Psychoanalysis In the News

by Molly Merson, MFT
Adam Phillips: "Taste Is Problematic When It Is a Militant and Aggressive Narrowing of the Mind." Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips and his partner, curator Judith Clark, together created an exhibit on the "vulgar" in London. In this interview, Philips describes the meaning and making of vulgarity, and the importance of demilitarizing one's own anxieties in order to make room for the kinds of complex conversations that can bridge difference in taste and perspective.
Donald Trump: Narcissism and Diagnosis As Political SportGabor Maté, MD, investigates the US presidential race through a trauma lens, understanding both candidates as reflections of the cultural and developmental trauma of the people who vote them into power.
Fear, Anxiety, and Depression in the Age of TrumpHow are you hearing your patients' and clients' fears and anxieties emerge during this election season? How are you hearing, and coping with, your own? This article explores therapists' experiences in the consulting room when addressing and working through traumas that become unearthed for their patients during this anxiety-provoking and often terror-inducing election cycle.