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What Is Character And How Does It Change?

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

Interpretative expansion of the patient's capacity for reflective awareness of old, repetitive organizing principles occurs concomitantly with the emotional impact and meanings of ongoing relational experiences with the therapist.

Woman Behind

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 03.31.2012 | Women
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

If so many women had female sexual dysfunction, why didn't my mother tell me about it and why weren't my friends talking about it?

Breaking Yet Another Taboo -- Is It a Good Thing for Our Psyche?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2012 | Entertainment
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Incest in the arts and literature is not new -- going back as far as Greek mythology -- but it was almost always disguised or implied. Now these twisted romances are depicted in graphic detail for all to see.

Plumbing the Depths

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 02.08.2012 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

If there's one thing we at Psychoplumbalysis Plumbers do better than any of our competitors, it's listening.

French Psychoanalysts Take Legal Action to Ban Film 'The Wall' About Autism

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Chantal Sicile-Kira

On Dec. 8, a French judge must decide whether or not to ban a documentary by Sophie Robert, "The Wall: Psychoanalysis Put to the Test for Autism," that highlights the treatment -- psychoanalysis -- that families are offered in France when seeking help for their child with autism.

Movie review: A Dangerous Method

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method is about the talking cure - specifically, the kind of talk therapy pioneered by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung at t...

'A Dangerous Method': Should We Care If She Was His Mistress?

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 01.24.2012 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

In spite of all of her accomplishments, Sabrina Spielrein will now mostly known as the patient who slept with Carl Jung.

Interview With Michael Fassbender, Thinking Man's Star

Erica Abeel | Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

While hugely charismatic, Fassbender does not trade on personality, presenting an Everyman who resonates with the public and stays recognizable from film to film. Think George Clooney and Tom Hanks.

C.G. Jung and His Jewish Colleague, James Kirsch: An Extraordinary Exchange

Thomas Singer, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2011 | Books
Thomas Singer, M.D.

This book takes one on that journey in a most spirited and intelligent exchange between two fierce souls who dedicated their lives to exploring the innermost secrets of the interplay between the human, the divine, and the demonic.

Fantastic Objects, Excited Stories and Dreadful Politics

Dr. Prudence L. Gourguechon | Posted 11.30.2011 | Books
Dr. Prudence L. Gourguechon

David Tuckett's Minding the Markets may just give us hope for understanding the bewildering and dangerous large group political phenomena that are beleaguering and paralyzing our country.

In Toronto, Storytelling Takes Center Stage

Erica Abeel | Posted 11.11.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

A Dangerous Method is a triumph. Drawn from historical fact, it's a fairly straightforward account of the turbulent triangle formed by fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud, and the gifted but troubled patient who came between them.

World, Affectivity, Trauma: A Book Review

Dennis Palumbo | Posted 11.06.2011 | Books
Dennis Palumbo

Stolorow has become, in my view and those of others, one of the country's pre-eminent thinkers on the subject of trauma. Hence, his recent book, World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis .

The Psychology of Extremism

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

It is not possible to understand fully why moderates are no longer welcome within the Republican Party -- indeed why for all practical purposes the Party has been completely taken over by extremists -- in conventional terms alone.

Psychoanalysis: A Treatment Of The Soul

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

Before the 1800s, the vast majority of people couldn't read. Folk tales and ballads were a primary means of addressing the fears, frustrations and horrors of life. Perhaps we could even say that the minstrels were the first "psychotherapists."

Why Your Secrets Come Out On The Therapist's Couch

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

The emphasis on pure talking with no other addendums -- no eye contact, no bodily gestures -- is what uniquely defines psychoanalysis, separates it from all other therapeutic methods.

How Touch Can Rewire A Baby's Brain

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

We should think of the skin as an external brain, exquisitely sensitive to stimulation. When we stimulate the skin through touch, we stimulate brain development.

Take Buddhism. Add Freud. And Then, Says Jeffrey Rubin, Flourish

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.08.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Flourishing is not the same as happiness -- it doesn't always feel good. Sometimes flourishing is knowing I did the best I could.

Mental Wealth: The Rich Rewards Of A Mind at Ease

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah O'Leary

Americans spend billions each and every year to educate their minds. From preschool through graduate degrees, we are a nation obsessed with learning. Except, that is, if it's about ourselves.

Addiction's Secret Ingredient 'X'

Daniel Goldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Goldin

An addict, by systematically falsifying with drugs, the feelings his body reports to his brain, gets worse at solving them. He can operate directly on his emotions by taking more substances.

Closing the Hope Gap: President Obama as Psychoanalyst-in-Chief

Dr. Prudence L. Gourguechon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Prudence L. Gourguechon

President Obama's campaign to help military families in any and every way possible may just turn out to be more effective in stemming the tragic epidemic of military suicides than any psychotropic drug or psychotherapeutic intervention.

The Freud(ian)s: Inspired by Sigmund's Passion for Antiquities, Jane Debuts Her Own Paradigms of the Unconscious

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Penelope Andrew

British sculptor and multimedia conceptual artist Jane McAdam Freud continues to excavate deep within the bowels of humanity.


Dr. Leo Rangell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Leo Rangell

Sarah Palin was right: Loughner's alleged crime could have been committed by any individual, and the "blame", if it exists, belongs to him alone. But what can the science of mental functioning contribute to this understanding?

ADHD proven to be a genetic disorder! Well, maybe not.

Daniel Goldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Goldin

Medical News Today recently ran a headline stating "ADHD Is A Genetic Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Scientists Reveal." They drew this headline from a ...

Cybertherapy Is Cyber, But Is It Therapy?

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Sigman

To me, adding avatars to the mix may threaten the most deeply healing aspect of therapy: the implicit trust forged by the mysterious bond between therapist and patient; the world in which profound discoveries, and life changes, are facilitated.

The Limits of Neuroscience

Daniel Goldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Goldin

When I set about becoming a writer in my twenties, I felt I needed to understand the nuts and bolts of language. I compiled lists of words and learned...