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February APA Division 39 Insight

Posted February 3rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

Click Here to Read:  February APA Division 39 Insight.

Advances in Understanding and Treating Psychotic Disorders at Mount Sinai Hospital

Posted February 3rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Uncategorized

We’ve arranged a terrific Innovations in Psychiatry Symposium at Mount Sinai entitled Advances in Understanding and Treating Psychotic Disorders. Dr. Rene Kahn is Chair, and I’m Co-chair. The meeting is February 17 in Goldwurm Auditorium at our Icahn School of Medicine. Among other leaders, Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, Sophia Frangou, MD, PhD, Pamela Sklar, MD, PhD, and René S. Kahn, MD, PhD will be speaking. See below for details.

Please let the IP roster know. We can discount or even comp them.
The Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai invites you to attend our 5th Annual Innovations in Psychiatry Symposium: Advances in Understanding and Treating Psychotic Disorders Read the rest of this post »

Thinking in Cases, by John Forrester

Posted February 3rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

Click Here to Read: Thinking in Cases, by John Forrester: A study explores how individual instances shape universal truths across subjects, says Janet Sayers on the Times of Higher Education website on February 2, 2017.

Lion: A former homeless child searches for his town

Posted February 3rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

Click Here to Read:  Lion: A former homeless child searches for his town By George Morley on the World Socialist Web Site on February 3, 2017.

Sunny Pawar in Lion

From Montage to Mounting: The Surprisingly Sexual Drawings of Sergei Eisenstein

Posted February 3rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art

Click Here to Read: From Montage to Mounting: The Surprisingly Sexual Drawings of Sergei Eisenstein: Over the course of his life, Sergei Eisenstein amassed 5,000 sketches, including his “sex drawings,” which depict various sex acts that are not limited to humans by Tanner Tafelski on the HyperAllergic website on on February 1, 2017.

Sergei Eisenstein, “Untitled” (c. 1931), colored pencil on paper, 10.67 x 8.27 in (Private collection, image courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York and Matthew Stephenson, London)

Football: Why We Love It!

Posted February 3rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read: Football: Why We Love It! by Freudalicious Mind on YouTube.

Photography Friday: Gerald Seligman

Posted February 2nd, 2017 by jseligmann
Categories: Photography

“Euphoria, Brooklyn, NY” © by Gerald Seligman (no relation :-) Mr. Seligman has been a photographer for over 40 years, and his work has appeared in magazines, galleries, and on many album covers. You can see more of his images here: http://instagram.com/geraldseligman 

If you would like to have your photography considered for internationalpsychoanalysis.net’s Photography Friday, please send your jpegs to Joel Seligmann, the Photography Editor.

Austen Riggs Center February 2017 News and Events

Posted February 2nd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements, Movies

February 2017 News & Events
Upcoming Events

Special Screening
An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story
February 4, 6:00 p.m.

The Erikson Institute is co-sponsoring a special advanced screening of the film An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story. The film portrays Niebuhr as the most celebrated theologian of the twentieth century and features interviews with President Jimmy Carter, Andrew Young, David Brooks, Cornell West, Susannah Heschel, and more. Following the film, there will be a Read the rest of this post »

Philosophy Thursday: George Henry Lewes

Posted February 2nd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Philosophy Thursday

Click Here to Read: George Henry Lewes on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Problems of Life and Mind by George Henry Lewes

Click Here to Read: “The Novels of Jane Austen,” by George Henry Lewes in Littell’s Living Age 62 (1859), 424-436 [Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 86 (1859) 99-113].

Click Here to Read: George Henry Lewes and His “Physiology of Common Life”, 1859 By R. E. SMITH, F.R.C.P. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine Vol. 53 569 from the Meeting on March 2, 1960. Read the rest of this post »

American Psychological Association Statement on Trump Administration’s Ban on Immigration

Posted February 2nd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ORDERS POSE HARM TO REFUGEES, IMMIGRANTS, ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE, ACCORDING TO PSYCHOLOGISTS

APA asks president to consider impact on families, students and researchers

WASHINGTON – While safeguarding the nation from terrorist entry is of critical national importance, the Trump administration’s proposed restrictions on refugees and other visitors are likely to compound the stress and trauma already experienced by populations at risk for discrimination, limit scientific progress and increase stigma, according to the American Psychological Association.

APA voiced concern regarding the executive order issued Jan. 27 that suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days, Read the rest of this post »

Why Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Colorado Project Succeeded Despite Its Failure

Posted February 1st, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art

Click Here to Read: Why Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Colorado Project Succeeded Despite Its Failure: “Over the River” was never about the sculpture, it was about the attempt by Adam Milner on the HyperAllergic Website on January 30th, 2017.

Christo in his studio working on a preparatory collage for “Over The River” in 2011 (photo by Wolfgang Volz, © 2011 Christo)

Claustro-Agoraphobic Dilemma and Impasses in Treatment with Susan Finkelstein and Heinz Weiis at CFS

Posted February 1st, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

Claustro-Agoraphobic Dilemma and Impasses in Treatment
A Psychoanalytic “Dialogue” about Claustro Agoraphobia (PART 1)

One-Session Program (2.5 Contact Hours)
Presenters: Susan Finkelstein, LCSW (NYC) and Heinz Weiss, MD (Germany)
Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Time: 7:30-10:00pm
Location: Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Hatch Auditorium, Madison Ave @ 100th St, NYC

This “dialogue” addresses the Kleinian theory of primitive object relations as defined by Henri Rey, Herbert Rosenfeld and John Steiner’s ideas about Melanie Klein’s “holes in the mind.” The concepts of marsupial space, psychotic islands, and psychic retreats are “places” inside the mind and body that narcissistic, schizoid, psychosomatic and borderline patients psychically hide in order to avoid the pain of the separateness and Read the rest of this post »

Writer’s Wednesday: Thornton Wilder

Posted February 1st, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Writers Wednesday

Click Here to Read:  Thornton Wilder on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Thornton Wilder, The Art of Fiction No. 16 Interviewed by Richard H. Goldstone in The Paris Review Issue 15, Winter 1956.

Click Here to Read: The case of Thornton Wilder By Robert Gottlieb in The New Yorker in the January 7, 2013 Issue. Read the rest of this post »

‘The world’s doors were closed’: Jared Kushner’s grandma on refugee life

Posted January 31st, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read: ‘The world’s doors were closed’: Jared Kushner’s grandma on refugee life: Grandmother of Trump’s son-in-law gave interview criticising America’s refusal to accept Jews fleeing Holocaust Peter Beaumont on the Guardian website on January 31, 2017.

Jared Kushner (right) with Donald Trump. Kushner’s grandmother was one of the only members of her family to survive the second world war. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty

Paul Ornstein, Psychoanalyst and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 92

Posted January 31st, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Obituaries

Click Here to Read:  Paul Ornstein, Psychoanalyst and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 92 By Sam ROobert in The New York Times on January 31, 2017.

Poland puts Auschwitz staff database online

Posted January 30th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read: Poland puts Auschwitz staff database online on the Au News Website on January 31, 2017.

 

IPN head Jarosław Szarek (left) with Piotr Cywiński of the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum at the launch of the database in Kraków. Photograph: Jacek Bednarczyk/EPA

A Book and Exhibition Reveal Josef Albers’s Rarely Seen Photocollages:

Posted January 30th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art, Books

Click Here to Read: A Book and Exhibition Reveal Josef Albers’s Rarely Seen Photocollages: In his only lecture on photography, Albers warned students against approaching photography carelessly, and the collages he made of his own photos show how he put that mantra into practice. Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on January 18, 2017.

Josef Albers, “Bullfight, San Sebastian” (1929), the Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired through the generosity of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, and Jon L. Stryker (all images © 2016 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society, New York)

Hannah Arendt: From an Interview

Posted January 30th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Oral History

Click Here to Read:  Hannah Arendt: From an Interview: Hannah Arendt made the comments that follow in 1974 during an interview with the French writer Roger Errera in The New York Review of Books in the October 26, 1978 Issue.

Sick But Not Sick

Posted January 30th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Uncategorized

Click Here to Read:  Sick But Not Sick: Review of Is It All in Your Head? True Stories of Imaginary Illness by Suzanne O’Sullivan Reviewed by Jerome Groopman in The New York Review of Books on February 9, 2017 Issue.

The neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot holding the arm of a female patient suffering from locomotor ataxia, Hôpital Salpêtrière, Paris, circa 1885

The Ahmed Fayek blog

Posted January 30th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Editorials

Click Here to Read: Psychoanalytic Notes on the Ahmed Fayek blog.