The Psychoanalytic Activist
A newsletter of Division 39, Section IX
In This Issue
- A Message From the Section IX President
Current President Alice Lowe Shaw talks about Section IX activities, as well as a range of projects recently undertaken by section members.
By Alice Lowe Shaw
- The Psychology and Politics of Privilege
Lynne Layton examines how the problems of social and economic inequality in our culture permeate countertransference in ways that are often ignored.
By Lynne Layton
- Constitución Revisited
Ana Lia Stutman, translated by Susan Mailer, reviews her follow-up trip to this Chilean city, devastated in last year’s earthquake. She describes her work with 18 high school students who were doing poorly academically and showing signs of post traumatic stress in the aftermath of the earthquake.
By Ana Lia Stutman
- Earthquake Relief in Brooklyn
Ten days after the earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010 Elsa First and Michele Bartnett met with a group of Haitian employees at a Brooklyn, New York hospital. First and Bartnett describe their work in group sessions with the grieving and overwhelmed immigrants.
By Elsa First and Michèle Bartnet
Three Views: The Battle Over a Woman’s Right to Choose
- Get Your Hands Off our Bodies, 1963 - 2011
Susan Gutwill discusses her belief that the current attack on abortion – an assault on women’s right to control their own bodies and maternity – attempts to scapegoat women, their sexuality and children.
By Susan Gutwill
- Dangertalk: Voices of Abortion Providers
Jane Hassinger provides a close look at the emotional toll on abortion providers of their work in a profession that finds itself in the center of an emotional and political firestorm.
By Jane Hassinger
- Becoming an Activist
Jane Kenner talks about how she came to be an activist within Division 39 in the face of what she saw as the increasing challenge to women’s reproductive rights.
By Jane Kenner
- First Do No Harm (Book Review)
Stephen Hartman reviews an edited collection of papers from an international group of writers, representing a deeply important set of issues and problems regarding psychology's and psychoanalysis' relation to militarism and warmaking.