If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir

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St. Martin’s Press Marcia Smith-Hutton, MSW, LICSW, BCD, is a Psychotherapist Member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and a Member of BPSI’s Library Committee. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of the Hann Sachs Library Newsletter, which can be read here. Ilana Kurshan, St. Martin’s Press, 2017, 320pp. Ilana Kurshan is very comfortable with associations and metaphors; hence the title of this book....

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What is this Professor Freud like? A diary of an analysis with historical comments

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Ed. Anna Koellreuter. Trans. Kristina Pia Hofer. Karnac Books, 2016. 117pp. Rita Teusch, PhD, Faculty Member of BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of the Hann Sachs Library Newsletter, which can be read here. This historically fascinating book presents the diary notes (33 pages) of a 27 year old female Swiss psychiatrist, Dr. Anna Guggenbühl, written during her four month long analysis with Freud, six times a...

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Lawrence Brown’s Interview with New Books in Psychoanalysis

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Lawrence J. Brown, PhD, a BPSI faculty member and supervising child analyst, was interviewed by Philip Lance, PhD, a clinical psychologist and a candidate at The Psychoanalytic Center of California about Brown’s recent book Transformational Processes in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Dreaming, Emotions and the Present Moment (Routledge, 2019). The interview was recorded for, and published by, the New Books in Psychoanalysis (NBiP) webcast...

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Ellen Pinsky’s Interview with New Books in Psychoanalysis

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Ellen Pinsky, PsyD, a BPSI faculty member, was recently interviewed by Tracy Morgan, psychoanalyst and founding editor of the webcast, New Books in Psychoanalysis, about her recent book Death and Fallibility in the Psychoanalytic Encounter: Mortal Gifts (Routledge, 2017). Follow this link to listen to the interview (the audio player also appears at the bottom of this page). Below is a small excerpt from Tracy Morgan’s introductory...

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Book Review of Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

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Random House Shari Thurer, ScD, Member of BPSI’s Library Committee. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of the Hann Sachs Library Newsletter, which can be read here. Review of Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout, Random House, 2017, 272 pp. In Elizabeth’s Strout’s Anything Is Possible, a farmer watches his barns burn down in a fire possibly set by the town’s public masturbator, whom he exonerates....

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The Analyst’s Reveries

Posted in Library Corner, Recent Work

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. A new book by our member Fred Busch The Analyst’s Reveries: Explorations in Bion’s Enigmatic Concept (Routledge, 2019) finds increasing veneration for the analyst’s use of their reveries, while revealing important differences amongst post-Bionians in...

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