The Voice of Experience – Ana-Maria Rizzuto – VIDEO

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Ana-María Rizzuto, MD, shared insights about her life and work in her recent interview to Axel Hoffer, MD, for “The Voice of Experience” series of webcasts. The conversation was recorded in the library just a few months before Ana-María moved to Argentina. Dr. Rizzuto is an Adjunct Member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and a Training and Supervising Analyst Emerita of the PINE Psychoanalytic Institute. She has...

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Interviews with Nancy Chodorow and Jane Kite

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Two of our members, Nancy Chodorow and Jane Kite, have recently given interviews to Robert Winer and Kerry L. Malawista for a publication in Who’s Behind the Couch?  The Heart and Mind of the Psychoanalyst (Karnac, 2017). The book explores the analyst’s mind at work, not so much from a theoretical perspective, but rather from the complexities and richness inherent in every moment-to-moment clinical encounter. Other notable interviewees...

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The Voice of Experience – Arnold Modell – VIDEO

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In our new webcast series “The Voice of Experience”, Dan Jacobs interviews Arnold Modell about his life and contributions to psychoanalysis. Arnold Modell, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and a Clinical Professor of Social Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of five important books: Object Love and Reality: An Introduction to a Psychoanalytic Theory of...

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The Voice of Experience: Malkah Notman on Women in Psychoanalysis – VIDEO

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In our new webcast series “The Voice of Experience”, Dan Jacobs asks Malkah Notman about women in psychoanalysis. Malkah T. Notman, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. This conversation was recorded on February 10, 2017, in the BPSI Library. A more detailed interview of Dr. Notman had been produced earlier by...

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Book Review: War and Turpentine

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by Simona O. Grabel, PhD A book which begins with a quote from All Quiet on the Western Front gives us fair warning of the cataclysm which is to follow.  In War and Turpentine, the Flemish author Stefan Hertmans offers us a fictionalized account of his beloved grandfather’s memoirs, whose life spanned two centuries.  Perhaps in atonement for the heirloom watch the author dropped and shattered, Hertman’s account of his grandfather’s life is a...

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Meet the Author: Ilonka Venier Alexander “The Life and Times of Franz Alexander: From Budapest To California” – VIDEO

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Ilonka Venier Alexander and Shari Thurer met in our library on June 21, 2016, to discuss The Life and Times of Franz Alexander: From Budapest To California published by Karnac in 2015.  Ilonka’s grandfather, Franz Alexander, was the first graduate of the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute, the man who turned down Freud’s offer to enter into private practice in Vienna, and the man Freud told to go to America and spread the doctrine of...

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