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Tell It About Your Mother

Posted June 24th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

BrainScan

Click Here to Read: Tell It About Your Mother: Can brain-scanning help save Freudian psychoanalysis? By Casey Schwartz in The New York Times on June 24, 2015.

For Egypt, TV Show’s Shocking Twist Is Its Sympathetic Jews

Posted June 24th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Audio/Video

EgyptJews

Click Here to Read:  For Egypt, TV Show’s Shocking Twist Is Its Sympathetic Jews By David D. Kirkpatrick in The New York Times on JuneE 23, 2015.

A scene from the Egyptian television series “The Jewish Quarter,” which follows a Jewish family living in Cairo in 1948. The series has astonished Egyptians with its compassionate treatment of Egypt’s Jews and its depiction of their fierce anti-Zionism. CreditEl-Adl Group

Foreclosure with Angelo Villa at Après-Coup

Posted June 24th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association presents

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Foreclosure
Angelo Villa
Friday,June 26, 2015
8:30 pm–10:00 pm

The School of Visual Arts
136 West 21st Street, New York, NY

Lacan’s concept of foreclosure isolates the structural mechanism responsible for psychosis. How should analytic practice deal with it? What consequences does it Read the rest of this post »

The Patient I Abandoned

Posted June 24th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Editorials

StevenKuchuck

Click Here to Read: The Patient I Abandoned By Steven Kuchuck in The New York Times on June 23, 2015.

‘Who Sounds Gay?’

Posted June 23rd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Audio/Video

SoundGay

Click Here to View: ‘Who Sounds Gay?’ by David Thorpe in The New York Times on June 23, 2015.

Degrees of Entrapment: Living and Dying in the Claustrum with Pamela Sorenson at CFS

Posted June 23rd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of The Contemporary Freudian Society
Degrees of Entrapment: Living and Dying in the Claustrum

Two-Session Program
Instructor: Pamela Sorensen, PhD
Dates: Friday, November 6, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Times: Nov 6th 7:30-10:00pm, Nov 7th 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Upper West Side, NYC

This two-session program will introduce and explore Donald Meltzer’s concept of the claustrum, which is an original and significant contribution to modern psychoanalytic thinking. Two films will be used to illustrate the concept and provide shared ground for the lecture and discussion.

Donald Meltzer’s book “The Claustrum – An Investigation of Claustrophobic Phenomenon” develops and elaborates Kleinian ideas about projective identification in such a way that the clinician is better able to understand patients’ experiences of being trapped in habits of mind that preclude the possibility of authentic intimate connections. The two films used in the workshop show how there is a continuum of disturbance, ranging from ordinary periods of isolation to severe entrapment leading to chronic and destructive pathology.

Pamelia Sorensen, PhD is a psychoanalytic child psychotherapist trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London, UK in the 1970s. She is the author of journal articles and book chapters about infant development, child psychotherapy, and the training of clinicians. She is the former director of The Under Fives Study Center at the University of Virginia, and provides supervision and consultation to psychologists, social workers, and counselors engaged in psychoanalytic work. Her special interest in Donald Meltzer’s work stems from the inspiration of many years of personal supervision with him.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this program, participants will learn:

1. How Meltzer’s concept of “intrusive” projective identification is different from the original concept developed by Melanie Klein and why this is clinically useful.

2. To identify personality characteristics that adhere to the unconscious phantasies associated with different parts of the claustrum.

3. To understand the range of claustral experience and what factors mitigate chronic feelings of entrapment.

Continuing Education Credits:

The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0087. CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed online evaluation form. No partial credits will be offered. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion of this program and online evaluation form, participants will be granted 8.5 CE credits.

Program Fee:

Non-CFS Members $175

CFS Members $160

Candidates $135

Students with Valid ID $100

Full refund 30 days prior to program date

For further information regarding this course, please contact Vivian Eskin, veskinphd@me.com or 212-724-4785

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“Identification, Introjection, Projection, and Projective Identification: Early Papers” with Phillida B. Rosnick at CFS

Posted June 23rd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

THE PSYCHOANALYTIC TRAINING INSTITUTE OF THE CONTEMPORARY FREUDIAN SOCIETY
“Identification, Introjection, Projection, and Projective Identification: Early Papers”
Presenter: Phillida B. Rosnick, PhD

Four-Session Program Beginning September 11, 2015 1:00 – 2:30pm

In this four week program we will explore the early and foundational papers written in England in the early 1940’s that extend Freud’s ideas on introjection and identification. This will lead us into the early papers on projective identification. The following papers will be read. This list is our beginning point; one or two others may be included. Read the rest of this post »

Introduction to Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Vivian Eskin at CFS

Posted June 23rd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of The Contemporary Freudian Society
Introduction to Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Five-Session Workshop
Instructor: Vivian Eskin, PhD
Dates: September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9
Time: 1:30-3:00pm
Location: Upper West Side, NYC

This five-session workshop introduces the Tavistock model of couple treatment and presents a discussion of tools and techniques to addressing unresolved issues of separation and Oedipal conflicts as maintaining factors impairing a strong couple bond. This workshop is designed to provide participants the opportunity of furthering Read the rest of this post »

The Shame of Psychology

Posted June 23rd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Shameemoticons

Click Here to Read: The Shame of Psychology: The inability to address emotion is holding back the field of psychology, argues UCSB sociologist Thomas Scheff By Jim Logan on the UCSB Current website on June 23, 2015.

Photo Credit: Sonia Fernandez

What This Cruel War Was Over

Posted June 23rd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

CivilWarSculpture

Click Here to Read: What This Cruel War Was Over: The meaning of the Confederate flag is best discerned in the words of those who bore it by Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic Monthly on June 22, 2015.
The Confederate Monument at Arlington National Cemetery

The Town Shrink: Trained as a psychiatrist, Mindy Thompson Fullilove now puts entire cities on the couch

Posted June 23rd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

CitiesShrink

Click Here to Read: The Town Shrink: Trained as a psychiatrist, Mindy Thompson Fullilove now puts entire cities on the couch By Robert Sullivan in The New York Times on June 23, 2015.

Jurassic World, summer blockbuster

Posted June 23rd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

Jurassic_World

Click Here to Read: Jurassic World, summer blockbuster By Christine Schofelt on the World Socialist Web Site on June 23, 2015.

Jurassic World

Film Review: Hannah Arendt and the “Banality of Evil”

Posted June 23rd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

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Click Here to Read: Film Review: Hannah Arendt and the “Banality of Evil” by Raymond Barglow on the Tikkun website on June 10, 2013.

Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?

Posted June 23rd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

BacteriaGut

Click Here to Read: Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood? The rich array of microbiota in our intestines can tell us more than you might think. By Peter Andrew Smith in The New York Times on June 23, 2015.

Save The Date: APM Conference on The Body on May 6 and 7, 2016

Posted June 22nd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

‘Save the Date: May 6-7, 2016

APM sponsored 2-day multi-disciplinary International Symposium in NYC on ‘The Body’ with guest speakers from around the world including Julia Kristeva, Juliet Mitchell, Marilia Aisenstein, Paul Verhaeghe, Patricia Gherovici, Jessica Benjamin, Christine Anzieu-Premereur and Robert Paul. This symposium will address singularly important topics in contemporary psychoanalysis. Such topics include: The Speaking Body, the Sick Body, the Sexual Body, Sex, Gender and Infantile Sexuality as well as the 21st century Body and the Drives.’

Movies Monday: Gloomy Sunday

Posted June 22nd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies Monday

GloomySunday

Click Here to Read:  Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Gloomy Sunday Review by Roger Ebert on the Roger Ebert.com website.

Click Here to Read: Gloomy Sunday on the Rotten Tomatoes website.

Click Here to Read: Gloomy Sunday’Reviewed By Stephen Holden in The New York Times on November 7, 2003. Read the rest of this post »

This is what happened when Australia introduced tight gun controls

Posted June 22nd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

GunControl

Click Here to Read and View: This is what happened when Australia introduced tight gun controls By Laura Smith-Spark on the CNN website on June 19, 2015.

Why Falling in Love Can Be So Scary

Posted June 22nd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

ArrowHeart

Click Here to Read: Why Falling in Love Can Be So Scary: Powerful feelings of longing are unexpectedly stirred Post by Contemporary Psychoanalysis Group on the Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action blog on the Psychology Today blogs on June 07, 2015.

Picnics, Plato and Pleats: Death in Venice at Wormsley

Posted June 22nd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Plays

Celestin-Nilon

Click Here to Read: Picnics, Plato and Pleats: Death in Venice at Wormsley by Paul Levy on his Plain English blog on June 22, 2015.

What we learned about Mercury from the Messenger spacecraft

Posted June 22nd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

MESSENGER (1)

Click Here to Read: What we learned about Mercury from the Messenger spacecraft By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on June 22, 2015.

Artist depiction of Messenger in orbit around Mercury. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/CIW