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Revisiting History, Concepts, and the Clinical Situation in Classical Psychoanalysis with Barbara Stimmel at CFS

Posted April 25th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

Revisiting History, Concepts, and the Clinical Situation in Classical Psychoanalysis
Eight-Session Program (12 Contact Hours), Presenter: Barbara Stimmel, PhD, Dates: 8 Tuesdays, September 5 – October 24, 2017, Time:6:30-8:00pm Location: 1185 Park Avenue (bet. 93 & 94th St) NYC

The curriculum of a psychoanalytic institute, any institute, must focus on multiple aspects of our very complex and challenging profession so that it is impossible to study many important contexts of psychoanalysis in-depth. This series aims to further and deepen the study of the Freudian project.

This program of study will do three things in an interrelated way: First, we will look at Freud as a man of his time and its science, and his culture as his and his colleague’s paradigm-shifting thought and work invaded the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Second, participants will read several key, early papers closely to see how they reflect the challenges psychoanalysis confronted from without, and within. Third, we will apply the technique of micro-processing to current clinical material with an emphasis on some tried and true technical concepts, primarily free association within the transference, as well as patient/analyst Read the rest of this post »

The Challenge of Containment: A Psychoanalytic-Systemic Perspective Workshop with Avi Nutkevitch at IPTAR

Posted April 25th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

PLEASE NOTE — SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT
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IPTAR: The LJGould Center for Systems-Psychoanalytic Studies
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The Challenge of Containment: A Psychoanalytic-Systemic perspective., Wednesday, May 31, 2017, Workshop with Avi Nutkevitch, PhD.
10:30AM to 2:30PM, IPTAR Conference Room – 1651 3rd Avenue, Suite 205.NYC 10128). CE Credits Available — LCSW and LP
Workshop Description:

Bion states that containment “is perhaps the most important mechanism employed by the practicing psychoanalyst.” I believe that the challenge of containment is highly important not only for the psychoanalyst, but in any role, such as a manager, a consultant, the chair of a committee, a teacher and obviously for a parent. Moreover, the notion of containment is relevant not only with regard to an individual in his/her role but for organizational entities such as managements and Read the rest of this post »

From Betty Joseph to Michael Eigen: The Dialectics of Change within Psychoanalysis” Aner Govrin at NPAP

Posted April 25th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS Presents “From Betty Joseph to Michael Eigen: The Dialectics of Change within Psychoanalysis” Aner Govrin, PhD, Israeli Philosopher and Psychoanalyst

TUESDAY: MAY 2, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, NPAP, 40 WEST 13 STREET, # 216, (Between 5th and 6th Avenues), Handicap accessible facility

Throughout its history, psychoanalysis has successfully embraced an amalgam of what he has defined and termed fascinated and troubled communities. A fascinated community is a group that embraces a psychoanalytic theory (such as Bion’s, Klein’s, Winnicott’s) as one embraces truth. A troubled community is one that is not satisfied with the state of psychoanalytic knowledge and seeks to generate a fundamental change that does not square with existing traditions (such as new psychoanalytic schools, scientifically troubled communities and the relational approach).
In this lecture Govrin will discuss change by troubled analysts within fascinated communities. Over time, all psychoanalytic communities undergo change. But what Read the rest of this post »

CFS-NY Scientific Program – A.Richards – 5/19

Posted April 25th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

Friday, May 19, 2017, 8:00-10:00pm, The NY Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce a panel discussion with audience participation on May 19, 2017 at Mt Sinai’s Hatch Auditorium.

We are celebrating the publication of Arnie Richards’ Collected Papers under the imprint of IPBooks and the CFS. We anticipate a lively exchange of ideas on Psychoanalysis in Today’s World. Our panelists are: Frank Lachmann, Arnold Richards, and Joann Turo. Art Lynch will begin with a brief intro on the editing process.

The committee is dedicated to presenting exciting, interactive, out of the box meetings.
We look forward to a Fall meeting with a panel on Helen Gediman’s new book: Stalker, Hacker, Voyeur, Spy. Read the rest of this post »

Racism in the Clinical Setting with Josephy Reynoso at MITPP

Posted April 25th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

THE METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY 160 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024 · (212) 496-2858
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OPEN HOUSE LUNCHEON & CLINICAL PRESENTATION FOR THOSE CONSIDERING POSTGRADUATE TRAINING
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 1:00 PM –2:30 PM
RACISM IN THE CLINICAL SETTING

For the past 25 years, psychoanalysts have increasingly addressed the unconscious dynamics underpinning racist states of mind. Dr. Reynoso challenges us to acknowledge the ubiquity of unconscious organizing principles based on racial hatred in even the most politically liberal of minds. The pragmatic efficiency of racist templates enables us to defend against the ever-present threat of intolerable anxieties in all individuals. Dr. Reynoso will use this framework to discuss clinical material in the psychoanalytic treatments of both children and adults. Specific attention will be given to ways of attending to and processing one’s countertransference to access projected malevolent self and object representations. This presentation will be clinically-driven and aim to help clinicians, even those just contemplating training, increase their competency to identify and make use of racially-framed aggression in their clinical practice. Read the rest of this post »

Movies Monday: Agnes Varda

Posted April 24th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies Monday

Click Here to Read:  Agnès Varda’s Playful Recycling of Her Art: In the last 15 years, Agnès Varda has embraced the label of visual artist rather than the more specific filmmaker by Tanner Tafelski on the HyperAllergic WEbsite on March 23, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Top q0 Best Agenes Varda Films on the New Wave Film.com website.

Click Here to Read:  The mother of French cinema says being a woman is no excuse for mediocrity by Anne Quito on the QZ website on March 05, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Interview with Agnes Varda by Sheila Heti on the Believer website.

Photo from Alchetron

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Rising anti-semitism in the UK fuelled by social media, report finds

Posted April 24th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  Rising anti-semitism in the UK fuelled by social media, report finds by Olivia Rudgard on the Telegraph News website on April 23, 2017.

Jewish people are increasingly victims of anti-Semitic comments online, the report said CREDIT: OLI SCARFF/GETTY IMAGES

The secret escape from the Nazis that has finally been uncovered

Posted April 24th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Audio/Video

Click Here to View:  The secret escape from the Nazis that has finally been uncovered on the Israel Video Network Website.

The Painter and the Novelist

Posted April 24th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art

Click Here to Read:   The Painter and the Novelist: Review of: Vanessa Bell (1879–1961) an exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, February 8–June 4, 2017 Catalog of the exhibition edited by Sarah Milroy and Ian A.C. Dejardin, and Philip Wilson, sex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion an exhibition at Two Temple Place, London, January 28–April 23, 2017, Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision, Catalog of an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, by Frances Spalding, London: National Portrait Gallery, 191 pp., £22.50 (paper), Vanessa and Her Sister: A Novel by Priya Parmar and Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read by Barbara Lounsberry Reviewed by Paul Levy in the New York Review of Books. MAY 11, 2017 Issue.

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven/Estate of Vanessa Bell/Henrietta Garnett
 Vanessa Bell: Self-Portrait, circa 1915

False Accusations

Posted April 23rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Letters To Editors

Click Here to Read:   False Accusations: Letter to the Editor of the New York Times by Henry J. Friedman on April 21, 2017.

Psychology Sunday: Barbara L. Fredrickson

Posted April 23rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Psychology Sunday

Click Here to Read:  Barbara L. Fredrickson on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  Barbara L. Fredrickson on the Pursuit of Happiness website.

Click Here to Read:  Posts on Barbara L. Fredrickson on her Positivity: Insights from Science on the Art of Living on the Psychology Today blogs website.

Click Here to Read:  Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions on the Positive Psychology Program website on August 30, 2016. Read the rest of this post »

The Persistence of Trump Derangement Syndrome

Posted April 23rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  The Persistence of Trump Derangement Syndrome By Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker on April 21, 2017.

With Donald Trump as President, we owe it to our country and to our sanity to refuse to succumb to the urge to turn politics into a series of set responses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX

 

Upcoming Programs at the Center for Jewish History

Posted April 23rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements, Books

Upcoming Programs  at the CENTER

Monday, May 8, 6:30 pm: “My Unconscious Speaks Yiddish”: Psychoanalysis and Jewish Languages
Lecture

Join us for a talk by NEH Senior Scholar Naomi Seidman exploring the role played by Yiddish and other Jewish languages in Freud’s writing, from the Yiddish of his parents “behind” his Viennese German to the translations and adaptations of his work in Eastern Europe. In the years since Jacques Lacan first called for “a return to Freud,” a vast literature has arisen around the question of the translation of Freud’s German into English and of the Nazi-era diaspora of psychoanalysts from Central Europe to England and the United States. But Freud’s writing was in some sense already the product of translation and diaspora, from the Yiddish of his parents to his own Viennese German and from Eastern to Central Europe. This is not only a matter of the prehistory of psychoanalysis: Eastern Europe developed its own form of psychoanalysis, and psychoanalysts fled to Jerusalem as well as New York and London. In these contexts, Freud’s work circulated in Hebrew and Yiddish among other languages. In this talk, we will explore the Eastern European dimension of psychoanalysis, discussing the Jewish languages “behind” Freud’s German and in the translational “afterlife” of his writings.

Naomi Seidman is the Koret Professor of Jewish Culture at the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Read the rest of this post »

The Handmaid’s Tale

Posted April 23rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

Click Here to Read:   The Handmaid’s Tale: It’s a terrifying dystopian drama about systemic murder and rape. It’s also somehow a pleasure to watch By Willa Paskin on the Slate.com website.

Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid’s Tale.

The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature

Posted April 23rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

Click Here to Read:   The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature, by Adam Kirsch Reviewed by Merle Molofsky.

CAPA: JOIN the 8th Annual Study Tour to China (October 25-November 12)

Posted April 22nd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: China

Click Here to Read:  China American Psychoanalytic Alliance: JOIN the 8th Annual Study Tour to China (October 25-November 12) BEIJING / XI’AN / CHENGDU / TIBET / SHANGHAI $4725/Person $1000 DISCOUNT for Psychoanalytic/Psychotherapy Candidates.

A Long Saturday

Posted April 22nd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read:  “A Long Saturday,” George Steiner and Laure Adler. 2017 U of C. Press. Reviewed by Nathan Szajnberg, MD,

Do Not Be Fooled, Psychoanalysis Is Still The One

Posted April 21st, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  Do Not Be Fooled, Psychoanalysis Is Still The One by Lisa T. Schlesinger on the Huffington Post on April 13, 2017.

See incredible pictures of a giant statue of the Goddess of Beauty being built in China

Posted April 20th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art, China

Click Here to Read:   See incredible pictures of a giant statue of the Goddess of Beauty being built in China by Megan Eaves on the Lonely Planet website on April 20, 2017.

The construction site as it is today and on the right, an artist’s rendering of the completed statue. Image by: Imagine China

The Goldwater Rule at NYPSI

Posted April 20th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Audio/Video

Click Here to view: The Goldwater Rule at New York Psychoanalytic Society on YouTube.