Ever since the first episode of Star Wars came out in 1977 I've been fascinated by the struggle between the dark side of the force and the "good" side. As a psychiatrist with an interest in psychoanalytic theory, I find myself thinking about this struggle in terms of our individual struggles with our own conscious … Continue reading Psychoanalysis and the Jedi: A New ID
O this learning, what a thing it is!—Shakespeare In medical school we learn this saying "see one, do one, teach one". This is a mantra about learning and mastery in learning procedures in medical school that really doesn't make any sense in the world of psychiatry and psychotherapy. I suppose the idea plays off our … Continue reading How did you learn that?
For the last 19 years I have been part of an annual summer ritual with my wife and her friend from Boston in which we travel for a week vacation in Maine. Over the years we have had people come and go from our lives, but the one thing that has remained is the bond … Continue reading Time
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven Ingmar Bergman's movie "The Seventh Seal", is a story about a knight returning from the crusades who encounters Death. He plays him in a game of chess that lasts the entire movie and ends in the defeat and death of the knight. … Continue reading In relationship?
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.comI've been involved with my psychoanalytic training now for almost a year and I've made a few discoveries along the way. As part of training to become an analyst, the trainee (that's me) has to undergo their own personal analysis. So, just like our patients, I have to lie on the … Continue reading Unresolved