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Additional Thoughts About Remote Therapy

Posted on April 3rd, 2021 by Dr. Blumenfield

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. I think it is interesting that most of us experienced our own  classical analysis and may have performed to varying degrees classical analysis where the patient lies on the couch and there is no eye contact with the therapist ! For many this was or may still be the gold standard. Even when there […]

Fatal Denial Continues to Kill Thousands of People in the Coronavirus Pandemic and What We Can Do About This Situation

Posted on November 14th, 2020 by Dr. Blumenfield

By Michael Blumenfield, M.D. (Dr. Blumenfield is the Sidney E. Frank Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College and currently in private practice in Los Angeles. He is the author of a new book “ShrinkTalk” scheduled to be released in December) It has been about 4 months since I first […]

Using Psychological Insight to Understand the “Fatal Denial” That Is Allowing the Coronavirus Epidemic to Continue to Spread on a Deadly Path & How to Use Psychological Insight to Breakdown This Denial and Save Lives. An Analysis and a Plan.

Posted on August 3rd, 2020 by Dr. Blumenfield

      The deadly Coronavirus epidemic continues to spread in my state of California and throughout     the country. Medical experts have clearly identified the reason that the epidemic is getting out of control is that a significant number of people are not listening to the medical experts and are not using facial masks, keeping social distancing […]

“Fatal Denial” and How to Deal With It during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Posted on July 6th, 2020 by Dr. Blumenfield

“Fatal Denial” and How to Deal With It During the COVID-19 Epidemic Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals deal with the defense mechanism of denial all the time. We know this to be a very basic defense mechanism which protects the individual from anxiety as well as from other painful emotions including depression. In the […]

The Coronavirus Epidemic: Transference and Countertransference Considerations With Remote Therapy

Posted on May 6th, 2020 by Dr. Blumenfield

The Coronavirus Epidemic:  Transference and Countertransference Considerations With Remote Therapy Michael Blumenfield, M.D. The Coronavirus epidemic has forced psychotherapists to see patients remotely as we are forced to follow social distancing and in many cases remain quarantined.  I and others have made the case that remote sessions via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Doxy, and other systems […]