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The Rabbit Hole-Complicated Grief

Posted on December 15th, 2010 by Dr. Blumenfield

A movie review written by the author of the recent film “The Rabbit Hole” is presented. The story deals with the responses of two parents to the death of their five year old son. The film shows realistic grieving of each parent. The issue of “complicated grieving” is explained and discussed. It is suggested that this movie should be used as a teaching tool for professional students interested in understanding the grieving process.

First Anniversary of PsychiatryTalk.com

Posted on December 2nd, 2010 by Dr. Blumenfield

This blog is written to mark the first year of PsychiatryTalk.com being on the Internet. The readership has expanded from 25 hits/week to over 300 hits/day and it is still growing. A followup on the topics of several of the blogs written in the past year was reported.

First CAPA Graduation Held In China

Posted on November 17th, 2010 by Dr. Blumenfield

CAPA stands for Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance which is an organization created by Dr. Elise Snyder a New York psychoanalyst. The organization runs a training program where mostly American psychoanalysts teach Chinese psychoanalytic students theory and technique as well as providing individual supervision all via Skype. The first graduation of this two year program was recently held in Beijing China .

Resiliency Expected From Rescued Miners

Posted on October 27th, 2010 by Dr. Blumenfield

A piece the author wrote for cnn.com upon the release of the 33 trapped miners in Chile is presented. The author anticipates rather than psychological problems such as post traumatic stress, most if not all of the rescued miners will show resiliency.

When A Nanny Slaps a Child

Posted on October 6th, 2010 by Dr. Blumenfield

A nanny tells her psychiatrist that she has slapped the 18 month old child under her care. A course of action for the therapist could include filing a report of child abuse, a Tarasoff warning to the family and an involuntary hospitalization of the patient if indicated. The possibilities of what could happen if the therapist did the above or some other action were discussed.