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Remembering Jaak Panksepp at NYPSI

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

Saturday at the Arnold Pfeffer, Center for Neuropsychoanalysis, of the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
287 East 82nd Street, New York City, May 6, 2017, 10 a.m. – noon

Remembering Jaak Panksepp
– an Open Discussion on Affective Neuroscience and Neuropsychoanalysis
We have been very sad at the passing of our dear Jaak Panksepp last month. At the next meeting of the Pfeffer Center, we will hold an open discussion to share reflections on how affective neuroscience impacted our thinking and/or clinical work, as well as personal remembrances of Jaak.

Many of us experienced first-hand his tremendous intellectual generosity, always being receptive to queries from all perspectives, and his supportive responses to students and young researchers and clinicians. We also have integrated many of the central concepts of his work into the emerging foundations of neuropsychoanalysis. Read the rest of this post »

Working Longer May Benefit Your Health

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

Click Here to Read:  Working Longer May Benefit Your Health By Christopher Farrell in The New York Times on March 3, 2017.

William Wells Jr., 72, at home in Eden Prairie, Minn., owns a diversity consulting business and continues to work about 20 hours a week. CreditJenn Ackerman for The New York Times

Should the National Cathedral remove its Robert E. Lee windows?

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

Click Here to Read:  Should the National Cathedral remove its Robert E. Lee windows? It’s complicated By John Reeves in The Washington Post on April 28, 2017.

A detail of a stained-glass window in the Washington National Cathedral honoring Robert E. Lee. (John Kelly/The Wwashington Post)

Researchers claim evidence that humans were in the Americas 130,000 years ago

Posted May 1st, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

Click Here to Read: Researchers claim evidence that humans were in the Americas 130,000 years ago By Matthew MacEgan on the World Socialist Web Site on May 1, 2017.

Stones from Cerutti purportedly showing use-wear

One married his mother, the other killed her father: The Freudian French presidential race

Posted May 1st, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read: One married his mother, the other killed her father: The Freudian French presidential race by Olivia Goldhill on the qz.con website on April 29, 2017.

Don’t take it too literally. (Reuters/ Pascal Rossignol)

The Kekulé Problem: Where did language come from?

Posted May 1st, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  The Kekulé Problem: Where did language come from? by Cormac McCarthy on the Nautilis website on April 20, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Cormac Mccarthy Explains the Unconscious in the New Yorker on April 22, 2017.
By Nick Romeo April 22, 2017

ILLUSTRATIONS BY DON KILPATRICK III

POETRY MONDAY: May 1, 2017

Posted May 1st, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Poetry

Terry Lucas

 

I’m happy to present another award-winning poet to you today. Terry Lucas is the author of two full-length poetry collections, both of which came out in 2016: In This Room from CW Books in January and Dharma Rain, from Saint Julian Press in October. He has also published two award-winning chapbooks: Altar Call, selected by the 2013 San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival for the anthology, Diesel, and If They Have Ears to Hear, winner of the 2012 Copperdome Chapbook contest and published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in 2013. Among his many other writing awards were the 2014 Crab Orchard Review Feature Award in Poetry, the fifth annual Littoral Press Poetry Prize, and six Pushcart Prize nominations.

Lucas’ poems, reviews and essays have appeared in dozens of national literary journals, including Best New Poets 2012, Green Mountains Review, Great River Review, Poetry Flash, and South 85 Journal. He has taught in the Chicago public schools as a Master Poet in the Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center’s Writing Center, and is a guest lecturer for the Dominican University Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing. A 2008 MFA graduate of New England College, he  is Read the rest of this post »

Listening for the Echoes of Children and Parents in Adult Treatment with Jack and Kerry Kelly Novick at AIP

Posted April 28th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

You can register for this lecture by visiting our website: aipnyc.org and clicking on the Events link.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS
329 East 62nd Street — New York, NY 10065 — (212) 838-8044
Email: info@aipnyc.org Website: aipnyc.org
Listening for the Echoes of Children and Parents in Adult Treatment

Jack Novick, Ph.D. and Kerry Kelly Novick, Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 & Time: 8:00 pm- 10:00 pm
General Admission is FREE!, Cost: $20.00 (applies only to licensed social workers wanting to receive their CE certificates) To register please go to our website: aipnyc.org Contact Hours: 2

Location: American Institute of Psychoanalysis, 329 East 62nd Street, Rm: Auditorium

In this presentation, Jack and Kerry Novick will share some ideas about broadening and enriching our analytic repertoire. How many channels do we have open when we are listening to adult patients? What can we bring to bear to encompass the complexity of adult personality, character, history and functioning? They suggest that there are aspects of developmental knowledge, experience, and child/adolescent technique that bring depth to work with adults and may at times illuminate obscure aspects of functioning or offer ways out of impasses. They describe these in the context of the therapeutic relationship in its many dimensions and in terms of the various ways that adults internalize and use parenting functions. Read the rest of this post »

Death and Waltzes: The Exterminating Angel

Posted April 28th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Plays

Click Here to Read: Death and Waltzes: The Exterminating Angel Reviewed by Paul Levy on the Critics Circle Website on April 26, 2017.

Open House “From the Chair to the Couch” with the NYPSI candidates

Posted April 28th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute invites you to an open house with the NYPSI candidates:”From the Chair to the Couch”

Please join the candidates of NYPSI for an informal gathering at the Institute to learn about candidates’ experiences and ask all the questions you have regarding the intricacies of training: classes, supervision, personal analyses, building/expanding a private practice, Institute culture, and how to juggle training and “life”. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, May 10th, 8:15 pm, The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC

Please RSVP to Amber Nemeth (ambernemethphd@gmail.com) Read the rest of this post »

“We” and “I” in “Don’t Think Twice”

Posted April 28th, 2017 by hhstein
Categories: Movies

“We” and “I” in Don’t Think Twice by Herbert H. Stein

“Okay, a little bit of history. In 1955, a group of actors in Chicago invented the idea that improvisational theater could be an art form unto itself, not just a warm-up for other theater.”

Those are the opening words of the film, Don’t Think Twice, spoken in a woman’s voice, probably Samantha, one of the central characters in this fictional work about an improvisational group. The opening, a brief history of improvisational theater, is accompanied by scenes and spoken words from early improvisational artists, starting with The Second City, and of quick peeks at the members of the film’s fictional improv group, the Commune.

They go on to give us the fundamental rules of improvisation, which will prove crucial to the film’s central conflict.

Read the rest of this post »

Philosophy Thursday: Moritz Schlick

Posted April 27th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Philosophy Thursday

Click Here to Read: Moritz Schlick on WIkipedia.

Click Here to Read: Moritz Schlick in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Click Here to Read:  On the meaning of life (Schlick) on the Mind on Fire website.

Click Here to Read: Moritz Schlick’s Meaning and Verification on the DELEUZEIONAL PLANE OF IMMANENCE on the ZCosmos Website.

Click Here to Read:  Full text of “Moritz Schlick-Positivism and Realism” on the Archive.org website. Read the rest of this post »

Seeing “Moonlight” in China by Arlene Kramer Richards

Posted April 27th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

Click Here to Read:  Seeing “Moonlight” in China by Arlene Kramer Richards

Sunday Salon at IPTAR: “Through the Looking Glass….” Dreams and dream-states in the Psychoanalytic Encounter

Posted April 27th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

Sunday Salon at IPTAR: “Through the Looking Glass….” Dreams and dream-states in the Psychoanalytic Encounter
Join the conversation.

Sunday April 30, 2017, Roundtable 3:00-5:00 all are invited Open House reception to follow 5:00-6:00. IPTAR: 1651 Third Ave. #205 (92nd and Third Ave.)

Mary Libbey, PhD, (IPTAR Fellow and Faculty) Bruce Reis, PhD, (IPTAR Member and Faculty) Tuba Tokgoz, PhD, (IPTAR Member and Faculty)
Moderator: Michael Moskowitz, PhD. (IPTAR Fellow and Faculty)

IPTAR Psychoanalytic Training Programs Open House Read the rest of this post »

Trump’s Travel Bans—Look Beyond the Text

Posted April 27th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  Trump’s Travel Bans—Look Beyond the Text by David Cole in The New York Review of Books n the May 11, 2017 Issue.

Protesters demonstrating against President Trump’s first travel ban, Los Angeles International Airport, January 2017

Freud, The Birthing Body, and Modern Life

Posted April 27th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Papers

Click Here to Read:  Freud, The Birthing Body, and Modern Life by Rosemary H. Balsam in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association on February 10, 2017.

“I Want to Hate and Always Will”: The Psychoanalytic Writing of Donald J. Trump

Posted April 27th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  “I Want to Hate and Always Will”: The Psychoanalytic Writing of Donald J. Trump by Evan Malater on the ctheory website.

Genocide’s Legacy: Preserving Auschwitz

Posted April 27th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Audio/Video

Click Here to View: Genocide’s Legacy: Preserving Auschwitz By Stephania Rousselle, Veda Shastri and Jpshue Thomas in The New York Times on April 27, 2017.

Climate scientist Michael Mills describes the devastation of a thermonuclear detonation

Posted April 27th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Uncategorized

Click Here to Read:   Climate scientist Michael Mills describes the devastation of a thermonuclear detonation: People get “melted into burning pools of fat.”
By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on April 27, 2017.

An Exchange with Thomas Nagel The Mind-Body Problem and Psychoanalysis

Posted April 27th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Papers

Click Here to Read:  An Exchange with Thomas Nagel: The Mind-Body Problem and Psychoanalysis from the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association on the Sage website, First Published May 5, 2016.