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PETER JAY STEIN has established a multimedia website, that encompasses his views of the evolution of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, from Freud through current infant research. Initially stimulated by the publication of Psychoanalysis and Motivational Systems: A New Look (Lichtenberg, Lachmann, and Fosshage, 2011), Dr. Stein began consolidating both contemporary and historical data on psychoanalytic theory and practice, particularly regarding 'paradigm shifts', in order to further appreciate and integrate this text's impact on his personal evolution and history, as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Currently spanning 44 web pages, the website reviews, compares, and contrasts the work of multiple authors and psychoanalytic schools, using words, images, and music, at www.peterjsteinmd.com.
ELIZABETH E. BADER was awarded the Margaret Mahler Psychiatric Research Foundation's Literature Prize for 2011 for her work on the role of issues of self and identity in mediation and conflict resolution.See www.margaretmahler.org/therapists/events/prize.html.
MARK D. SMALLER, PH.D. Mark was elected by the American Psychoanalytic Association membership to serve as president-elect from June 2012 until June 2014, at which time he will assume his role as the 66th president of APsaA; his presidency will last until June 2016..
ROBERT D. STOLOROW. View Robert D. Stolorow's Psychology Today blog, "Feeling, Relating, Existing" on www.psychologytoday.com/blog/feeling-relating-existing.
ROBERT D. STOLOROW and his son, jazz pianist Ben Stolorow, will present their paper, "Blues and Emotional Trauma," as a musical tribute to Heinz Kohut at the Kohut Memorial Luncheon at the 2011 IASPP conference. Coincidentally, the Ben Stolorow Trio is releasing their new CD, "Almost There": www.cdbaby.com/cd/benstolorowtrio.
RUSSELL B. CARR Russell Carr's article will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychoanalytic Psychology. He will be presenting his work with a combat veteran at a panel at the upcoming IAPSP conference in LA.
You can find his article at the following link:
Combat and human existence: Toward an intersubjective approach to combat-related PTSD.
ROBERT D. STOLOROW Robert Stolorow's post,"The Meaning and the Rhetoric of Evil: Auschwitz and Bin Laden" can be found at the following link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-d-stolorow/the-meaning-and-the-rheto_b_884927.html.
ROBERT D. STOLOROW Robert D. Stolorow will receive the 2011 Haskell F. Norman Prize for Excellence in Psychoanalysis from the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis in October. Click here for more information.
HOWARD BACAL has published his new book, The Power of Specificity in Psychotherapy: When Therapy Works - and When It Doesn't, recently released by Rowman & Littlefield (Jason Aronson). Howard will be presenting a synopsis of his book at the 100th Anniversary meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association in San Francisco on June 8, 2011. Beginning shortly, he will be offering opportunities to join him in study groups to explore the clinical application of specificity theory. Anyone interested is welcome to contact Howard at or directly in Los Angeles at (310) 471-4706.
ROBERT D. STOLOROW will present his paper, "Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis" (giving an overview of the basic ideas in his new book, World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis, released by Routledge April 15, 2011) at the conferences of the Heidegger Circle (Marquette University, May 6-8) and the Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy (University of Denver, May 28-30).
ROBERT & BEN STOLOROW'S post, "Blues, Trauma, Finitude," on the Huffington Post Living Page can be found at the following link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-d-stolorow/blues-trauma-finitude_b_553256.html
ROBERT D. STOLOROW: will present his paper, "Individuality in Context: The Relationality of Finitude," at the annual conference of the Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle, to be held at Tokai University, Honolulu, April 8-10, and at the inaugural meeting of the Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy, to be held at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, May 28-29.
ROBERT D. STOLOROW: Robert Stolorow's post, 'Empathic Civilization' in an Age of Trauma, on the Huffington Post Books News Page can be found at the following link: www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-d-stolorow/empathic-civilization-in_b_470095.html
DORIS BROTHERS: will participate in a conference entitled, "Trauma: Intersections Among Narrative, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis" at The George Washington University in Washington, D. C. on March 4, 5, and 6. As part of the panel, "Psychoanalysis and Trauma: Listening to Trauma Survivors Speak," she'll present a paper, "Trauma as Exile." She'll also present a paper on forgiveness and a workshop on Intergenerational Trauma and the Therapist.
ROBERT D. STOLOROW: will give the 2010 Franz Alexander Lecture at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in LA on February 26th. His lecture is on "The Contextuality and Existentiality of Emotional Trauma."
DORIS BROTHERS: will be presenting a paper at the IARPP conference in San Francisco on February 25th, 2010 entitled, "Confronting the Unforgiveable: Using Hannah Arendt's Relational Politics to Ponder Evil and the Limits of Analytic Empathy." Her most recent publications include an article in IJPSP entitled "On the Love of Work, the Work of Love, and What Kohut Didn't Warn Us About Plying the Empathy Trade," and a chapter in Self and Systems: Explorations in Contemporary Self Psychology entitled "Transforming Experiences of Unbearable Uncertainty."
ROBERT D. STOLOROW: A review of his latest book, Trauma and Existence, by Helen Davey can be found on http://www.huffingtonpost.com/helen-davey/counting-my-people-an-aut_b_354491.html
MARK D. SMALLER: was recently nominated to run for President-elect of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He remains Director of the Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation in New York, and also Founding Director of the Analytic Service to Adolescents Program (ASAP) in Chicago. He presented findings from this treatment and research project on Panel 2, "Social Issues and Cultural Diversity: The Expanded Realm of Self Psychology," at the 32nd Annual Self Psychology Conference in Chicago.
ROBERT D. STOLOROW: presented papers at the Conferences of the Heidegger Circle (May 8-10) and the World Phenomenology Institute (May 12-13). He will also present papers at the Conference of the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World (July 18-23) and the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (October 29-31).
DONNA ORANGE: Beginning September 9, 2009 Donna will lead a new weekly reading group on Ferenczi and the British independents. It will run from September through June, Wednesday evenings 7:30-8:30, with breaks for holidays and for her occasional travels. It costs $50 per session, to be paid on a monthly basis, including for absences. It will begin with Ferenczi, and go on to Balint and Winnicott. After that the group's preferences will become influential. The pace will be slow enough to read in depth. Please call 917-478-9290 or email her at
CARLA LEONE: Carla Leone's paper "Couple Therapy from the Perspective of Self Psychology and Intersubjectivity Theory" was published in the winter issue of Psychoanalytic Psychology, Vol 25, No. 1, pgs 71-98. She also traveled to Orlando and Minneapolis this year to present workshops on couples therapy to psychoanalytic organizations there.
GEORGE NORTHRUP: George H Northrup, PhD, President of the New York State Psychological Association, delivered an address at the association's annual convention entitled, "The Importance of Being Nobody," a discussion of narcissism, Buddhism, and poetry. George has also been re-elected President of the Fresh Meadows Poets and serves on the committee that will select the 2009-10 Poet Laureate of Nassau County, NY.
WHITNEY VAN NOUHUYS: Whitney van Nouhuys has been appointed Academic Dean of The Sanville Institute (formerly California Institute for Clinical Social Work), beginning July 2009. The Sanville Institute in Berkeley offers a PhD in Clinical Social Work for students in Northern and Southern California: www.sanville.edu
HOWARD BAKER & SCOTT JONES: Baker and Scott presented a paper, "Adding a Spiritual Dimension to the Biopsychosocial Model: Psychoanalysis, Kohut, Schleiermacher, Buber and Marcel," at the Annual Meeting of the Metanexus Institute in Madrid in July, 2008. Available online http://www.metanexus.net/Magazine/tabid/68/id/10430/Default.aspx. The paper was chosen for publication in the international journal "Transdisciplinarity in Religion and Science" and will appear in 2009.
STUART PIZER: Pizer, S.A., (2009), Inside out: The state of the analyst and the state of the patient. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 19: 49-62. Pizer, S.A. (2008), The shock of recognition: What my grandfather taught me about psychoanalytic process. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 3: 287-303. Presentations by Stuart Pizer: "Trauma, Affect, Repetition, Negotiation: The Work of Paul Russell," intensive weekend course offered at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, February 2009. "Relational Technique," intensive weekend course at PINC, San Francisco, February 2009 and in Oklahoma City, April 2009. "Paradox and Negotiation in Relational Technique," workshop at Tel Aviv University, June 2009. "From Paradox to Conflict: Living in the Shadow of Choice," invited paper presented at the Annual Conference, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Tel Aviv, June 2009. "Working with Analytic Love and Hate," discussion of Stephen A. Mitchell Award paper by Deborah Pines at the Annual Conference, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Tel Aviv, June 2009.
SIETZE VANDERHEIDE: Sietze VanDerHeide is pleased to announce that he is integrating his work as a clinical psychologist with his skills as a family law attorney by providing collaborative conflict resolution through divorce mediation. The divorce process is a painful self-disregulating event, complicated by the emotional issues that couples bring to their relationships. By working with couples as a mediator Sietze provides an environment that is safe and focused on conflict resolution. For more information, please visit divorcetherapy.org
LAURA CAGHAN: Laura Caghan, PsyD., Psy.D. will be presenting a paper entitled "Wet and Dry: Playing with a Psychoanalytic Metaphor," for Division 39 at APA's annual convention in August, 2009 in Toronto.
ALAN KINDLER: Alan wants to post the following announcement: The next "Two-year training program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy" offered by the Institute for the Advancement of Self Psychology (IASP) will begin in September 2009. Inquiries regarding the program are currently being received. The two year seminar program and the clinical supervision emphasize contemporary models of psychoanalytic theory and practice. The program is designed for mental health professionals with experience in the practice of individual psychotherapy, and who are interested in developing their knowledge and skill in contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy and/or psychoanalysis. Candidates who complete the two year program may choose to continue on to more advanced training through the third and fourth year of seminars and further clinical supervision in psychoanalytic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. For inquiries regarding the 2009 - 2011 training program contact: Deanna Walsh at or call at(416) 690-3722. Visit the IASP website at www.iasptoronto.com
ROBERT STOLOROW: Below is a Huffington Post link to a link to the podcast of my recent radio interview, "America in an Age of Trauma," along with a link to my
author archive. (When you click on the link to the podcast, there is a
couple of minutes of news before my interview Link to "America in an Age of Trauma":
Link to my author archive:
- IAPSP Interviews
Interview with Xin Li
- Feeling, Relating, Existing
A blog by Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D.
Conference Panel Summaries:
- The Pilgrim's Progress: A Therapist and Patient Journey to London
by Jeffrey Stern, Joye Weisel-Barth, Steven Stern & Hazel Ipp
- The Analyst's Subjectivity: A Double-Edged Sword
by Sarah Mendelsohn, Nancy VanDerHeide & Steven Kuchuk
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