A Professor Emeritus in psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a practicing psychoanalyst for many years, Burstein also served as head of the Psychology Department at Southeastern Louisiana University from 2000-2006.

He was president of the Louisiana Conference of the American Association of University Professors from 2006-2010. He is a member of the editorial board of the interdisciplinary journal Soundings, and volunteers at the New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center where he teaches and serves as librarian. 


Here are some quotations, not exactly advice, but worth reflecting on:
…the past influences everything and dictates nothing.

- Adam Phillips, Darwin’s Worms

Too few have the courage of my convictions.

- Robert M. Hutchins, explaining the Trustees' decision to dismiss him as Chancellor

It is not necessary to hope in order to undertake, nor to succeed in order to persevere.

- Attributed by Robert M. Hutchins to William the Silent
( or was it Charles the Bold?)

Heaven for climate; hell for society.

- Mark Twain