The BPSI Bulletin publishes news of our organization, as well as articles by member contributors on wide ranging topics from within and outside of psychoanalysis. Our Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer Issues document the vibrant life of our community, and the intersection of personal, professional and psychoanalytic perspectives with the social, political and cultural worlds in which we live. In each issue, we hope to illuminate the mission of BPSI as an organization that encourages its members to express individuality, to nurture curiosity, and to illuminate the complexity and value of psychoanalysis in the Boston area and beyond.


Spring/ Summer 2020 – Coronavirus World **new**

Spring/Summer 2019 – Are you listening?

  • In this issue: When the Dream World Becomes the Real World; Reconstructing Psychoanalysis; Psychoanalysis, Climate Justice, and Nature; Mourning in America

Fall/Winter 2018 – Lacrimosa

  • In this issue: Screenagers and Library 3.13; Psychoanalysis Meets #MeToo, Part II; Family Separation at the Border: August 2018; Working with Immigrant Families with Young Children

Spring/Summer 2018 – What Matters

  • In this issue: Psychoanalysis Meets #MeToo, How Can a Democracy Die?, Skinner Program: Race and Emancipation

Fall/Winter 2017 – Identity

  • In this issue: Up Close and Personal: The Voice of Experience; John Terry Maltsberger: Contributions to the Development of Studies of Suicide and Self-Attack; The Imperfect is Our Paradise; Conversations with People who Hate Me; Implicit Bias, Psychoanalysis, and Racial Bias

Spring/Summer 2017 – Resistance

  • In this issue: Family Values, Dispatching Gum, Reading “On Transience”, There is a Show Tune for Every Occasion, I Am Not Your Negro, 25th Anniversary of the BPSI Child Care Conference

Fall/Winter 2016 – Rooms with a View

  • In this issue: Graduation Requirements from a Pioneer of British Psychoanalysis, Hello Dalí: Notes on the Intersection of Art and Psychoanalysis, Notes on Curating: Reflections on the Practices of Art and Psychoanalysis, Deathbed Wisdom: Conversation and Collaboration

Spring/Summer 2016

  • In this issue: Expanding the Field, Listening & Learning, Teaching Experience, Soul Food, Talking Psychoanalysis in the Midnight Hour

Fall/Winter 2015

  • In this issues: Free Association (Anna Ornstein), “Mounting up the Hill” at BPSI, Couples Therapy Illuminates, Am I Just Playing Baseball?

Spring/Summer 2015

  • In this issue: Comfort Food, Free Association (Axel Hoffer), Self Disclosures and Unknown Passions (Michele Baker), The Psychology of Babies – A Talk by Lynne Murray, The Psychoanalyst in the Classroom, Fox Catcher

Fall/Winter 2014

  • In this issue: Minefields in Their Hearts: The Mental Health of Children in War and Communal Violence (Michele Baker interviews Roberta Apfel and Bennett Simon), Erotic Revelations: Clinical Applications and Perverse Scenarios, The IPA Comes to Boston

Spring/Summer 2014

  • In this issue: PiP Goes to New York, Conversations with Community Trustees Martha Kleinman and Barry Korobokin, Creating a Psychoanalytic Mind: A Psychoanalytic Method and Theory

Fall/Winter 2013

  • In this issue: Conversations with Community Board Members Fred Schultz and Phil Burling, Treating Patients with Eating Disorders, The Patient’s Impact on the Analyst,

Spring/Summer 2013

  • In this issue: The ATP Story: A Personal Take, PiP Goes to New York, Between Winnicott and Lacan: A Clinical Engagement

Fall/Winter 2012

  • In this issue: Writing About Writing, Psychoanalysis in China, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Research: Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence

May 2012

  • In this issue: Boundary Violations, History of 15 Commonwealth Avenue, Early Analysts Located in the Back Bay, Individualizing Gender and Sexuality: Theory and Practice

December 2011

  • In this issue: Building News, PiP Program, Outreach to Schools of Social Work, A Disturbance in the Field: Essays on Transference-Countertransference, The Writing Experience