Thinking Psychoanalytically (and Historically) about the State of the Nation: 1938, 2018 with Elizabeth Lunbeck, PhD
The recent popularity of books such as "How Democracies Die", "On Tyranny", "Strangers in their Own Land", and "Hillbilly Elegy" is indicative of the experiences many today struggle to make sense of. What is missing from these accounts are the insights of psychiatrists and psychoanalysts writing in the 1930s and 1940s who witnessed Europe's embrace of fascism. What in their thinking and observations might help us to understand our patients' anxieties about the current political situation.
The Edge of Chaos: Play in the Analytic Setting with Judith Yanof, MD
In play spaces co-created with his analyst, the child experiments, improvises, and tries out new ways of being and making meaning. Using clinical examples, Drs. Yanof, Choice, and Vasiliauskas will discuss these ideas and their applications to therapeutic action in adult analysis.
Explorations in Mind: Community Education at BPSI
OCT 3: Applying Systems Psychodynamics: Part II -- Enhancing Role Effectiveness in Organizations; OCT 16: Mourning in America: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Climate Change
"Illusionment and Disillusionment: Foundational Illusions and the Loss of a World", an article by this month's BPSI author, Alfred Margulies. Click the banner to read an excerpt of the content.
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