Peer Reviewed Original Contributions

Ahron Friedberg, “Desire On and Off the Couch,” American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2013, 73, (62–81).

Michael Brus, Vladan Novakovic, Ahron Friedberg, “Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia: A Review of Modalities and Their Evidence Base,” Psychodynamic Psychiatry, Psychodynamic Psychiatry: Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 609-616.

Ahron Friedberg and Louis Linn, “The Couch as Icon,” The Psychoanalytic Review, Volume 99, Issue 1, Page 35-62, February 2012.

J.S. Hammer, J.J. Strain, A.L. Friedberg, “Operationalizing a Bedside Pen Entry Notebook Clinical Database System in C-L Psychiatry,” General Hospital Psychiatry  May 1995.

R.M. Blaese, D. Kohn, K. Culver, A. Friedberg, “Gene Transfer for Therapy of Hematologic Diseases,”  Contemporary Issues in Pediatric Transfer Medicine , 1988.

A. Friedberg, “A Hand and a Name,” British Medical Journal, 22-29, December 1984, 289, 1745-1746.


Flashing Seven: The Seven Essential Skills for Living and Leading

by Ahron Friedberg

Flashing Seven addresses the question of how a person can best live and lead his or her life. Dr. Friedberg takes an approach based in learning and developing seven essential skills to achieve excellence in your chosen path.  Each skill is playfully labeled as a “ball” because a main metaphor of the book is juggling–keeping your balls in the air.

“Flashing Seven is an essential book for all of us who are interested in leading our best life. It teaches the necessary skills to overcome adversity and to fulfill your potential. These practices include keeping perspective and prioritizing, learning continuously, taking care, openness to new ideas, building relationships, and modeling and mentoring. Drs. Hirschowitz and Friedberg are masters at empowering you in leading your life.” – David Dembitzer, Partner, Dembitzer & Dembitzer, LLP

“Flashing Seven is a unique work melding the tradition of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with Scott Peck’s classic The Road Less Traveled. The authors are leading psychiatrists and expert in leadership coaching. They instruct by way of example, professionally and personally. Their life lessons will help you keep all your balls in the air–and even add a few more. In these times, we are in great need of effective leadership. This gem of a book shows us the way.” – James Strain, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Medical Center

Between Us: A Father and Son Speak

by Ahron Friedberg

Between Us is on the shortlist of essentials to take along the trails of life’s journey. It is both an exhilarating and profound work, based on a remarkable series of conversations between a wise and loving father and a witty and inquisitive son. Together they speak to each of us as individuals relating to one another-parent and child, teacher and student, peers learning mutually. Their discussions embody a deep humanity and understanding.

In searching out ways of leading a happier life, Between Us helps each of us to learn and grow. It heartens as it teaches, reaffirming how through a commitment to self-awareness and applying that knowledge, a person can clearly improve his or her life. Its emphasis on the basics-work, love, marriage, family and the like-provides an approach for living richly and fully here and now. This unique dialogue shows and tells how loving relationships sustain us and make for a more meaningful life. Its lessons are invaluable.