In this new webcast series, BPSI Authors speak about their recently published books. Stephanie Brody, PsyD, and Daniel Jacobs, MD, met in the library on April 16, 2016, to discuss Dr. Brody’s new book “Entering Night Country: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Loss and Resilience” published by Routledge in December, 2015. The book focuses on the experience of personal loss, illness, aging, or mortality and explores how it penetrates professional lives, analytic work, and theoretical formulations. Clinical vignettes and personal reflections intersect with motifs from the epic poems and fantasy fiction, where the despair of loss and trauma do not extinguish the wish for change and the search for intimacy.

Stephanie Brody, PsyD, is an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Clinical Associate at McLean Hospital. She is on the Faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and is in private practice in Lexington, MA, USA.

Daniel Jacobs, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst and Director of the Hanns Sachs Library and Archive at BPSI. He is also a Training Analyst for the Florida Psychoanalytic Institute and is on the faculty of the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Institute. Since 2003, he has been Director of the Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies at Princeton and Aspen and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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