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Our Blog archive:
Psychoanalysts from Brazil expand their work
with Universidade de Brasília medical students
by Helena Daltro Pontual, member of the Brasília Psychoanalysis Society (SPBsb)
How Needlessly Obtuse Psychoanalytic Language Reduces Social Awareness
By Karyne E. Messina, supervising and training analyst at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis
Primo Levi (1919-1987)
by Simonetta Diena, Italian Psychoanalytic Society
Tattoos as “Symbolic Marks”
by Hilda Catz, Argentine Psychoanalytic Society
Psychoanalysis and Politics Conference 2019
Colonial Fantasies, Violent Transmission
Symposium in the Swedish Psychoanalytic Association. Report by Gabi Bonwitt
Facing up to the Risks of Climate Change
Cosimo Schinaia is a Training Analyst in the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI) and full member of the IPA.
Psychoanalysis and Literature: Herta Müller and the European History by Radu Clit
Radu Clit, Candidate with the Paris Psychoanalytical Society has published many papers and several books, the last on Herta Müller.
Ten Misconceptions About Addiction
by José Alberto Zusman
José Alberto Zusman, Chair of the IPA Subcommittee on Addiction writes on the 10 biggest myths on addiction.
Doing Psychoanalysis in ... Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
José Alberto Zusman
José Alberto Zusman, Chair of the IPA Subcommittee on Addiction and Member of the Society of Psychoanalysis of Rio de Janeiro (SPRJ) is interviewed by Angela Mauss-Hanke
The Intimate, the Uncanny and the Double in the Digital World
On the path of Be Right Back, an episode of the TV series Black Mirror created by Charlie Brooker, Vera Lamanno Adamo considers the ways we relate with death and with “life” after death through the digital world, based on Freud’s formulations of the uncanny and the double.
On climate change denial
Sally Weintrobe is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She writes about our relationship with climate change, and how this is influenced by neoliberal culture.
Doing Psychoanalysis in … Buenos Aires, Argentina: Gabriela Goldstein
Gabriela Goldstein, Training Analyst and Professor of seminars in the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association, is interviewed by Angela Mauss-Hanke.