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Psychoanalysis On and Off the Couch

Sep 8, 2019

“Psychoanalytic ideas deserve to have continuous days in the sun.”


Description: Harvey Schwartz welcomes Tracy Morgan and Anna Fishzon. Trace Morgan is a psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC and works with individuals, couples, and groups. She is the founder, editor, and host of the award-winning podcast New Books in Psychoanalysis and serves on the faculty of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. Anna Fishzon is a licensed psychoanalyst. She practices in New York and is an advanced candidate at the Institute of Psychoanalytic Training and Research. For ten years she taught interdisciplinary courses on a broad range of topics, including Russian History, Psychoanalysis, literature and gender, and sexuality at Williams College, Columbia University and Duke University. She is the author of Fandom,Authenticity,and Opera: Mad Acts and Letter Scenes in Fin-de-Siècle Russia. Anna is co-editing The Queerness of Childhood: Essays from the Other Side of the Looking Glass. She is the co-host of the podcast New Books in Psychoanalysis and co-editor of The Candidate Journal, Psychoanalytic Currents.

As you will hear in today’s interview, these are two thoughtful analysts who are intrigued by the subject of analysis, each from somewhat different perspectives. They deeply engage the authors that they interview on the podcast New Books in Psychoanalysis.


Key takeaways:

[4:45] Letting the community know what analysts do.

[5:18] How New Books in Psychoanalysis communicates with the community.

[10:03] Becoming more clinically focused.

[11:04] The theory vs the application.

[13:15] Psychoanalytic theory as a teaching of how to live.

[13:50] Listening with respect.

[14:55] How being an analyst impacts the work of interviewing authors.

[18:43] Different versions of transference.

[19:33] The mechanics of the podcast

[20:52] How Tracy and Anna would like to see the podcast grow in the near future

[23:27] Harvey’s opinion about the practical and theoretical balance in New Books in Psychoanalysis podcast.

[25:02] Practicing psychoanalysis in isolated areas.

[26:44] Tracy and Anna talk about their background that led them into psychoanalysis.


Mentioned in this episode:

IPA Off the Couch


Recommended Readings: Psychoanalysis.pdftra