The following is a new items from The American Psychoanalyst--Quarterly Newsletter of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 28(3): 1 (1994). Stanley R. Palombo, M.D. is my former treating psychiatrist. Harold P. Blum is the current director of the Sigmund Freud Archives. Dr. Palombo is an expert in dream research and the author of Dreaming and Memory: A New Information-Processing Model and The Emergent Ego: Complexity and Coevolution in the Psychoanalytic Process.
This fall's meeting of The American, to be held December 14-18  in New York, will feature two panels on the work of Erik Erikson. Given Erikson's recent death and a growing interest in the reciprocal influence of inner and outer worlds, these presentations have special significance. The first of the two panels, both chaired by John Munder Ross and reported by Ellen R. Peyser, will focus on Childhood and Society. Panelists include Calvin Colarusso, Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, and Robert Wallerstein, while Arnold Cooper will serve as discussant. The second panel will look at Erikson's classic paper of 1950, "The Dream Specimen in Psychoanalysis." Panelists are Harold P. Blum, Stanley J. Coen, and Stanley R. Palombo. The panels are scheduled for Saturday, December 17.