Because pursuing formal psychoanalytic training in today’s culture is less likely to be a pathway to professional prestige or financial success, the typical candidate is more likely to be drawn to the field for intrinsic reasons. Especially given the increasingly marginal status of psychoanalysis within the general culture, and within mainstream clinical psychology, those attracted to the field are less likely to buy into prevailing cultural and professional values and assumptions and are more likely to approach things from a critical perspective. Thus ironically, the marginalization of psychoanalysis provides a potential catalyst for innovative thinking. In this respect, important aspects of the emerging sensibility in contemporary American psychoanalysis may be closer in nature to the sensibility of the early psychoanalysts than that of American psychoanalysis during its heyday from the 1940’s to the early 1960’s.
Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) â but six key rules emerge, says Oliver Burkeman
A dangerous and rarely seen drug - LSD - was discovered in connection with a Marshfield arrest last Saturday and Police Chief Phil Tavares wants the community to be aware of it. Officers confiscated 80 “hits” of LSD along with a variety of other illegal substances as evidence during an investigation of an incident at a Webster Street residence Oct. 5. “It is a substance rarely seen in the area and something we really view as a drug of the past,” Tavares said.
I am so stoked to attend a Lacanference in Boston this weekend.
Yes, you read that right. A Chinese man had to have an eel surgically removed from his bladder after a mishap while undergoing an unusual spa treatment. Zhang Nan, a 56-year-old resident of Hubei…
Talk about being saved at the eel-eventh hour. A man in Auckland, New Zealand had a rather embarrassing emergency last week when he had to ask doctors to remove an eel from his bottom.