DR. Karyne Messina

Psychologist, Psychoanalyst and Author.

Bachelor’s degree:
Florida Atlantic University

Master’s and doctoral degrees:
George Washington University

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Author and Psychologist Dr. Karyne Messina to be Featured on CUTV News

Posted: April 29, 2019

CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, May 2, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Misogyny effects women in both blatant and subtle ways. Shifting roles and changes in the status quo can raise the anxiety of and threaten people in positions of power. Misogyny is inherent in our society today because of the male dominated structure that continues to persist in our culture.

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Dr, Karyne Messina: Featured on EP Magazine Vol.19
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Karyne Messina: Misogyny, Projective Identification, and Mentalization.

IThe author's new book tells the story of women who've been erased, dismissed, and devalued, while ...

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Karyne E. Messina

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Women are still living in a man's world

The fight for equality must continue

What do you, Hillary Clinton and Clara Thompson have in common? Misogyny, Projective Identification and Mentalization. The same concepts that help therapists and lawyers work with their clients to understand how misogynistic patterns operate at all social and political levels across America and the World.

These same concepts are important in corporate America as well. Shifting roles and changes in the status quo can raise anxiety, decrease engagement and threaten people in positions of power.

Review by:

Alexandrah Lane - Reviewer
Last updated on 06 Jun 2019
I Recommend This Book - Strongly

Misogyny, Projective Identification, and Mentalization is a very interesting psychological perspective on how the culture constantly favors men over women. Even going so far as to shun women who contributed greatly in favor of protecting the reputation of others . The author goes into several historical examples as to how the phenomenon has been going on for decades and how it's relevant today.


Review by:

Don Ross, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Baltimore, MD. He was the former Director of the Retreat at Sheppard Pratt.

I finished Dr. Messina’s book yesterday and was impressed with her clinical acumen and writing skill. While I have a somewhat different notion of what "projective identification" is (I believe she is describing the malignant version of it), the way in which she describes the pathological process AND the pathway to healing is extremely well done. I don't think I ever have seen a better description of mentalization or how it can be used skillfully in psychoanalytic therapy. The cases she details show how Dr. Messina works with victims of everyday trauma, modeling a truly masterful psychoanalytic sensitivity and process. After reading this book, I have a deeper appreciation for the way unconscious misogyny infiltrates our society and contributes to the suffering of our patients. I also feel better equipped to help my patients heal. This is an important book for our field and our world

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Author and Psychologist Dr. Karyne Messina: CUTVNews Radio

“I've devoted my life to fighting for women's rights,” says Dr. Messina. “On one hand, things seemed to have been going along pretty well—we were making a lot of strides and I had been very optimistic—but then there was the 2016 Presidential election. Since that fateful day, it appears as though we have been forced to take several steps backwards in terms of equality.”

Corning, NY - Book Talk April 27th, 2019

Austin, TX - Book Talk May 31, 2019