation and divorce; illness and death.
3. Self-Regulation: Modulation of affect; balanced schedule and electronic devices regulation (parent); developing an inner voice/observing ego
4. Self-Esteem/Self-Concept: Body image; balance of self/other regard; externalization and internalization. (more…)

March Films: Fassbinder, William Klein, Luis Buñuel, and more

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Click Here to Read: March Films: Fassbinder, William Klein, Luis Buñuel, and more March 1, 2018—April 1, 2018 by J. Hoberman in the New York Review Books Calendar,

Happy Birthday Lore Segal! Ellen Handler Spitz Celebrates the Return of “Tell Me a Mitzi”

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Guest Post: Happy Birthday Lore Segal! Ellen Handler Spitz Celebrates the Return of “Tell Me a Mitzi” by Elizabeth Bird on the School Library Journal website on March 9, 2018.

The Many Lives of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  The Many Lives of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion: Born obscurely in turbulent times, the notorious text describing a Jewish conspiracy to enslave humanity lives on even today. Why? Walter Laquer on the Mosaic website on December 4 2017.

Austen Riggs Center  March 2018 News & Events

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Austen Riggs Center  March 2018 News & Events

The Riggs Blog

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In Memoriam: Edouard Vaval, Woodworking Instructor, Austen Riggs 1994-2018
In January, the Riggs community lost a beloved member, Edouard Vaval, who served as woodworking instructor in the Activities Program from 1994-2018. Known not only for his talent as a woodworker, but also for his warmth, kindness, and depth of caring, Edouard will be greatly missed by patients and staff alike. >>Read more

Dr. Sarah Fineberg Discusses Computational Psychiatry
Sarah Fineberg, MD, PhD, an instructor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, discusses her interest in computational psychiatry, measuring social learning in interaction in borderline personality disorder (BPD), and her impressions of Riggs. >>Read more (more…)

Movies Monday: Critical Mothers and Provocative Daughters

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Critical Mothers and Provocative Daughters: How History Plays Its Part In Problems Loving and Letting Go
by Dr. Sandra E. Cohen on the Characters on the Couch website on February 18, 2018.

Click Here to Read:  Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ Is Big-Screen Perfection By A.O. Scott in The New York Times on October 31, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Greta Gerwig: My Mother, My City By Greta Gerwig in the New York Times on January 4, 2018.

Click Here to Read:  Greta Gerwig’s Exquisite, Flawed “Lady Bird” By Richard Brody in The New Yorker on November 2, 2017. (more…)

Philosophy Thursday: Antonio Gramsci

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Antonio Gramsci on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Antonio Gramsci 1891-1937 on the Marxists.org website.

Click Here to Read:  Why Antonio Gramsci is the Marxist thinker for our times The late Italian philosopher’s concept of hegemony was startlingly prescient by George Eaton on the New Statesman website on February 5, 2018.

Click Here to Read: The strange afterlife of Antonio Gramsci’s “Prison Notebooks”: Groups from across the political spectrum have drawn on the Marxist theorist’s ideas by Prospero on The Econonmist website on November 7th 2017

Click Here to Read: Antonio Gramsci, schooling and education on the Infed website. (more…)

Professionalism and Politics

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

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Click Here to Read:  Professionalism and Politics by Jeffrey Sandler.  This articles was previously published in Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California’s Newsletter.

A Darkly Comic Animated Film Set on China’s Urban-Rural Fringe

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Click Here to Read: A Darkly Comic Animated Film Set on China’s Urban-Rural Fringe: Have a Nice Day is a stark, ruthless, and true-to-life movie about people living on the urban-rural fringe of China today by Mengna Daon the HyperAllergic website on January 26, 2018.