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Associations: Psychoanalytic Essays

This section of the website is devoted to essays by our members on a range of topics—some of them serious and others lighthearted—from a psychoanalytic perspective. Our aim is to demonstrate, outside of the necessary privacy of the consulting room, how psychoanalytic principles may be applied to universal human concerns.

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Deconsecrating War by Robert Fahrer, PhD

What's Under a Comb Over? by Lynn Cunningham, Phd, LICSW

Interview with Mark Solms, PhD FIPA December 2015

Interview with Maxine Anderson, MD FIPA December 2015

Institute Spotlight: Interview of Caron Harrang, LICSW, FIPA by Lisa Holotek, PhD, FIPA  

Remembering Harold Searles by Caron Harrang, LICSW, FIPA   

Free Association and The Fundamental Rule by Lynn Cunningham, PhD LICSW 

Maxine Nelson’s presentation of the film Ida at COR’s Saturday Descargas by Shierry Weber Nicholsen, PhD FIPA 

In Remembrance of James Grotstein: Friend, Colleague and Bionian Scholar by Joseph Aguayo, PhD FIPA 

Interview with Giuseppe Civitarese, MD, FIPA July 2014 

Interview with Clara Nemas, MD, FIPA July 2014 

Reflections on the CIPS/NAPsaC Clinical Conference, May 16-18, 2014 by Maxine Anderson, MD, FIPA, June 2014 Reflections on the CIPS/NAPsaC Clinical Conference, May 16-18, 2014

Musings on Mourning and the End of Analysis: A Review of “Turn! Turn! Turn! The Patient’s Contribution to the Interpretive Process in the Terminal Phase of Analysis” by Adriana Prengler, LMHC, FIPA, June 2014 Musings on Mourning and the End of Analysis: A Review of “Turn! Turn! Turn! The Patient’s Contribution to the Interpretive Process in the Terminal Phase of Analysis” 

Bion, “O” and the Question of Psychic Change: Report on the Second Pre-EBOR 2014 Reverie by Shierry Nicholsen, PhD, FIPA, February 2014 Bion, “O” and the Question of Psychic Change: Report on the Second Pre-EBOR 2014 Reverie 

Bringing Teaching to Life: An Educational Workshop with Deborah Cabaniss by Barbara Sewell, LMHC, FIPA & Darren Thompson, MD, February 2014 Bringing Teaching to Life: An Educational Workshop with Deborah Cabaniss 

Prague Congress Summary by Maxine Anderson, MD, FIPA, October 2013 Prague Congress Summary 

A Candidate’s Perspective on the Prague Congress by Lynn Cunningham, LICSW, October 2013 A Candidate’s Perspective on the Prague Congress 

Beyond Plurality – The IPA Committee on Conceptual Integration by Judy K Eekhoff, PhD, FIPA, October 2013 Beyond Plurality – The IPA Committee on Conceptual Integration 

Prague Congress: Ecumenical, Transparent, and Transcendent by David Jachim, PhD, FIPA, October 2013 Prague Congress: Ecumenical, Transparent, and Transcendent

Learning from the Master by Joshua Cohen, LMHC, June 2013 Learning from the Master 

Robert Oelsner on Heinrich Racker: Countertransference as a Technical Tool by Daniel Benveniste, PhD, June 2013 Countertransference as a Technical Tool

Memorial Essay: “Betty Joseph (1917-2013) As I Knew Her” by Robert Oelsner, MD, FIPA, April 2013 Betty Joseph (1917-2013) As I Knew Her 

A Review: “The Symbology of Popular Song” by Albert Mason, MD, FIPA, June 2011The Symbology of Popular Song 

Interview with Albert Mason, MD, FIPA by Marianne Robinson, PhD, FIPA, March 2011Albert Mason Interview