Dancing with COVID – AUDIO

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In a recent episode of her podcast series, Alexandra M. Harrison, MD talks with Nancy Rappaport about ways of living with and coping with the stresses of COVID in schools, and at home with family and friends. 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 Medical...

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Found in Translation – Rita Teusch’s Review of “Commissioned by the Company”

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In 2011, Knuth Müller, a psychologist from Germany, contacted BPSI Archives for his research on the collaboration of psychoanalysts with the US-intelligence community in 1940-1975. Mr. Müller held a brief correspondence with our Director of Archive, Sanford Gifford, MD, and requested biographies of Walter Langer and Samuel Guttmann for his dissertation. His English language report was published as a chapter Psychoanalysis and American...

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Alexandra Harrison on the IPA’s Off the Couch Podcast – AUDIO

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BPSI Training and Supervising Analyst, Alexandra Murray Harrison, MD, appeared on a recent episode of the IPA’s Off the Couch podcast, discussing her work and the nature of altruism with the program host, Harvey Schwartz, MD. Click on the link below to listen to the program on the podcast web page. Episode 80: A Psychoanalyst and Magic Moments: Working with Caregivers of Traumatized Children with Alexandra Harrison, M.D. (Cambridge,...

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Balm in Gilead – A Book Review

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Shari Thurer, ScD, is a BPSI Psychotherapist Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. Lawrence-Lightfoot, S. (1995). Balm in Gilead: Journey of a Healer. Penguin Books, 368pp. Reading Balm in Gilead during the pandemic was literary comfort food. The book is fundamentally the story of a Black family, who, by dint of hard work and middle-class values, did well,...

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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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Remote Learning With Your Teenaged Child – AUDIO

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In the third of 3 episodes about remote learning, Alexandra M. Harrison, MD, and Eileen Berger give tips about how to help your teenager with remote learning and preparation for the future. 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 Medical School at the Cambridge...

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