Judy Yanof – The Kravitz Award Series VIDEO

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The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Recipient of 2012, Judy Yanof, MD, is interviewed by Dan Jacobs, MD about her efforts to provide programs for early childhood education workers and her consultative work for disadvantaged children and families. The conversation was recorded in the Boston Psychoanalytic Society Library on March 22, 2019. Judith A. Yanof, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst and a Child Supervisor at the Boston Psychoanalytic...

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When A Parent’s Narcissism Is The Root Of A Child’s Shame

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Gil Noam, Ed.D., Dr. Habil is Psychoanalyst Member of BPSI. His remarks originally appeared on Cognoscenti on March 27, 2019 and are reprinted below with permission from WBUR. The full commentary can be read here. Alice Miller, the eminent Swiss psychoanalyst, wrote a bestselling book decades ago, “The Drama of the Gifted Child,” which addressed how parental narcissism holds children back from exploring their own creativity and potential....

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Screenagers and Library 3.13

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History, Library Corner, Social Awareness

Olga Umansky, librarian of the Hanns Sachs Library at BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Fall-Winter 2018 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. “What is the right age to get a smartphone?” “Can I take her phone away? It is my phone, after all!” “What amount of screen time is OK? How do we know if their brains can handle it?” “How can my child not use a phone in school? The homework assignments are actually on the...

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Solange Skinner Conference: Race and Emancipation

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Dr. Bernard Edelstein, is a Training/Supervising Ananlyst at BPSI. His remarks below originally appeared in the Spring-Summer 2018 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. In the Spring 2017 issue of the American Psychoanalyst, in an article titled “Race and Racism in Psychoanalytic Thought: The Ghosts in Our Nursery,” Beverly Stoute offers a compelling review of themes of racism in the psychoanalytic literature. Referring in her...

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How Can a Democracy Die?

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Dr. Anna Ornstein is a Supervising Analyst at BPSI. Her remarks below originally appeared in the Fall-Winter 2017 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here.   Psychoanalytic Theories and Political Realities In the years immediately following the Second World War, a group of European immigrants–philosophers, social scientists, and psychoanalysts–known as members of the Frankfurt School, experienced feelings of déjà vu in relation...

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