Writing for the Public about the Mental Fitness of Political Figures

Posted in History, Social Awareness

Leonard L. Glass, MD, is a BPSI Psychoanalyst Member. His below remarks originally appeared in the Spring-Summer 2020 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. For me, it began with reading and responding to posts on the American Psychoanalytic Association Members’ Listserv. Analytic colleagues were reacting to the candidacy and, later, the presidency of Donald Trump. They had a variety of opinions, sometimes stated with nuance, but...

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Remote Learning: Challenges and Opportunities

Posted in History, Social Awareness

The following piece was originally published on Alexandra Harrison’s blog entitled Supporting Child Caregivers in August 2020, which can be found here. This image may seem anachronistic in the context of a discussion of remote learning, but you will see that it is actually very much to the point. I am suggesting that what is missing in remote learning and to a lesser degree in physically distant in-person learning is what is called...

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A People’s History of Psychoanalysis – Book Review

Posted in History, Library Corner

by Rita Teusch, PhD Gaztambide, D. J. (2019). A People’s History of Psychoanalysis: From Freud to Liberation Psychology. Lexington Books. 270 pp. Daniel Jose Gaztambide is assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the New School for Social Research. He has written numerous articles and book chapters on cultural competency, social justice and psychodynamic practice, as well as race and class in the treatment of borderline...

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Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau on the IPA “Talks on Psychoanalysis” Podcast – AUDIO

Posted in History, Library Corner

In a recent episode of the IPA’s “Talks on Psychoanalysis”, Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau presented “Driven to preserve self and object”, investigating the structuring function of the object in tension with the subject and its drives; the role of the aggression as an intensified expression of a need; and her original term “Lethe”, describing the energy of these preservative drives. Click on the player above to listen. You...

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Meet the Author – Ed Shapiro – VIDEO

Posted in History, Library Corner

Edward Shapiro, MD, discussed his new book Finding a Place to Stand: Developing Self-Reflective Institutions, Leaders and Citizens (Phoenix Publishing House, 2020) with his colleague, Jonathan Kolb, MD. The book draws on psychodynamic systems thinking to offer a new understanding of the journey from being an individual to joining society as a citizen. With detailed stories, the steps – and the conscious and unconscious linkages – from being a...

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Unorthodox

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History, Library Corner

Ellen Goldberg, PhD, is a BPSI Psychotherapist Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the “What Are We Watching” section of the Spring 2020 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. “Unorthodox” is a four-part Netflix mini-series loosely based on a memoir by Deborah Feldman. Ms. Feldman successfully left the Satmar Hasidic sect, which is considered one of the wealthiest and most powerful communities in...

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