Ramon Greenberg – The Voice of Experience VIDEO

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Ramon Greenberg, MD, talked to Howard Katz, MD, about his work on dreams and other contributions to psychoanalysis in an interview recorded for The Voice of Experience Series on October 9, 2020. Ramon Greenberg, MD, is a Psychoanalyst and Faculty Member at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (BPSI) and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of numerous articles on the dream theory, sleep...

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Henry Murray and Sigmund Freud: The Story Behind One Autograph

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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 2018 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. Sigmund Freud’s Portrait, 1929 signed by “Dr. Murray” in 1933BPSI Archives The handwriting analysis of both John Murray and Henry Murray revealed that the portrait of Freud donated to the BPSI Archives by John Baker, PhD, is likely...

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Freedom to Choose: A Book Review

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Rita Teusch, PhD, Faculty Member of BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of the Hann Sachs Library Newsletter, which can be read here. Novick, J. and Novick, K. (2016) Freedom to Choose. Two Systems of Self-Regulation. International Psychoanalytic Books. 236 pp. This immensely readable book details John and Kerry Kelly Novick’s clinical psychoanalytic work over the past 50 years. Trained at the Anna Freud...

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Meet the Author – Steven Luria Ablon – VIDEO

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Steven Luria Ablon, MD, read poetry from his new book “Dinner in the Garden” at our Meet the Author Webinar held and recorded on Oct 6, 2020. Discussion with a live audience was moderated by Dan Jacobs, MD. Click here to watch other webinars and interviews in our Meet the Author, The Voice of Experience, and Kravitz Award video series. Follow this link to watch video recordings of select BPSI events in the past.

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Self Disclosures and Unknown Passions: Telling Stories – and Reading Them

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Dan Jacobs, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at BPSI. His remarks below originally appeared in the Spring-Summer 2020 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. In writing a novel, one invents characters who are, as in a dream, varying aspects of oneself. The challenge is to bring these characters—these different pieces of self—together in a coherent story. In this way, writing is an attempt at self-understanding and...

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The Burning Child: A YouTube Animation

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Shari Thurer, ScD, is a BPSI Psychotherapist Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. While it is not uncommon for Freud’s bon mots to be written on posters, coffee cups, and greeting cards, they are now featured in an animated cartoon on YouTube. Commissioned by The Vienna Project at Harvard, a scholarly and artistic collaboration that explores Vienna at the...

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