Beyond the Couch

The human psyche is one of the richest and most fascinating subjects in art and literature. This page provides you with some interesting examples from the world of the psyche. This week I suggest:

Thursday
Mar012012

Couch Fiction: Phillippa Perry Demystifies and Pokes Fun at Psyschotherapy

Interesting interview in The Guardian with Phillippa Perry about her great graphic novel on psychotherapy.  Click here: 

Wednesday
Feb152012

Finding Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum

“Very little journalism is world changing. But if change is to happen, it will be because people with power have a better sense of what’s happening to people who have none.”  Katherine Boo.  Just finished Katherine's wrenching and beautiful book.  To listen to the Fresh Air interview click here:  To read the NYT review click here:

Wednesday
Feb152012

Ink, Holes, and Scars: The Stories Our Bodies Narrate

For this Annual Event, Dr. Alessandra Lemma will lead us through an exploration of body modification in its diverse forms across history and cultures, attending to the differences between "figurations" versus "disfigurations", from self-affirming self-expression to self-destructive ritual.  Click here for more information:

Monday
Feb062012

Talking About Teen Tats

Conversations on Adolescents
Musings on Tattoos

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012
Time: 10:00am - 12:00noon Presentation
Presenters: Sue von Baeyer, Ph.D.
Moderator: Marilynne Kanter, Ph.D.
Location:
          Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
          2777 Fourth Street
          Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Fee: Free

For more information click here:

Monday
Jan302012

Blogging As Therapy For Teens

Sunday NYT piece on therapeutic blogging for teens.  To read click here.

Monday
Jan302012

We're Off To See The Wizard--Film, Fantasy, and Freud

“WE'RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ!” 

Saturday Evening, 2/4/2012; 6:30pm

SFCP, 2340 Jackson Street, 4thFloor, San Francisco

Our third annual night at the movies will feature a showing and discussion of this classic film, rife with psychoanalytic themes and mysteries. Dr. Grossman, Supervising and Training Analyst at SFCP, will present his original (very original) paper and commentary, “Professor Marvel’s Analysis of an Adolescent Girl”. 

RSVP to 415-563-5815 

Sunday
Jan222012

Cracking Teenagers' Online Codes

Great article.  It's not as bad as you thought.  Click here to read

Saturday
Jan212012

Understanding Your Adolescent: A Workshop for Parents

Do you have a daughter or son in middle school or high school?
Do you want to deepen your understanding of what’s coming up, or going on?
Sometimes remembering what it was like to be a teenager isn’t helpful enough.

Saturday, February 25, 2012. 9:00am - 12:00pm

For more information, download this PDF

Tuesday
Jan032012

Maurice Sendak: Early Trauma, Fear of Death, and Creativity

Psychoanalytic Grand Rounds at Stanford

MAURICE SENDAK'S TRILOGY: MASTERING EARLY TRAUMA AND THE FEAR OF BREAKDOWN THROUGH CREATIVITY

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
6:15pm - 7:30pm
Presenter: Era A. Loewenstein, Ph.D.

For more information click here

Tuesday
Jan032012

Infidelity

Just heard great piece on infidelity. Click here to listen.