Reading “On Transience”

Posted in History, Social Awareness

The following piece was originally printed in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. December 2016. I am reeling from the sociopolitical earthquakes of Brexit and the U.S. election. I am also starting the second year of my candidacy and struggling with how to make sense of my role as a psychotherapist and future analyst in this new world order. In this moment when the political is colliding with the...

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Working with Veterans:
Getting Started

Posted in Continuing Education Available, Events, History, Social Awareness

On Monday, December 4th, BPSI’s Andrew S. Berry will be joined by Captain Nate Emery, MS, who served 22 years in the Marine Corps, to discuss a psychoanalytic approach to treating veterans. You can register for the workshop here. Continuing education credits will be available for clinicians. by Andrew S. Berry, PhD, PsyD, ABPP   “The First Step” I have worked with combat veterans for a while, mostly Marines and Navy...

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“Off the Couch”: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History, Social Awareness

The following piece was adapted from remarks initially delivered on February 21st, 2017 following a screening of the documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. It was first printed in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. The “Off the Couch” series will resume Thursday, September 19th. © Ronald Wimberly, 2015   Michele Baker, MD   I was sympathetic...

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“2+2=5”: Reason and Empathy in a Post-Factual Era

Posted in History, Social Awareness

Today marks exactly two months since the Women’s March on Washington, one of the largest protests the capitol and the country have ever witnessed. We asked BPSI member and Social Awareness Chair Dr. Deborah Choate for her thoughts on how our new political reality affects human relationships, both in the realm of psychoanalysis and in the “real” world.    Deborah Choate, MD   “Alternative facts.”  The Orwellian chill...

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The Election and Family Values

Posted in History, Social Awareness

By: Alexandra Murray Harrison, M.D. Important Note: The image in this post and in all the previous ones are not images of the children discussed in the posting. They are simply children whose photos I have collected throughout my travels.  After the election, I was moved to write a blog post to parents and other child caregivers to support them in talking to their children about the election. Many parents at the preschool where I consult were...

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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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