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

But first, a couple notes on the design of this blog. My blog will consist of a bunch of brief essays or other musings on topics of interest to me in psychoanalysis, or on topics of interest to me vis a vis life generally, yet from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Whatever exactly emerges, I’m expecting my writing to reflect a personal fascination with human emotional experience --whether my own, my family’s, or the myriad experiences of others’ I’ve encountered personally, in my clinical psychotherapy work, or more abstractly in psychoanalytic writings and literature at large. For me, any study of emotional experience must also entail consideration of the personal “lifeworlds” and multifaceted “relational contexts” in which a person’s emotional experience is inherently embedded, takes form, is felt, is maintained, transforms, or resists transformation, as the case may be. Thus, my writing will also reflect my fascination with the worldly contexts that constitute and inform understanding of human emotional life.

While I’d love for the blog to be a place for conversation between and among myself and readers of my website, I’m going to refrain from empowering my site with this capacity because I know, due simply to time constraints, I’ll be unable to participate in a manner that does such conversation justice. In this regard, it’s for a similar reason that I stay away from social media sites, like Facebook, since I’d end up spending all my [un-] free time reading and corresponding with friends, colleagues, other interested & interesting people, and thereby neglect my laundry. This is just to say that I’d be very interested in your responses, but can’t promise a genuine back and forth dialogue.

And now, on to some substance…….


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Peter N. Maduro, J.D.,Psy.D., Psy.D is a clinical and forensic psychologist, and psychoanalyst with a private practice in Santa Monica & South Pasadena, CA. He is a Faculty Member and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles.