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CPC Blog: Posts made in July, 2012

The Resurrection of Agency from the Ashes of War: A Son as Therapist of his Father

Jonathan H. Slavin, Ph.D., ABPP Department  of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Dr Slavin will present a detailed clinical account of the treatment of a young man suffering massive psychic pain and immobilization. The treatment will be presented through excerpts from recorded sessions. During the course of this treatment the frozen father-son relationship began to transform […]

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Join the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center’s NAMIWALK Team

The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center has formed a team again this year for the 2.5-mile NAMIWalks.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  The NAMIWalks events serve to raise public awareness of mental illness as well […]

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Psychoanalysis and the Graphic Memoir

I have asked Valentino Zullo to start an ongoing blog on matters of literary and cultural interest to the psychoanalytic community. Valentino Zullo is a graduate of Kent State University, department of English where he took many courses on literature and Psychoanalysis and worked as my research assistant. Currently he is finishing his Masters degree […]

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Movie Discussion: “To Rome With Love”

Woody Allen’s long awaited new film, “To Rome With Love,” opened in New York on June 22, 2012 and in Cleveland July 6th to much acclaim.  Woody Allen appears in the movie (as Alfred Hitchcock used to) as a retired music promoter named Jerry, who, like Allen himself disdains retirement, and gives himself the line, “Don’t […]

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2012 Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Essay Prize

Don’t forget to submit your essay by July 31st. For Psychoanalytically Informed Essays in the Arts and Humanities, Bio-behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences   First Prize: $1000   The essay should not be more than 30 pages in length and should not have been published or submitted for publication. The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Essay Prize is open […]

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A Pioneer in American Psychoanalysis Dies: Richard Isay Fought Illness Tag for Gays.

Dr. Richard Isay, a faculty member at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, died on June 28th.  He was 77.  His writing and advocacy led the American Psychoanalytic Association to reverse their belief that homosexuality was an illness and needed to be treated. You will want to read the obituary in the New York […]

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