Solange Skinner Conference: Race and Emancipation

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History, Social Awareness

Dr. Bernard Edelstein, is a Training/Supervising Ananlyst at BPSI. His remarks below originally appeared in the Spring-Summer 2018 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. In the Spring 2017 issue of the American Psychoanalyst, in an article titled “Race and Racism in Psychoanalytic Thought: The Ghosts in Our Nursery,” Beverly Stoute offers a compelling review of themes of racism in the psychoanalytic literature. Referring in her...

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Meet the Author – Lewis Kirshner – VIDEO

Posted in History, Library Corner

Lewis Kirshner and Stephen Sternbach met in our library on September 11, 2018 to discuss Intersubjectivity in Psychoanalysis: A Model for Theory and Practice published by Routledge in 2017.  Press “play” on the image above or click on the video link to watch the interview. In his new book, Lewis Kirshner explains and illustrates the concept of intersubjectivity and its application to psychoanalysis. By drawing on findings from...

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BPSI Off the Couch: Spotlight

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History

  Below are the remarks from the October 15, 2015 “Off the Couch” viewing of Spotlight 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. When the Boston Globe’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of...

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BPSI Off the Couch: The Wife

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History

Below are the remarks from the September 18, 2018 “Off the Couch” viewing of The Wife with Rodrigo Barahona, PsyaD. Member of BPSI. “Off the Couch” is part of a decades-long collaboration between The Coolidge Cinema and BPSI.  Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since him and his wife Joan (Glenn Close) first met in the late 1950’s. The...

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How Can a Democracy Die?

Posted in History, Social Awareness

Dr. Anna Ornstein is a Supervising Analyst at BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Fall-Winter 2017 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here.   Psychoanalytic Theories and Political Realities In the years immediately following the Second World War, a group of European immigrants–philosophers, social scientists, and psychoanalysts–known as members of the Frankfurt School, experienced feelings of déjà vu in relation...

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BPSI Off the Couch: Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

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Below are the remarks from the May 15, 2018 “Off the Couch” viewing of “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” with Phillip Freeman, MD, DMH, Member of BPSI. “Off the Couch” is part of a decades-long collaboration between The Coolidge Cinema and BPSI. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, regularly a feature on the top ten lists of greatest westerns ever made, does not even have a definitive final print. Sam Peckinpah engaged in a fight to the death with MGM,...

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