Sexual Assault Is About Power

Lyn Yonack has published a blog entry with the title Sexual Assault Is About Power. 

Here is an excerpt,

Despite its name, sexual abuse is more about power than it is about sex. Although the touch may be sexual, the words seductive or intimidating, and the violation physical, when someone rapes, assaults, or harasses, the motivation stems from the perpetrator’s need for dominance and control.

To read the full text go to: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psychoanalysis-unplugged/201711/sexual-assault-is-about-power

Dreams help us connect to our inner world

Paul Lippmann has published a blog entry with the title Dreams help us connect our inner world.

Here is an excerpt,

November 4th is the 118th anniversary of the publication Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams, his masterpiece which brought the significance of dreams into our daily lives. More than a century later, does Freud’s work remain relevant? What is the value of dream interpretation in contemporary life?

To read the full text go to: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psychoanalysis-unplugged/201711/dreams-help-us-connect-our-inner-world

Marilyn Charles Receives Award for Leadership

We are delighted and proud to announce that WMAAPP board member Marilyn Charles, Ph.D, ABPP, was recently honored with a leadership award at the American Psychological Association’s Division 39 Spring Meeting. The awards committee selected Dr. Charles for her significant contributions “to the advancement of psychoanalytic psychology as a discipline and practice.” Dr. Charles has been an active member of Division 39 for many years, serving on the board, as well as a number of committees. In her work within Division 39, she has been instrumental in promoting and supporting the involvement of early career professionals (ECPs), creating opportunities for mentoring, developing special programs, and chairing a vibrant Early Career Committee, which seeks to ensure that the interests of ECPs are represented in the division. The award was presented at the opening ceremony of the spring meeting, at which Dr. Charles received a standing ovation. We at WMAAPP are indeed lucky that for years Dr. Charles has brought to our community the same leadership and vision for which Division 39 has now formally recognized her.