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CPC Blog: Posts made in January, 2011

An Editor’s Choice

The current web-site of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis contains a delightful (for me) interview with Owen Renik, former editor of the Psychoanalytic Quarterly and generally perceived as a controversial firebrand in our field.  The interview attempts to elucidate the main ideas Renik proposes in his book “Practical Psychoanalysis” and to get a clear picture […]

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Before Divorcing

The Family Editor of the Cleveland Jewish News, Ellen Schur Brown, recently asked me what couples should consider before deciding to divorce.  She included some of my comments in an article, “Before Divorcing” that appeared in the CJN. Collectively, the attorneys, rabbi, and marriage and family therapist that Brown interviewed echoed similar refrains: Divorce is […]

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Right Attitude and Recovery

Members might be interested in the recent op-ed in the New York Times in which Richard Sloan takes issue with psychosomatics.  He links to a large Scandinavian prospective epidemiologic study which showed no connection between cancer cases (both occurrences and survival) and basic measures of personality and neuroticism.  Any rebutters?? Murray Goldstone

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Recommended Reading

Jane Belkin recommends Shelia Isenberg’s  biography of Muriel Gardiner, and invites discussion in the blog.  The title of the book is “Muriel’s War: An American Heiress in Nazi Resistance.” It is published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.  Here is the publisher’s description: “An American heiress turned resistance hero, Muriel Gardiner was an electrifying woman who impressed […]

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