Lawrence Brown’s Interview with New Books in Psychoanalysis

Posted in History, Library Corner

Lawrence J. Brown, PhD, a BPSI faculty member and supervising child analyst, was interviewed by Philip Lance, PhD, a clinical psychologist and a candidate at The Psychoanalytic Center of California about Brown’s recent book Transformational Processes in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Dreaming, Emotions and the Present Moment (Routledge, 2019). The interview was recorded for, and published by, the New Books in Psychoanalysis (NBiP) webcast...

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Ellen Pinsky’s Interview with New Books in Psychoanalysis

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Ellen Pinsky, PsyD, a BPSI faculty member, was recently interviewed by Tracy Morgan, psychoanalyst and founding editor of the webcast, New Books in Psychoanalysis, about her recent book Death and Fallibility in the Psychoanalytic Encounter: Mortal Gifts (Routledge, 2017). Follow this link to listen to the interview (the audio player also appears at the bottom of this page). Below is a small excerpt from Tracy Morgan’s introductory...

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Judy Yanof – The Kravitz Award Series VIDEO

Posted in History, Social Awareness

The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Recipient of 2012, Judy Yanof, MD, is interviewed by Dan Jacobs, MD about her efforts to provide programs for early childhood education workers and her consultative work for disadvantaged children and families. The conversation was recorded in the Boston Psychoanalytic Society Library on March 22, 2019. Judith A. Yanof, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst and a Child Supervisor at the Boston Psychoanalytic...

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Book Review of Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

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Random House Shari Thurer, ScD, Member of BPSI’s Library Committee. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of the Hann Sachs Library Newsletter, which can be read here. Review of Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout, Random House, 2017, 272 pp. In Elizabeth’s Strout’s Anything Is Possible, a farmer watches his barns burn down in a fire possibly set by the town’s public masturbator, whom he exonerates....

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BPSI Off the Couch: The Sense of an Ending

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Below are the remarks from the March 21, 2017 “Off the Couch” viewing of The Sense of an Ending with Mary Anderson, PhD, MTS, MFA, Member of BPSI. “Off the Couch” is part of a decades-long collaboration between The Coolidge Cinema and BPSI. Tony Webster leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love and the devastating...

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When A Parent’s Narcissism Is The Root Of A Child’s Shame

Posted in History, Social Awareness

Gil Noam, Ed.D., Dr. Habil is Psychoanalyst Member of BPSI. His remarks originally appeared on Cognoscenti on March 27, 2019 and are reprinted below with permission from WBUR. The full commentary can be read here. Alice Miller, the eminent Swiss psychoanalyst, wrote a bestselling book decades ago, “The Drama of the Gifted Child,” which addressed how parental narcissism holds children back from exploring their own creativity and potential....

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