The Voice of Experience – Arnold Modell – VIDEO

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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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The Voice of Experience: Malkah Notman on Women in Psychoanalysis – VIDEO

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In our new webcast series “The Voice of Experience”, Dan Jacobs asks Malkah Notman about women in psychoanalysis. Malkah T. Notman, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. This conversation was recorded on February 10, 2017, in the BPSI Library. A more detailed interview of Dr. Notman had been produced earlier by...

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Book Review: War and Turpentine

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by Simona O. Grabel, PhD A book which begins with a quote from All Quiet on the Western Front gives us fair warning of the cataclysm which is to follow.  In War and Turpentine, the Flemish author Stefan Hertmans offers us a fictionalized account of his beloved grandfather’s memoirs, whose life spanned two centuries.  Perhaps in atonement for the heirloom watch the author dropped and shattered, Hertman’s account of his grandfather’s life is a...

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

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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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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 born...

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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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