Symposium 2015: Brain, Mind and Body

December 26, 2014

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Symposium 2015: Brain, Mind and Body
March 21, 2015
Goldwurm Auditorium, Mount Sinai Medical Center
1425 Madison Avenue

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Click Here to Read:  Ahron Friedberg’s Introduction to Symposium 2015.

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New From IPBooks: The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna and W. Ernest Freud by Daniel Benveniste

December 22, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Table of Contents of The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna and W. Ernest Freud: Three Generations of Psychoanalysis.

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The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna and W. Ernest Freud is a biography of three members of the Freud family in which the central thread is the life and work of W. Ernest Freud, the only Freud (more…)

The Exploiters by Harvey Kaplan

December 3, 2014


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About The Exploiters:
Society places a high premium on the clever person who has the energy to put their ideas into action and to succeed in our competitive world. However, our ethical heritage places certain restraints on the exercise of cleverness. A person must not cheat, lie or hurt others. They are not supposed to take unfair advantage of another person. Exploitation stands to lying, cheating, (more…)

Sigmund Freud Cartoons for Couch Potatoes: Cartoons by Victoria Todd

December 1, 2014

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Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely

November 30, 2014

Edited by Arlene Kramer Richards, Lucille Spira and Arthur A. Lynch, this book is primarily based on Symposium 2012:  On Loneliness which took place at Mount Sinai Medical Center in March 2012 and also on the discussion group—Towards an Understanding of Loneliness and Aloneness in Women (now, Towards an Understanding of Loneliness and Aloneness)—at the American Psychoanalytic Association meetings in New York City, which was started by Arlene Kramer Richards and Lucille Spira.

Special announcement: Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely has won the 2014 Gradiva Award for Anthologies!

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From the foreword by Harold P. Blum: “This remarkable anthology of fascinating papers on loneliness is unique in the psychoanalytic literature. Although loneliness is a universal ubiquitous experience, it has not previously been discussed in the rich variety of its sources and manifestations. There have been scattered valuable papers on loneliness in the past, but never before brought together in a kaleidoscopic collection allowing a survey of different definitions, approaches, perspectives, and conclusions. This anthology includes different avenues of investigation, varied approaches, multiple dimensions, clarifications, and understandings, as well as questions and controversies about loneliness. The four sections of the book: Loneliness, Creativity and Artists; Clinical Dimensions of Loneliness; Loneliness/Solitude in the Psychoanalytic Training Process; Loneliness and Life Events testify to the encompassing scope of the inquiry into (more…)

Streets 1970 by Merle Molofsky

November 25, 2014


Merle Molofsky’s Streets 1970 is a must read for anyone who wants a deeply thought-provoking, well written novel with dialogue and questions that both raises doubts and offers profound answers. Merle is a gifted and highly intelligent story teller who paints her stories in words so descriptive you feel as if you are looking at pictures, watching a movie or analyzing paintings. The contents and topics are classic with incredible depth. They are as relevant today as they were in the 1970s. Do not miss this one!

–Judith Logue, Ph.D,

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New! The Rangell Reader Now Available as a Kindle Ebook

November 20, 2014


Click Here to Buy:  The Rangell Reader: Commentaries on and Selected Papers by Leo Rangell, M.D., a collection of seven papers by Leo Rangell with new commentaries by prominent psychoanalysts, edited by Beth I. Kalish and Charles P. Fisher as a Kindle Ebook.

Pretend Ballads by Edward McCrorie

August 11, 2014

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PretendBalladsCover.jpg From the Afterword to Pretend Ballads: The poems, prose and pictures in this book are a culmination of many discussions, readings, clinical help and sundry emotions over the past twelve years. But I did not realize there might be poetry here until December, 2012, when Beatrice and her associates published their major work noted in the Acknowledgements above. Most of these poems were inspired by Mothers, Infants and Young Children of September 11, 2001, A Primary Prevention Project, edited by Beatrice Beebe, Phyllis Cohen, K. Mark Sossin and Sara Markese; . New York: Routledge, 2012. I found both frightful and hopeful memories of my own childhood returning. Over and over the children’s play, stories created in a lab room and intended to act as a kind of therapy, astonished me for their variety, anger, mourning, and especially their imagination. After six months I had about sixty poems on my hands, the rough draft of a book.

Jellyfish Have Eyes, a novel by Joram Piatigorsky

July 15, 2014

About the author:
Joram Piatigorsky, an award-winning scientific researcher, established the Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology in the National Eye Institute in 1981 and was its Chief until 2009, when he became an Emeritus Scientist. He has published extensively on eye research, gene expression and evolution, lectured worldwide, participated in national and international advisory and research funding panels, and trained a generation of scientists in eye research. He is presently on the Board of Directors of the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland and focusing on writing.

Jellyfish Have Eyes, a novel, combines Piatigorsky’s scientific knowledge and story-telling imagination to delve into the conflicts and ensuing difficulties (more…)

Nine Lives: Nine Case Histories Reflecting the Human Condition by Newell Fischer

July 14, 2014


What his colleagues are saying about the book:

“In Nine Lives Newell Fischer takes us inside his office to witness and understand the complex, moving, and healing work of-psychoanalysis. A valuable read for anyone who has experienced suffering and wants to actually see how understanding your inner world brings relief. You will be drawn in, touched, amazed and perhaps most importantly, learn a lot about yourself.” (more…)

The Rangell Reader, edited by Beth I. Kalish and Charles P. Fisher

July 12, 2014


The Rangell Reader: Commentaries on and Selected Papers by Leo Rangell, M.D., a collection of seven papers by Leo Rangell with new commentaries by prominent psychoanalysts, edited by Beth I. Kalish and Charles P. Fisher.

The Year of Durocher by Theodore Jacobs

July 11, 2014


The year is 1948 and Leo Durocher, feisty manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, has committed the ultimate act of betrayal by defecting to the rival New York Giants.

This traitorous act is very much on Jonathan Manheim’s mind as he recounts the events of a tumultuous year in his life, a year involving love, ambition and acts of betrayal. And is through the experiences that he has in this year, the year of Durocher, that he learns the true meaning of loyalty and friendship.

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Here are some quotes from Lawrence Levinson’s superb review of The Year of Durocher in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association:

The Year of Durocher” is a moving, observant, funny—and fun—novel.  But like all good, serious fiction, the entertainment is in the service of a larger aim. (more…)

Never Again: Echoes of the Holocaust As Understood Through Film by Sylvia Ginsparg

July 10, 2014


Available for preorder! Never Again: Echoes of the Holocaust As Understood Through Film by Sylvia Ginsparg for $24.95 plus $5 shipping.

From the Preface by Sylvia Ginsparg:

What if the tragedy of the messenger is that he could not deliver his message? Worse, that he forgot the message. Worse, that he forgot that he was a messenger. Or worse, that he delivered the message and nothing changed?

—Elie Wiesel

Messengers and messages come in varied shapes and forms. Film has been shown to be one of the more successful methods of communicating the messages of the holocaust. The images portrayed and their accompany­ing music resonate with the viewer long after leaving the movie theater. (more…)

50 Shrinks by Sebastian Zimmerman

June 8, 2014


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Fifty Shrinks is a compendium of photographs of analysts and therapists in their offices with accompanying texts. Sebastian Zimmermann, a practicing psychiatrist and an award-winning photographer, includes a broad array of practitioners from a multitude of backgrounds, orientations and subspecialties. These intimate portraits introduce the leading luminaries in the field (more…)

Applied Psychoanalysis: Explorations and Excursions by David Werman

April 18, 2014


Coming soon from IPBooks:  Applied Psychoanalysis: Explorations and Excursions by David Werman, MD.

The Jewish World Of Sigmund Freud

March 12, 2014

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The Jewish World of Sigmund Freud, edited by Arnold Richards, is now available here. The Jewish World of Sigmund Freud is published by McFarland Press.

Though Freud is one of the towering figures of the twentieth century, too little attention has been paid to the influence of his Jewish identity upon his life and work, particularly the impact of growing up a Jew in turn-of-the-century Vienna. The 16 essays in this volume explore the particular imbeddedness of Freud and his followers in the cultural matrix of Jewish Central and Eastern Europe. Topics covered include general, sociological, historical, and cultural issues and then turn to the personal: Freud’s education, his Jewish identity, and his thoughts about Judaism. Though a secular and ambivalent Jew, Freud’s emphasis on intellectualism and morality reveal the deep and abiding influence of European Jewish tradition upon his work.

Arnold D. Richards is a practicing psychoanalyst, the former chairman of the Board of the YIVO Institute of Jewish Research, and the former editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Psychoanalysis: Listening to Understand by Arlene Kramer Richards

March 5, 2014

 Psychoanalysis: Listening to Understand:  The Selected Papers of Arlene Kramer Richards

“Arlene Kramer Richards represents the essence of psychoanalysis. Any struggle with trying to define what psychoanalysis is could be resolved by traveling with Arlene as she thinks, explores the psyche, practices in her consulting room, teaches, supervises, and writes. The papers in this volume contain her breakthrough ideas and the way she conveys them to us. You find here a world of deep psychoanalytic exploration into areas of (more…)

Male Homosexuality, Kindle Edition

January 15, 2014

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An essential resource for clinicians wishing guidelines for evaluating males with conflicts involving sexual orientation and for researchers and students of sexual behavior, this book is the first to integrate recent psychobiological, gender identity, and family studies with psychoanalytic theory.

Includes a new introduction to the eBook edition by Arnold D. Richards, M.D. and Nathan Szajnberg, M.D. (more…)

Close By by Gigi Marks

January 13, 2014


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Greed: Sex, Money, Power, and Politics

November 11, 2013


Edited by Elizabeth Ronis and Leslie Shaw, with contributions by the participants in Symposium 2009:  Greed:  Sex, Money, Power, and Politics.

“Greed was central to the recent American financial debacle. The debacle destroyed many trillions of dollars of wealth across the globe and vastly diminished the status of the United States as a  model for economic life. Yet our understanding of greed and how it operates has remained primitive. Greed is, however, a desire; a desire for wealth and the trappings of wealth.  Now, psychoanalysis has come to the rescue. Desires are what psychoanalysis is all about. In this fascinating collection of papers, we get insights and explanations not only of the phenomenon but of many of those at the heart of the debacle who appear to have been driven by greed.”

Marvin Zonis, Professor Emeritus, Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago, Co-author of Risk Rules: How Local Politics Threaten the Global Economy

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