BPSI Off the Couch: MOONLIGHT

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History

Find out what what said about MOONLIGHT at November’s Off the Couch. Moonlight: Talk for Off the Couch by Judith A. Yanof First, a bit of background:  Moonlight is an independent film, written and directed by Barry Jenkins.  It is the second feature film by this 36 year-old writer/director. The story is taken and adapted from an unproduced play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.”  The story is set in the...

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BPSI Off the Couch: SNOWDEN

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History

Did you miss Rodrigo Barahona’s discussion of SNOWDEN at The Coolidge Theatre on Tuesday, September 20, 2016? Read below to see what got the conversation started:   If this film were on my couch, these are the words that would come to my mind as I listened to its story: Idealization Voyeurism Exhibitionism Boundaries Privacy The...

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Meet the Author: Ilonka Venier Alexander “The Life and Times of Franz Alexander: From Budapest To California” – VIDEO

Posted in History, Library Corner

Ilonka Venier Alexander and Shari Thurer met in our library on June 21, 2016, to discuss The Life and Times of Franz Alexander: From Budapest To California published by Karnac in 2015.  Ilonka’s grandfather, Franz Alexander, was the first graduate of the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute, the man who turned down Freud’s offer to enter into private practice in Vienna, and the man Freud told to go to America and spread the doctrine of...

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Violence in Orlando

Posted in History, Social Awareness

June 17, 2016 From:    James Walton, MD, President Re:         Violence in Orlando Five days ago we were shocked to learn of the horrifying attack and murder of so many Americans at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. We feel sadness and outrage at the terrible loss of life and great sympathy for the wounded and for the friends and families of those who were killed. In speaking of the attack on the nightclub frequented by the LGBTQ community,...

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Meet the Author: Paul Ornstein “Looking Back: Memoir of a Psychoanalyst” – VIDEO

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Paul Ornstein and Daniel Jacobs met at Dr. Ornstein’s home on February 19, 2016, to talk about his new book “Looking Back: Memoir of a Psychoanalyst” written with Helen Epstein and published by Plunkett Lake Press in 2015. The book is the unusual memoir of a Holocaust survivor and physician who became prominent in American psychoanalysis and a leader of the psychoanalytic Self Psychology movement. Paul Ornstein, MD, was...

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Meet the Author: Stephanie Brody “Entering Night Country: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Loss and Resilience” – VIDEO

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In this new webcast series, BPSI Authors speak about their recently published books. Stephanie Brody, PsyD, and Daniel Jacobs, MD, met in the library on April 16, 2016, to discuss Dr. Brody’s new book “Entering Night Country: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Loss and Resilience” published by Routledge in December, 2015. The book focuses on the experience of personal loss, illness, aging, or mortality and explores how it...

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