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We know where the next big earthquakes will happen — but not when

Posted November 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

Click Here to Read:  We know where the next big earthquakes will happen — but not when:  With Iran and Iraq digging out from a deadly earthquake, here are eight things to know about these seismic events by Umair Irfan on the Vox.com Website on Nov 13, 2017.

Loma Prieta Earthquake FEMA Photo

16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet

Posted November 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

Click Here to Read: 16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet by Jen Christensen on the CNN website on November 15, 2017.

Brain Pickings Newsletter

Posted November 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  Brain Pickings Newsletter on November 19, 2017.

Bad chemistry

Posted November 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read: Bad chemistry: It’s impossible to love life when sorrow is treated as little more than garbage that needs to be disposed of by way of a ‘happiness pill’ bu Eran Rolnik in Haaretz on November 17, 2017

Depression as an Obstacle to Change with Barbara Spiridon Open House at MITPP

Posted November 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

THE METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
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OPEN HOUSE LUNCHEON & CLINICAL PRESENTATION FOR THOSE CONSIDERING POSTGRADUATE TRAINING
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:00 PM –2:30 PM
DEPRESSION AS AN OBSTACLE TO CHANGE: TREATING A WOMAN SUFFERING FROM LIFELONG MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

A 62-year-old professional woman was referred by Columbia Presbyterian for treatment for depression after she had spent eight weeks there in a double-blind study. At the time treatment began, she could barely function, overwhelmed by depression, anxiety and despair. She struggled with feelings of recurring debilitating depression, with feelings of worthlessness and crippling envy, and with impulsive rage. Highly sensitive to separation and loss, she had an incapacitating fear of abandonment. Through clinical material we will explore the ways in which her depressive affects affected the treatment and the transference/countertransference matrix. Read the rest of this post »

We’ve nothing to fear from Freud

Posted November 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Editorials

Click Here to Read:  We’ve nothing to fear from Freud by Adam DeVille on the Catholic Herald website on November 16, 2017.

Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum 3rd season opening

Posted November 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art, Photography

The 2017-2018 season at the Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum has opened.
Welcome to the beginning of our third season!

We invite you to enter the Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum for a new experience of psychoanalytic understanding.

Our first new exhibit for this season is Winnie’s Gallery: Psychoanalysis and Dogs. Winnie is our first canine curator who, with the help of Arlene and Arnie Richards, has assembled several vignettes and chapters on the subject.

We are also keeping exhibits from last season available in the Main Entry Hall for now. As new exhibits become ready for launch we will move older exhibits to the Past Galleries and Exhibits area where they will remain accessible along with those from our first season.

 Selling Bad Therapy to Trauma Victims

Posted November 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Editorials

Click Here to Read:   Selling Bad Therapy to Trauma Victims: Patients and therapists should ignore new guidelines for treating trauma by Jonathan Shedler Ph.D. on his Psychologically Minded blog on teh Psychology Today blogs on November 19, 2017.

Desperate Man/Bark

  It’s the Kultur, Stupid

Posted November 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

Click Here to Read:  It’s the Kultur, Stupid by Timothy Garton Ash in The New York Review of Books December 7, 2017 Issue.

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The Elephant in Sigmund Freud’s Consulting Room

Posted November 19th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Editorials

Click Here to Read:  The Elephant in Sigmund Freud’s Consulting Room by Rebecca Coffeyon her Bejeezus Out of Me blog on the Psychology Today on November 17, 2017.

The Woman Who Rescued Jewish Books From The Vilna Ghetto

Posted November 17th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

Click Here to Read:  The Woman Who Rescued Jewish Books From The Vilna Ghetto by Erika Dreifus on the Forward Magazine website on November 16, 2017.

Jewish Ghettos in Europe Wikipedia

Why War: Einstein and Freud’s Little-Known Correspondence on Violence, Peace, and Human Nature

Posted November 16th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

Click Here to Read:   Why War: Einstein and Freud’s Little-Known Correspondence on Violence, Peace, and Human Nature “Every man has a right over his own life and war destroys lives that were full of promise.” by Maria Popov on Brain Pickings website on May 6, 2013.

The Jewish Body Image and Psychoanalysis with Sander Gilman

Posted November 16th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Audio/Video

Click Here to View:  The Jewish Body Image and Psychoanalysis with Sander Gilman on YouTube.

Redefining Unconscious Fantasy: Its Role in a Model of the Mind and a Possible Solution to the Problem of Theoretical Pluralism Presenter: Anne Erreich, Ph.D. at NYPSI

Posted November 16th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

NYPSI’s 1026th Scientific Program Meeting: Personality Disorders from a Neuroscience Perspective with Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.


Redefining Unconscious Fantasy: Its Role in a Model of the Mind and a Possible Solution to the Problem of Theoretical Pluralism
Presenter: Anne Erreich, Ph.D. Discussant: Elizabeth Auchincloss, M.D.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 8 pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves)

In the history of Freud’s thinking, the nature of the patient’s fantasy life became the central interest of psychoanalytic work; thus, psychoanalysis was, Read the rest of this post »

The Couple World with Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, M.D. and Peter Mezan, Ph.D at NYPSI

Posted November 15th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

NYPSI: WORKS IN PROGRESS SEMINAR: The Couple World with Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, M.D. and Peter Mezan, Ph.D.

American Gothic by Grant Wood

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8 pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves), $15 – General Admission, $10 – Student Admission (non-NYPSI), No charge for NYPSI members and students
Register HERE, visit nypsi.org or call 212.879.6900 Read the rest of this post »

A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life

Posted November 15th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

Click Here to Read:   A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life By Kenneth Change in The New York Times on November. 15, 2017.

Kepler 62e Wikipedia Commons

Newly Unearthed Miniature Carving Changes Our Understanding of Bronze Age Art

Posted November 15th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art

Click Here to Read:   Newly Unearthed Miniature Carving Changes Our Understanding of Bronze Age Art: A newly discovered warrior tomb suggests Bronze Age Aegean culture was more interested in naturalism and the human form than previously believed by Hrag Vartanian on the HyperAllergic website on November 13, 2017,

The Uninhabitable Earth

Posted November 15th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

Click Here to Read:   The Uninhabitable Earth: Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think By David Wallace-Wells on the New York Magazine website on July 9, 2017.

CCO Public Domain

Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow is a major work, but what does the defense of immigrants entail? By Eric London 15 November 2017

Posted November 15th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

Click Here to Read:  Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow is a major work, but what does the defense of immigrants entail? By Eric London on the World Socialist Web Site on November 15, 2017.

Egyptologists Discover Pits Filled With Giant Severed Hands in “Joseph’s Palace”

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

Click Here to Read:   Egyptologists Discover Pits Filled With Giant Severed Hands in “Joseph’s Palace” By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz on the Breaking Israel News website on November 14, 2017.

Ancient Egypt, Wikipedia