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Free Associations: at ACAP and BGSP-NJ

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NAAP Vision Award

The 2016 NAAP Vision Award

The 2016 NAAP Vision Award It is with great pleasure that the NAAP, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, Board of Trustees announces that the 2016 Vision Award will be presented jointly to Stephen Soldz, PhD and Steven Reisner, PhD. This recognition by the professional community honors their decade long commitment and work fighting […]

Narcissus at the pool

NARCISSUS AT THE POOL: “ALONE IN THE ROOM”

Narcissus is the archetype of self- love, a character in mythology unable to merge with another in a loving relationship. In a pool of water Narcissus sees his own reflection and falls in love with this reflection that he thinks is someone else. The narrator of the myth asks: “Why try to grip an image? […]

Vicki Semel, Executive Director of ACAP

ACAP Graduates are Gentle, Fierce, and Lively by Executive Director Vicki Semel

I was so moved by our ACAP graduation on October 18 and therefore I doubly rejoiced in the recent New York Times articles on the work we are so proud of doing. (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/author/christopher-bollas/ and http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/health/talk-therapy-found-to-ease-schizophrenia.) Working with schizophrenics and borderline patients, along with all the other vulnerable populations we respect and serve, is the heart […]

ACAP blog for mental health professional

The Deeply Frightening Symptom That Finally Convinced Me To Get Help

It is 7:40 am. I wake up five minutes before my alarm clock, feeling generally well-rested. I have two cups of coffee, read the news, and check my email. I start working at 8:30, and at 9 a reminder pops up on my phone. It reads: Take medicine and meditate. Most days, I’ve already done […]

Beverly Bell

ACAP’s Distance Learning Option by ACAP Graduate and Seattle Resident, Beverly Bell

One of the lesser known facts about ACAP is that analytic training is available to people who do not live in ACAP’s immediate geographic area.  I live in Washington State and completed the entire course from there, graduating in October, 2015.  I was the first to complete analytic training in this manner at ACAP but […]