Library News

 

New books, upcoming events and ongoing projects are described in the latest Library Newsletter Winter 2019 Visit our beautiful library at 141 Herrick Rd in Newton, MA. Our academic year hours are 9:30am-9:30pm on Mon-Thu, 9:30am-5:00pm on Fri.

 

Check out the new exhibit of photographs by Jon K. Meyer, MD, entitled “In the Mind’s Eye”. The four images, recently installed behind the large table in the library, will be rotated every two weeks to show a total sequence of eight photographs representing the course of an imaginary analysis:

  1. Self-Reflection
  2. Sadness at the Core
  3. Transference-and Countertransference-Dream
  4. There Are Two of Us in This
  5. A Second Dream in Analytic Space and Time
  6. This is Infuriating
  7. There is a Devil in Me, but its Rage Not Sin
  8. It’s Me, Just Complicated Me

According to Meyer’s artist statement, these images hope to capture “part of the sweep of an analysis from self-assessment, depression, eroticized transference and countertransference, and anger to acceptance of who one is.” For more information, visit Jon Meyer’s web site or see his captivating art on your next visit to the library.

 

Recent Publications by Our Members

Read about new publications by BPSI members in the BPSI AuthorsRecent Work, and Film Series sections of the website.

 

Recent Video Interviews

The Library Committee continues interviewing noted book authors and senior analysts. Follow the links to watch recently filmed conversations with Lewis Kirshner, MDAna-Maria Rizzuto, MD, Arnold Modell, MDMalkah T. Notman, MD, Paul Ornstein, MD, Ilonka Venier Alexander, and Stephanie Brody, PhD.

 

In the Archives

We recently acquired M. Robert Gardner’s unfinished manuscript and research papers, new children’s drawings, audio recordings of Karen Horney’s lectures, and several books that used BPSI archival materials. Latest acquisitions, research and inquiries are described in the latest Library Newsletter Winter 2019.

 

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
library@bpsi.org


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