The Trouble With Modern Psychiatry

Posted in Library Corner, Recent Work

The Trouble With Modern Psychiatry: A Basis in Science For the Subjective Mind (LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017) is a recent book by a BPSI Member, Ronald Abramson, MD. Why do people hate psychiatrists? In the past decades enormous advances have been made in understanding the biology of mental disorders which lead to more effective biological treatments, and yet there is a growing anti-psychiatry movement whose members often feel that...

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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 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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The Name of the Piggle: Reconsidering Winnicott’s Classic Case in Light of Some Conversations with the Adult ‘Gabrielle’

Posted in History, Library Corner

International University Press Ellen Goldberg, PhD, is a Psychotherapist Member of BPSI. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Winter 2018 Hann Sachs Library Newsletter, which can be read here. D. A. Luepnitz (2017) International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 98(2), 343-370. Click here to access the online publication or contact library@bpsi.org to request a copy. In this remarkable article, the author Deborah Anna Luepnitz, a...

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Meet the Author – Fred Busch – VIDEO

Posted in History, Library Corner

Fred Busch, PhD, discussed his new book The Analyst’s Reveries: Explorations in Bion’s Enigmatic Concept (Routledge, 2019) with Dan Jacobs, MD, Director of the BPSI Library. While the use of the analyst’s own reveries in work with patients has increased in recent times, there has been little critical inquiry into its value, and the problems it may lead to. Busch finds increasing veneration for the analyst’s use of their reveries, while...

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