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When is a Dead Person Allowed to Become a Skull?

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Tuesday, November 07, 2017

My friend Sanjay and I lamented the too-early death of the great MLB pitcher, Roy Halladay, age 40, whose dashing new ICON A5 airplane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico today, with Roy in it. It seemed like only yesterday that we’d watch, and occasionally wager on, Halladay when he pitched and won, game after game, for the Toronto Blue Jays and later the Philadelphia Phillies. He was an amazing baseball player who knew how to win games, including a “perfect game” in 2010. And yet now, suddenly, he was dead: gone forever.  

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Bob Stolorow on Emotional Life, Context, and Diagnosis

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Monday, May 15, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, I attended a “Distinguished Speaker Lecture” at UCLA by my friend, mentor and colleague Dr. Robert D. Stolorow. The lecture was sponsored by the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, and was entitled “Emotional Disturbance, Trauma, and Authenticity: A Phenomenological-Contextualist Psychoanalytic Perspective.” 

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Welcome!

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Monday, January 02, 2017

I’ve wanted to launch my “blog” for a long time, but delayed until I ironed out certain details on my new & improved professional website. I think this site is ready to roll, so will now take the blog-plunge.  

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