BPSI Video Interviews: Oral History

The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Series

Conversations with Kravitz Award recipients – BPSI Members who have provided noteworthy psychoanalytically-informed service to the broader community.

Michael Grodin, MD, The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Recipient of 2014, talks about his work in the field of human rights and medical ethics in an interview to James Frosch, MD. Recorded on Sep 25, 2020.
Sarah Birss, MD, and Ann Epstein, MD, the award recipients of 2011, talk about their work at the Infant Parent Training Institute at JF&CS of Greater Boston. Recorded on January 31, 2020.
Alexandra Murray Harrison, MD, the award recipient of 2013, was interviewed by Ellen Golding, PhD about her work with mental health professionals and caregivers in orphanages in developed countries. Recorded on December 20, 2019.
Paola M. Contreras, PsyD, the award recipient of 2019, was interviewed by Jane Keat, PsyD, about her work to help the victims of human trafficking. Recorded on October 11, 2019.
Anna Ornstein, MD, the award recipient of 2018, was interviewed by Steven Varga-Golovcsenko, MD about her dedication to teaching people about Holocaust and the dangers of intolerance. Recorded on August 21, 2019.
Judy Yanof, MD, the award recipient of 2012, was interviewed by Dan Jacobs, MD about her efforts to provide programs for early childhood education workers. Recorded on March 22, 2019.
Roberta Apfel, MD, and Bennett Simon, MD, the award recipients of 2009, were interviewed by Ann Katz, EdD, about their work with children in war and conflict. Recorded on May 8, 2018.

The Voice of Experience Series

BPSI senior members talk about their life, work, and important contributions

Ramon Greenberg, MD was interviewed by his colleague, Howard Katz, MD, about his work on dreams and other contributions to psychoanalysis. Recorded on Oct 9, 2020.
Dan H. Buie, MD, talked with his friend and colleague Alan Pollack, MD, about his life and his work with patients. Recorded on Dec 21, 2018.
Ana-María Rizzuto, MD, shared insights about her life and work in her interview with Axel Hoffer, MD, recorded in the BPSI Library on Sep 15, 2017.
Arnold Modell, MD, spoke to Dan Jacobs, MD, about his life and contributions to psychoanalysis. Recorded on June 23, 2017.
Malkah Notman, MD, discussed women in psychoanalysis, their experiences as candidates, members and clinicians with Dan Jacobs, MD. Recorded on February 10, 2017.


Meet the Author Series

BPSI and noted authors discuss their recently published books

Nancy Chodorow, PhD, discussed her new book The Psychoanalytic Ear and the Sociological Eye: Toward an American Independent Tradition, with Dan Jacobs, MD, and the Webinar audience. Recorded on May 4, 2021.
John Martin-Joy, MD, discussed his new book Diagnosing from a Distance: Debates over Libel Law, Media, and Psychiatric Ethics from Barry Goldwater to Donald Trump, with James Barron, PhD, Shari Thurer, ScD, and the Webinar audience. Recorded on January 11, 2021.
Steven L. Ablon, MD, read poetry from his new book Dinner in the Garden, discussing his work with Dan Jacobs, MD, and the Webinar audience. Recorded on October 6, 2020.
Edward R. Shapiro, MD, discussed his new book Finding a Place to Stand: Developing Self-Reflective Institutions, Leaders and Citizens with Jonathan Kolb, MD. Recorded on June 26, 2020.
Joan Wheelis, MD, discussed her new memoir The Known, the Secret, the Forgotten with Steven Ablon, MD, and Andrea Celenza, PhD. Recorded as a Webinar on June 2, 2020.
Fred Busch, PhD, discussed his new book The Analyst’s Reveries: Explorations in Bion’s Enigmatic Concept with Dan Jacobs, MD. Recorded on September 13, 2019.
Lewis Kirshner, MD, discussed his new book Intersubjectivity in Psychoanalysis: A Model for Theory and Practice with Stephen Sternbach, MD. Recorded on September 11, 2018.
Ilonka Venier Alexander was interviewed by Shari Thurer about her book The Life and Times of Franz Alexander: From Budapest To California (Karnac, 2015). Recorded on June 21, 2016.
Stephanie Brody, PsyD, discussed her new book Entering Night Country: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Loss and Resilience with Dan Jacobs, MD. Recorded on April 16, 2016.
Daniel Jacobs, MD, visited Paul Ornstein, MD, in his home in Brookline, MA, on February 19, 2016, to talk about Dr. Ornstein’s autobiography Looking Back: Memoir of a Psychoanalyst.