Dinner in the Garden

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Poems by Steven Luria Ablon, MD Dinner in the Garden, a new book of poetry by our member, Steven Luria Ablon, explores how families interact and evolve and brings to play the deepest feelings. Dr. Ablon is a Training and Supervising Adult and Child Analyst at BPSI and an Associate Clinical Professor of Harvard University Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize. Ablon’s earlier...

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Transformational Processes in Clinical Psychoanalysis

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In his new book, Transformational Processes in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Dreaming, Emotions and the Present Moment (Routledge, 2018), Lawrence J. Brown offers a contemporary perspective on how the mind transforms, and gives meaning to, emotional experience that arises unconsciously in the here-and-now of the clinical hour. Brown surveys the developments in theory and practice that follow from Freud’s original observations and traces this...

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Driven to Survive

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Driven to Survive: Selected Papers on Psychoanalysis is a new book by Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau, PhD, published by IPBooks in 2018. “Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau has given us a work of deep scholarship and original thought. Fully engrossing and forceful in presentation, it is a bold and necessary reworking of Freudian drive theory. Her new formulations will reshape our thinking and our way of listening. ” ~ Dan Jacobs, MD, Director of...

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Death and Fallibility in the Psychoanalytic Encounter

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Death and Fallibility in the Psychoanalytic Encounter: Mortal Gifts (Routledge, 2017) recently published by BPSI’s faculty member Ellen Pinsky, PsyD, considers psychoanalysis from a fresh perspective: the therapist’s mortality―in at least two senses of the word. That the therapist can die, and is also fallible, can be seen as necessary or even defining components of the therapeutic process.  At every moment, the analyst’s...

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Journal Articles and Book Chapters by BPSI Authors

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Michael Robbins, MD (2018). The Primary Process: Freud’s Profound Yet Neglected Contribution to the Psychology of Consciousness. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 38(3):186-197. Mark Schechter, MD; Benjamin Herbstman, MD; Elsa Ronningstam, PhD; Mark Goldblatt, MD. (2018). Emerging Adults, Identity Development, and Suicidality: Implications for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 71:20-39, 2018. Anton O. Kris, MD (2018)....

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Engaging Primitive Anxieties of the Emerging Self

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Engaging Primitive Anxieties of the Emerging Self: the Legacy of Frances Tustin (Karnac, 2017) is a a new book co-edited by Howard B. Levine and David G. Power. Frances Tustin was a pioneering child psychotherapist who broke new ground in working with autistic children in the latter half of the twentieth century. This book amplifies and extends contributions by Tustin to the study and treatment of autism, autistic spectrum disorders and...

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