The 2019 Schillinger Essay Contest

The first prize in the 2019 Schillinger Memorial Essay Award Contest goes to Michael Alcee, Ph.D. for his essay on The Unconscious and All that Jazz:  Improvisation as the Essence of Psychoanalysis.  (read it here)

Dr. Alcee will receive his award during the Section V Authors' Conversation Hour at the Division 39 meetings in the Loews Philadelphia Hotel at 5.30 on Saturday April 4 in the Concierge Lounge on the 31st Floor.  Members and nonmembers are welcome to attend.

The runner up is Shirley Tung, LCSW for her essay entitled Exact Music, Jazz and the Unconscious:  Improvisation as the Essence of Psychoanalysis. (read it here)

Honorable Mentions to go:

Nathaniel R. Strenger, Psy.D. for his essay Improvisation in Jazz, Prayer Meetings, and Psychoanalysis:  The Openings and Closings of Clinical Work.  (read it here)

Henry Markman, MD for his essay The Unconscious and All That Jazz:  Improvisation as the Essence of Psychoanalysis.

Many thanks to our Schillinger Award Essay Team:

James Wilk, Chair, Joshua Essery, Michael Jones,  David Lichtenstein, Michelle Stone.

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