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Ten Misconceptions About Addiction
by José Alberto Zusman *new*
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 *new*
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.