Alice L Maher

Alice Lombardo Maher, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Psychoanalytic Association of New York affiliated with NYU Langone Health. She is the founder and president of Changing our Consciousness (COC), a non-profit organization dedicated to the emergence of a new language for communication across psychological divides. Alice founded COC and its educational arm, Emotional Imprint, to develop tools that can be shared with young people. She co-created two documentaries on mental health stigma, “How to Touch a Hot Stove,” and “Daniel, Debra, Leslie (and You?).” Her most recent project is Waging Dialogue, dedicated to the emergence of effective communication across interpersonal and intergroup divides. Her book, Catalysis: A Recipe to Slow Down or Abort Humankind’s Leap to War, was published in 2018.

Can We Change the Emotional Climate? It’s Just as hard, and Just as Possible

Abstract  We can’t teach our children about the brutality that our species inflicts on one another without offering them a pathway to change it. The idea of God has typically served as our moral compass and mechanism for transcending our animal instincts, but as our world becomes smaller and polarizations envelop us, religion has become …

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