Archive for the 'Letters To Editors' Category

Readers React CIA pscyhologists don’t represent their field on torture

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Readers React CIA psychologists don’t represent their field on torture Letters to the Editor of the Los Angeles Times on December 15, 2014.

Irene Landsman’s Letter to the Editor on Torture

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

The following is Irene Landsman’s Letter to the Editor which was sent to The New York Times but has not been published as yet.

American Psychological Association President Nadine Kaslow (Letters, December 13) is shocked and dismayed that two psychologists were named in the Senate torture report. Relieved not to have been mentioned itself, the APA focuses on two “bad apples” in a spin designed to deflect attention from its own longstanding, well-documented complicity in the worst excess of the Bush-era war on terror.

The APA sought to make psychologists indispensible in rationalizing and legalizing practices long held to be torture, and gladly stepped into the breach when the American Medical and American Psychiatric Associations prohibited their members from participating. (more…)

Should a Therapist Reveal Herself?

Monday, December 1st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Should a Therapist Reveal Herself? Letters to the Editor in The New York Times on November 30, 2014.

Elisa Talentino

Treating Depression to Prevent Suicide

Monday, August 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Treating Depression to Prevent Suicide: Letters to the Editor in The new York Times on August. 24, 2014.

When Cell Door Opens, Tough Tactics and Risk

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: “When Cell Door Opens, Tough Tactics and Risk” (“Locked In” series, front page, July 29): Letter to the Editor by Susan McNamara in The New York Times on August 7, 2014.

Who is a Psychoanalyst?

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Who is a Psychoanalyst? Letters to the Editor on Commentary Magazine on November 01, 1985.

Letter by Joseph Schachter to the New York Times

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

If the rape of a college student is a crime, why doesn’t the victim report the crime to the police rather than to the college or university?  College administrators, like upper level armed forces officers, have a vested interest in how sexual crimes are dealt with. The police don’t -or shouldn’t – have a stake in the outcome.

Joseph Schachter
New York, May 4, 2014

An Insurance Trap for Psychiatrists and Patients

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  An Insurance Trap for Psychiatrists and Patients: Letters to the Editor of the New York Times by Jeffrey Lieberman and Jack Drescher on December 20, 2013.








Jeffrey Lieberman      Jack Drescher

Freud Dying by Shelley Orgel

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Freud Dying by Shelley Orgel In response to: Doctoring Freud,  Letter to the Editor of  The New York Review of Books on August 10, 1972.

Understanding Suicide: Mental Illness, Not Irony

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Understanding Suicide: Mental Illness, Not Irony Letters to the Editors on The New York Times on   December 10, 2013 .

Treating Mental Illness, in the U.S. and Abroad

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Treating Mental Illness, in the U.S. and Abroad: Letters to the Editors in The New York Times on November 10, 2013 .

Comparing Dreams

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Comparing Dreams: Letter to the editor by J. David Miller in The New York Times on October 27, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Data-mining Our Dreams on this website.

Letter from Susan G. Lazar re: Psychiatric Care Insurance Article

Monday, September 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Lacking Rules, Insurers Balk at Paying for Intensive Psychiatric Care by Reed Abelson in The New York Times on this website.

Letter by Susan G. Lazar:

In disagreement with Reed Abelson’s defense of insurance company violations of the Mental Health Parity Act prohibiting discrimination in benefits for psychiatric illness: “Unlike some physical ailments for which (more…)

Are Depression’s Causes Biological?

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Are Depression’s Causes Biological? Letters to the Editor of The New York Times on  September 15, 2013,

Letter to the Editor of Clio’s Psyche from Arnold Richards about Anderson’s Discussion Paper

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Letter to the Editor of Clio’s Psyche from Arnold Richards about Anderson’s Discussion Paper.

This article originally appeared as:  Richards, Arnold (2013). Anderson Discussion Paper, Letter to the Editor. Clio’s Psyche 19(4) 486-388 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.

Invitation to a Dialogue: Gender Identity

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Invitation to a Dialogue: Gender Identity by Jack Dresher in The New York Times on June 25, 2013.

Illustration:  Katherine Streeter

 

Where Will Psychoanalysis Survive?

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

WherewilPsychoanalysisSurviveClick Here to Read:  Where Will Psychoanalysis  Survive?  What Remains of Freudianism When Its Scientific Center Crumbles by Alan A. Stone on the Harvard Magazine website in the July/August 2013 Issue.

Click Here to Read:  Letters to the Editor about the above article.

 

Priority for Mental Illness

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Priority for Mental Illness, Letter to the Editor by Herbert Pardes in The New York Times on June 16, 2013.

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Freud & Ferenczi

Monday, June 17th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Freud & Ferenczi:  By  Phyllis Grosskurth in response to The Lovable Analyst by Axel Hoffer from the December 8, 1988 issue on the New York Review of Books Website on August 17, 1989.

Sunday Dialogue: Treating Mental Illness

Monday, May 27th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Sunday Dialogue: Treating Mental Illness:  Letters to the Editor of the New York Times on May 25, 2013.