Marianne H. Eckardt, M.D., AAPDP President 1972-1973

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Marianne H. Eckardt, M.D

Interview with Marianne H. Eckardt, M.D., AAPDP President 1972-1973
Interview Date:  November 19, 2013, when Dr. Eckardt was 100 years old!
Interview By:  Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Some of the topics covered:

Growing up in Berlin and as a 10 year old child being “analyzed” by Melanie Klein

Coming to the United States in 1933 when mother (Karen Horney) was brought to the U.S. to direct first psychoanalytic clinic in Chicago. Completing medical school at University of Chicago

Training in Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis and being influenced by the “dissenters” rather than the Freudians. Influence of Adolph Meyer, Clara Thompson, and Harry Sullivan and by her analyst Eric Fromm

Discussion of the splits from the American Institute of Psychoanalysis   into the William Alanson White and Flower Fifth Avenue Institutes and the development of the Washington School of Psychiatry as well as the split into the Columbia Psychoanalytic Institute

The founding of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis in 1955 and the first meeting in 1957. The role of Janet Ricoh, Roy Grinker, Sandor Rado, Jules Masserman and others. The vote during her presidency as to whether to admit PhDs to the Academy

Review of her practice, which she continues to the present time on a part time basis

Plans to make presentation at the 2014 meeting of Academy in New York where she will talk about reminiscences of a founding member. She will contrast the differences between the analysts in Vienna who favored Freudian theory as compared to the analysts who had come from Berlin who were more likely to be open to new ideas.

Reflections on her hundred years of life and our field

 


Miltiades L. Zaphiropoulos, M.D., AAPDP President 1981-1982

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Interview with Miltiades L. Zaphiropoulos, M.D., AAPDP President 1981-1982
Interview Date:  January 28, 2014
Interview By:  Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Some of the topics covered

Born in Egypt of Greek parents at the beginning of World War I
Sent by his parents to University and Medical School in Paris to “become the next Louis Pasteur”

Came to the United States for residency at Psychiatric Institute (Columbia) under Dr. Nolan Lewis. Co-resident with Jacob Arlow. Supervisors were Drs. Bill Horowitz, Phil Politan and Eugene Milch . Witnessed ECT treatment by Dr. L. Kallinowski

Psychoanalytic Training at the William Alanson White Institute and stayed connected with this Institute his entire career. Psychoanalysis by Raalph Crowley and Clara Thompson. Janet Rioch was an important supervisor and she had been very much influenced Harry Stack Sullivan . White Institute described as “revolutionary”

Private practice split between Manhattan and White Plains (a suburb in Westchester county) where he lived this his family

Recalls the formation of AAPDP by Judd Marmor, Bill Silverstein, Clara Thompson and Janet Rioch. It was not orthodox and exclusive. Described as maverick group Became the 26th President of AAPDP in 1981. Describes his presidency as reconciliation between various groups within the organization
Very active in the Westchester District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association and was President of that DB

Became Speaker of the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association at time when Assembly was no longer a stepchild of the APA

Special interest in transcultural issues especially in regard to transference
Treated patients in Greek, French and English.


Myron L. Glucksman, M.D., AAPDP President 1988-1989

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Myron L. Glucksman, M.D.

Interview with Myron L. “Buddy” Glucksman, M.D., AAPDP President 1988-1989
Interview Date:  February 19 2013
Interview By:  Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Some of the topics covered:

Development of Dr. Glucksman’s interest in psychiatry and psychoanalysis

Residency at Payne Whitney and experience with ECT and Hydrotherapy

Psychoanalytic Training at N.Y. Medical College and exposure to Larry Hatterra, Larry Silverberg, Silvano Arretti, an Walter Bonine

Training analysis with Irv Bieber, “The Intellectual Lion” and supervision with Marv Drellick, Paul Dince and Ian Alger

Research on Obesity with Jules Hisrch at the Rockerfeller Institute and development of interest in psychosomatic medicine

Involvement with American Academy of Psychoanalysis, first as Chair of Program Committee, developing study tours in China, Japan and SE Asia, involvement in the buying of office space on 19th Street off Park Avenue for headquarters of the Academy, working with Vivian Mendelson Executive Director and then becoming President

Stories heard about the split of various Institutes and the history of the formation of the Academy and mention of earlier Presidents whom Dr. Glucksman knew

Dr. Glucksman interest in dreaming and his publication of books on this subject

Predictions for the future for his profession

 


Hrair M. Babikian, M.D., AAPDP President 1989-1990

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Hrair M. Babikian, M.D.

Interview with Hrair M. Babikian, M.D., AAPDP President 1989-1990
Interview Date:  October 11, 2013
Interview By:  Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Some of the topics covered:

Childhood in Syria and attending school at Alleppo College

Medical School at American University in Lebanon and interest in philosophy which led him to interest in psychiatry and psychoanalysis

Residency at Columbia/Central Islip Hospital where he witnessed ECT and Insulin Shock Therapy

Psychoanalytic Training at Columbia starting during residency. Mentors and colleagues who influenced him were Sandor Rado,  Paul Dince , John Millet and Milt Zaphiropoulos ( the latter two being founding members of the Academy). Psychoanalysis with Dr. Guidro Frank

Practice in Manhattan and setting up in inpatient hospital for the treatment of adolescents with colleagues

Recruitment by Dr. Alfred Freedman to be Training Director in the Department of Psychiatry at New York Medical College. He retired as Professor Emeritus in 1997

During his time as an officer of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry there was the controversy about whether homosexuality was a pathological condition related to problems in psychosexual development which had been the prevailing view

Dr. Babikian’s work with performing artists and his views on the importance of their families in their psychological development and talent

Views on the future of his profession


Roman N. Anshin, M.D., AAPDP President 1990-1991

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Interview with Roman N. Anshin , M.D., 36th President of AAPDP (1990-1991)
Interview Date:  January 28, 2014
Interview By:  Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Some of the topics covered:

Born in Belgium, fled the Nazis with family and came to the 1937 in 1937

Undergraduate and Medical School training at UCLA; externship at Utica State Hospital where he developed interest in psychiatry; residency at VA/UCLA program with a non-Freudian orientation

Military service as part of Berry Plan serving as psychiatrist in Alaska

Psychoanalytic training at Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute

Child Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai with interest in family therapy

Influenced by mentors and teachers such as Alex Rowkowski, Judd Marmor and Franz Alexander

Combined private practice, teaching and consultations at children’s services; taught courses in Bowlby’s work as well as psychoanalysis and literature. Also very interested in work of Winnicott

Drawn to American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry because of different points of view of members

Became 36th President in 1990. Recalls debate about admitting non- psychiatric members. He is most proud that he introduced motion to allow gay psychiatrist to be made members of the Academy.

Retired at age of 80


Douglas H. Ingram, M.D., AAPDP President 1997-1998

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Douglas H. Ingram, M.D.

Interview with Douglas H. Ingram , M.D., AAPDP President 1997-1998
Interview Date:  October 17, 2013
Interview By:  Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Some of the topics covered

Development of Dr. Ingram’s interest in psychiatry and psychoanalysis and his wish to understand personhood

College at Columbia and then medical training at N.Y.U. with a residency at St Vincent’s Hospital. Participation in Bowery Project, which developed an interest in the problems of alcoholism, addiction and then later obesity.

Psychoanalytic training at the Karen Horney Institute where he went on to become Medical Director.  Supervision by Louis Hott, Theodore Isaac Rubin and others.

Work as training analyst at Horney Institute and New York Medical College.
Well publicized case and legal suit involving a patient who was a child psychiatrist and molested two children.

Dr. Ingram’s involvement at the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry where he became President and worked with Drs. Arnold Wyse, Paul Since, Ian Alger, Martin Drellick, Sheila Klebenow and others.

Incident during his presidency where Executive Director was found to be embezzling funds from the Academy.

Editorship for ten years of the Horney Journal and then editorship of the journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry 2001-2011.

Chairmanship of a Membership Task Force of the Academy that is currently making changes, which will facilitate and encourage membership by psychiatrists with interest in dynamic psychiatry


Ann-Louise S. Silver, M.D., AAPDP President 1988-1989

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Ann-Louise S. Silver, M.D.

Interview with Ann-Louise S. Silver, M.D., AAPDP President 1988-1989
Interview Date:  February 12, 2013
Interview By:  Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Some of the topics covered:

How did Dr. Silver become interested in psychiatry and psychoanalytic theory including her meeting various psychoanalysts as a child

Experience in medical school and during psychiatry residency including initial work with psychotic patients using wet packs

Training at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute,  her work at Chestnut Lodge and her interest in using psychoanalytic therapy to treat psychotic patients

Supervision experience with Janet Rioch Bard, M.D.,  the first President of AAPDP 1956-1957

Memory of her analyst Dr. Harold Searles

Experience in treating schizophrenic patients with psychoanalytic techniques including her understanding of the nature of hallucinations

View of the future of her profession

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