Paola M. Contreras – The Kravitz Award Series VIDEO

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The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Recipient of 2019, Paola Michelle Contreras, PsyD, shares how she uses psychoanalytic ideas to understand human trafficking, to treat its victims, and to teach those caregivers who provide clinical service. She is the first candidate in psychoanalytic training to receive this award. Her conversation with another candidate in psychoanalytic training, Jane Keat, PsyD, was recorded in the library on October 11, 2019....

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FREE ASSOCIATION: When the Dream World Becomes the Real World

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James Frosch, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. His below remarks originally appeared in the Spring-Summer 2019 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. The unsophisticated waking judgement of someone who has just woken from sleep assumes that his dreams, even if they did not themselves come from another world, had at all events carried him off into another world. — Freud I...

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Anna Ornstein – The Kravitz Award Series VIDEO

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The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Recipient of 2018, Anna Ornstein, MD, is interviewed by Steven Varga-Golovcsenko, MD about her dedication to teaching about the Holocaust and the dangers of intolerance. The conversation was recorded in Brookline, MA on Aug 21, 2019. Anna Ornstein, MD, is a Professor Emerita of Child Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati, a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute, a Lecturer...

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Apology to the LGBTQ+ Community

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At the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) meetings in June, responding to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots which marked the beginning of the modern era of LGBTQ+ rights, APsaA President Lee Jaffe apologized for our national organization’s historic role in abetting discrimination towards the LGBTQ+ community. He said: “Regrettably, much of our past understanding of homosexuality as an illness can be...

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Are you listening?

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Stephanie Brody, PsyD, is the editor of the BPSI Bulletin. Her below remarks originally appeared as the introduction to the Spring-Summer 2019 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. In these times of conflict and fear, The Lord of the Rings has become a strangely comforting obsession: The forces of dark evil, the stunning moments that turn the tide, the women who prove their authority, the innocent folk who discover personal power....

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Family Separation at the Border: August 2018

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“If you are smuggling a child then we will prosecute you, and the child will be separated from you as required by law. If you don’t like that, then don’t smuggle children over our border.” Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, U.S. Attorney General, May 7, 2018 Below are the remarks from the Fall 2018 BPSI Bulletin with Frances Lang, LICSW, Member of BPSI and Karen Melikian, PhD, Member of BPSI, of their experience interviewing fear-stricken mothers...

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