Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fears of Difference: The Diversity of Holocaust Experiences -- a film series

A Collaboration of
USF's Department of Women's Studies
The Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society
The Tampa Bay Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies
USF's Library's Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center
The Florida Holocaust Museum, St.Petersburg, Florida
The Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival (of the Tampa Jewish Community Center & the Golda Meir Kent Jewish Center)
USF Hillel

Venue: College of Medicine, MDA 1097 (Behind the Medical Clinic)~~~

University of South Florida, 4202 Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Film: Korczak
Scholar: Cornelis Boterbloem, Ph.D.
USF, Professor of History
Clinician: John Hartman, Ph.D., Psychologist/Psychoanalyst

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Film: Facing Windows
Scholar: Patrizia La Trecchia, Ph.D.
USF, Assistant Professor & Director of Italian Studies
Clinician: Edward Stein, M.D., Psychiatrist/Psychoanalyst

Sunday, November 8, 2009 ------ *Program Begins at 1 PM*

Film: Paragraph 175
Scholar: Tamara Zwick, Ph.D.
USF, Assistant Professor of History
Clinician: Will Spell, LMHC, Psychotherapist


Film: Hitler’s Hidden Victims: Black Survivors of the Holocaust
Scholar: Edward Kissi, Ph.D.
USF, Associate Professor of Africana Studies
Clinician: Kim Vaz, Ph.D., Psychotherapist/
USF, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies

December, 2009

No film – Happy Holidays!!!
Related Activity
The Nazi Genocide of European Roma
Presenter: Leita Kaldi
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
For More Information Contact: Urszula Szczepinska
Curator of Education at (727) 820-0100 ext. 241

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Film: The Reader
Scholars: Margit Grieb, Ph.D.
USF, Assistant Professor of World Languages
Darrell Fasching, Ph.D.
USF, Professor of Religious Studies
Clinician: Elizabeth Reese, MSW, Psychoanalyst

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Film: The Summer of Aviya
Scholar: Rina Donchin
Director, USF’s Hebrew Program
Clinicians: Edward Stein, M.D., Psychiatrist/Psychoanalyst
Harris Feinstein, M.D. Psychiatrist

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Film: A Secret
Scholar: Madeline Camara, USF Associate Professor, World Languages
Clinician: Lycia Alexander-Guerra, M.D. Psychiatrist/Psychoanalyst

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Films: And the Violins Stopped Playing and Purple Triangles
Presenter: Yale Strom, Artist-in-Residence, San Diego State University
Clinician: Michael Poff, MSW, Psychoanalyst

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Film: The Nasty Girl
Scholar: Professor Dana Plays, University of Tampa, Film and Media Studies and Women’s Studies
Clinician: Michael Poff, MSW, Psychoanalyst

Click here for film descriptions.

USF Libraries Holocaust & Genocide Studies

The Center’s mission is to cross international boundaries to engage information specialists, scholars, educators, students, analysts, and activists in a centralized, interdisciplinary, collaborative, and synergistic approach to genocide education, mental health and public policy, and prevention.

The Florida Holocaust Museum

The mission is to honor the memory of millions of innocent men, women, and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Psychotherapy in the Entertainment Spotlight

Posted by Heather Pyle, PsyD

Considering the recent success of HBO's acclaimed series, "In Treatment", it would seem that a refreshingly different spotlight is being cast on the field by the entertainment industry. While not a new release, "What Do You Make of These Sounds", Dar Williams' (known for her music on the New England Folk scene) poignant song about psychotherapy has been receiving renewed interest on psychology internet listservs recently. It's good to see the benefits of therapy are in the public eye despite the current healthcare climate and seductive appeal of the ever-present "quick fixes."

If you haven't yet heard this song, the video is available on YouTube at . It is well worth a listen.

Lyrics (Courtesy of

I don't go to therapy to find out if I'm a freak.
I go and I find the one and only answer every week.
And it's just me and all the memories to follow.
Down any course that fits within a fifty minute hour
And we fathom all the mysteries, explicit and inherent
When I hit a rut, she says to try the other parent
And she's so kind, I think she wants to tell me something,
But she knows that it's much better if I get it for myself...
And she says

Oooooooh,aaaaaaah, what do you hear in these sounds?
And... oooooooh,aaaaaaah
What do you hear in these sounds? ? ? ? ?

I say I hear a doubt, with the voice of true believing
And the promises to stay, and the footsteps that are leaving
And she says "oh", I say "what? "...she says "exactly",
I say"what, you think I'm angry
Does that mean you think I'm angry?"
She says "look, you come here every week
With jigsaw pieces of your past
Its all on little soundbytes and voices out of photographs
And that's all yours, that's the guide, that's the map
So tell me, where does the arrow point to?
Who invented roses? "

What do you hear in these sounds?
What do you hear in these sounds? ? ? ? ?

And when I talk about therapy, I know what people think
That it only makes you selfish and in love with your shrink
But oh how I loved everybody else
When I finally got to talk so much about myself............

And I wake up and I ask myself what state I'm in
And I say well I'm lucky, cause I am like east berlin
I had this wall and what I knew of the free world
Was that I could see their fireworks
And I could hear their radio
And I thought that if we met, I would only start confessing
And they'd know that I was scared
They'd would know that I was guessing
But the wall came down and there they stood before me
With their stumbling and their mumbling
And their calling out just like me...and...

Oooooooh,aaaaaaah, the stories that nobody hears...and...
Oooooooh,aaaaaaah, and I collect these sounds in my ears...and
Oooooooh,aaaaaaah, that's what I hear in these sounds...and...
Oooooooh,aaaaaaah, that's what I hear in these......
That's what I hear in these souu ouuun nnnds!

Words and Music by Dar Williams