BPSI’s Collaboration with the Freud Museum in Vienna

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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 Summer/Fall 2021 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. Daniela Finzi, Research Director at the Freud Museum in Vienna, contacted our archives to request several of Grete Bibring’s guest lists and photographs from the Edward Bibring photograph collection to showcase these materials at the...

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New “Children in War” 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 Summer/Fall 2021 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. Roberta Apfel and Bennett Simon next to the conference poster drawn by a local artist, Sarah Shay. Jerusalem, 1989. BPSI Members, Roberta Apfel, MD and Bennett Simon, MD, have contributed additional materials for the Children in War...

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Lewis Kirshner’s Landscape Paintings

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Four landscape paintings by BPSI Member, Lewis Kirshner, featuring different seasons, are on display in the library this fall. Read Dr. Kirshner’s artist statement below to learn about his sources of inspiration. I took up oils again to learn about portrait painting from a St Johnsbury, Vermont, artist, Ed Kadunc, who was immensely helpful for theory and practice. Later, upon relocating to Amsterdam, I continued lessons from another...

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Meet the Author – Judy Kantrowitz – VIDEO

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Judy L. Kantrowitz, PhD discussed her recently published book The Role of the Patient-Analyst Match in the Process and Outcome of Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2020) with Dan Jacobs, MD, Director of the BPSI Library, and the online audience at our Meet the Author Webinar recorded on Sep 27, 2021. Click here or on the player above to watch. A few copies of autographed books are still on sale in the library. Click here to purchase your...

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A Salute to Janet Malcolm, Provocative Author of “Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession”

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Shari Thurer, ScD, is a BPSI Psychotherapist Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Summer/Fall 2021 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. When I first read journalist Janet Malcolm’s Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession in 1981, I wanted to be Janet Malcolm…notably not the psychoanalyst she profiled. This may seem odd as I later became a psychotherapist, not a journalist. But Malcolm struck me as...

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