Trump, Bullying and Business Practice

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the organization Correct the Record providing some psychoanalytic insight into behavior that has troubled many in the 2016 political campaign.  I have written in the past about the importance of psychiatrists and psychoanalysts avoiding wild speculation and inappropriate diagnosis of public figures.  I support […]

Go see great art

I am still amazed by the Internet’s power of connection.  Some great folks that put together a wonderful art website called ran across my paper on Egon Schiele’s “dead Mother” series of paintings. They contacted me and I checked out their site. It’s wonderful. Go visit  This is a link to their Shiele page. You […]

Developing a Public Voice

This is for my colleagues in psychiatry and psychoanalysis.  We have immersed ourselves for years–decades in the case of my own cohort–in the effort to understand why people do what they do–and how to help them change. We have important insights into the issues that confront society.  But it doesn’t help much if we only […]

Trauma: Listening to the Story

I interviewed Tom Allen, author of “The Life of Pi and the Moral Wound” in a JAPA podcast. The article appeared in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Here’s the link: Tom Allen focussed on one psychoanalytic dimension of the story of PI in Yann Martel’s remarkable 2001 […]