More Thoughts about Parenting in COVID

Posted in History, Social Awareness

The following piece was originally published on Alexandra Harrison’s blog entitled Supporting Child Caregivers in August 2020, which can be found here. I wanted to offer you some more thoughts about parenting during COVID. In Wordsworth’s famous autobiographical poem, The Prelude, he talks about “losing the props of my affection” when he was 8-years old. In saying this, he refers to the death of his mother. I have always thought that this...

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Writing for the Public about the Mental Fitness of Political Figures

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Leonard L. Glass, MD, is a BPSI Psychoanalyst Member. His below remarks originally appeared in the Spring-Summer 2020 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. For me, it began with reading and responding to posts on the American Psychoanalytic Association Members’ Listserv. Analytic colleagues were reacting to the candidacy and, later, the presidency of Donald Trump. They had a variety of opinions, sometimes stated with nuance, but...

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Remote Learning: Challenges and Opportunities

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The following piece was originally published on Alexandra Harrison’s blog entitled Supporting Child Caregivers in August 2020, which can be found here. This image may seem anachronistic in the context of a discussion of remote learning, but you will see that it is actually very much to the point. I am suggesting that what is missing in remote learning and to a lesser degree in physically distant in-person learning is what is called...

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Coronovirus World

Posted in History, Social Awareness

Stephanie Brody is a BPSI Psychoanalyst Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Spring-Summer 2020 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. Dvořák wrote the Stabat Mater following the loss of his three children in short succession. There was no pandemic in 1875 when Dvořák composed the piece. The work, for chorus and orchestra, launched his career, a great success that was an ironic consequence of grief. The title comes...

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Nigel Gibson interviews authors of “Frantz Fanon’s Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Clinical Work” – VIDEO

Posted in History, Library Corner, Social Awareness

Follow this link for the AUDIO version of this interview. Nigel C. Gibson, PhD, an Associate Professor at Emerson College and BPSI Community Trustee, recently interviewed Helen Neville and Lou Turner, the editors of “Frantz Fanon’s Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Clinical Work: Practicing Internationally with Marginalized Communities”, a new book on Fanon’s legacy in the mental health profession.  The interview was produced and...

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Implicit Bias, Psychoanalysis, and Racial Bias

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Ann Epstein, MD is a BPSI Psychoanalyst Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Fall-Winter 2017 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. On June 10, 2017, BPSI held the 25th annual Child Care Conference. The title was Implicit Bias: Differences Make a Difference: Promoting Racial Literacy in Early Education and Child Care Settings. The two presenters, Walter Gilliam, PhD, and Howard Stevenson, PhD, spoke in Wilson Hall...

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