The BPSI Library Committee Presents Beyond the Binary: Essays on Gender

Posted in History, Library Corner, Recent Work

We are happy to announce the publication of Beyond the Binary: Essays on Gender, a manuscript edited by BPSI Member Shari Thurer, ScD, in collaboration with the Library Committee. This is the fourth publication sponsored by the Library Committee of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the first published by Phoenix. Click here to purchase a copy! About the Book:  The increase in the number of non-binary children and...

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In the News: Robert Waldinger, MD

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Psychiatrist and BPSI Member Dr. Robert Waldinger has been all over the news promoting his new book, The Good Life: Lessons From the World’s Longest Study of Happiness. Recently, he stopped by WGBH’s Boston Public Radio, sharing the study’s findings on the importance of interpersonal relationships for feelings of long-term happiness and fulfilment. Click here to watch the interview. About the Book What makes a life fulfilling...

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IPA Off The Couch, Episode 105: Musical Improvisation and Free Association with Rafael Ornstein, MD

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Click here to listen to the episode. Episode Description: We begin by recognizing the well-known analytic challenge which is to learn the basic scales and then learn to improvise – both being essential tools for creating a dependable and creative analytic space. Rafael shares with us his early familial psychoanalytic influences and his search to find his own voice. We discuss the similarities between analytic free association and musical...

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Lawrence Brown: On Freud’s “Moses and Monotheism”

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BPSI member Larry Brown’s latest work, On Freud’s “Moses and Monotheism,” is set to be released on November 30th, 2022. Preorders can be made here. From Routledge: On Freud’s “Moses and Monotheism” discusses key themes in Sigmund Freud’s final book, Moses and Monotheism, written between 1934 and 1939. The contributors reflect on the historical context of the time during which the book was written,...

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Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau on IPA’s “On and Off the Couch” – AUDIO

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BPSI Training and Supervising Analyst, Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau, PhD, appeared on a recent episode of the IPA’s On and Off the Couch podcast to talk about her novels, her theoretical writings, and her work as chair of the IPA in Culture Committee. Click on the image or follow the link below to access the podcast: Episode 104: The Eyes, The Drives, and Culture with Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau, PhD Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau, PhD is...

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Nancy Chodorow – Thoughts for the Times on Women and Men – AUDIO

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In the new IPA’s Talk on Psychoanalysis podcast, recorded in honor of the International Women’s History Month, BPSI Member Nancy Chodorow, PhD, draws on her writings on individualizing gender and sexuality, masculinities, her research on early women psychoanalysts, and Freud’s social writings, such as Thoughts for the Times on War and Death, a set of twin essays written six months after the outbreak of World War I. Click on the...

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