The Psychoanalytic Ear and the Sociological Eye

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In her new book, The Psychoanalytic Ear and the Sociological Eye: Toward an American Independent Tradition (Routledge, 2019), Nancy J. Chodorow brings together her two professional identities, psychoanalyst and sociologist, as she also brings together and moves beyond two traditions within American psychoanalysis, naming for the first time an American independent tradition. The book’s chapters move inward, toward fine-tuned discussions of...

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Journal Articles and Book Chapters by BPSI Authors

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Howard M. Katz, MD (2018). Music, Bonding, and Personal Growth: Merle Haggard’s Musical Journey toward Wholeness. Discussion of “A Place to Fall Apart, A Reading of Merle Haggard’s Music” by Richard P. Wheeler. American Imago, 75(3): 441-453. Sarah Ackerman, PhD (2018). (How) Can We Write about Our Patients? Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 66(1), 59–81. The Boston Change Process Study Group (2018). Moving Through and Being...

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Psychoanalysis Meets Psychosis

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Psychoanalysis Meets Psychosis: Attachment, Separation, and the Undifferentiated Unintegrated Mind, (Routledge, 2019) is a new publication by a BPSI Member, Michael Robbins, MD. The book proposes a major revision of the psychoanalytic theory of the most severe mental illnesses including schizophrenia. Freud believed that psychosis is the consequence of a biologically determined inability to attain and sustain a normal or neurotic mental...

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Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Their Experience of Desire, Ambition and Leadership

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Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Their Experience of Desire, Ambition and Leadership (Routledge, 2019) is a new book, edited by BPSI Members, Stephanie Brody and Frances Arnold. In addition to several of Brody’s and Arnold’s papers, the book includes essays and clinical cases written by Rosemary Balsam, Brenda Bauer, Andrea Celenza, Diane Elise, Adrienne Harris, Dorothy Holmes, Nancy Kulish, Vivian Pendar, Dionne Powell, and...

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The Known, the Secret, the Forgotten

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“The Known, the Secret, the Forgotten” is a new book by a BPSI Member, Joan Wheelis, MD, published by W.W. Norton in April, 2019. Crafted from slivers of reminiscence and reflection, Joan Wheelis’s beautifully written memoir explores the intricacies of attachment and the perils of love and inevitable loss. The New York Times has recently reviewed and shortlisted Wheelis’s book for the best memoirs of 2019. We glimpse the...

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On Dangerous Ground

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On Dangerous Ground: Freud’s Visual Cultures of the Unconscious (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) is a recent book by a BPSI Affiliate Scholar Member, Diane O’Donoghue, PhD. In the final years of the 19th century, Sigmund Freud began to construct evidence for the workings of an “unconscious.” On Dangerous Ground offers an innovative assessment of the complex role that his encounters with visual cultures-architecture, objects from earlier...

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