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New Books At The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Library

Listed below are books received in the CPC Library this fall.  Most of these were recommended for purchase by our members. We hope you will find something interesting to borrow over the holidays.  Sustaining Psychoanalysis: International Symposium, Master Class of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Seoul: Korean Association of Psychoanalysis, 2011.  BF173.K6 S8 2011 This symposium catalog, acquired […]

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Psychoanalysis And New Media

Two messages regarding the benefits of psychodynamic therapy were available to audiences recently, one created and presented by traditional media, in this case, National Public Radio (NPR), while the other is a product of new media.  If you are a regular listener to NPR in the morning, you probably heard the story entitled “Shop for […]

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Mini-Lecture, “Heroes in the Nursery”

The Mini-Lecture for May was “Heroes in the Nursery,” presented by Carl Rak, Ph.D.  The title of this lecture evokes a classic paper, “Ghosts in the Nursery,” by Selma Fraiberg, but instead of focusing on negative influences, Dr. Rak presented three cases in which a positive influence enabled at-risk youth to overcome the psychological challenges […]

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A Recovery High School, Cont’d.

On Sunday, February 20th, the Plain Dealer carried a front-page story on the rising rate of deaths due to accidental drug overdoses.  The article reveals that about one quarter of the overdose deaths in Cuyahoga County in 2009 were people 30 years or younger, and carried the story of a sixteen-year-old heroin user who sought […]

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Post-Deployment Mental Health

A thought-provoking article in New York Magazine reports on alarming rates of mental illness among soldiers returning from the Middle East, and questions the efficacy of the therapies available to them.

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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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Helping Parents Help Their Children

I gave a talk on October 10, 2010 to the Orthodox Mental Health Professionals of Cleveland at a home in Beachwood.  Ten enthusiastic participants engaged in dialogue this Sunday evening for an hour and a half around the topic, “Helping Parents Help Their Children—Treatment Via The Parent.”  I presented work with parents in a Therapeutic […]

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Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Observes Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) takes place October 3-9 and offers an opportunity to learn more about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.  Education changes attitudes and lives.  The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center continues to educate the public, as well as mental health professionals, aiming to improve the lives of individuals […]

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