Library News

New books, upcoming events, archival research and ongoing projects are described in the Summer 2020 issue of the library newsletter. The library is closed to public and visitors due to Covid-19, but we are operating remotely. Email to request online resources. Library books can be mailed to BPSI members and partners by request.

Webinar Meet the Author – Steven Luria Ablon – Tue, Oct 6, 7:30-9pm

Steven Luria Ablon, MD, will read from his latest book of poems Dinner in the Garden at our VIRTUAL Meet the Author event on Tuesday, October 6, at 7:30-9:00 pm. This new collection of poetry explores how families interact and evolve and brings to play the deepest feelings. The online audience will have a chance to ask questions and discussion will be moderated by Dan Jacobs, MD.

Please REGISTER to attend – our license limits the total number of participants! You can also buy an autographed copy of the book with your registration while our supply lasts. To order a book, select “Register and Purchase a Signed Book – $13” Option from the dropdown menu, proceed to the payment and specify your shipping address. The book will be shipped to you prior to the event.

Steven L. Ablon, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst and Child Supervising Analyst at BPSI and an Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a poet. He is a winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize and the author of five books of poems. Dr. Ablon’s psychoanalytic writings include numerous articles on child analysis, dreams, technique, play, and children literature as well as two edited books: The Development and Sustenance of Self-Esteem in Childhood (1983) and Human Feelings: Explorations in Affect Development and Meaning (1993).

Click here to watch the recording of the Meet the Author Webinar with Joan Wheelis, MD, on June 2, 2020, where Steven Ablon was one of the discussants.

Recent Publications by Our Members and Library Corner Blog

Read about new publications by BPSI members in the BPSI AuthorsRecent Work, and Film Series sections of the website. Don’t forget to check the Library Corner Blog where we post interviews with authors, book reviews by members, and other library related news.

Recent Video Interviews

The Library Committee continues interviewing noted book authors, senior analysts, and is also involved in the production of interviews of The Arthur R. Kravitz Award recipients. Click here to watch all interviews recorded to-date.

In the Archives

Latest acquisitions, research, visitors, and inquiries are described in the latest Summer 2020 issue of the library newsletter.

BPSI Collaboration with WGBH Archives

Grete Bibring’s video interview with Oliver Cope has been posted online! Click on the link to view: Psychoanalysis: A Personal View, WGBH, 1975. In the fall of 2013, BPSI Archives worked with the WGBH Archives, becoming curators of WGBH’s Psychology One programs from the 1957-58 and a video recording of Grete Bibring’s Interview with Oliver Cope, 1975. Our archivist, Olga Umansky, MLS, teamed up with Murray Cohen, PhD, a long time BPSI member, to create a historic commentary to the televised psychology lectures of Dr. Edwin Boring (click here to watch Psychology One episodes online). Sanford Gifford, MD, Director of BPSI Archives, shared his biographical notes about Hanns Sachs, who was Dr. Boring’s analyst and journal co-editor. BPSI Archives also contributed a transcript, metadata, and various biographical materials to contextualize Grete Bibring’s interview with Dr. Cope (DVD is available on loan from the library). WGBH’s Media Library and Archives are attempting to digitize their historic video collections with the support of the Melon Foundation and American Archive. You can read about WGBH’s digital preservation efforts in the Boston Globe article from November 15, 2013.

Please contact Olga Umansky, MLS, Librarian/Archivist, for any questions about BPSI library and archives.

(617) 266-0953 ext. 104

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