NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

PSYCHOANALYSIS IN THE NEWS

by Ripple Patel

Dr. Elyn R. Saks: Lawyer, Researcher, Analysand ... and Schizophrenic? In this opinion piece, Dr. Saks cites both personal experience and scholarly research in spurring mental health professionals to reevaluate the grave prognosis that often accompanies a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Re-Examining the Divided Brain. In elaborating the tension between mechanistic, reductive left-brain functioning and implicit, paradoxical right-brain functioning, psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist also illustrates the tension between empirical and hermeneutic paradigms in the treatment of psychopathology.

Playing with Cupid's Arrow: Musings on Therapists' Matchmaking Fantasies. Dr. Richard A. Friedman comes clean about his urge to play matchmaker between clients who seem irresistibly compatible.