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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 […]

The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry – 75 Years from Now

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by Dr. Blumenfield

The following is a shortened edited version of the Presidential Address which I gave at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry held in New York May 2014.  This article in edited form will also appear in the next issue of the The Forum, a magazine published by the […]

60,000 Empathic Responses

Posted on June 30th, 2010 by Dr. Blumenfield

There is a website titled Postsecrets to which people send artistic postcards with a secret on it. Recently someone from San Francisco wrote a postcard indicating an intention to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge.
There was an outpouring of responses which resulted in special page on Facebook linked to this postcard on which over 60,000 people have responded with words of support. This phenomena as a form of social empathy is discussed.