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The Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum

CFS member Nancy Goodman created the Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum – an interactive website featuring articles, video clips, artwork and other forms of expression all speaking to the psychoanalytic perspective. Museum ‘curators’ are Paula Ellman, Marylin Meyers, Batya Monder and Nancy Goodman. Current ‘exhibits’ include a wonderful article by CFS member (and current president) Marsha Levy-Warren entitled “Injury in the Adolescent

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Therapy wars: the revenge of Freud

ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN ABOUT THE ADVANTAGES OF PSYCHOANALYTIC THERAPIES OVER CBT Very thoughtful and thorough article in the Guardian looking at the resurgence of psychoanalysis in light of increasing concerns about the effectiveness of CBT. “Depending on how you interpret the evidence, it would seem we can do countless complex things – from performing mental arithmetic, to hitting a

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Tracking Functional Brain Changes in Patients with Depression under Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Using Individualized Stimuli

This unusually ambitious study looked at the impact of psychodynamic psychotherapy on specific brain functions that correlate with depression. After an eight-month course of psychodynamic therapy focused on ‘intrapsychic conflict and ‘dysfunctional interpersonal relations,’ 18 adults with long-term depression had marked changes in brain functions associated with emotional regulation and reactivity – specifically the amygdala and the basal ganglia.

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What five decades of research tells us about the effects of youth psychological therapy: A multilevel meta-analysis and implications for science and practice.

JUST-PUBLISHED AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST STUDY ON THERAPY WITH ADOLESCENTS MISLEADINGLY CLAIMS THAT CBT IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE TREATMENT MODALITY A recent meta-analysis (Weisz, et al., 2017) in the APA’s publication, American Psychologist, exemplifies the kind of bias that has been shown by the American psychology community in favor of CBT and against psychodynamic treatments. This meta-analysis broke the groups into behavioral

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Where is the Evidence for Evidence-Based Therapies?

“No research findings ever suggested that manualized CBT was more effective than psychodynamic therapy. It was just more often studied in research settings. There is a world of difference between saying that a treatment has not been extensively researched and saying it has been empirically invalidated. But academic researchers routinely blurred this distinction.”

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The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents

“Among the myriad issues studied in this [edited set of papers] are the often-negative expectations of society, the influence of gangs, and the impact of racism and poverty. Of equal importance, the work explores culturally specific ways to engage families, youths, communities, and policymakers in the development of healthy, safe, educated boys who will become whole and successful adults.” –

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