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Freudianism and the Twentieth Century Left

Posted April 5th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Audio/Video

Click Here to View: Eli Zaretsky – Video “Freudianism and the Twentieth Century Left.” on the Freud Museum Website.

Our Dishonest President

Posted April 5th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Guthrie Centenary

CLick Here to Read: Our Dishonest President PART I Our Dishonest President PART II Why Trump Lies PART III Trump’s Authoritarian Vision PART IV
Trump’s War on Journalism PART V Thursday PART VI Friday By the Los Angeles Editorial Board in the Los Angeles Times on April 2, 2017.

How To Be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry, review – ‘exhilarating’

Posted April 5th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art

Click Here to Read:   How To Be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry, review – ‘exhilarating’: The psychoanalyst investigates the world of Dalí, Buñuel and Man Ray on BBC Four by Sarah Kent on the The Arts Desk website on April 04. 2017.

Philippa Perry: richly informative

Austen Riggs April 2017 News & Events

Posted April 4th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

 

Austen Riggs News and Events

April 2017 News & Events
New Strategic Initiatives at the Austen Riggs Center

Recently, the Austen Riggs Center Board of Trustees and staff undertook a comprehensive strategic planning process that prioritized a number of initiatives designed to expand our role and positively impact the serious mental health issues we face as a society. These include: clinical systems, neural mediators of psychotherapeutic change, human development, biopsychosocial advocacy, suicide research and education, and psychodynamic psychopharmacology. You can read about the first three of these initiatives below:

Strategic Initiatives: Clinical Systems
By Margaret Parish, PhD

Our strategic planning process begins with our core clinical mission. The Austen Riggs Center exists, first and foremost, as a place where people can bring their troubles, learn about themselves, and discover resources and support for confronting the challenges of their lives. The Clinical Systems Strategic Initiative has three parts: redesigning the infrastructure that supports our ongoing clinical work, enhancing specific clinical programs, and seeking ways to offer our services to new groups of people. >>Read more Read the rest of this post »

The Stories of Asian American Activism in 1970s LA

Posted April 4th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art, Books, Movies, Music

Click Here to Read:  The Stories of Asian American Activism in 1970s LA: The Chinese American Museum’s exhibition Roots uses books, posters, films, and music to examine the politicization of Asian Americans by Abe Ahn on the HyperAllergic website on March 22, 2017.

Installation view of publications in Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968–80s at the Chinese American Museum (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

No Sympathy for the Hillbilly

Posted April 4th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

Click Here to Read:  No Sympathy for the Hillbilly By Frank Rich in New York Magazine on the Reader Supported News website on March 21, 2017
Supporters at a Trump rally. (photo: Andrea Morales/Getty Images).

Making Athens Great Again

Posted April 4th, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Uncategorized

Click Here to Read:  Making Athens Great Again: How does a citizen respond when a democracy that prides itself on being exceptional betrays its highest principles? Plato despaired, but he also pointed the way to renewal by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein in The Altantic Monthly in the April 2017 Issue.

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

Posted April 4th, 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) Read the rest of this post »

Transgender Life: Social and Clinical Considerations with Wendy Olesker, PhD, Ken Corbett, Ph.D., Griffin Hansbury, M.A., L.M.S.W. and Avgi Saketopoulou, Psy.D. at NYPSI

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

 

NYPSI’s 1020th Scientific Program Meeting: Transgender Life: Social and Clinical Considerations with Wendy Olesker, PhD, Ken Corbett, Ph.D., Griffin Hansbury, M.A., L.M.S.W. and Avgi Saketopoulou, Psy.D.

Transgender Life: Social and Clinical Considerations

Moderator Wendy Olesker, PhD, and Panelists Ken Corbett, Ph.D.,
Griffin Hansbury, M.A., L.M.S.W. and Avgi Saketopoulou, Psy.D.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 8 pm
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves)

The presenters will highlight, based on their experiences in working with transgender patients, the complex contribution of the changing social world and the role of gender regulation, from a psychoanalytic perspective. The focus is also on the clinical process, including ways to prevent misattunement and ruptures due to unrecognized countertransference. Read the rest of this post »

Creating Circumstances: Edward Bernays, Psychoanalysis, and the Making of American Consumer Culture

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

Click Here to Read: Creating Circumstances: Edward Bernays, Psychoanalysis, and the Making of American Consumer Culture By Joseph Malherek on the American Historical Association website on March 23, 2017.

Winnicott on creativity and living creatively

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

Click Here to Read:   Winnicott on creativity and living creatively: The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott: 12-Volume Set by Arne Jemstdt on the Oxford University Press blog on March 23, 2017.

Toni Morrison on the Power of Language

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

Click Here to Read:  Toni Morrison on the Power of Language: Her Spectacular Nobel Acceptance Speech After Becoming the First African American Woman Awarded the Accolade: “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” BY Maria Popova on the Brain Pickings website.

 

Toni Morrison (Courtesy Alfred A. Knopf)

Psychoanalysis, Science, and Hermeneutics

Posted April 3rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Papers, Science News

Click Here to Read: Psychoanalysis, Science, and Hermeneutics: The Vicious Circles of Adversarial Discourse by Paul L. Wachtel on the European Journal of Psychoanalysis website.

A CLINICAL WORKSHOP: CHANGES IN THE THERAPIST’S LIFE: THEIR IMPACT ON THE PATIENT, THE THERAPIST AND THE DYAD with Ann Rudovsky at MITPP

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

THE METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY, THE METROPOLITAN CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH, and THE METROPOLITAN SOCIETY FOR PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPISTS invite you to

A CLINICAL WORKSHOP: CHANGES IN THE THERAPIST’S LIFE: THEIR IMPACT ON THE PATIENT, THE THERAPIST AND THE DYAD
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017, PRESENTER: ANN RUDOVSKY, LCSW

Changes in the therapist’s life often have a profound but unacknowledged impact on the treatment. These may include illness in the therapist as well as in his/her family members, impending separation, divorce, the birth of a child, especially a child with developmental or physical problems, and/or the emergence of severe conflicts with an adolescent. At the extreme, the therapist may be dealing with a death of a family member or catastrophic illness involving actual life or death issues. Whenever the nature of the crisis in the therapist’s personal life, however well-concealed it may seem, there are heightened transference and countertransference responses connected to a joint wish to collude in avoiding what seems like a shift in the therapist’s connection to his/her patient. The therapist can become overwhelmed by a variety of disturbing emotions: feelings of shame, guilt, anger, helplessness and narcissistic injury that accompany the reality of physical illness or Read the rest of this post »

Movies Monday: The Live by Night

Posted April 3rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies Monday

Click Here to Read: Nicholas Ray’s They Live by Night (1948): “They’re thieves, just like us” By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Website on March 20, 2017

Click Here to Read: They Live by Night on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  Nicholas Ray began his career with a masterpiece, They Live By Night By Mike D’Angelo on the A.V. Club website on August 15, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Criticwire Classic of the Week: Nicholas Ray’s ‘They Live By Night’ by Vikram Murthi onthe CriticWire website on August 28, 2015.

Click Here to Read:  Other Posts on Movies Monday on this website.

POETRY MONDAY: April 3, 2017

Posted April 3rd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Poetry

James Cummins

 

Is it spring yet? Hard to know, since here in the Northeastern U.S. as I wrote this, we were in a storm that just got upgraded to “blizzard” status, and I could hardly see out of my Berkshire windows. But here we are, anyway, thinking about what makes us happy – poetry.

As befitting National Poetry Month, our poet today is one whose life and career are devoted to poetry. Curator of the Elliston Poetry Collection, where he is also a professor of English, James Cummins has published five books of poetry, the most recent of which is Still Some Cake (Carnegie Mellon Press). His others are The Whole Truth (North Point Press); Portrait in a Spoon (University of South Carolina Press); Then and Now (Swallow Press); and, co-authored with David Lehman, Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man (Soft Skull Press). But this is far from all. Honors for his work include poems selected for several Best American Poetry  Read the rest of this post »

The Reason The Cold is So Bad: You’re Lonely

Posted April 2nd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

Click Here to Read:  The Reason The Cold is So Bad: You’re Lonely by Sean Rossman on the 5 by Your Side website on March 30, 2017.

Big Little Lies Therapist Spills On Nicole Kidman, Her Own Psychoanalyst & Sunday’s Final

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

Click Here  to Read:  Big Little Lies Therapist Spills On Nicole Kidman, Her Own Psychoanalyst & Sunday’s Finale Robin Weigert discusses what it’s like to play Nicole Kidman’s therapist BY Hilton Dresden on the Out website on March 31, 2017.

Psychology Sunday: Alison Gopnik

Posted April 2nd, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Psychology Sunday

Click Here to Read:  Alison Gopnik’s Homepage.

Click Here to Read:  What do Babies Think? Ted Talk by Alison Gopnik on the Ted Talk website in July 2011.

Click Here to Read: How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis: David Hume, the Buddha, and a search for the Eastern roots of the Western Enlightenment by Alizon Gopnik in the Atlantic Monthly in the Ovtober 2015 Issue.

Click Here to Read:    We All Start Out As Scientists, But Some of Us Forget: Psychologist Alison Gopnik explains why babies are so much better than adults at learning new things by Indre Viskonta and Chris Mooney in Mother Jones on November 8, 2013. Read the rest of this post »

Society Saturday: Oregon Psychoanalytic Center

Posted April 1st, 2017 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Uncategorized

Click Here to Read: The Oregon Psychoanalytic Center.

Click Here to Read:  Other Posts on Society Saturday on this website.