Psychoanalysis November 25, 2020


The Making of an Illusion

Frederick Crews

Hosted by Cassandra Seltman
The figure of Sigmund Freud has captivated the Western imagination like few others. One hundred and twenty-five years after the publication of Studies on Hysteria, the good doctor from Vienna …

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Medicine November 23, 2020

The Trusted Doctor

Medical Ethics and Professionalism

Rosamond Rhodes

Hosted by Claire Clark
Common morality has been the touchstone of medical ethics since the publication of Beauchamp and Childress's Principles of Biomedical Ethics in 1979. Rosamond Rhodes challenges this dominant view by presenting …
Psychology November 10, 2020

To Heal a Wounded Heart

The Transformative Power of Buddhism and Psychotherapy in Action

Pilar Jennings

Hosted by Yakir Englander
Early on in her clinical practice, psychoanalyst Pilar Jennings was presented with a particularly difficult case: a six-year-old girl who, traumatized by loss, had stopped speaking. Challenged by the limitations …
Psychoanalysis October 27, 2020

Bodies and Social Rhythms

Navigating Unconscious Vulnerability and Emotional Fluidity

Steven H. Knoblauch

Hosted by Eugenio Duarte
Psychotherapy tends to be thought of as a verbal enterprise, wherein participants speak and construct meaning through words. However, much goes on between patient and therapist at an embodied, nonverbal …
Chinese Studies October 22, 2020

Anxious China

Inner Revolution and Politics of Psychotherapy

Li Zhang

Hosted by Suvi Rautio
The breathless pace of China’s economic reform has brought about deep ruptures in socioeconomic structures and people’s inner landscape. Faced with increasing market-driven competition and profound social changes, more and …
Literature September 25, 2020


Jessica Gross

Hosted by Christopher Russell
“But creative writers are valuable allies and their evidence is to be prized highly for they are apt to know a whole host of things between heaven and earth of …
Music September 10, 2020

The Power of Music

Psychoanalytic Explorations

Roger Kennedy

Hosted by Dan Hill
Today I discussed why music so powerful in eliciting emotions with Roger Kennedy, the author of The Power of Music: Psychoanalytic Explorations (Phoenix Publishing House, 2020) Now at The Child …
Psychoanalysis September 2, 2020

The Life and Work of Joan Riviere

Freud, Klein and Female Sexuality

Marion Bower

Hosted by Sebastian Thrul
Joan Riviere (1883-1962) is best known for her role in promoting the ideas of others. She came to prominence in the world of psychoanalysis as Freud’s favorite translator and Melanie …
Psychoanalysis August 27, 2020

Don’t Be a Dick

Change Yourself, Change Your World

Mark Borg, Jr.

Hosted by Eugenio Duarte
When we are hurt, we hurt others—yet when they hurt us back, we wonder why. This is one of the central phenomena addressed by Mark Borg, Jr. in his new …
Psychoanalysis August 25, 2020

Jungian Analysis

Art and Technique

Mark Winborn

Hosted by Stephen Dozeman
Engaging with one’s patients is one of the most complicated aspects of being a psychoanalyst. Going well beyond simply processing information and spitting out a ready-made answer for them, it …
Critical Theory August 17, 2020

The New Sexual Landscape and Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Danielle Knafo and Rocco Lo Bosco

Hosted by Isak de Vries
The sexual landscape has changed dramatically in the past few decades, with the meaning of gender and sexuality now being parsed within the realms of gender fluidity, nonheteronormative sexuality, BDSM …
Film August 7, 2020

Abjection Incorporated

Mediating the Politics of Pleasure and Violence

M. Hennefeld and N. Sammond

Hosted by Joel Tscherne
From the films of Larry Clark to the feminist comedy of Amy Schumer to the fall of Louis C. K., comedic, graphic, and violent moments of abjection have permeated twentieth- …
German Studies July 21, 2020

A Very Square Peg

The Christ Vision

Dr. Brian Collins

Hosted by Brian Collins
Robert Whitehead of London, a self-described “Business Man” who was “no Churchman and not a Jesus worshipper, much as I admire him,” wrote to Robert Eisler on New Year’s Eve …
Latin American Studies July 20, 2020

Working-through Collective Wounds

Trauma, Denial, Recognition in the Brazilian Uprising

Raluca Soreanu

Hosted by Christopher Russell
Working-through Collective Wounds: Trauma, Denial, Recognition in the Brazilian Uprising (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) formulates a theory of collective trauma, drawing on the work of Sándor Ferenczi. Dr. Soreanu takes Ferenczi …
Gender Studies July 15, 2020

Holiness and Transgression

Mothers of the Messiah in the Jewish Myth

Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel

Hosted by Rachel Adelman
In this interview, Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel discusses her first book, Holiness and Transgression Mothers of the Messiah in the Jewish Myth, with Rachel Adelman. Translated by Eugene Matansky and published …
Psychoanalysis July 14, 2020

Dark Times

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Politics, History and Mourning

Jonathan Sklar

Hosted by Sebastian Thrul
"Although small, this book goes against the grain of the current trend for brief soundbites that allow us to pass swiftly over painful information. It will go into the details …
Psychoanalysis June 19, 2020

Conversion Disorder

Listening to the Body in Psychoanalysis

Jamieson Webster

Hosted by Jordan Osserman
What do psychoanalysts do with bodies, and what do they do with them now? Jamieson Webster has been thinking and writing on these questions as they impact her in her …
Psychoanalysis June 15, 2020

The Unconscious

Theory, Research, and Clinical Implications

J. Weinberger and V. Stoycheva

Hosted by Eugenio Duarte
The concept of the unconscious has a complicated place in the history of psychology. Many areas of study ignored or outright denied it for a long time, while psychoanalysis claimed …
Psychoanalysis June 5, 2020

The Making of A Psychoanalyst

Studies in Emotional Education

Claudia Luiz

Hosted by Christopher Russell
The eight stories in The Making of A Psychoanalyst: Studies in Emotional Education (Routledge, 2018) are composites of clinical material highlighting familiar emotional conflicts found in treatment. Dr. Claudia Luiz …
Psychoanalysis May 29, 2020

The Regulars' Table

Conversations with Ferenczi

Christina Griffin

Hosted by Christopher Russell
From the Central Coast of California to Baden-Baden, Toronto, Siracusa, and Budapest, Christina Griffin's The Regulars’ Table: Conversations with Ferenczi (International Psychoanalytic Books, 2018) is about deep enduring friendships; then …