NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

PSYCHOANALYSIS IN THE NEWS

by: Ripple Patel

Thoughts on Newtown. Dr. Mark D. Smaller, President-Elect of the American Psychoanalytic Association, shares his initial reactions to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, CT. 

Perpetrators of Mass Murder:  A Psychoanalytic Formulation. In an article published over two years ago, Dr. James L. Knoll details the central preoccupations and developmental dynamics of mass murderers.

Mentalization and Violence:  A More Complex Understanding. During a 2001 symposium on school violence, Dr. Peter Fonagy presented his ideas about the role of psychic equivalence in enabling violent behavior.