Caste – Book Review

Posted in History, Library Corner, Social Awareness

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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Ten Big Bets: Transforming Education During the Pandemic and Beyond

Posted in Library Corner, Recent Work, Social Awareness

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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Lullabies – AUDIO

Posted in History, Social Awareness

In a recent episode of her podcast series, Alexandra M. Harrison, MD discusses the universal and culture specific qualities of lullabies and why it is so good to sing to your baby. Click on the player below to listen. Alexandra Murray Harrison, MD is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard...

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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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Gil Noam Speaks about Hope for Education after COVID – AUDIO

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In a recent episode of Alexandra M. Harrison’s podcast series, BPSI Faculty Member, Gil Noam, discusses his new book, Ten Big Bets: Transforming Education During the Pandemic and Beyond, explaining that there is hope in new flexibility and inspiration for our children’s education after the pandemic. Click on the player below to listen. Gil G. Noam, EdD, Dr. Habil. is a nationally recognized developmental and educational...

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Psychoanalysis, History and Radical Ethics – Book Review

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by Rita K. Teusch, PhD Rita Teusch, PhD, is a Faculty Member of BPSI. Her remarks below also appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of the Hanns Sachs Library Newsletter. Orange, D.M. (2020). Psychoanalysis, History and Radical Ethics: Learning to Hear. Routledge, 182 pp. Donna Orange, PhD, PsyD, is a psychoanalyst and philosopher well known to analysts through several books and articles in which she masterfully explicates her philosophical and...

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