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After tragedy, who bounces back?

Posted June 3rd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: After tragedy, who bounces back? Keys to resiliency may lie in childhood by By Rebecca Ruiz on the NBC News website on June 2, 2013.

POETRY MONDAY: June 3, 2013

Posted June 3rd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Poetry

AnAccidentofHopesSextonWhen a book comes along that deals with both poetry and psychoanalysis, it can’t be ignored here.  Below, instead of a featured poet, is a brief review.

An Accident of Hope: The Therapy Tapes of Anne Sexton by Dawn M. Skorczewski,  242 pp.  Routledge.

Dawn Skorczewski, an Associate Professor of English and Director of University Writing at Brandeis University, has a special interest in the relationship between psychoanalysis and pedagogy and did her doctoral dissertation at Rutgers on the work of Anne Sexton.  She asserts that her motivation for this book was to answer questions about how the content of Sexton’s therapeutic Read the rest of this post »

We Are Only as Mad as the Other Is Deaf

Posted June 3rd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click here to Read: We Are Only as Mad as the Other Is Deaf: How to Listen well by Molly Castelloe, Ph.D.  in her  The Me in We blog on the Psychology Today blogs on June 2, 2013.

Quote for Today

Posted June 3rd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

“Natural ethics as it is called has nothing to offer here except narcissistic satisfaction of being able to think oneself better than others”

S Freud (1929) Civilization and its Discontents p 143.

Click Here to Read: Interview with Martin Bergman interview by Jane Kupersmith on this website on this website.

A Simple Way to Reduce Suicides

Posted June 3rd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: A Simple Way to Reduce Suicides By Ezekiel J. Emanue in The New York Times on June 2, 2013.

From Shylock to Rothschild

Posted June 3rd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art, Business and Finance

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Click Here to Read: From Shylcok to Rothschild: Liliane Weissberg examines Jews, money, and clichés in new exhibition by Loraine Terrell on the Penn Arts and Sciences website in June 2013.

Big Jew-Off at Cannes

Posted June 3rd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

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Click Here to Read: Big Jew-Off at Cannes: European cineastes clash with American ironists and shlock-meisters at the film-world’s biggest hoedown By Vladislav Davidzon on The Tablet website on May 31, 2013.

Drugs and talk therapy, memory, aging, Prague from Sasha Rolde on IP.net

Posted June 2nd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

Dear Colleagues,

As I read through this week’s international psychoanalytic website, it became abundantly clear to me that that the debate pro and con “talk therapy”  is   heating up with several posts comparing, contrasting, and judging different types of therapy and pharmacotherapy. I find this curious in light of the fact that whenever there is a human disaster of any sort in this country – cause by man ( vis Newtown, Boston Marathon or consequences of bullying) or nature (tsunami, tornados, earth quakes) the mental health  professionals are called upon to provide “talk therapy”. the ambivalence in the population yearning for human connection vs. a quick fix with a drug is mind boggling. Read the rest of this post »

When Social Skills Are a Warning

Posted June 2nd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read: When Social Skills Are a Warning.  Behavior Changes Serve as an Early Signal of Mental-Health Issues; Starting Treatment Sooner by Shirley S. Wang in The Wall Street Journal on May 20, 2013.

With many neurological disorders, from Alzheimer’s to ADHD, the first clue something is wrong may be atypical social behavior. Shirley Wang reports on Lunch Break. Photo: Getty Images.

City of Dreams (Vienna 1900-1935): Sigmund Freud

Posted June 2nd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Audio/Video

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Click Here to View:  City of Dreams (Vienna 1900-1935): Sigmund Freud from Philharmonia Orchestra on Vimeo. 

Scripps 86th Annual Spelling Bee: Kneydlekh

Posted June 2nd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to View: The Agony and the Ecstasy of the National Spelling Bee: Photographs  on the Daily Beast website on May 31, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Knaidel, Kneydl: New Yorkers Dish on Dumpling Spellings By WNYC Newsroom on the WNYC website on  May 31, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Some Say the Spelling of a Winning Word Just Wasn’t Kosher By Joseph Berger in The New York Times on May 31, 2013.

So, we couldn’t help overhearing the tuml about the fellow who won the Scripps 86th National Spelling Bee, thereby exposing how Merriam-Webster has mangled a word near and dear to the hearts of us all. And then the matsoh ball hit the fan… Read the rest of this post »

New on US television

Posted June 2nd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: New on US television: Arrested Development (again), Behind the Candelabra and Family Tree By Joanne Laurier on The World Socialist Web Site on June 1,  2013.

Gary Greenberg Psychoanalyzes Psychoanalysis

Posted June 2nd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read:  Gary Greenberg Psychoanalyzes Psychoanalysis. Author of ‘Book of Woe’ Delivers Chilling Diagnosis By Nan Goldberg in The Jewish Daily Forward on May 31, 2013.

China’s Economic Empire

Posted June 2nd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Business and Finance, China

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Click Here to Read: China’s Economic Empire By Herbiberto Araujo and Juan Pablo Cardenal in The New York Times on June 1, 2013.

“Says Who?” Evidence, Fact and Belief in Clinical Psychoanalysis

Posted June 2nd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

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“Says Who?” Evidence, Fact and Belief in Clinical Psychoanalysis

October 19, 2013; 09:00am – 03:30pm

October 20, 2013; 09:30am – 12:30pm

SFCP, 444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA

Sponsored by the IPA, PINC and SFCP Read the rest of this post »

Psychoanalysis, Science, and the Seductive Theory of Karl Popper

Posted June 2nd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read:  Psychoanalysis,  Science, and the Seductive Theory of Karl Popper by Don C. Grant and Edwin Harari.

This articles originally appeared as:   Don C. Grant and Edwin Harari (2006).  Psychoanalysis,  Science, and the Seductive Theory of Karl Popper. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 39:446-452 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.
 

Notes from Endometriosis Conference 2013

Posted June 2nd, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: Notes from Endometriosis Conference 2013 on the Chances Our blog on April 1, 2013.

Aging Chinese Face a Bleak Picture

Posted June 1st, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Business and Finance

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Click Here to Read: Aging Chinese Face a Bleak Picture: High Rates of Poverty, Disability and Mental Illness Haunt Elderly, Pose Growing Economic Challenge by Tom Orlik in The Wall Street Journal on May 30, 2013,

New brain imaging study advances understanding of how humans use tools

Posted June 1st, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read:  New brain imaging study advances understanding of how humans use tools on the HealthCanal website on May 31, 2013.

The Problem with Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Posted June 1st, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read:  Review of: The Problem with Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy by Kirsty Hall, Nicola Godwin and Iain Snell, Reviewed by Brigitta Mowat on the Contemporary Psychotherapy website.