Free Associations: at ACAP and BGSP-NJ

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Mutual Growth in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship, Book Release

by Patricia Harte Bratt, ACAP’s Director of Development Mutual Growth in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship: Reciprocal Resilience is an essential, innovative guide for mental health professionals who listen repeatedly to stories of devastation and trauma. Moving beyond traditions that consider the clinician as existing only for the patient and not as an individual, this breakthrough model […]


Psychodynamic Therapy Revealed to be as Efficacious as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Meta-analytic study finds that psychodynamic therapy outcomes are equivalent to those of CBT and other empirically supported treatments By Zenobia Morrill   New meta-analytic data published in The American Journal of Psychiatry finds that psychodynamic therapy is just as efficacious as other empirically supported treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Psychodynamic psychotherapy comes from traditional […]

iStrive program for young autistic adults

Announcing iStrive: Where young adults, high-functioning on the autism spectrum can thrive!

Press Release Contact Person: Pat Bratt 973-477-9228 Lori Feigenbaum 972—629-1002   iStrive at ACAP ACAP Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis and BGSP-NJ   Announcing iStrive: Where young adults, high-functioning on the autism spectrum can thrive!   iStrive is ACAP’s new, unique Saturday program supporting young adults, high functioning on the autism spectrum, […]

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson Elected President of the Board of the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis.

The Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Robinson, MA, CT as President of the Board of Trustees. Robinson has served on the board since 2010 and has served on the Development Committee and as Chair of the Governance Committee. Robinson, a resident of Madison, is a […]

music and anxiety

How the right song can help you manage anxiety

By Andrew Littlefield Sep 2, 2018 Maya Benattar is a licensed psychotherapist in New York City. Her office looks like the typical therapist’s office — calm and quiet, comfortable seating, soothing lighting. The perfect place to work through difficult feelings of anxiety and depression. But a few items might catch your eye: a piano, drums, a guitar, […]

My Life As a Psychopath

science of us Aug. 10, 2018 By Katie Heaney The word “psychopath,” like many words associated with mental and personality disorders, is used broadly, and often incorrectly — colloquially, we might call someone who lies a lot a psychopath, just as we might call someone who texts us more frequently than we want “crazy.” The word […]

Sigmund Freud and 21st Century Social Media: Id, Ego & SuperEgo as Social Media Platforms

Posted on July 1, 2018, Written on June 13, 2018 By Chris Broyles You walk up to Berggasse 19 in Vienna, Austria, and enter a dimly lit room filled with thousands of books, odd antiquities and hear the dull tick of an unseen clock. You see an oddly familiar face of a slight older man […]

Mission to Mars: What psychosocial challenges would astronauts face on an epic journey to the red planet?

By Kirsten Weir June 2018, Vol 49, No. 6 Posted from here (APA) Even at their closest, when Earth and Mars are approaching one another in their oblong orbits, there are 35 million miles between our blue orb and the red planet. But that distance hasn’t stopped NASA and other space agencies from setting their […]

No Trying too hard

The Art of Not Trying Too Hard

Steven Shapiro • 5/4/2018 Q: I’m sometimes unable to form an alliance with “difficult” clients, and therapy fizzles out before it’s gotten started. How can I reach these hard sells? A: As you’ve undoubtedly discovered, when we genuinely connect with clients, therapy usually goes smoothly and effectively, and the work is rewarding. We tend to […]