Featured Papers Discussing Psychotherapeutic and Biological Treatment of Transgendered Children

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The newest volume of The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child (vol. 68) has a section of papers featuring the latest psychoanalytic thinking about the psychotherapeutic and biological treatment of transgendered children. Dr. Claudia Lament introduces the section by discussing the controversies related to treating these children. Dr. Diane Ehrensaft writes about her psychotherapy with gender nonconforming children. Dr. Rona Knight focuses on normal...

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“Shelter for the psyche: Expert on seasonal affective disorder surveys an extraordinary winter” by Alvin Powell, Harvard Gazette an interview with BPSI member, Jacqueline Olds, MD

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As this long, dark New England winter drags on, Harvard psychiatrist Jacqueline Olds has a reminder for a region now three weeks late for work and struggling with a bad bout of seasonal blues: Spring is coming. She also has some advice. In an interview with the Gazette, Olds, an expert on seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and co-founder of a startup that makes devices for tracking personal exposure to bright light, prescribed doses of sun and...

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Psychoanalysis and Academia: Present, Past, Future

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Psychoanalysis and Academia: Present, Past, Future   By Murray Schwartz     When, in The Question of Lay Analysis (1926), Freud sketched his ideal of a “college of psychoanalysis,” he transcended a “Two Cultures” view of psychoanalytic education. By including such disciplines as history, mythology, religion, and “the science of literature,” along with sexuality and “the symptomology of psychiatry,” his vision encompassed science,...

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Remarks on the History of BPSI

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by Anton O. Kris, M.D. May 28th, 2008 Remarks on the History of BPSI for the Celebration of the 75th Anniversary Howard asked me to say a few words about the history of our Society-Institute in celebration of our 75th Anniversary. A whole afternoon was devoted to this topic in 1958, at the 25th anniversary, recorded in Ives Hendrick’s book: The Birth of An Institute. So you won’t expect me to do justice to the topic in the very few minutes we...

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