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Moral Vacuum in the House of Trump

Posted July 15th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:   Moral Vacuum in the House of Trump by David Brooks in The New York Times on July 14, 2017.

Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower in New York. CreditJustin Lane/European Pressphoto Agency.

Just Released! Hide and Seek/Hidden and Found: In Search of a Balanced Life: Memoirs, Stories, and Essays by Howard L. Schwartz

Posted July 14th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

Click Here to Purchase:  Hide and Seek/Hidden and Found: In Search of a Balanced Life: Memoirs, Stories,and Essays by Howard L. Schwartz on IPBooks.net

Excerpt from Book Review:

Hide and Seek/Hidden and Found is above all an exercise in self-analysis. Schwartz favors honesty over accuracy, feelings over facts in the way he tells his stories. His memoirs are therefore based on “screen memories,” a term from psychoanalysis that speaks to memories that may or may not be based on actual events but on images of the past, remembered or perhaps formed in the present from past feelings, in which old desires and conflicts may be better understood and perhaps resolved.

. . .  the book that provide glimpses Schwartz’s life, from his tender years in the heavily Jewish Weequahic section of Newark, New Jersey (familiar to fans of Philip Roth’s novels) . . . to his stint as a Navy psychiatrist during the Vietnam war, moonlighting to earn enough income and conflicted about his duties as a Reservist versus his wish to best serve his shell-shocked patients . . . to his regret in not admitting to a beloved teenaged granddaughter begging for special recognition that, at least in the moment, she was indeed his favorite. His memories are vivid, evocative of a more innocent era, sometimes sexy and often heart-rending. However there is also much to admire in the threads of self-analysis that weave throughout the book, whether Schwartz is dissecting Tolstoy or paying homage to The Catcher in the Rye, invoking mythology or creating fictional characters like the brothers Kenny and Benny (representative of the relationship young Howard wished he had had with his younger brother), revealing his ambivalence about his mother or his passion for his wife.

In sum, Hide and Seek/Hidden and Found is a unique self-festschrift to a life well-lived.

“I don’t feel good about any of this,” admits Schwartz in his candid confessional about his relationship with his brother, “except for my ability to be honest with myself.” As a patient or analysand, this is all anyone can hope for. As readers looking into Schwartz’s life story and self-analysis, we can feel good about his honesty, insights and mastery of language as well.

Click Here to Read The Full Review:  by Carol L. Skolnick:  Hide and Seek/Hidden and Found: In Search of a Balanced Life: Memoirs, Stories,and Essays by Howard L. Schwartz.

 

 

 

Analytic Listening and Concepts at CFS

Posted July 14th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of The Contemporary Freudian Society: Foundations of Psychoanalytic Practice

We are pleased to offer a six-week course on Analytic Listening and Concepts beginning Fall 2017. This course qualifies for 9 Continuing Education credits.

This course is suitable for students from a wide variety of backgrounds, including practicing clinicians from all disciplines, recent graduates of Masters-level or Doctoral-level programs, professionals considering changing careers, and anyone interested in exploring the possibility of post-graduate psychoanalytic training.

Applicants to our Psychoanalysis Training Programs are also encouraged to enroll.

Analytic Listening and Concepts
Instructor: Hadassah Ramin, LCSW
Dates: October 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Upper West Side Read the rest of this post »

Adrift in the Waters of Our Dark, Befouled Planet

Posted July 14th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

Click Here to Read:  Adrift in the Waters of Our Dark, Befouled Planet: In John Gerrard’s new series, he digitally renders polluted bodies of water from around the world by Ben Valentine on the HyperAllergic website on July 13, 2017.

Screenshot of John Gerrard’s “Flag (Nile)” (2017)

 

 Transformational Leadership and the Prospects for Peace

Posted July 14th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  Transformational Leadership and the Prospects for Peace: The hard reality is that change is not self-generating; yet transformative change is possible, and it starts with transformative leaders by Daniel Kurtzer on the Palestine Israel Journal website on Vol.22 No.2 & 3, 2017.

Trump admires Putin, but he doesn’t understand him

Posted July 14th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  Trump admires Putin, but he doesn’t understand him: American presidents have been getting Russia wrong for years. But Friday’s fiasco was different By Leon Aron on the Politico.au webiste on July 11, 2017.

Donald Trump meets Vladimir Putin at the opening of the G20 summit in Hamburg | Steffen Kugler/BPA via Getty Images

Why Early-Life Dreams Correlate with Adult Nightmares

Posted July 14th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

Click Here to Read:   Why Early-Life Dreams Correlate with Adult Nightmares: When you first recall dreaming raises intriguing questions by Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on his Media Spotlight Blog on the Psychology Today Blogs on Julu 11, 2017.

The Life and Work of Robert S. Wallerstein

Posted July 14th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Oral History

Click Here to Read:   Oral History: The Life and Work of Robert S. Wallerstein: A Conversation by Luca Di Donna American Imago, Vol. 67, No. 4, 617–658. © 2011 by The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Just Released! Psychoanalysis: Perspectives on Thought Collectives by Arnold D. Richards

Posted July 14th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

There will be a book launch for Arnold Richards’s book Psychoanalysis: Perspectives on Thought Collectives: Selected Papers Volume 2 at the IPA Congress in room on Quebracho B on July 28th at 4 pm.

Click Here to Purchase:  Perspectives on Thought Collectives by Arnold D. Richards on IPBooks.net`

Encounter Han Dynasty Treasures at the China Institute

Posted July 12th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art, China

Click Here to Read:   Encounter Han Dynasty Treasures at the China Institute: Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity, Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou presents an array of artifacts originating from royal tombs dating from the Western Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 8 CE) by China Institute on the HyperAllergic website on July 11. 2017.

Jade burial suit with gold thread. Collection of the Xuzhou Museum.

The roots of Saudi Arabia’s harsh system of justice

Posted July 12th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:   The roots of Saudi Arabia’s harsh system of justice: The desert kingdom has few written laws or established procedures other than the Qur’an By Evan Dyer on the CBC News website on January 16, 2016.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, King Salman’s nephew, is one of the two new powers in the kingdom. As minister of the interior, he oversaw the mass executions that included Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr earlier this month. (Reuters)

Writer’s Wednesday: Vivian Gornick

Posted July 12th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Writers Wednesday

Click Here to Read:  Vivian Gornick on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:   Vivian Gornick, The Art of Memoir No. 2, Interviewed by Elaine Blair in the Paris Review I ISSUE 211, WINTER 2014

Click Here to Read:  Vivian Gornick: ‘Most people who are writing memoirs are not writers’: Now 79, the writer has a new memoir out, and has firm views on both that form and her other lifelong passion, feminism by Michelle Dean on the Guardian website on May 24, 2015.

Click Here to Read: When Communism Inspired Americans by Vivian Gornick in The New York Times on April 29, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Vivian Gornick’s Voice By Michelle Orange in the New Yorker on May 29, 2015. Read the rest of this post »

The Novelty and Excess of American Design During the Jazz Age

Posted July 12th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art

Click Here to Read:   The Novelty and Excess of American Design During the Jazz Age: Through over 400 objects, the Cooper Hewitt’s dynamic Jazz Age exhibition highlights 1920s American design by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergiv website on July 9, 2017.

“Muse with Violin Screen” (detail) (1930) from Rose Iron Works, Inc., designed by Paul Fehér, wrought iron, brass, silver and gold plating (courtesy the Cleveland Museum of Art, on Loan from the Rose Iron Works Collections, © Rose Iron Works Collections, photo by Howard Agriesti)

American Epic: A three-part documentary about early “roots music”

Posted July 12th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Music

Click Here to Read:  American Epic: A three-part documentary about early “roots music”: The Carter Family, Mississippi John Hurt, Lydia Mendoza, Joseph Kekuku and more … By Matthew Brennan on the World Socialist Web Site on July 11, 2017.

The Carter Family in 1927

How We Are Ruining America

Posted July 11th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  How We Are Ruining America by David Brooks in The New York Times on July 11, 2017.

CreditMike Blake/Reuters

AI that can shoot down fighter planes helps treat bipolar disorder

Posted July 11th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

Click Here to Read: AI that can shoot down fighter planes helps treat bipolar disorder: Engineering and medical researchers apply genetic fuzzy logic successfully to predict treatment outcomes for bipolar patients Press Releace on the Science Daily.com website on June 12, 2017,

Yiddish Poet Celebrates Life with His Language

Posted July 10th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Poetry

Click Here to Read:  Yiddish Poet Celebrates Life with His Language By Joseph Berger In the New York Times on March 17, 1985.

Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron Turn Surveillance into a Gimmick

Posted July 10th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art

Click Here to Read:   Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron Turn Surveillance into a Gimmick: Their new installation at the Park Avenue Armory features drones and facial-recognition technology, yet seems to have no politics at all by Jillian Steinhauer in the HyperAllergic website on Julyh6, 2017.

Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, and Ai Weiwei, Hansel & Gretel at the Park Avenue Armory (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

Pressure-sore Skin Test Can Help Early Detection and Diagnosis of Dementia

Posted July 10th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

Click Here to Read:  Pressure-sore Skin Test Can Help Early Detection and Diagnosis of Dementia By Judy Siegel-itzkovich in the Jerusalem Post on July 9, 2017.

A doctor stands with stethoscope in this undated handout photo.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

The Snake in the Schoolhouse

Posted July 10th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

Click Here to Read:   The Snake in the Schoolhouse by J. Hoberman in the New York Review of Books on July 6, 2017.

American Zoetrope/FR Productions/Focus Features  Nicole Kidman as Miss Martha, Colin Farrell as Corporal McBurney, Elle Fanning as Alicia, and others in Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, 201