On Writing

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Ellen Pinsky, PsyD, is BPSI Faculty Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in The American Psychoanalyst, 55(2), Spring/Summer 2021, p. 10, which can be read here. I’ve been a writing teacher for decades, but only for the past 9 or 10 years have I taught about psychoanalytic case writing. Before I returned to graduate school and became an analyst, I was a middle school English teacher. I learned a lot from those young...

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Maternal Scholars Australia Book Launch for “Nancy Chodorow and The Reproduction of Mothering” – VIDEO

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Video recording of a virtual book launch organized by Maternal Scholars Australia to celebrate BPSI Member, Nancy Chodorow, PhD and Nancy Chodorow and The Reproduction of Mothering: Forty Years On (Palgrave, 2021) is now available. Click on the player below to watch. The event organized by Maternal Scholars Australia and held via ZOOM on June 25, 2021 presents a recently published collection of essays, edited by Australian sociologist...

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Dr. Paola Contreras Speaks About Her Work With Victims of Trauma – AUDIO

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In a recent episode of Alexandra M. Harrison’s podcast series, BPSI Member Paola Contreras, PsyD speaks about her work with victims of trauma in Latin America and in the US. Click on the player below to listen. Paola Michelle Contreras, PsyD is BPSI Psychoanalyst Member, Co-Chair of Community Division and the 2019 Arthur R. Kravitz Award recipient (click here to watch a recent video interview about her humanitarian work). Since 2006 Dr....

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Caste – Book Review

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Marcia Smith-Hutton is BPSI Psychotherapist and Library Committee Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. Wilkerson, I. (2020). Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Random House, 496 pp. The tentacles of white supremacy stretch far. The tyranny of caste is that we are judged by attributes that we cannot change (or cannot easily change), such as the...

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Lullabies – AUDIO

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In a recent episode of her podcast series, Alexandra M. Harrison, MD discusses the universal and culture specific qualities of lullabies and why it is so good to sing to your baby. Click on the player below to listen. Alexandra Murray Harrison, MD is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard...

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Born A Crime – Book Review

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Ellen Goldberg, PhD, is a Child Neuropsychologist and a Psychotherapist Member of BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. Noah, T. (2016). Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Spiegel & Grau, 288 pp. In many ways, Trevor Noah is a remarkable comedian. He dances on a tight rope while he explores real life hardships, political...

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