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Announcing the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Essay Prize

lectern2For Psychoanalytically Informed Essays in the Arts and Humanities, Bio-behavioral Sciences and 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 to anyone living or working in the State of Ohio, regardless of institutional status or affiliation.

Applicants are requested to include their name on the cover letter only. Judges are blinded to authors’ names. The winning essay will be presented at a meeting of the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center and we will support publication in a psychoanalytic journal.

Entries are due July 31, 2016

Essays should be electronically submitted to: dmorsecpc@sbcglobal.net with title: “Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Essay Prize”

Essay Prize Committee

Ingrid Geerken, Ph.D., Murray Goldstone, M.D., Laura Hengehold, Ph.D.

 

Previous Winning Essays

  • 2009 – “The Lack of Sources: Or, What Reading Lacan Can Teach Us about Academic Writing”, T. Kenny Fountain, Ph.D.
  • 2010 – “Clinging to Love, Loving to Cling-Race and Sexuality in James Baldwin’s Another  Country”, Bryan Conn, Ph.D.
  • 2011 – “Evolution of Traumatic Narratives: Impact of the Holocaust on Three Children of Survivors,” Nanette Auerhahn, Ph.D.
  • 2012 – “Notes on Art, Loss, and Nationalism under Political Oppression: Josef Sudek – Angel with a Missing Wing”,  Adele Tutter, M.D., Ph.D. 
  • 2013 – “A Consulting Room of heir Own: Film Representations of Psychotherapy Between a Female Clinician and a Female Patient in the Contexts of Second-Wave Feminism”, Beth Ash, Ph.D.
  • 2014 – No prize awarded.
  • 2015 – “Dehiscence and Discussion” – David I. Backer, Ph.D.

Our thanks to Drs. Anna and Tom Janicki for making this prize possible.

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CPC Fundraiser Scores a Hit

Standing ovation for Mr. Cohen, Mr. Skorka and Mr. Bognar Thanks to everyone who made our fundraiser a great success. The audience was very appreciative as you can see from the photo. They gave Mr. Cohen, Mr. Skorka and Mr. Bognar a standing ovation. The sound was glorious, the selections inspired, and the performance world-class.

The program began with Gershwin Preludes for Clarinet and Piano. Although he died suddenly at a young age, George Gershwin fathered a great original sound in American music. These classical pieces contained jazz melodies.

Mr. Cohen then introduced us to two lesser know composers who added a third theme to the night’s program; the theme of survival.

Israeli composer Paul Ben-Haim was born Paul Frankenburger in Munich, Germany. He left Germany in 1933, settled in Palestine and later became an Israeli citizen. We heard his Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, op.28, which utilized the Middle Eastern scales Ben-Haim adopted in his new country. Mieczyslaw Weinberg, a Polish composer, also fled his homeland to escape Nazi persecution and settled in Russia where he was mentored by Dmitri Shostakovich. We heard his 1945 Clarinet Sonata.

Szolt Bognar introduced the four Schubert selections. Returning to the theme of mortality, Mr. Bognar told the audience that although Shubert died at 31 many of his most beautiful and inspiring compositions were produced as he was contemplating serious illness and death. We heard “The Beautiful Miller’s Daughter,” “The Hurdy-Gurdy Man” from Winterreise, “Night and Dreams”(Nacht und Traume), clearly a metaphor for death, and the last selection, completed just before he died, “Carrier Pidgeon” (Die Taubenpost) which is basically cheerful and hopeful.

The program ended with the beautiful and familiar slow movement from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, his final instrumental work.

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Listen to a Preview of Next Week’s Benefit Concert

Postcard_Front_JPEGListen to Franklin Cohen and Dr. Richard Lightbody discuss music, mortality, loss and healing and what we will hear at the concert. Then…..

Join us for an evening of music and refreshments with Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet Emeritus (1975-2015) of the Cleveland Orchestra and Co-Founder of ChamberFest Cleveland, and Rafael Skorka, an accomplished pianist.

When: Saturday, April 9th at 7 p.m.

Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

2747 Fairmount Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44106

Price: $60 concert only – $75 concert + reception

Tickets: 216-229-5959 or dmorsecpc@sbcglobal.net

Mr. Cohen and Mr. Skorka will perform several of the last works by famed composers such as Mozart and Schubert. The selected pieces were written with death on the horizon, and audience members will be taken on a musical journey that explores this creative expression of destiny and mortality.

Mr. Cohen and Mr. Skorka are sure to provide an unforgettable concert experience. Applauded by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for performances that are “dreamy, impassioned and achingly beautiful”, Mr. Cohen is the longest-service principal clarinet in orchestra history. Mr. Skorka is currently a doctoral student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, who has won a number of competitions in Israel and appeared as a soloist with many orchestras in Israel, including the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.

 

Located in the heart of Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts District, the Near West Theatre is the location for this year’s fundraiser concert. All proceeds benefit the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center and will support the Center in providing mental health services and programming to our Northeast Ohio community.

Read more about Mr. Cohen here. Read more about Mr. Skorka here.

Rafael Skorka

Rafael Skorka

Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet Emeritus

Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet Emeritus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There’s Still Time to Get Tickets to Our Benefit Concert

Postcard_Front_JPEGJoin us for an evening of music and refreshments with Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet Emeritus (1975-2015) of the Cleveland Orchestra and Co-Founder of ChamberFest Cleveland, and Rafael Skorka, an accomplished pianist.

When: Saturday, April 9th at 7 p.m.

Where: St. Paul’s Church

2747 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland Hts., OH

Price: $60 concert only – $75 concert + reception

Tickets: 216-229-5959 or dmorsecpc@sbcglobal.net

Mr. Cohen and Mr. Skorka will perform several of the last works by famed composers such as Mozart and Schubert. The selected pieces were written with death on the horizon, and audience members will be taken on a musical journey that explores this creative expression of destiny and mortality.

Mr. Cohen and Mr. Skorka are sure to provide an unforgettable concert experience. Applauded by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for performances that are “dreamy, impassioned and achingly beautiful”, Mr. Cohen is the longest-service principal clarinet in orchestra history. Mr. Skorka is currently a doctoral student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, who has won a number of competitions in Israel and appeared as a soloist with many orchestras in Israel, including the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.

 

Located in St. Pauls Church at Coventry and Fairmount is the location for this year’s fundraiser concert. All proceeds benefit the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center and will support the Center in providing mental health services and programming to our Northeast Ohio community.

Read more about Mr. Cohen here. Read more about Mr. Skorka here.

Rafael Skorka

Rafael Skorka

Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet Emeritus

Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet Emeritus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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