Roberta Apfel and Bennett Simon – The Kravitz Award Series VIDEO

Posted in History, Social Awareness

The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Recipients of 2009, Roberta Apfel, MD, and Bennett Simon, MD, are interviewed by Ann Katz, EdD, about their work with children of war. The conversation was recorded in the Boston Psychoanalytic Society Library on May 9, 2018. The Arthur R. Kravitz Award for Community Action and Humanitarian Contributions was established in 2008, for our 75th anniversary, to recognize Members of BPSI who have provided noteworthy...

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The Voice of Experience – Ana-Maria Rizzuto – VIDEO

Posted in History, Library Corner

Ana-María Rizzuto, MD, shared insights about her life and work in her recent interview to Axel Hoffer, MD, for “The Voice of Experience” series of webcasts. The conversation was recorded in the library just a few months before Ana-María moved to Argentina. Dr. Rizzuto is an Adjunct Member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and a Training and Supervising Analyst Emerita of the PINE Psychoanalytic Institute. She has...

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The Allure of Trump’s Narcissism

Posted in History, Social Awareness

What is meant by Trump’s narcissism? In this article from the Los Angeles Review of Books, BPSI Faculty and Member, and Harvard historian Elizabeth Lunbeck unpacks the president’s appeal to his constituents, finding a capability where others find a pathological diagnosis. Exploring the popular and medical definitions of the term, Lunbeck provocatively also suggests its flipside–the charm and charisma that often gets political...

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Conversations with People Who Hate Me – Dylan Marron Talks the Talk and Walks the Walk

Posted in History, Social Awareness

Dr. Michele Baker is a graduate and psychoanalyst member of BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Fall-Winter 2017 issue of the BPSI Bulletin. My husband is a rabbi. He was raised Episcopalian and converted, so he is Jewish, but not exactly in the same way I am. He didn’t have Jewish grandparents who paid him to eat the three cardinal food groups: milk, eggs, and bananas. He didn’t go to Jewish summer camp. And he wasn’t raised to...

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Interviews with Nancy Chodorow and Jane Kite

Posted in History, Library Corner

Two of our members, Nancy Chodorow and Jane Kite, have recently given interviews to Robert Winer and Kerry L. Malawista for a publication in Who’s Behind the Couch?  The Heart and Mind of the Psychoanalyst (Karnac, 2017). The book explores the analyst’s mind at work, not so much from a theoretical perspective, but rather from the complexities and richness inherent in every moment-to-moment clinical encounter. Other notable interviewees...

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BPSI Off the Couch: The Death of Stalin

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History

Below are the remarks from the March 20, 2018 “Off the Couch” viewing of The Death of Stalin with Alistair McKnight, PsyaD, LMHC , Member of BPSI. “Off the Couch” is part of a decades-long collaboration between The Coolidge Cinema and BPSI. The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops...

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