Stress Regulation: “From Theory to Practice”

Posted in History, Social Awareness, Uncategorized

By: Alexandra Murray Harrison, M.D. The following piece was originally published on Alexandra Harrison’s blog entitled Supporting Child Caregivers in September 2016, which can be found here. Perry’s ideas about stress regulation are particularly important to me in my clinical work. In contrast to the negative cascade stress can cause in a sensitized child, helping a child grow his stress regulation system may initiate a healthy “cascade”...

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Reading “On Transience”

Posted in History, Social Awareness

The following piece was originally printed in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. December 2016. I am reeling from the sociopolitical earthquakes of Brexit and the U.S. election. I am also starting the second year of my candidacy and struggling with how to make sense of my role as a psychotherapist and future analyst in this new world order. In this moment when the political is colliding with the...

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The Voice of Experience – Arnold Modell – VIDEO

Posted in History, Library Corner

In our new webcast series “The Voice of Experience”, Dan Jacobs interviews Arnold Modell about his life and contributions to psychoanalysis. Arnold Modell, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and a Clinical Professor of Social Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of five important books: Object Love and Reality: An Introduction to a Psychoanalytic Theory of...

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Working with Veterans:
Getting Started

Posted in Continuing Education Available, Events, History, Social Awareness

On Monday, December 4th, BPSI’s Andrew S. Berry will be joined by Captain Nate Emery, MS, who served 22 years in the Marine Corps, to discuss a psychoanalytic approach to treating veterans. You can register for the workshop here. Continuing education credits will be available for clinicians. by Andrew S. Berry, PhD, PsyD, ABPP   “The First Step” I have worked with combat veterans for a while, mostly Marines and Navy...

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Self Disclosures
& Unknown Passions

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History

My Psychoanalytic Journey Through Musical Theater Cary Friedman, MD The following piece was originally printed in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. When I was four years old, I am told, I performed the song “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” from the Broadway musical My Fair Lady for family and friends with a perfect cockney accent. As I grew older, however, and shyness set in (or neurotic conflicts emerged),...

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Dealing with American Psychiatry’s Gag Rule

Posted in BPSI Times, History

The following piece, written by BPSI member Dr. Leonard Glass, was originally published by the Boston Globe on July 28th, 2017. We’d like extend our gratitude to Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor of the Opinion section, for allowing us to re-post the article here in its entirety.   Leonard Glass, MD   Not long ago the Goldwater Rule was an answer in a trivia game, and one almost exclusively played by psychiatrists....

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