Media | 2016


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    David Astor and psychoanalysis: how the personal became political
February 7 2016 | Read article |  Guardian | Jeremy Lewis
Introduction by Jeremy Lewis for the IPA. (Jeremy Lewis’s David Astor: A Life in Print will be published on 3 March by Jonathan Cape) 
      Enter the Grief Police #RIPDavidBowie
January 20 2016 | Read article | The Atlantic | Megan Garber
The Internet is allowing a return to age-old, communal forms of mourning. That makes some people uncomfortable.
Further reading:
Psychoanalytic Dialogues, “Reality 2.0: When Loss Is Lost,” Stephen Hartman (2011)
Steven Botticelli interviews Steven Hartman on his view of the effects of modern telecommunications on the experience of interpersonal relations.
Cybermourning Frames and Collective Memory: Remembering Comedian Robin Williams on (2015)

Cyberspace, which has a plethora of online memorials and obituary sites with guest books such as, has become an open forum for public expression of grief, commonly called cybermourning.
BBC Video  exploring our common responses to grief, and the influence of Sigmund Freud's controversial essay Mourning and Melancholia. 


    What I've learned from my years on the couch 
January 15 2016 | Read article | The Week | Damon Linker | "I've been on the couch for nine years, more or less."

    Angela Mauss-Hanke über Psychoanalyse  „Dumme Vorurteile über Freud“
January 12 2016 | Read article | | 
      Therapy wars: the revenge of Freud 
7 January 2016 | Read article | Guardian | Oliver Burkeman
Cheap and effective, CBT became the dominant form of therapy, consigning Freud to psychology’s dingy basement. But new studies have cast doubt on its supremacy – and shown dramatic results for psychoanalysis. Is it time to get back on the couch? 
Watch the interview between Kim Kleinman and David Pollens, who was quoted in the article. 
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      Channel 4 has started filming a “landmark” three-part series at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic in North London, a leading light of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, focusing on its treatment of the young.
10 November 2015 | Read article | Tavistock and Portman

Ghost House Pictures 
    Of course I believe in ghosts – my sanity depends on it
Thursday 29 October 2015 | Read full article  | Giles Fraser | Guardian
A century on, Freud’s melancholia remains the psychological condition of the lost soul. Which is why psychoanalysis has become the modern form of exorcism.

Photo illustration by Jeff Riedel
    Tell It About Your Mother
Can brain-scanning help save Freudian psychoanalysis?
By Caey Schwartz | NY Times
June 24, 2015 | Read article
      Sigmund Freud: The phrases you use without realising it
By Jon Kelly |  BBC News Magazine
19 September 2014 | Read article
      Why It's Time To Take A New Look At Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
By Todd Essig | Forbes,
February 23, 2015 | Read article

Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO  
    In praise of coercion
They may not be conscious of it, but Israelis are just waiting for the world to step in save them from themselves
By Eran Rolnik | Haaretz,
January 9, 2015 | Read article 

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    Lie down on the couch, virtually
This article is part of an ongoing series on the legacy of Sigmund Freud on the 75th anniversary of his death.
By Phillip Freeman | HIPPOReads,
November 11, 2014 | Read article | Read review


by Edvard Munch (1894). 

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    Freudian flip: Countering the rise of counter-psychology
A recent statement by cognitive scientists on recovered memory casts misleading doubts on the very underpinnings of Freudian psychology, while undermining the struggle against sexual violence perpetrated on children.
By Eran Rolnik | Haaretz
November 1, 2014 | 
Read full article | Also available in Spanish