A Dog as a Family Member – AUDIO

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In a recent episode of Alexandra M. Harrison’s podcast series, Monique Udell, animal behavior researcher, talks about human-dog bonding, evolutionary factors influencing the social wellbeing of dogs, and intervention programs aimed at improving the lives of dogs and the humans they live with. Click on the player below to listen. Alexandra Murray Harrison, MD is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and...

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Gil Noam – The Kravitz Award Series – VIDEO

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The recipient of the 2016 Kravitz Award, Gil Noam, PhD (Habi.), EdD, talks about his work with children and educators in an interview to Ann Epstein, MD, recorded in the BPSI Library on Oct 29, 2021. Gil Noam, EdD, Dr. Habil. is a nationally recognized developmental and educational psychologist, the founder and Advisory Board Chair of the Partnerships in Education & Resilience (PEAR) Institute, director of the Institute for the Study of...

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Dog is Love – AUDIO

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Speaking about his book, Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You, Professor Clive Wynne introduces a new sub-series of Alexandra M. Harrison’s podcasts on “Dogs and Kids” with a discussion of the amazing capacity of dogs to love us. As an adult animal behavior scientist, Prof Wynne studied dogs’ amazing capacity to make emotional bonds with humans, and he describes experiments demonstrating this bond in his discussion with Dr....

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Understanding and Preventing Suicide and Self-Harm – VIDEOS

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BPSI Member, Mark Schechter, MD, clears up some common misconceptions about suicide and self-harm in these recently recorded videos. Click on the players below to watch. Mark Schechter, MD is the Chair of Psychiatry at North Shore Medical Center, and a part-time Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and a member of the Boston Suicide Study Group. He teaches...

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Temperament- AUDIO

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In a recent episode of Alexandra M. Harrison’s podcast series, Nancy Snidman, Director of the Child Development Unit of the University of Massachusetts Boston, talks about the highly sensitive child in terms of temperament, revealing the large overlap of sensory processing problems and high reactive temperament. Professor Snidman also has some important tips for parents of children with high reactive temperament. Click on the player below...

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Selective Mutism – AUDIO

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In a recent episode of Alexandra M. Harrison’s podcast series, Katherine Schwab discusses the interesting phenomenon of children who do not speak a word at school but are chatterboxes at home. Katherine is a therapist who works with these children and has some creative ideas about how to help them come out of their shells outside of their safety zone. Click on the player below to listen. Alexandra Murray Harrison, MD is a Training and...

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