Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of WA

APPWA is a multi-disciplinary body of psychotherapists with advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy based in Perth, Western Australia and surrounds.
Some interesting psychoanalytic resources:

Early Psychoanalytic Thoughts:

Freud and Beyond 2016 #1 Introduction to Freud
Development of Freud's thought. Oedipus complex. Lacanian reading. Phallus vs. penis. Narcissism at the core of the Oedipus, not sex. Is the Oedipus universal? Trobrianders.

Contemporary Psychoanalytic Thoughts:

Beyond Instinct and Intellect: Modern Psychoanalysis | The New School
Donna Orange “one Americas leading psychoanalysts” speaks about the future of psychoanalysis in this video recorded debate with George Hagman.

Psychoanalytic Resources:

An interview with Jonathan Shedler

Encounters Through Generations: 
A glimpse into the workings of the minds of some of the most senior women analysts on the London scene.

Psychoanalysis in the United States: 150 Years After the Birth of Freud

Core Colloquy: "Freud in the 21st Century: Psychoanalysis and/or Psychology" (2009)

Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler & Larry Rickels. On Psychoanalysis (2006)

Prof. Freud, The Development of Psychoanalysis

A Guide to Psychodynamic Theory

Roundtable discussion featuring Sander Abend, Jacqueline Amati Mehler, Alain de Mijolla, Claudio Eisirik, Charles Hanly, and Edward Nersessian.

Psychoanalysis and Literature: 
Cathy Caruth, Mark Edmundson, Paul Fry, Margaret Ann Fitzpatrick Hanly, and Meredith Anne Skura.

National Psychological Association For Psychoanalysis: 
National Psychological Association For Psychoanalysis: Ninth Annual Oscar Sternbach Award. This year's recipients of the Oscar Sternbach Award are Dr. Mark Solms and Dr. Jaak Panksepp.

Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience: Ten Years Later: 
Roundtable Discussion with Cristina Alberini, Heather Berlin, Vittorio Gallese, Robert Michels, Donald Pfaff, and Mark Solms.

Can Psychoanalysis Liberate the Soul?
Dr Jane Goldberg creates a panel of peers addressing a topic dear to her heart - the liberation of the soul through analysis. Includes a roll-in of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies at 16 10th Street which has several outreach programs open to the public to learn more after a subject often misunderstood from the outside.

Beyond Instinct and Intellect: Modern Psychoanalysis
Donna Orange, author of "Emotional Understanding" and "Thinking for Clinicians," and George Hagman, author of "Aesthetic Experience: Beauty, Creativity," debate the future of psychoanalysis. They ask whether or not a cross-disciplinary approach is possible in approaching psychotherapy.

Hyman Spotnitz, Dr. Jane Goldberg's Mentor, Founder of Modern Psychoanalysis 1908-2008 (RIP)
In this show Paula Gloria reads a power point presentation with highlights from Spotnitz's books, "Modern Psychoanalysis and the Schizophrenic Patient" and statements Spotnitz, made about his work. Hyman Spotnitz was a practicing psychiatrist at the Jewish Board of Guardian in the '40's and '50's. Because his cure involved no medication, a big profit maker in today's health (non) care, he was persona non grata with Big Pharma that funds educational institutions.

The Legacies of Theodor Reik | The New School

The Legacies of Theodor Reik | The New School
Foreshadowing the Present: The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, founded by Theodor Reik in 1948, is sponsoring this event which is devoted to exploring the impact of Reiks work on the current state of diverse psychoanalytic theories, and their major controversies.

Participants include doctors Otto Kernberg, Harold Blum, Martin Bergman, Jeremy Safran, Anna Aragno, and Dany Nobus. Dr. Carl Jacobs, NPAP program chair, moderates.

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Some useful Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy resource videos:

Psychoanalysis in the United States

Dreams (video to be embedded when available)

Psychoanalysis Depends on Freedom of Thought and Insures Democracy 
Listen to Jane G. Goldberg Ph.D.'s patients and fellow analysts speak about the power of group therapy.

Freud, Psychoanalysis, and the Philippson Bible
Roundtable discussion with Mary Bergstein, Abigail Gillman, Diane O'Donoghue, Bennett Simon, and Andrew Stein Raftery.

Further Musings with Dr Lucy Holmes / Psychoanalysis in Action
Paula Gloria edits in an interview with one of NYC's Modern Psychoanalysts with one of Dr. Jane Goldberg's therapy groups "in action" to discuss the practicalities of the theory.

The Place of Agency and Norms in Psychoanalysis
Roundtable discussion with Jorge L. Ahumada, Akeel Bilgrami, Arnold M. Cooper, Garrett Deckel, Peter D. Kramer, and Bernard Reginster

Intellect or Instinct: A Contemporary View of the Death Drive 
The Oscar Sternbach Memorial Award is presented to Otto F. Kernberg, MD, former president of the International Psychoanalytical Association. His lecture, The Death Drive: A Contemporary View of the Controversy, is a critical examination of Freuds theory of the death drive based on psychoanalytic explorations of aggressive motivation in cases of both severe and borderline character pathology.

The Unconscious: Psychoanalysts in conversation
David Bell, Leon Kleimberg and Michael Parsons in conversation with Caterina Albano, curator of the Science Museum exhibition 'Psychoanalysis: The Unconscious in Everyday Life' (Oct 2010-Sept 2011). Friday 18th March 2011, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

Freud and the Historical Imagination
Roundtable discussion featuring Richard Armstrong, Diane O'Donoghue, George Prochnik, Peter Rudnytsky, and Joel Whitebook.

Freud and Jung on Dreams
The artist Max Ernst noted that painting gave "objective form to what is visible inside him." This panel explores the varied and complex symbolism of dreams from different traditions in Western psychology. The members of panel will introduce their particular traditions and then interpret some of the artworks in the exhibition.

Is Freud Dead: The Relevance of Freud's Theories in Today's World 
Roundtable discussion with Mark Edmundson, Ken Eisold, Jim Hopkins, Bennett Markel, and Jane McAdam Freud.

Mind, Brain & Spirituality: Toward a Biology of the Soul 
Roundtable discussion featuring Martin Bergmann, Siri Hustvedt, Jaak Panksepp, David Pincus, and Reverend Thandeka

Origins of Norms: The Place of Value in a World of Nature 
Roundtable discussion featuring Akeel Bilgrami, Lorraine Daston, Gerald Edelman, John Forrester, Lawrence Friedman, Anne 
Harrington, and Joel Snyder.

The Role of Psychotherapy in the Age of Neuroreceptors and Genes 
Roundtable discussion with Brian Koehler, Ze'ev Levin, Charles Marmar, and Ira Steinman.

Schizophrenia Treated Without Medication (Dr. Lucy Holmes Explains to Paula Gloria)
Lucy Holmes, PhD is a NAAP and SMP certified psychoanalyst. Dr. Holmes has been the Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Group Studies since 1997. She lectures widely on women and family issues and is the author of The Object Within: Pregnancy as a Developmental Milestone, The Internal Triangle: New Theories of Female Development, and Women in Groups and Womens Groups.

The Origins of Freud's Imagination
Roundtable discussion with Richard Armstrong, Mary Bergstein, Mark Edmundson, Ethan Kleinberg, and Robert Paul.

Pandora's Box: From Ancient Sacrifice to Family Secrets
Roundtable discussion with Harold Blum, Joan Branham, Lois Braverman, Kathryn Harrison, and Victoria Pedrick.

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