Presentations and Publications

Presentations 

September 2013: “Workshop on Spirituality and Psychoanalysis”  Isabella Friedman Center, Falls River, CT.

September 2012: “Where is Spirituality – and How Do You Get There?  A Participatory Workshop (with some signposts from  William James’ ‘Variety of Religious Experience’ and Joseph Soloveichek’s “Lonely Man of Faith “) Presented at the  Young Israel of Scarsdale, Scarsdale, NY.

January – February 2012: “Family Dynamics as Viewed Through the Lens of the Biblical Book of Genesis: The Curious Case of Sarah and Abraham.” Two-part talk to the Young Israel of Scarsdale, Scarsdale, NY.

2002 – 2009: “The Psychological Dynamics of Being a Couple.” Presentations to Health Science students at Columbia University Health Science Campus Wellness Center

Sept. 2007 – Sept 2009: RAPS Group onPsychoanalysis, Religion and Spirituality,”  monthly meetings, with brief presentations at each (see below), Scarsdale NY.

July 2006: Discussant on the National Public Radio show “Open Source” on “The David and Goliath Myth and It’s Relation to Mideast Conflict. My topic: “Moral Masochism and the Addictive Dream of Revenge”. Co-panelist Robert Pinsky, Poet-Lauriet of the Unites States.

Dec. 7, 2005: “Freud, Dreams and the Bible.” Talk given to the Jewish Family Services of Stamford, CT, Adult Education Lecture Series.

1996 – 2009: Rado Advanced Psychoanalytic Study Group, of Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, on “Psychoanalytic Readings of the Bible and Related Texts.” The group met monthly, focusing on the Old Testament and Prophets, examining the underlying psychodynamic issues. Given psychoanalysis’ historical, and indeed continued, rejection or disinterest in things related to religion, this was a pioneering endeavor. (see later page)

June 4, 1996: Discussant “Managed Psychoanalysis: Pro and Con” – a panel for the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine, New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, NY.

March 1994: : “The Emergence of a Sadomasochistic Sexual Perversion During a Course of Couples Therapy: Technical, and Therapeutic Considerations.” Case presentation and discussion to the Payne Whitney Clinic Marital and Family Therapy Clinic Seminar, Payne Whitney Clinic (Cliff Sager, M.D. Chair)

December 1994: Discussant of Otto Kernberg’s paper on “Narcissism and Love Relations.” American Psychoanalytic Association, midwinter meeting, New York City.

June 1993: “The Implications of Family Studies of Primates to the Theory of Human Personality Organization.”  Presentation to Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research, Rado Advanced Psychoanalytic Study Group on “Parenthood and the Family,” Muriel Morris, M.D. Chair.

April 1993: “A Special Approach to the Treatment of a Couple with a History of Multiple Affairs.” Case presentation and discussion to the Payne Whitney Clinic Marital and Family Therapy Clinic Seminar, Payne Whitney Clinic (Cliff Sager, M.D. Chair)

February 1993: “Medical Marriages: The Risks and Joys of Relationships while in Health Care Training.”  A workshop presented to Columbia University Health Science students for the Columbia Student Health Service.

October 1992: “Belief vs. Neurosis: Sexual Therapy with  Newly Married Religious Couples Who Have Difficulties with Sex.” Led workshop/seminar at Payne Whitney Clinic Marital and Family Therapy Clinic Seminar, Payne Whitney Clinic with Cliff Sager, M.D.

October 1992: “Marriage in the Nineties”: Workshop presented at  all-day conference on “The New Role of Women Today,” as part of the extension division of New York Hospital, Westchester Division, Sally Severvino, M.D. chair.

March 1992:How to Improve Your Relationship,”  Workshop presented to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Students for the Columbia Health Student Services.

September 1991: “The Psychodynamic Approach to Couples Therapy,” case presentation and discussion to the Payne Whitney Clinic Marital and Family Therapy Clinic Seminar, Payne Whitney Clinic (Cliff Sager, M.D. Chair)

October 1989: “The Developmental Transition to Marriage: The Results of a Three-Year Nationwide Study,” Guest speaker at the Research Institute of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Annual Conference.

May 1988: “Developmental Dynamics of Marrying.”  Presented at a workshop on “Patterns of Collaboration in Successful Marriages” at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.

May 1988:The Collaborative Relationship,”  presented as part of a workshop “The Psychiatrist as Writer” the American Psychiatric Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.

April 1988: “Developmental Processes Involved in the Transition to Marriage.”  International Marriage Enrichment Conference, Atlanta.

1986: “Theoretical Considerations Regarding the Use of Visual Playback Systems in General Hospital Psychiatry;” Lenox Hill Hospital Consultation-Liason Service.

December, 1985: “Overcoming Resistance to Psychological Awareness in High Stress Liaison Psychiatry Settings,”  Cleveland Psychiatric Society.

May, 1985: “Caring for the Caretakers: Stress and Coping of the General Hospital Staff.” Chairman of Symposium at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Convention.

May, 1985: “Stress and Coping on the Burn Unit.” Paper presented at symposium “Caring for the Caretakers; Stress and Coping of the General Hospital Staff” at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Convention.

May 1984: “A Use of Videotape in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.” Presentation of videotaped interview and discussion to the American Psychiatric Association Annual Conference.

April 1984: “The Burn Center Interviews: Patient and Staff Stress in the Burn Unit.” Presentation at the American Burn Association Annual Conference of videotaped interviews conducted with a patient and medical and nursing staff on New York Hospital’s Burn Unit—a groundbreaking introduction to post-traumatic stress disorder in the medical field.

March 1984: “A Use of Videotape in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.” Presentation of videotaped interviews and discussion of post-traumatic stress disorder among Burn Unit’s medical and nursing staff at the American Psychosomatic Association Annual Conference.

April 1983: “The Burn Center: Patient and Staff Stress and Coping.” Grand Round Presentation, Payne Whitney Clinic. Presented videotaped interviews I conducted with a patient and medical and nursing staff on New York Hospital’s Burn Unit regarding post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Publications

Book

1987: The First Year of Marriage: What to Expect, What to Accept
and What You Can Change  Co-authored with Miriam Arond. Warner Books, New York. Published in six editions. Translated into Polish and Chinese for foreign editions. Findings presented at national professional meetings of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Psychiatric Association, Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment, community lectures, and numerous television and radio talk shows, including Oprah, the CBS Morning Show, Regis and Kathy Lee, and many others.

Book Reviews

2009: “Ancient Religious Wisdom, Spirituality and Psychoanalysis- “The Transmission of Spiritual Wisdom in the Psychotherapeutic Setting: A Review Essay” of Ancient Religious Wisdom, Spirituality and Psychoanalysis by Paul Marcus, Ph.D., (Praeger:Westport, Conn., 2003.)” in Psychoanalytic Review June 2009.  pg. 539 – 544

1991: “Review of Healing Their Wounds: Psychotherapy with Holocaust Survivors and Their Families (ed) Paul Marcus and Alan Rosenberg, 1984  Reviewed for Psychoanalytic Review 78(2), Summer 1991, pp. 309-313.

Published Articles

1997: “Managed Psychoanalysis: A Tale of Three Metaphor’s”
The Bulletin of the New York State Psychiatric Association, Vol. 39, No. 4, Jan. – Feb. 1997, pg. 10-12.

1994: “Enchantment and Disenchantment with Bruno Bettleheim: a Review of Six Works.” A review essay as part of a special issue reassessing Bettleheim’s contribution to psychoanalysis. The Psychoanalytic Review, Vol. 81, no 3, Fall 1994, pg. 581-597.

1990:  “Paradoxical Patient Reactions to Psychiatric Life Support: Clinical and Ethical Considerations” – co-authored with Arnold M. Cooper, M.D. American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 147:4, April 1990, pg. 488 – 491.  Reprinted in Biomedical Ethics, edited by Thomas A. Mappes, Ph.D. and David DeGrazia, Ph.D, McGraw-Hill, Inc. New York, Fourth Edition 1996, p. 281-285

1988: “Fathers and Their Homosexually Inclined Sons in Childhood:” Report of presentation by Richard Isay, M.D., Fred Lane, M.D. discussant”. Bulletin of the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine, Vol. 28, nos. 1 & 2, Fall/Winter 1988/89, pp 27-36.

1986: “Baclofen Induced Catatonia” co-authored with Richard Brown, M.D. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Vol. 6, no. 6, Dec. 1986, pp 387-388.

1986: “A New Use for Videotape in Liaison Psychiatry” General Hospital Psychiatry, Vol. 8, no. 1, Jan. 1986, pp 11-18.

1984: “A Use of Video in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: Helping Staff to See Themselves” Psychosomatic Medicine. Vol. 46, no. 1, Jan.-Feb. 1984.

Abstracts:

1985, May: “Stress and Coping on the Burn Unit” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Syllabus and Scientific Proceedings

1984, April: “The Burn Center: Psychological Stress Reactions of Patients and Staff.” The Journal of the American Burn Association, 16th Annual Meeting, p. 140.

1984, May: “The Burn Center Interviews.” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Syllabus and Scientific Proceedings. p. 20.

Articles for Child Magazine:

May 1996: “The Working Parent’s Ten Commandments”

March 1996: “Couples Counseling: Not Just a Last Resort”

January 1996: “The Fun Factor”

December 1995: “Family Ties: How Not to Let In-Laws (Yours or His) Come Between You”

September 1995: “Whose Weekend is it, Anyway?”

August 1995: “Fidelity: The Real Turn-On”

May 1995: “Mad About Money”

March 1995: “Love, Honor, and Vacuum”

November 1994: “Fair Fighting: Healthy Ways to Handle Conflict – and Not Upset the Kids”

September 1994: “Sex: How to Keep It Hot After Kids Come Along”

May 1994: “Respect: Feeling valued by Your Spouse (and Vice Versa) Makes You Better Partners – and Parents”

March 1994: “Intimacy: Finding Time to Be Lovers While Raising Kids”