Wendy Jacobson, M.D., PC
Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst

Selected Publications

"Damon Evans certainly dropped the ball, and this former wide receiver has been swiftly punished."
Damon Evansí
UGA Fiasco: Itís
Easy to Pile On

The Huffington Post
July 6, 2010
"Here is a clip from a day in the life of Eddie Morris, Ph.D., social worker extraordinaire, who has devised a remarkable approach for helping students in... troubled public schools."
Breaking the Cycle: Troubled Kids in Failing Schools
The Huffington Post
June 1, 2010
Healthy Living
"In this last drama, the hidden one, Cameron starred in the leading role as brilliant megalomaniac/erratic ex-spouse/erratic father... By contrast, Bigelow co-starred as the gracious and principled heroine. Fostering her win was the perception of her as a class-act—a finer person..."
Hollywood's Hidden Morality Tale in The Hurt Locker vs. Avatar
The Huffington Post
April 11, 2010
"Would The Hurt Locker have won top Oscars over Avatar if it had been directed by a man?...Despite all of James Cameron's riches and despite his gender, should his genius again have been rewarded?"
The Hurt Locker vs. Avatar: Were the Academy Awards Small-Minded?
The Huffington Post
March 15, 2010
"...it is the troubled character patterns of humanity that are the daily bread and butter of psychoanalysts...This is what psychoanalysts make conscious—the patterns that disable and limit people..."
What Good Psychodynamic Therapy Is All About
The Huffington Post
February 13, 2010
Living News
"In essence, women feel they've hit a 'glass ceiling' in the home, pulling for an adversarial instead of a collaborative relationship over collective aspirations, goals and principles."
The Battle of the Sexes Isn't Over
The Huffington Post
January 13, 2010
Living News
"...the prize honors a small but growing cadre of psychoanalytic researchers whose work is crucial to the vibrancy of psychoanalysis..."
Honoring Our Researchers—The APsaA Scientific Paper Prize, with Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D.
The American Psychoanalyst
Volume 43, No. 4
Fall/Winter 2009
"Let us think for a moment about... the patterns we study and elucidate. Ours is an exceedingly broad synthetic and integrative discipline...We are doctors of the complexity of the mind."
Why Bother? A Psychoanalytic Graduation Speech 
The American Psychoanalyst
Volume 43, No. 1
Winter/Spring 2009
"The creators of the new DSM
have seriously handicapped psychiatric diagnosis by omitting some of the most useful and widely affirmed concepts in modern psychiatry—unconscious mental processes, intrapsychic conflict, and defenses. Constructing a diagnostic system without the use of these inferred, theoretical concepts limits the nosology...It is as if physicists were to decide that they could not discuss black holes or even electrons because these are inferences derived from theory..."
Psychodynamic Diagnosis in the Era of the Current DSMs,  with Arnold M. Cooper, M.D.
In Psychodynamic Treatment Research: A Handbook for Clinical Practice. Eds. Nancy Miller, Lester Luborsky, Jaques Barber and John Docherty. New York: Basic Books (1993).
Artwork: "Orderly Tangles" by George W. Hart Website by Cogwheel Productions