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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, by Andrew Solomon. What are the challenges to parenting a child who is very different from her parents; whose characteristics and identity are shared more horizontally with a peer group instead of vertically with the nuclear family? From thousands of hours of interviews with […]

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February Program by the Northern Ohio Clinical Social Work Society

We would like to inform you of a program in February where our member Anna Janicki, MD will present…… Dynamics of Immigration: The Role of Mourning in Establishing Positive Identity as an Immigrant.   Dates: Saturday February 1,  and Saturday February 8, 2014 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM Location: The home of Paula Reshotko Thornton […]

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Upcoming Events at the CPC in May

We would like to inform you of three special events in May. On Wednesday, May 1st there is a Friends Mini-Lecture with Marc Jaffe.  Mr. Jaffe, whose wife is a physician with Parkinson’s Disease, will speak about the challenges of living with the disease. When Marc Jaffe’s wife was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 48, […]

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Art and Mourning: Tragedy at Newtown

Beatrice Cahill-Camden has offered her commentary on the recent Newtown Conn. shooting. Beatrice  is a junior at Hawken School, a preparatory school in Cleveland. This was written in her English Intensive last semester.    “The Scream” in American Culture” ‘One of those paintings that would not die’ its warring image once conceived would not leave […]

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Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Ontario

  “If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die.”   (Act I, Scene 1) These are the opening lines of Twelfth Night or What You Will, which is now playing in Stratford, Ontario. Shakespeare has always been a psychoanalytic favorite.  His […]

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Healthy Bereavement

Healthy grief requires a multidimensional fluidity because it is multidetermined.  The relative maturity of the mourning depends upon the biologic age of the mourner, the nature of the bond with the lost object, and by the existing defenses and psychic structures at the time of the loss.  It depends on representation, recollection, reconstruction, internalization, symbolization, […]

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