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Welcome to the American Psychoanalytic Association's Online Audio Library. You can listen to any of the recordings located in this online library by simply pressing the play button located in the recording section. You can pause the recording by pressing the same button again once the recording is playing. You can stop the recording from playing by pressing the stop button on the right. The length of each recording is located next to the recording name. If you would like to download any of the recordings for use with your MP3 player, please go to the download section located at the bottom of this page.

The Real and the Imagined in Psychoanalysis and Theatre

This recording is 85 minutes in length.
This symposium took place on Saturday, January 17, 2009 during APsaA's Winter 2009 Meeting.

Psychoanalysts have borrowed liberally from the language of theater to describe clinical interactions, the mind, and the course of treatment. Playwrights have borrowed from psychoanalysis to explore the possibilities for capturing psychological experience in words. This symposium brought playwrights and psychoanalysts together to consider areas of overlap, and possibilities for mutual enrichment.


Participants include playwright and past APsaA Fellow Christopher Shinn (2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Dying City), and noted theatre director Anne Bogart as well as two APsaA members with a history of involvement with the theater: Phillip Freeman, symposium chair and a consultant to theatre troupes including the American Repertory Theatre; and Henry F. Smith, a past Performing Arts Fulbright Scholar in acting and playwriting. Shinn is also a winner of an Obie Award in playwriting as well as Guggenheim Fellowship and teaches playwriting at the New School for Drama. Bogart, a professor at Columbia University where she runs the Graduate Directing Program, is a recipient of two Obie Awards, a Bessie Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Bogart is the Artistic Director the SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992.

The Long Haul: Healing the Wounds of War

This recording is 30 minutes in length.
This Presidential Symposium that took place during APsaA's Winter 2009 Meeting on Friday, January 16, 2009 featured Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Shay is internationally renowned for his groundbreaking work on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). His two books, Achilles in Vietnam and Odysseus in America, have created new and deep insights into the nature of PTSD. Dr. Shay has compared his work with Vietnam veterans to the descriptions of battle trauma in the works of Homer providing new perspectives on issues related to the traumatic effects of combat that are as old as mankind itself. In recognition of his work, Dr. Shay was honored with a MacArthur Fellowship.

Charles Brenner Reflects - A Dialogue with Robert Michels

This recording is 86 Minutes in length.
This recording captures an evening at the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine. On November 7, 2006 Robert Michels interviewed Charles Brenner.

Dr. Brenner, a training and supervising analyst at New York Psychoanalytic Institute, in many ways personified the history of the latter half of 20th century American psychoanalysis.

The interview provided a window into Dr. Brenner's historical perspective, his theoretical insights and contributions, and personal biography.

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis - Scientific Meeting 25

This recording is 76 minutes in length.

 

 

In 1994 Betty Joseph wrote her paper "Where there is no vision... from sexualization to sexuality". This paper was presented at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and Society's Scientific meeting and discussed by Dr. Edward Weinshel, the last presentation of Dr. Weinshel's. It is a unique opportunity to hear two of the finest clinical and theoretical minds in psychoanalysis discuss a topic of central importance. In this paper we see Miss Joseph develop her ideas of the total transference, how elements of the transference are brought alive within the session and how a patient makes perverse use of interpretations not as interpretations, but as part of a sado-masochistic encounter. Miss Joseph describes how an example of sexualization of thinking in the transference cannot "be considered in isolation but how it is part of a whole personality organization." She stresses how proper intercourse between two people is thwarted, with largely perverse sexuality remaining. She describes how in such cases the analyst's mind is not permitted to nourish and produce creatively with the patient and how the analyst needs to find a way to think themselves in the face of such destructive interactions, in order for the analysis to proceed.

Creation of a Self: Color and Trauma in the Life of a Child

This recording in 47 minutes in length.
Creation of a Self: Color and Trauma in the Life of a Child Despite all the progress of the last 40 years, racism remains an endemic feature of American life. An often tragic example is an unfortunate tendency among professionals to ignore the powerful influence violence and trauma can have on the development of children of color -- traumatic conditions not tolerated in the suburbs tend to be ignored in the inner city. This Public Forum presents attempts to redress that tendency and provides professionals and concerned lay-people with information necessary to combat the tendency to ignore. The forum took place during the Fall 1997 Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Participants include: Carl Bell, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health at the University of Illinois and President and CEO, Community Mental Health Council, Chicago; Gloria Johnson-Powell, M.D., Professor of Child Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Senior Advisor on Community and Social Policy Research, Judge Baker Center for Children, Boston; Stephen Kurtz, M.S.W., director of The Harlem Family Institute in New York and a New York City psychoanalyst whose institute trains psychotherapists to work psychoanalytically free of charge with children in Harlem schools, and Steven Marans, Ph.D., Harris Assistant Professor of Child Psychoanalysis at the Child Study Center of the Yale University School of Medicine and Director of New Haven's Program on Child Development and Community Policing.

Homophobia: Analysis of a "Permissible" Prejudice

This recording is 46 minutes in length.
The American Psychoanalytic Association presented a public forum to explore the sources and reasons for homophobia, a "permissible" prejudice. The forum was held during the Association's Fall 1998 Meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The forum delved into the psychic and social bases of homophobia- and why homophobia is still common, and still considered a "family values" prejudice. Opening remarks were given by then New York City Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi, whose office had taken a lead role in gay and lesbian rights. Discussants included the Reverend Peter Gomes, Harvard University; and psychoanalysts Nancy Chodorow, Ph.D. and Ralph Roughton, M.D. Rep. Barney Frank (D. Massachusetts) was unable to attend but sent remarks which are included. The four panelists brought unique insights to the forum- Frank as someone who has lived with and has been outspoken on these issues, Gomes as a scholar who has contradicted the notion that homophobia's original basis is Biblical, Roughton as an analyst who has written about homophobia, and Chodorow who has extensively discussed issues of gender and sexuality. Please note that the views expressed in this recording represent those of the participants and not necessarily those of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

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The Real and the Imagined in Psychoanalysis and Theatre

The Long Haul: Healing the Wounds of War

Charles Brenner Reflects - A Dialogue with Robert Michels

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis - Scientific Meeting 25

Creation of a Self: Color and Trauma in the Life of a Child

Homophobia: Analysis of a "Permissible" Prejudice