Do Infants React to Mothers Wearing Masks? – AUDIO

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In a recent episode of Alexandra M. Harrison’s podcast series, BPSI Member and renowned infant researcher Ed Tronick discusses a recent study of infants’ responses to their mothers wearing masks. Tronick created the famous still face experiment that demonstrated the sensitivity of infants to their mother’s contingent responses, primarily communicated by facial expression. In this study, he wanted to know whether mothers’ masking during...

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Deborah Choate and Karen Melikian – The Kravitz Award Series VIDEO

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The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Recipients of 2015 and 2017, Deborah Choate, MD and Karen Melikian, PhD talk about their community work in a video interview recorded on Aug 20, 2021 in the BPSI Library. Deborah Choate, MD, received the Kravitz Award in 2015. For many years she was a psychiatric/psychoanalytic consultant with the homeless and disadvantaged community, volunteering at organizations that helped women who are homeless or living in...

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Your Highly Sensitive Child – Part II

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In this episode of Alexandra M. Harrison’s podcast series, Jessica Merle gives thoughts on how to manage reactions of other adults, including teachers, health professionals, extended family, and friends to a highly sensitive child. It’s the 2nd episode in a new series on the “Highly Sensitive Child”, the 1st episode can be accessed here. Click on the player below to listen. Alexandra Murray Harrison, MD is a Training and Supervising...

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Your Highly Sensitive Child, Part I – AUDIO

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In a recent episode of Alexandra M. Harrison’s podcast series, an accomplished professional woman and the mother of a highly sensitive child describes mothering her wonderful yet challenging child and what she has learned from this experience. It’s the 1st episode in a new series on the “Highly Sensitive Child”. Click on the player below to listen. Alexandra Murray Harrison, MD is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston...

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Kimberlyn Leary On Psychoanalysis and Social Equity – TAP Interview

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Kimberlyn Leary, PhD, MPA, is BPSI Trustee Member, Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital, Associate Professor, at the Department of Health Policy and Management of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Lecturer in Public Policy, at Harvard Kennedy School. Her interview to Justin Shubert, PsyD, PhD, psychoanalyst in Los Angeles and Co-founder of the Committee on Diversities and...

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Spanish Conversation About Teen Parents – AUDIO

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In a recent episode of Alexandra M. Harrison’s podcast series, Diego Quiros interviews Malu Jimenez about a study of teen parents in Peru, in particular discussing teen fathers. Click on the player below to listen. 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...

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