Gift of Poetry – Donald Hall Materials at BPSI Archives

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Olga Umansky, MLIS, is a librarian and archivist of the Hanns Sachs Library at BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. Donald Hall in the 1970s near Eagle Pond, NH. Photograph by Jane Kenyon. Reproduced with permission of the Donald Hall & Jane Kenyon Estate BPSI Candidate Member, John Martin-Joy, MD, trusted our archives with a fascinating and moving...

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Finding Order in Meaning, Being and Becoming through Memoir: Fred Griffin’s Interview with Joan Wheelis

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Fred L. Griffin, MD, is Training and Supervising Analyst at the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center. His comments and interview with BPSI Training and Supervising Analyst, Joan Wheelis, MD, about her recently published memoir originally appeared in the Winter/Spring 2021 issue of The American Psychoanalyst, which can be read here. Below is a brief excerpt of the content: There is a growing interest in memoir among the general readership, andan...

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Balm in Gilead – A Book Review

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Shari Thurer, ScD, is a BPSI Psychotherapist Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. Lawrence-Lightfoot, S. (1995). Balm in Gilead: Journey of a Healer. Penguin Books, 368pp. Reading Balm in Gilead during the pandemic was literary comfort food. The book is fundamentally the story of a Black family, who, by dint of hard work and middle-class values, did well,...

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Found in Translation – “Don’t Leave Your Room…”

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Olga Umansky, MLIS, is a librarian and archivist of the Hanns Sachs Library at BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. Joseph Brodsky wrote this Russian chant fifty years ago. Some thought it mocked the absurd reality outside his Leningrad apartment, while others read it as a reproach to internal exiles popular among Soviet intellectuals. The poem is funny and...

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Remote Learning With Your Teenaged Child – AUDIO

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In the third of 3 episodes about remote learning, Alexandra M. Harrison, MD, and Eileen Berger give tips about how to help your teenager with remote learning and preparation for the future. 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 Medical School at the Cambridge...

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Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels – Book Review

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Shari Thurer, ScD, is a BPSI Psychotherapist Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. Reading Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan tetralogy is a bit like listening in on a psychoanalytic session. Her characters’ thoughts, emotions and dialogue are raw, unfiltered. Her novels trace the course of a complicated, intense, volatile relationship between two women over six...

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