His contributions to Psychoanalysis and the BPSI Community. A video of the 2019 S. Joseph Nemetz Memorial Lecture “A Tribute to Tony Kris: Scholar, Teacher, Mentor and Analyst” recorded at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute on October 5, 2019.
For more than fifty years Tony Kris has been a central figure at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and in International Psychoanalysis. He has made major contributions to the development of modern conflict theory, clinical technique, and the understanding of Narcissism, and done so with his characteristic warmth, wit, integrity, and incisive intelligence. In addition to his own contributions, he has been a steward of psychoanalytic history, especially in his role at the Freud Archives in the Library of Congress. For those of us in Boston, however, beyond his scholarly contributions, Tony’s presence has made a profound difference in our professional and personal lives. As analyst, supervisor, and friend to so many of us, he has taught us that analytic rigor is compatible with fostering a generative and generous connection designed to help us try to be our best selves. In this symposium several of us who owe an enormous amount to Tony describe both his intellectual legacy and his personal impact on us and on the psychoanalytic community.
Watch videos of other BPSI events:
- The 2019 BPSI Early Childhood Conference on Immigrant Families with Young Children. In English, with Spanish sub-titles.
- The 2016 BPSI Child Care Conference “Child Development: What Really Matters? with Jerome Kagan, PhD, and Alexandra Harrison, MD
- The 2014 Solange Skinner Lecture Three Critics on Freud’s “Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through”
- The 2012 BPSI Academic Lecture “Mourning as a Psychological Principle” with Tony Kris, MD, Lucinda DiDomenico, MD, and Rafael Ornstein, MD.
- BPSI Video Interviews in the Kravitz Award, Voice of Experience and Meet the Author series