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Viktor Kornmehl Wishes Professor Freud A Happy Birthday

Posted February 25th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  Viktor Kornmehl Wishes Professor Freud A Happy Birthday by Edie Jarolim on the Freud’s Butcher website on February 24, 2013.

Social Perception & the Actor-Observer Effect: I’m Tired, But You’re Lazy

Posted February 25th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  Social Perception & the Actor-Observer Effect: I’m Tired, But You’re Lazy By Alina Williams, M.Sc. on the Psych Central website.

Psychologists Confront Rash of Invalid Studies

Posted February 25th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read:  Psychologists Confront Rash of Invalid Studies by Tia Ghose on the LiveScience website on February 20, 2013.

War psychology research expands, troops found to suffer ‘moral injuries’

Posted February 25th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  War psychology research expands, troops found to suffer ‘moral injuries’ As researchers and psychologists have come to a better understanding of post traumatic stress disorder a different kind of suffering among veterans has surfaced, a feeling of guilt or inner conflict called ‘moral injury.’ By Pauline Jelinek in The Christian Science Monitor on  February 23, 2013.

Former Marine Capt. Timothy Kudo sits outside his apartment in Brooklyn in October 2011. Kudo walks among civilians carrying a burden of guilt most Americans don’t want to share. A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Kudo thinks of himself as a killer. “I can’t forgive myself … and the people who can forgive me are dead,” he said.

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Oscar Psychology: Why We Love Watching The Academy Awards

Posted February 25th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

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Click Here to Read:  Oscar Psychology: Why We Love Watching The Academy Awards by Laura Shocker on the Huffington Post website on february 23, 2013.

Lore Reich, Young-Bruehl,Betty Friedan, Victor Frankl & more from Sasha Rolde on IP.net

Posted February 25th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

Dear colleagues:

With a somewhat quieter horizon on the news front (only a cyber war with China and some rumblings about the world coming to an end in half a century due to global warming), the website too is replete with more contemplative and informative posts.
Without much preamble let me give you a few post to contemplate but please glance at the others as well that may be of interest to you.
My choices:

1) Please enjoy the BRAVE NEW DRONES. They take the fear out of the hype on all the scary talk shows
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I Hate My Patient: What Am I Doing Wrong with Shelly Petnov-Sherman at MITPP

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

THE METROPOLITAN CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH
AND THE METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE
FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

I HATE MY PATIENT.  WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Presenter: Shelly Petnov-Sherman, L.C.S.W. Read the rest of this post »

Primed for Controversy

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  Primed for Controversy By Sally L. Satel in The New York Times on February 23, 2013.

After Newtown, support for mental-health spending grows

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: After Newtown, support for mental-health spending grows By Brady Dennis and Lena H. Sun in The Washington Post on February 24, 2013.

Reporting mental-health cases to the national database used for background checks varies from state to state. Here is the number of mental health reports made per 100,000 residents in each state.

Advocates Seek Mental Health Changes, Including Power to Detain

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: Advocates Seek Mental Health Changes, Including Power to Detain By Brandi Grisson in The New York Times on ebruary 23, 2013.

For Traumatized Caregivers, Therapy Helps

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  For Traumatized Caregivers, Therapy Helps By Judith Graham in The New York Times on February 22, 2013.

What Our Brains Can Teach Us

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read:  What Our Brains Can Teach Us By David Eagleman  in The New York Times on February 22, 2013

Groucho Gave Secretary High Marx

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:   Groucho Gave Secretary High Marx: Author Steve Stoliar Recalls His Days as Groucho Marx’s Secretary by Steve Karras on The Huffington Post website on February 5, 2013.

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Dolphins Call Each Other By Name, New Science Reveals

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  Dolphins Call Each Other By Name, New Science Reveals By Dale Eisinger on the Newsmax website on February 20, 2013.

Depression May Stifle Shingles Vaccine Response

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read: Depression May Stifle Shingles Vaccine Response By Anahad O’Connor in The New York Times on February 22, 2013.

Face to Face, Brain to Brain with Uri Hasson at NYPSI

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:
Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis
Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY 10028
212-879-6900
www.psychoanalysis.org
www.nypsi.org

Saturday, March 2, 2013, 10 am – 12 pm, Uri Hasson, Ph.D., Princeton University

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Announcing the Rapaport-Holt Letters

Posted February 23rd, 2013 by Daniel Holt
Categories: Rapaport-Holt Letters

Robert Holt and David Rapaport, Topeka, Kansas, 1948.

Click Here for:  Chapter 1: Letters of 1948–1951

Click Here for:  Chapter 2:  Letters of 1952

Click Here for:  Chapter 3:  Letters of 1952 -1953

Click Here for:  Chapter 4:  Letters of 1954

Click Here for: Chapter 5:  Letters of 1955

I am pleased to make available an extraordinary collection of correspondence between David Rapaport and Robert Holt.

When in response to a call from me, Bob Holt told me that he had a trove of correspondence between him and his mentor, David Rapaport, I was bowled over by the discovery of this treasure. In these letters, which date from 1948 through 1960, the two colleagues both support and challenge one another during a period of remarkable intellectual activity for both of them.

I was a resident at the Menninger School of Psychiatry from 1960 to 1962, years after David had left to go to Austen Riggs, but many members of the staff who were my mentors had trained with him, and all of the residents learned about his brilliance and contributions to the basic science of psychoanalysis. His Organization and Pathology of Thought was a foundational text for us, to be read and reread. Topeka was a place which many had left by the time I arrived: Bob Read the rest of this post »

The Rapaport-Holt Letters: A Master-Apprentice Collaboration on Psychoanalytic Theory

Posted February 23rd, 2013 by Daniel Holt
Categories: Rapaport-Holt Letters

by Robert R. Holt

Late in July 2011, I had an unexpected call from Arnold D. Richards, M.D., an old acquaintance.  He asked if I happened to have any unpublished papers on psychoanalysis; if so, he offered to make them available to their most likely audience through International Psychoanalysis.  It happened that, for about a year, I had been trying to find a publisher for a collection of letters between David Rapaport and me during his final 12 years (1948–1960).  When I mentioned that to Dr. Richards, he at once expressed interest, and at last here we are. Read the rest of this post »

Chapter 1: Letters of 1948–1951

Posted February 23rd, 2013 by Daniel Holt
Categories: Rapaport-Holt Letters

Farewell Party for the Rapaports

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farewell Party for the Rapaports, Aug. 1948. Back row: Maryline Barnard, Bob Holt, Elvira Rapaport, Louisa Holt. Front row: Lee Wexler, David Rapaport, Marty Mayman, Milt Wexler. (click to enlarge)

 

Topics Discussed:

  • • “Stimulus Barrier”
  • • Authoritarian personality
  • • Ego autonomy and hierarchical structure
  • • Application of psychoanalysis to the TAT
  • • Underlying mechanistic vs. organismic assumptions
  • • Kant vs. Whitehead

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Chapter 2: Letters of 1952

Posted February 23rd, 2013 by Daniel Holt
Categories: Rapaport-Holt Letters

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George S. Klein, co-director of the Research Center for Mental Health. (click to enlarge)

 

Topics Discussed:

  • • Channels of communication
  • • Application of psychoanalysis to the Rorschach
  • • Problems of structural theory
  • • Projection and projective techniques
  • • Autonomy and regression in service of ego
  • • States of consciousness

Plus: A Note on George S. Klein

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