Roberta Apfel and Bennett Simon – The Kravitz Award Series VIDEO

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The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Recipients of 2009, Roberta Apfel, MD, and Bennett Simon, MD, are interviewed by Ann Katz, EdD, about their work with children of war. The conversation was recorded in the Boston Psychoanalytic Society Library on May 9, 2018. The Arthur R. Kravitz Award for Community Action and Humanitarian Contributions was established in 2008, for our 75th anniversary, to recognize Members of BPSI who have provided noteworthy...

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The Allure of Trump’s Narcissism

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What is meant by Trump’s narcissism? In this article from the Los Angeles Review of Books, BPSI Faculty and Member, and Harvard historian Elizabeth Lunbeck unpacks the president’s appeal to his constituents, finding a capability where others find a pathological diagnosis. Exploring the popular and medical definitions of the term, Lunbeck provocatively also suggests its flipside–the charm and charisma that often gets political...

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Conversations with People Who Hate Me – Dylan Marron Talks the Talk and Walks the Walk

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Dr. Michele Baker is a graduate and psychoanalyst member of BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Fall-Winter 2017 issue of the BPSI Bulletin. My husband is a rabbi. He was raised Episcopalian and converted, so he is Jewish, but not exactly in the same way I am. He didn’t have Jewish grandparents who paid him to eat the three cardinal food groups: milk, eggs, and bananas. He didn’t go to Jewish summer camp. And he wasn’t raised to...

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