Coronovirus World

Posted in History, Social Awareness

Stephanie Brody is a BPSI Psychoanalyst Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Spring-Summer 2020 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. Dvořák wrote the Stabat Mater following the loss of his three children in short succession. There was no pandemic in 1875 when Dvořák composed the piece. The work, for chorus and orchestra, launched his career, a great success that was an ironic consequence of grief. The title comes...

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Nigel Gibson interviews authors of “Frantz Fanon’s Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Clinical Work” – VIDEO

Posted in History, Library Corner, Social Awareness

Follow this link for the AUDIO version of this interview. Nigel C. Gibson, PhD, an Associate Professor at Emerson College and BPSI Community Trustee, recently interviewed Helen Neville and Lou Turner, the editors of “Frantz Fanon’s Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Clinical Work: Practicing Internationally with Marginalized Communities”, a new book on Fanon’s legacy in the mental health profession.  The interview was produced and...

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Implicit Bias, Psychoanalysis, and Racial Bias

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Ann Epstein, MD is a BPSI Psychoanalyst Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Fall-Winter 2017 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. On June 10, 2017, BPSI held the 25th annual Child Care Conference. The title was Implicit Bias: Differences Make a Difference: Promoting Racial Literacy in Early Education and Child Care Settings. The two presenters, Walter Gilliam, PhD, and Howard Stevenson, PhD, spoke in Wilson Hall...

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Fred Busch on the IPA “Talks on Psychoanalysis” Podcast – AUDIO

Posted in History, Library Corner

Our member, Fred Busch, PhD, appeared in the recent episode of the IPA podcast to talk about his new paper “Self-Criticism as a Lifeline”. The program aired on June 17, 2020. Click on the player above to listen or follow this link to discover this and other conversations in the IPA “Talks on Psychoanalysis” series. Fred Busch, PhD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute....

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Mourning in America

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Janet English, PhD, is a BPSI Psychoanalyst Member. Her below remarks originally appeared as the introduction to the Spring-Summer 2019 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. We decided Mother Earth was weeping. Weeping for herself. What other explanation could there be for the reliably monotonous weekly downpour, uncannily synchronized with our Tuesday evening class this past fall on global warming? “Mourning in America:...

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Meet the Author Webinar – Joan Wheelis – VIDEO

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Joan Wheelis, MD, discussed her new memoir “The Known, the Secret, the Forgotten” (W.W. Norton, 2019) with Steven Ablon, MD, and Andrea Celenza, PhD, and a live audience via a Webinar Meet the Author held on Tue, Jun 2, at 7:30-9pm EST. The program was organized and recorded by the library of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Click here to watch other interviews in our Meet the Author, The Voice of Experience, and...

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