Finding Meaning in the Face of Suffering

August 31, 2020

An added component of cancer treatment is discovering what is most meaningful in the patient’s life and using that to buoy them during difficult moments. That, in a nutshell, is the psychiatrist's role.

Call for Applications: The Sigourney Trust Annual Award Recognizes Top Psychoanalysts

August 27, 2020

In light of many crises taking place today, it is important to celebrate and recognize the contribution of psychoanalytic practice to society.

A Challenging Psychotherapeutic Journey

August 24, 2020

One can only hope today's challenges will become a “corrective emotional experience."

Minefields and Med-Checks: Getting to the Right Questions

August 06, 2020

Sometimes our best intentions lead us down the wrong road. By reconsidering a few seemingly harmless questions, this psychiatrist was able to make the most of his medication-check visits with his patients.

The Walking Cure

August 03, 2020

As we slowly and cautiously work toward a practice where space can be shared between therapist and patient, perhaps Freud’s “walking cure” can be enlightening.

Psychoanalysis and the Re-Enchantment of Psychiatry: Jonathan Shedler, PhD

July 29, 2020

In this interview, Dr Aftab and Dr Shedler discuss the relationship between the psychoanalytic worldview and the medical model, and they reexamine the role of psychodynamic psychotherapy in contemporary psychiatry and psychology.

Rethinking Countertransference in the Age of COVID-19

April 22, 2020

It’s not supposed to happen this way, but when dread pours over and out in this new dark night of the soul, I’m just thankful for anything that makes it stop.

The Art of Self-Disclosure

April 02, 2020

Neighborhoods, tribes, gangs-each have their own culture. Unless you have been raised in one of them and are "known," you come as a stranger.

A Critical Moment in Psychiatry: The Need for Meaningful Psychotherapy Training in Psychiatry

February 28, 2020

The goals of psychotherapy education in medical school should be based on these seven ideals.

The Arms of Ivy Welcome Her

February 25, 2020

With the help of psychotherapy, something from the deep unconscious helped cure her depression, forge her character, and guide her to a sense of peace.