Paola M. Contreras – The Kravitz Award Series VIDEO

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The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Recipient of 2019, Paola Michelle Contreras, PsyD, shares how she uses psychoanalytic ideas to understand human trafficking, to treat its victims, and to teach those caregivers who provide clinical service. She is the first candidate in psychoanalytic training to receive this award. Her conversation with another candidate in psychoanalytic training, Jane Keat, PsyD, was recorded in the library on October 11, 2019....

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The Name of the Piggle: Reconsidering Winnicott’s Classic Case in Light of Some Conversations with the Adult ‘Gabrielle’

Posted in History, Library Corner

International University Press Ellen Goldberg, PhD, is a Psychotherapist Member of BPSI. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Winter 2018 Hann Sachs Library Newsletter, which can be read here. D. A. Luepnitz (2017) International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 98(2), 343-370. Click here to access the online publication or contact library@bpsi.org to request a copy. In this remarkable article, the author Deborah Anna Luepnitz, a...

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Meet the Author – Fred Busch – VIDEO

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Fred Busch, PhD, discussed his new book The Analyst’s Reveries: Explorations in Bion’s Enigmatic Concept (Routledge, 2019) with Dan Jacobs, MD, Director of the BPSI Library. While the use of the analyst’s own reveries in work with patients has increased in recent times, there has been little critical inquiry into its value, and the problems it may lead to. Busch finds increasing veneration for the analyst’s use of their reveries, while...

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FREE ASSOCIATION: When the Dream World Becomes the Real World

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James Frosch, 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. The unsophisticated waking judgement of someone who has just woken from sleep assumes that his dreams, even if they did not themselves come from another world, had at all events carried him off into another world. — Freud I...

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Anna Ornstein – The Kravitz Award Series VIDEO

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The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Recipient of 2018, Anna Ornstein, MD, is interviewed by Steven Varga-Golovcsenko, MD about her dedication to teaching about the Holocaust and the dangers of intolerance. The conversation was recorded in Brookline, MA on Aug 21, 2019. Anna Ornstein, MD, is a Professor Emerita of Child Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati, a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute, a Lecturer...

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If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir

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St. Martin’s Press Marcia Smith-Hutton, MSW, LICSW, BCD, is a Psychotherapist Member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and a Member of BPSI’s Library Committee. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of the Hann Sachs Library Newsletter, which can be read here. Ilana Kurshan, St. Martin’s Press, 2017, 320pp. Ilana Kurshan is very comfortable with associations and metaphors; hence the title of this book....

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