The Allure of Trump’s Narcissism

Posted in History, Social Awareness

What is meant by Trump’s narcissism? In this article from the Los Angeles Review of Books, BPSI Faculty and Member, and Harvard historian Elizabeth Lunbeck unpacks the president’s appeal to his constituents, finding a capability where others find a pathological diagnosis. Exploring the popular and medical definitions of the term, Lunbeck provocatively also suggests its flipside–the charm and charisma that often gets political...

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Conversations with People Who Hate Me – Dylan Marron Talks the Talk and Walks the Walk

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Dr. Michele Baker is a graduate and psychoanalyst member of BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Fall-Winter 2017 issue of the BPSI Bulletin. My husband is a rabbi. He was raised Episcopalian and converted, so he is Jewish, but not exactly in the same way I am. He didn’t have Jewish grandparents who paid him to eat the three cardinal food groups: milk, eggs, and bananas. He didn’t go to Jewish summer camp. And he wasn’t raised to...

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Stress Regulation: “From Theory to Practice”

Posted in History, Social Awareness

By: Alexandra Murray Harrison, M.D. The following piece was originally published on Alexandra Harrison’s blog entitled Supporting Child Caregivers in September 2016, which can be found here. Perry’s ideas about stress regulation are particularly important to me in my clinical work. In contrast to the negative cascade stress can cause in a sensitized child, helping a child grow his stress regulation system may initiate a healthy “cascade”...

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