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Psychoanalysis

The Alice Tarot: More Than Just a Pack of Cards

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 10.22.2014 | Books
Stephen D. Winick

The Alice Tarot gets its distinctive lush look from the Baba team's unique approach to illustration. Each card is based on photographs of places, animals, objects, and costumed people, collaged into seamless tableaux and blended through skillful illustration.

Gaza Now! 8.20.2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 10.09.2014 | World
Orna Guralnik PsyD

The Gaza war has unveiled my displaced status. Most of my American friends seem helpless in the face of my predicament, yet some are provoked in ways that are mysterious to me.

Gaza Now! 8.15.2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Orna Guralnik PsyD

The Arab-Israeli conflict has been there my whole life, but this latest war has been more destabilizing than any other, disrupting any effort to manufacture the illusion of individuality, the illusion that we are not only subjects of history and nationhood.

Gaza Now! 8-13-2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 10.02.2014 | World
Orna Guralnik PsyD

I've been calling my friends and family in Israel a lot more since the war broke out -- indeed, I've probably phoned my brother more times in the past four weeks than I have in the 20 years since I left Israel to live in New York.

Yoga and Psyche: The Birth of a Field

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 09.22.2014 | San Francisco
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

It is exciting to live in a globalized society, even as it is demanding. We have at our fingertips access to much of the knowledge that has ever been available on these subjects, both in distant past and immediate present. Yoga and psychology are tremendous complements to each other.

Revolution Is Actually Condensed Evolution

Jenny Florence | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Learning to listen and be responsive to our emotions is possibly the biggest generational task that we face in our current time. It is both a challenge and an extraordinary opportunity.

Review of Adam Phillips, Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

Michael Roth | Posted 08.29.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Phillips does tell us that, as a young child in the 1860s, Sigmund regularly found himself displaced by the birth of new siblings -- six in seven years. As newlyweds in the 1880s, Freud and his wife practically repeated this history, welcoming new children -- six in eight years.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: How Learning About Your Mind Can Help Your LIfe

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D.

Talking about all of the parts of your mind -- conscious and unconscious -- helps put together the full story of your life. Understanding how and why you came to be the way you are can help you to move forward in your life in new ways

'Why' Is Overrated in Recovery and Relapse Prevention

Tara Fass | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

There was a time in the 1970s when the term "analysis paralysis" was in vogue. Though too young to fully understand what it meant, I now know what th...

How To Choose The Best Type Of Psychotherapy For You

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D.

Some types of psychotherapy are short-term, lasting a few weeks, while others are long-term, lasting months or years. Some focus mostly on the problem at hand, while others encourage people to speak freely about whatever comes to mind in order to uncover unconscious thoughts and feelings.

Everyone Comes to Meditation Practice for the Wrong Reason: A Conversation with Psychoanalyst Barry Magid

Matt Bieber | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Matt Bieber

We may sign up for all the talk about letting go and impermanence and being in the moment, we're actually secretly holding out hope that practice helps us arrive at some improved spiritual plane.

Why Your Therapist Should Go 'Back to the Future'

Douglas LaBier | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

I recently spoke to psychology doctoral students about the innovative contributions of some pioneering psychoanalysts in New York and Washington and w...

The 'Golden Rule' of the Helping Professions

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

As people who are entrusted with so much responsibility, professional helpers should conduct themselves according to a standard that prohibits them from providing services that they themselves need.

What Memories Are Made of

Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D.

We all perceive things as we imagine them to be, based on our own histories, as seen through our current lens of the world. This is why two people experiencing the very same event will tell the story in completely different ways. They can have two completely different "realities."

Tales From Both Sides of the Couch: First Sessions

Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D.

In technical terms my thoughts about Dr. K and his car were bits of transference -- feelings related to other important figures in my life that I transferred onto him. This transferential moment could have been an important opening, enabling this therapy to get off the ground.

Sin Does Not Exist: Part 1

George Elerick | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
George Elerick

What are the sociological implications behind the notion of "sin," religious or otherwise? The claims that humans are intrinsically evil are highly problematic not solely do to the fact that the claim resides on a false-dichotomy. It only sees one-side of the story.

Infertility Saved My Life

Julia Indichova | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women
Julia Indichova

One day, in a last-ditch effort to prop up my wilting ovaries, I decided on a physical and emotional overhaul. I thought if I don't get pregnant, at least I'll be the healthiest I've ever been.

An Imperfect Manual

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

For those of us conducting therapy everyday, no diagnostic system really explains the depths of human suffering. The fact is that psychotherapy is hard to define and hard to explain.

Hedda Bolgar, Pioneering Psychoanalyst, Dies at 103

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Dr. Hedda Bolgar, an extraordinary psychoanalyst, scholar, teacher, supervisor, lecturer, speaker, author and social justice activist, died peacefully...

What Do You Think Of When You See This Couch?

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 05.06.2013 | HuffPost Home

This sofa has changed many minds over the years.

To Be, Or To Be 'Well': How Psychotherapy Works

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

I'd like to discuss how therapy (all therapy) works, as opposed to why it works, and how specific people, such as those in LGBT communities, are affected when we presume to know what makes someone mentally and emotionally "well."

Death Wish Recognized: A Case for Long-Term Treatment

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Do these words get us any closer to answering the interminable questions above, or do they simply attempt to soothe our desperate and restless desire to control the uncontrollable?

No More In Between: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ruth Neubauer

My closest friend in the world believes that in the future the Republican Party will be moving to the center. The center is where they have to go in o...

Thoughts on Psychotherapy and Speculations About Its Star Trekian Future

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

Kagan's observations beg the question about the extended future of therapy. Perhaps science fiction can provide an answer and offer a glimpse into what lies ahead.

Romney on the Couch

Mindy Utay | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Mindy Utay

Romney doesn't need another political advisor, or campaign manager. He needs a psychoanalyst, someone who can get inside his head, help him achieve some clarity, and figure out why he keeps sabotaging himself.