Coping with COVID19

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The following piece was originally published on Alexandra Harrison’s blog entitled Supporting Child Caregivers in March 2020, which can be found here. The World is a Different Place I just received an email from a colleague notifying me of the cancelation of a professional meeting that we had been scheduled to participate in. He said, “The world is a different place,” and I was struck by how true that was. As all of you, I have been...

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Sarah Birss and Ann Epstein – The Kravitz Award Series VIDEO

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Sarah Birss, MD, Ann Epstein, MD, and Judith Arons, LICSW (1947-2014), received the Arthur R. Kravitz Award for Community Action and Humanitarian Contributions in 2011 for their creative and committed work applying psychoanalytic and developmental principles in training therapists to do psychotherapy with parents and infants at the Infant Parent Training Institute at JF&CS of Greater Boston. Drs. Epstein’s and Birss’s...

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What to Tell Your Children About COVID 19

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The following piece was originally published on Alexandra Harrison’s blog entitled Supporting Child Caregivers in March 2020, which can be found here. Many parents may worry about how to talk to their children about the corona epidemic. I would advise following the guidelines for any important conversation with your children. (1) The first is to be truthful. (2) The second is to be brief. (3) The third is to use language your child can...

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Reconstructing Psychoanalysis

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Richard Gomberg, 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. Most of us have the experience of reading formative psychoanalytic writers from any era, and recognizing something true, immediate, and contemporary in their ideas. What a pleasure it is to read a paper that helps us...

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The 2019 BPSI Early Childhood Conference on Immigrant Families with Young Children – VIDEO

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Working with Immigrant Families with Young Children – Promoting Resiliency in the Face of Trauma, Loss, and Fear with Carmen Rosa Noroña, LCSW, MS Ed, CEIS, Ivys Fernandez-Pastrana, JD, and Kara Hurvitz, JD, MSW. The Early Childhood Conference, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (BPSI), recorded on May 18, 2019. In English, with Spanish sub-titles.  The program is aimed at early childhood educators and clinicians who work with...

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Alexandra Harrison – The Kravitz Award Series VIDEO

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The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Recipient of 2013, Alexandra Harrison, MD, talks about her work with caregivers in orphanages worldwide to develop a model of treatment for infants and children with special needs. Her interview to Ellen Golding, PhD, was recorded in the library on December 20, 2019. Alexandra Murray Harrison, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in Adult and Child and...

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