Alexandra Harrison – The Kravitz Award Series VIDEO

Posted in History, Social Awareness

The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Recipient of 2013, Alexandra Harrison, MD, talks about her work with caregivers in orphanages worldwide to develop a model of treatment for infants and children with special needs. Her interview to Ellen Golding, PhD, was recorded in the library on December 20, 2019. Alexandra Murray Harrison, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in Adult and Child and...

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Climate Crisis, Psychoanalysis, and Radical Ethics

Posted in History, Library Corner

Rita Teusch, PhD, Faculty Member of BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of the Hann Sachs Library Newsletter, which can be read here. Orange, Donna M. (2017). Routledge, 147p. Donna Orange, a psychoanalyst and assistant clinical professor (adjunct) at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy is an internationally recognized teacher of psychoanalysis and humanistic ethics and the author of more...

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The Report: A Depiction of Trauma and Othering after September 11, 2001

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History

Below are the remarks from the November 19, 2019 “Off the Couch” viewing of The Report with Benjamin Herbstman, MD, MHS, Member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. “Off the Couch” is part of a decades-long collaboration between The Coolidge Cinema and BPSI. The Report is a riveting thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss, Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to...

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel

Posted in History, Library Corner

Ellen Goldberg, PhD, is a Psychotherapist Member of BPSI. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of the Hann Sachs Library Newsletter, which can be read here. Whitehead, Colson (2019). Doubleday, 224p. In a new heart-breaking story, the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Colson Whitehead, provides a window into a kind of abuse black teenagers faced in the 1960’s. The Nickel Academy is based on Arthur G. Dozier School for...

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Joker: When Hope for a Better Future Dies

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History

Below are the remarks from the October 15, 2019 “Off the Couch” viewing of Joker with Alistair McKnight, PsyaD, LMHC, a Psychoanalyst Member at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Alistair McKnight is on the faculty of the Psychotherapy Training Program. “Off the Couch” is part of a decades-long collaboration between The Coolidge Cinema and BPSI. Warner Bros. Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix)...

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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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