The Burning Child: A YouTube Animation

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History, Library Corner

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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A People’s History of Psychoanalysis – Book Review

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by Rita Teusch, PhD Gaztambide, D. J. (2019). A People’s History of Psychoanalysis: From Freud to Liberation Psychology. Lexington Books. 270 pp. Daniel Jose Gaztambide is assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the New School for Social Research. He has written numerous articles and book chapters on cultural competency, social justice and psychodynamic practice, as well as race and class in the treatment of borderline...

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Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau on the IPA “Talks on Psychoanalysis” Podcast – AUDIO

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In a recent episode of the IPA’s “Talks on Psychoanalysis”, Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau presented “Driven to preserve self and object”, investigating the structuring function of the object in tension with the subject and its drives; the role of the aggression as an intensified expression of a need; and her original term “Lethe”, describing the energy of these preservative drives. Click on the player above to listen. You...

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Meet the Author – Ed Shapiro – VIDEO

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Edward Shapiro, MD, discussed his new book Finding a Place to Stand: Developing Self-Reflective Institutions, Leaders and Citizens (Phoenix Publishing House, 2020) with his colleague, Jonathan Kolb, MD. The book draws on psychodynamic systems thinking to offer a new understanding of the journey from being an individual to joining society as a citizen. With detailed stories, the steps – and the conscious and unconscious linkages – from being a...

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Unorthodox

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Ellen Goldberg, PhD, is a BPSI Psychotherapist Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the “What Are We Watching” section of the Spring 2020 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. “Unorthodox” is a four-part Netflix mini-series loosely based on a memoir by Deborah Feldman. Ms. Feldman successfully left the Satmar Hasidic sect, which is considered one of the wealthiest and most powerful communities in...

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Nigel Gibson interviews authors of “Frantz Fanon’s Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Clinical Work” – VIDEO

Posted in History, Library Corner, Social Awareness

Follow this link for the AUDIO version of this interview. Nigel C. Gibson, PhD, an Associate Professor at Emerson College and BPSI Community Trustee, recently interviewed Helen Neville and Lou Turner, the editors of “Frantz Fanon’s Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Clinical Work: Practicing Internationally with Marginalized Communities”, a new book on Fanon’s legacy in the mental health profession.  The interview was produced and...

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