Fall Faculty Honors and Publications

Jorge Schneider led a research team – including Institute faculty Doug Wilkerson, Denise Duval, Brenda Solomon, Caryle Perlman, Dennis Shelby and Molly Witten – whose article “Psychoanalytic Training Experience and Postgraduate Professional Development-Part II” appeared in The International Journal of Psychoanalysis Volume 98, Issue 5 (October 2017). The study looked at the training and postgraduate experience of the 2008-2014 graduates of the Institute, following a former study of all living graduates through the year 2007. 

Benjamin Garber presented a paper "On the Changing Perceptions of Holocaust Survivors" athe Creativity and Madness conference in Vancouver, Canada in June. 

Denia Barrett’s review of Psychoanalysis in an Age of Accelerating Cultural Change: Spiritual Globalization, by Neal Altman appeared in International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Volume 98, Issue 3 (2017).

Jonathan Lear was inducted as as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences October 7.

Peter Shabad had a paper on “The Vulnerability of Giving: Ethics and the Generosity of Receiving” in Psychoanalytic Inquiry Volume 37, Issue 6 (2017). His chapter “Is Loyalty really a Virtue? Shame and the Monstrous Other” will be included in the book Memories and Monsters: Psychology, Trauma and Narrative, edited by Eric Severson and David Goodman for Routledge, forthcoming. 

Brenda Solomon edited Psychoanalytic Inquiry Volume 37, Issue 8 (2017) on “Artificial Reproduction Techniques and Psychotherapy.” The issue includes "Where Did I Come From: the Impact of ART on Families and Psychotherapists," by Renee Siegel, “A Cell Is Not Just a Cell,” by Dennis Shelby and “A Child Mourns the Family He Cannot Come From,” by Molly Witten.

Dale Gody presented her paper “Swimming with the Riptide: A Developmental Approach to Using Countertransference,” at the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology conference in Chicago in October. Jeffrey Stern delivered a keynote at the conference on “The Pilgrims’ Progress: A Therapist and Patient Journey to London.” Psychoanalytic Education Program student Greg Rizzolo wrote the lead article for the Spring 2017 issue of the IAPSP journal Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, “Alterity, Masochism and Ethical Desire.”

Art Nielsen led a lecture/workshop on “A Roadmap for Couple Therapy: My Personal Journey to a More Effective Model,” at Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in June and again at the Eighth World Congress of Psychotherapy, organized by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in Paris in July. His article “From Couple Therapy 1.0 to a comprehensive model: A roadmap for sequencing and integrating systemic, psychodynamic, and behavioral approaches” appeared in Family Process, Volume 56, Issue 3. Nielsen also wrote dictionary entries on “Psychodynamic Couple Therapy” and “Projective identi cation in Couple Therapy” for The Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy, Springer International Publishing.

Robert M. Galatzer-Levy’s book Nonlinear Psychoanalysis: Notes from 40 Years of Chaos and Complexity Theory was published by Routledge in 2017. Galatzer-Levy is also contributing author on the new Psychoanalyst Assistance Casebook, a product of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Colleague Assistance.

Gabriel Ruiz’s article, “University Forum: Revitalizing the South Side of Chicago,” appeared in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association Volume 65, Issue 4 (August 2017).

Harry Trosman’s article on “William Hazlitt, Obsessive Love, and Liber Amoris,” appears in Psychoanalytic Quarterly Volume 86, Issue 3 (July 2017).

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Faculty member David Dean Brockman's new book available now

Cover of Dr. Brockman's new bookDavid Dean Brockman has penned a new book, A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Dante's The Divine Comedy. Published by Routledge, Francis & Taylor, the book is available in Kindle and hardcover editions and can be ordered via Amazon

In this work, Brockman connects spirituality with psychoanalysis as he looks at Dante’s early writings, his life story and his "polysemous" classical poem The Divine Comedy. Dante wanted to create a document that would educate the common man about his journey from brokenness to growth and a solid integration of body, self, and soul.

This book draws the resemblance between Dante’s poem and the "journey" that patients experience in psychoanalytic therapy. It will be the first total treatment of Dante’s work in general, and The Divine Comedy in particular, using the psychoanalytic method.

"This fascinating study of Dante’s The Divine Comedy will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and psychiatrists, as well as those still in training. Academics and students of psychology, spirituality, religion, and literature may also be interested in Brockman’s in-depth study of Dante’s work," according to the publisher. 

In addition to serving as Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst and emeritus faculty at the Chicago Institute, Dr. Brockman is also a clinical professor in the University of Illinois Department of Psychiatry. He has had a clinical practice of psychiatry and psychoanalysis for more than 50 years.

 
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