Sieg Maandag: Life and Art in the Aftermath of Bergen-Belsen

Posted in Library Corner, Recent Work

Sieg Maandag: Leven en Kunst na Bergen-Belsen / Life and Art in the Aftermath of Bergen-Belsen (Lecturis, 2020) is a new book, co-authored by BPSI Affiliate Scholar Member, Dawn Skorczewski, PhD. Sieg Maandag (1937-2013) was seven years old when he was released from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. His father was killed there, his mother survived camp Beendorf and was reunited with him. A photo of Sieg walking along a row of bodies in...

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On Writing

Posted in History, Library Corner

Ellen Pinsky, PsyD, is BPSI Faculty Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in The American Psychoanalyst, 55(2), Spring/Summer 2021, p. 10, which can be read here. I’ve been a writing teacher for decades, but only for the past 9 or 10 years have I taught about psychoanalytic case writing. Before I returned to graduate school and became an analyst, I was a middle school English teacher. I learned a lot from those young...

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Maternal Scholars Australia Book Launch for “Nancy Chodorow and The Reproduction of Mothering” – VIDEO

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Video recording of a virtual book launch organized by Maternal Scholars Australia to celebrate BPSI Member, Nancy Chodorow, PhD and Nancy Chodorow and The Reproduction of Mothering: Forty Years On (Palgrave, 2021) is now available. Click on the player below to watch. The event organized by Maternal Scholars Australia and held via ZOOM on June 25, 2021 presents a recently published collection of essays, edited by Australian sociologist...

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Ten Big Bets: Transforming Education During the Pandemic and Beyond

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Ten Big Bets: Transforming Education During the Pandemic and Beyond (PEAR and Clover Press, 2020) is a new book by BPSI Psychoanalyst and Faculty Member, Gil G. Noam, PhD. The global pandemic has thrown schooling into disarray. Teachers, parents, and children alike face uncertainty, while distance learning strains the human connections that make schooling meaningful. In this book, noted Harvard psychologist and educator Dr. Gil Noam reminds the...

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Caste – Book Review

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Marcia Smith-Hutton is BPSI Psychotherapist and Library Committee Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. Wilkerson, I. (2020). Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Random House, 496 pp. The tentacles of white supremacy stretch far. The tyranny of caste is that we are judged by attributes that we cannot change (or cannot easily change), such as the...

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Born A Crime – Book Review

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Ellen Goldberg, PhD, is a Child Neuropsychologist and a Psychotherapist Member of BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. Noah, T. (2016). Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Spiegel & Grau, 288 pp. In many ways, Trevor Noah is a remarkable comedian. He dances on a tight rope while he explores real life hardships, political...

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