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Sept.1, political conventions, Meditation, PTSD & more from Sasha Rolde on InternationalPyschoanalysis.net

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Dear Colleagues,

As political issues from the past and the present assail us on this Labor Day, it is nevertheless a long weekend, and thus time to read the abundant posts on the international psychoanalytic website. I hope that along with remembrances, they will also give you an escape into our professional world.

My choices this week are:

1) September 1, 1939 – please read the W.H.Auden’s poem and remember.
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2) neuroscience in the courtroom?
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3) Did you watch Clint Eastwood?
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4) George Makari’s comments on today’s tasks for psychoanalysis are nicely discussed by Richard Gottlieb
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5) As always, Selma Duckler describes and reviews the film the Dreamers in minute and graphic detail – one has the feeling of having seen the film after reading her review.
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6) Must be vacation time – the plays described on the website are very inviting – see for yourself.
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Click Here to Read This Articleon the Play Hysteria at the Oxford Playhouse

7) Meditation and the brain plasticity – read and try it.( Science Category)
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8) PTSD post fertility treatments – no surprise to me. ( Also Science Category)
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The following is the list of contents:

A. In the ANNOUNCEMENTS Category:

I. Absolute Truth and Unbearable Psychic Pain by Allan Frosch at IPTAR

BOOK PARTY: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 3:30 -5:30PM, IPTAR WEST, 140 WEST 97TH

ABSOLUTE TRUTH AND UNBEARABLE PSYCHIC PAIN: Psychoanalytic Perspectives On Concrete Experience EDITED BY ALLAN FROSCH

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

II. Rapaport Klein Study Group

Annual Meeting Program.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

III. Nominations for NYPSI*s Leon Kupferstein Memorial Award

CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF ADVANCEMENT THROUGH SELF-KNOWLEDGE THE NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:

LEON KUPFERSTEIN MEMORIAL AWARD

247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY 10028

212-879-6900

www.psychoanalysis.org

A CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR NYPSI*S LEON KUPFERSTEIN MEMORIAL AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN PSYCHOANALYSIS

The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (NYPSI) formally announces the first call for nominations for the Leon Kupferstein Memorial Award for Innovation in Psychoanalysis.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

IV. August Strindberg*s Late Plays with George Mandelbaum at NYPSI

CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF ADVANCEMENT THROUGH SELF-KNOWLEDGE THE NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:

Extension Committee

247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY, 10028

212-879-6900

www.psychoanalysis.org

PSYCHOANALYSIS & DRAMA: AUGUST STRINDBERG*S LATE PLAYS

George Mandelbaum, Ph.D.

Mondays 7:30 * 9 pm, September 24, October 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2012, (5 sessions), Fee: $125

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

V. Freud, Fliess & *The Androphilic Current* with Joel Whitebook at NYPSI

CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF ADVANCEMENT THROUGH SELF-KNOWLEDGE THE NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:

Scientific Meeting

247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY, 10028

212-879-6900

www.psychoanalysis.org

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 8:15 * 10:00 PM, Donations accepted Freud, Fliess & *The Androphilic Current* Joel Whitebook, Ph.D.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

VI. IPA PRAGUE CONGRESS 2013

IPA Prague Congress 2013: Deadline to Send in Your Proposal Just a Few Weeks Away, A Message from Sverre Varvin on the IPA website.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

B. In the AUDIO/VIDEO Category:

VII. September 1, 1931 by W.H. Auden Read by Dylan Thomas

a) W.H. Auden * September 1, 1939 (read by Dylan Thomas) on YouTube.

b) Beliefs; After Sept. 11, a 62-year-old poem by Auden drew new attention. Not all of it was favorable. By Peter Steinfels in The New York Times on December 1, 2001.

c) An Analysis of W. H. Auden*s September 1, 1939 by Michael Heuer on the Yahoo! Contributor Network on January 10, 2008 .

SEPTEMBER 1, 1939

by W.H. Auden

I sit in one of the dives

On Fifty-second Street

Uncertain and afraid

As the clever hopes expire*.

To read a), b) & c) please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

VIII. Circumcision benefits outweigh risks, but parents should choose, pediatricians say

by Maggie Fox from NBC News on August 27, 2012.

Circumcising baby boys has clear health benefits and parents should feel free to have it done, but they shouldn*t feel pressured to do so, the top U.S. pediatricians group said on Monday.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

IX. Decoding the Brain*s Cacophony

by Benedict Carey from The New York Times on October 31, 2011, which tells the story of Michael S. Gazzaniga*s series of studies that revealed the brain*s split personality, the division of labor between its left and right hemispheres.

Dr. Gazzaniga is a psychology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Today, in lectures and a new book, he is spelling out another kind of cautionary tale * a serious one, about the uses of neuroscience in society, particularly in the courtroom.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

C. In the BOOKS Category:

X. Loretta and Felix Loeb*s Helping Men: A Psychoanalytic Appoach

202 pages.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

Loretta R. Loeb M.D., a psychiatrist, adult and child psychoanalyst, died unexpectedly at her home at the age of 79. She attended college at Univ. of Illinois completed medical school at Univ. of Pittsburgh where she met her longtime companion, husband, Felix F. Loeb Jr., M.D., Dr. Loeb did her psychiatry residency at the prestigious Western Psychiatric Institute. She explored the psychoanalytic perspective on human behavior in partnership with her husband while living in Pittsburgh, San Diego and finally in Portland.. In Portland, she founded and raised funds to remove tell-tale tattoos from former gang members so that they could reenter society. She studied the origins and resolution of obsessive compulsive disorders in children, the combining of lithium therapy with psychoanalysis in bipolar disorders, and authored many other papers and books. She is survived by her husband, Felix F. Loeb Jr.; her sons, Felix F. Loeb III, Jeffrey A. Loeb; and her daughter-in-law, Marjorie H. Loeb.

This is a book of hope and compassion that describes in detail the analytic processes in the treatment of men whose sexualities are conflicted. The authors eschew political correctness as well as restrictive dogma. They provide their patients with the freedom to choose what they want and need rather than something imposed by the treaters. It is written by two psychoanalysts with many years experience helping men and women. It offers therapists models for empathic and effective treatment and practice.

*Sylvia Brody, PhD. Psychoanalyst

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XI. Lacan, envers et contre tout (Book Review)

 

a review of Elisabeth Roudinesco*s Lacan, envers et contre tout by Sergio Benvenuto from the APA Division of Psychoanalysis website.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XII. Who Is Philip Roth*s Portnoy Satirizing?

by Bernard Avishai from The Daily Beast on August 28, 2012.

Philip Roth*s Alex Portnoy is the satirist par excellence. He*s awfully clever, making us laugh out loud. But who is Portnoy mocking exactly? The bourgeois family? Psychoanalysis? Himself? Bernard Avishai, author of Promiscuous: *Portnoy*s Complaint* and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness, talks to Roth himself to come up with the real object of Portnoy*s critique of America.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

 

XIII. Dora: A Headcase

a book review by Roxanne Myslewski of Lidia Yuknavitch*s novel Dora: A Headcase from Portland Monthly Mag on August 23, 2012.

FROM HEATHERS TO MEAN GIRLS TO GOSSIP GIRL, the scary teenage girl is a well-worn pop culture character*flippant, stubborn, and obnoxious. But in Oregon author Lidia Yuknavitch*s novel Dora: A Headcase, that familiar archetype becomes a razor-edged scalpel for dissecting what it means to be categorized, typed, and diagnosed.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XIV. Still Practicing: The Heartaches and Joys of a Clinical Career

a review of Sandra Buechler*s new book, Still Practicing: The Heartaches and Joys of a Clinical Career by Tracy D. Morgan from New Books Network on August 25, 2012.

 

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XV. Conundrums: A Critique of Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Review of Conundrums: A Critique of Contemporary Psychoanalysis by Jon Mills, Reviewed by Jeremy Ridinour on the American Psychological Association Division 39 Website.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

D. In the EDITORIALS Category:

XVI. What the Chair Could Have Told Clint

By Jonathan D. Moreno in the New York Times on August 31, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XVII. The battle over homework

by Kenneth Barish from the Oxford University Press* blog on August 28, 2012.

For this back-to-school season, I would like to offer some advice about one of the most frequent problems presented to me in over 30 years of clinical practice: battles over homework.

 

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XVIII. Re-Form: Can Psychoanalysis Take It?

A continuing dialogue by Richard Gottlieb.

Dr. Gottlieb sparks us to think with Dr. Makari about the fundamentals of our profession, our dedication to inner life and how to teach this discipline. Gottlieb also asks us to attend closely to our language so that we are clear with ourselves and others what we mean. This respectfully critical dialogue advances thinking in a professional community.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XIX. Deluded Individualism

by Firmin Debrabander from The New York Times on August 18, 2012.

There is a curious passage early in Freud*s *Ego and the Id* where he remarks that the id behaves *as if* it were unconscious. The phrase is puzzling, but the meaning is clear: the id is the secret driver of our desires, the desires that animate our conscious life, but the ego does not recognize it as such

 

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XX. Before Gunfire, Hints of *Bad News*

by Erica Goode, Serge F. Kovaleski, Jack Healy and Dan Frosch from The New York Times on August 26, 2012.

The text message, sent to another graduate student in early July, was cryptic and worrisome. Had she heard of *dysphoric mania,* James Eagan Holmes wanted to know?

 

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

E. In the GENERAL NEWS Category:

XXI. James Baldwin Bests William F. Buckley in 1965 Debate at Cambridge University

on the Open Culture website on July 10th, 2012.

 

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XXII. At the Republican Convention, the Words Being Used

to view a new infographic provided by The New York Times by Mike Bostock and Matthew Ericson, which provides a visual look at the words and phrases used so far, based on an analysis of transcripts from the Federal News Service, by speakers at the Republican National Convention

please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/

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XXIII. Feces and the Gold Standard: A Psychological Explanation of Goldbuggery

by Simon van Zuylen-Wood from The New Republic on August 28, 2012.

This week, delegates at the Republican National Convention will decide whether the GOP should officially contemplate a return to the gold standard.

 

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XIV. PTSD: Know the symptoms and when to get help

Dr. Charles Raison on the CNN website on August 24, 2012.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XXV. Writing to Calm and Compose the Injured Brain

By Thomas J. Brennan and Coban Shaw in The New York Times on August 24, 2012,

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XXVI. Accord Sought in Germany Over Circumcision Issue

by Melissa Eddy in The New York Times on August 21, 2012.

 

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

F. In the WOODY GUTHRIE CENTENARY Category:

XXVII. Woody Guthrie Centenary 1912-2012

 

Woody Guthrie Singing Pretty Boy Floyd on YouTube.

 

To view please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

G. In the MOVIES Category:

XXVIII. The Dreamers by Selma Duckler

A Review of the film by Bernardo Bertolucci.

To read please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

H. In the OBITUARIES Category:

XXIX. Shulamith Firestone Dead: Feminist Writer Dies At 67

a) An Intellectual Obituary for Shulamith Firestone by Matthew Schmitz on the First Things website on August 31, 2012.

b) Shulamith Firestone Dead: Feminist Writer Dies At 67 By Karen Matthews on the Huffington Post website on August 31, 2012.

To read a) & b) please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XXX. Hugo Zee: Oct. 27, 1930*Aug. 24, 2012

Obituary for Hugo Zee in the Kansas City Star.

 

To read please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

I. In the PAPERS Category:

XXXI. Psychoanalysis and Society

by The American University of Rome, which highlights Professor Salg**s political reading of S*ndor Ferenczi*s writing in her paper presented at the international psychoanalytic conference *Faces of Trauma.*

To read please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

J. In the PHOTOGRAPHY Category:

XXXII. Photos: Remembering Hurricane Katrina

to view photos posted by SKYE Editors on August 27, 2012,

please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/

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K. In the PLAYS Category:

XXXIII. Hysteria: Oxford Playhouse

by Christopher Gray from The Oxford Times on August 29, 2012, which provides a review of Terry Johnson*s Hysteria.

To read more please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XXXIV. Max Ophuls*s Caught and Edgar Ulmer*s Ruthless: Remarkable postwar films about wealth and power

by Joanne Laurier from World Socialist Web Site on August 29, 2012.

To read please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

L. In the SCIENCE NEWS Category:

XXXV. Kubrick 2001: The Space Odyssey Explained

 

To read please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

 

XXXVI. Eight weeks to a better brain

Meditation study shows changes associated with awareness, stress* by Sue McGreevey from The Harvard Gazette on January 21, 2011.

To read please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XXXVII. Fertility treatments may put women at risk for PTSD symptoms, study suggests

by Rachael Rettner from MyHealthNewsDaily on August 8, 2012.

Women who undergo fertility treatments may find the situation so distressing that they develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study says.

To read please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

XXXVIII. Military hopes antidepressant nasal spray will prevent suicides

by Rebecca Ruiz from NBC News on August 27, 2012.

The military is seeing unprecedented mental illness and suicide in its ranks, and is funding research to treat depression and prevent the most tragic of outcomes.

To read please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

M. In the RAPAPORT-HOLT LETTERS Category:

XXXIX. The Rapaport-Holt Letters

A Master-Student Collaboration on Psychoanalytic Theory

During the final 12 years of his life, David Rapaport left the Menninger Foundation and moved to the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA. He kept touch with former students and colleagues in Topeka, but most frequently with the one who had been most inspired to try to follow in his footsteps, Robert R. Holt. In this collection of their correspondence, one can follow the interlocked final and most productive years of a master of psychoanalytic theory, and the early-mature developmental phase of a student who sought to continue and even transcend the master*s work. In them, we see how Rapaport functioned as a teacher and mentor, at the same time treating his younger colleague as an equal whose critique of his own work was to be welcomed and respected.

To read please go to http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/ _________________________________________________________________

An extremely varied list of posts surely gave the an opportunity to find on or two of interest to you, and I urge you once again to please post your comments on the website.

respectfully submitted by

Sasha Rolde

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