Lectures on Technique by Melanie Klein – A Book Review

Posted in History, Library Corner

Rita Teusch, PhD, Faculty Member of BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of the Hanns Sachs Library Newsletter, which can be read here. Lectures on Technique by Melanie Klein. Edited with Critical Review by John Steiner. Routledge, 2017, 137pp. This precious little book consists of a series of six lectures given by Melanie Klein to students at the British Psychoanalytic Society beginning in 1936. They were...

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How Emotions Are Made – A Book Review

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José Saporta, MD, is a Candidate Member and ATP/Fellowship Faculty of BPSI. His remarks below originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of the Library Newsletter, which can be read here. Lisa Feldman Barrett. How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain. Houghton Mifflin, 2017. This book, by a neuroscientist who studies emotion, presents a new theory of emotion that challenges and complicates the view of emotions that many of us have...

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Children of Nazis – A Book Review

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Shari Thurer, ScD, is a BPSI Psychotherapist Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. Children of Nazis: The Sons and Daughters of Himmler, Göring, Höss, Mengele, and Others – Living with a Father’s Monstrous Legacy, by Tania Crasnianski, translated by Molly Grogan. Arcade Publishing, 2018, 264pp. What is it like to grow up as the child of a Nazi? How...

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Dear Candidate

Posted in Library Corner, Recent Work

In this first-of-kind book, edited by a BPSI Member, Fred Busch, PhD, senior psychoanalysts from around the world offer personal reflections on their own training, what it was like to become a psychoanalyst, and what they would like most to convey to the candidate of today. With forty-two personal letters to candidates, this edited collection helps analysts in training and those recently entering the profession to reflect upon what it means to...

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The Ethical Seduction of The Analytic Situation – A Book Review

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Rita Teusch, PhD, Faculty Member of BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of the Hanns Sachs Library Newsletter, which can be read here. Chetrit-Vatine, V. (2014). The Ethical Seduction of the Analytic Situation. The Feminine–Maternal Origins of Responsibility for the Other. Viviane Chetrit-Vatine is a training and supervising analyst for adults and children, a researcher in both France and Israel, a former...

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Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open – A Book Review

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History, Library Corner

Dan Jacobs, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at BPSI. His remarks below originally appeared in the Winter 2020 issue of the BPSI Library Newsletter, which can be read here. Hoban, Phoebe (2014). Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open. Boston: New Harvest, pp.174. For those who are interested in but not familiar with the life and work of Lucian Freud, Sigmund’s grandson, this primer is a good place to begin. Clear and concise, it traces Lucian’s...

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