Coping with COVID19

Posted in History, Social Awareness

The following piece was originally published on Alexandra Harrison’s blog entitled Supporting Child Caregivers in March 2020, which can be found here. The World is a Different Place I just received an email from a colleague notifying me of the cancelation of a professional meeting that we had been scheduled to participate in. He said, “The world is a different place,” and I was struck by how true that was. As all of you, I have been...

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Sarah Birss and Ann Epstein – The Kravitz Award Series VIDEO

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Sarah Birss, MD, Ann Epstein, MD, and Judith Arons, LICSW (1947-2014), received the Arthur R. Kravitz Award for Community Action and Humanitarian Contributions in 2011 for their creative and committed work applying psychoanalytic and developmental principles in training therapists to do psychotherapy with parents and infants at the Infant Parent Training Institute at JF&CS of Greater Boston. Drs. Epstein’s and Birss’s...

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History

Below are the remarks from the January 21, 2020 “Off the Couch” viewing of Portrait of a Lady on Fire with Igor Weinberg, PhD, psychotherapy student member of BPSI. “Off the Couch” is part of a decades-long collaboration between The Coolidge Cinema and BPSI. “France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under...

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A Tribute to Tony Kris: Scholar, Teacher, Mentor and Analyst – VIDEO

Posted in History

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...

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What to Tell Your Children About COVID 19

Posted in History, Social Awareness

The following piece was originally published on Alexandra Harrison’s blog entitled Supporting Child Caregivers in March 2020, which can be found here. Many parents may worry about how to talk to their children about the corona epidemic. I would advise following the guidelines for any important conversation with your children. (1) The first is to be truthful. (2) The second is to be brief. (3) The third is to use language your child can...

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Reconstructing Psychoanalysis

Posted in History, Social Awareness

Richard Gomberg, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. His below remarks originally appeared in the Spring-Summer 2019 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. Most of us have the experience of reading formative psychoanalytic writers from any era, and recognizing something true, immediate, and contemporary in their ideas. What a pleasure it is to read a paper that helps us...

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