Blog: Why Don’t We Speak Up About Sexual Assault?

My ears perked up when I heard a radio host tell an expert who described deceptive practices in the restaurant industry, “Thank you for lifting the veil from my eyes, though I might have been happier if I didn’t know the reality.” We can all identify with his reluctance to become aware of upsetting information. In fact, powerful factors interfere with awareness when something is truly disturbing. We tend to deny or resist being aware of things that makes us anxious.

News: Leading Mental Health Organizations Urge End to Harmful 'Religious Freedom' Laws

April 20, 2016 – The nation’s leading mental health professional organizations are expressing dismay over the spate of recent bills and laws that would allow for individuals and businesses to deny services, employment and housing to LGBT people under the guise of religious freedom.

Blog: Can Addictive Thoughts be Useful?

Can addictive thoughts be useful? Ask anyone on the street whether addictive thoughts are useful and they will think you must be crazy. After all, that sounds like asking about whether having cancer can be useful. "Who would want addictive thoughts?" they might ask, while carefully backing away from you. The notion that there is value in these unwanted thoughts does seem peculiar.

News: Psychoanalysts Urge Immediate Action on Zika Virus

The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) is urging U.S. leaders to recognize and prepare for the potential mental health consequences that can impact families affected by the Zika virus, especially as the virus continues to spread.

News: APsaA Launches Research Bibliography


APsaA Launches Research Bibliography 

The Committee on Research Education (CORE) of the American Psychoanalytic Association has developed an online database of a research bibliography – available here.  This project is of central relevance to research education at institutes as well as to other educators, students, and to both novice and experienced researchers.

Blog: "Let's Make Diapers Accessible and Affordable to Everyone"

Psychoanalytic Institute Supports Project to Address Community Diaper Need
“Let’s make diapers more accessible and affordable to everyone”, President Barack Obama
By Marie Rudden

Blog: Reflecting on Traumatic Brain Injury Month

Kurt Goldstein and Frieda Fromm-Reichmann on Traumatic Brain Injury
Symptoms are an amalgam of neurological injuries and the survivor’s individual physical and psychological efforts to adapt to those injuries
By Harold Kudler, MD

News: APsaA Calls on Governor Snyder to Apologize, Lead By Example

New York, NY – March 8, 2016 – Mental Health experts from the American Psychoanalytic Association are calling on Governor Rick Snyder to lead by example and address the social and emotional damage caused to citizens by the Flint water crisis.

New Video: Exploring the Psychology of Racism

What motivates one human being to hate another because of the color of their skin or ethnicity?
What prompts human beings to feel superior just because of the color of their skin?
What are the effects of racism on both victims and perpetrators?

Blog: Why Do I Get So Hungry Before My Period?

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week I’d like to bring awareness to a lesser known aspect of appetite and disordered eating—the impact of sex hormones and the menstrual cycle on appetite and body image.