The 38th Annual International Conference on The Psychology of the Self Conference in Los Angeles

by IAPSP

Thursday, October 15 - Sunday, October 18, 2015

Los Angeles, California
Omni Hotel at California Plaza

Self Psychology in a Multidisciplinary World: Expansiveness and Constraints

CALL FOR PAPERS & PRE-CONFERENCE
WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Download Call for Papers Coversheet: Call for Papers 2015 Cover sheet (PDF)

Download Pre-Conference Workshop Proposal Coversheet: Call for Proposals 2015 Cover sheet (PDF)

The 38th Annual IAPSP International Conference: "Self Psychology in a Multidisciplinary World: Expansiveness and Constraints" will be held in Los Angeles, CA, USA from Thursday, October 15 - Sunday, October 18, 2015. We cordially invite you to join us for a conference that will explore Contemporary Self Psychology as an evolving approach to human understanding. While retaining the core of Kohut's contribution, Contemporary Self Psychology is presently a relational and intersubjective model of the mind that has the flexibility to adjust to revisions from within as well as to reach out to current findings from infant studies, brain research, and systems understanding. Most importantly, the conference will emphasize dialogues with and recruitment of ideas, both from other models of psychoanalysis and from the wider multidisciplinary world of philosophy, art, literature, mind/body exploration, and neuroscience.

With Self Psychology's embracing of multiple disciplines as a central organizing theme, the conference will consist of several short, theme-focused Panel Presentations followed by rich Post Panel Group Discussions. There will also be Workshops, Master Classes, and Original Paper Presentations.

2015 Conference Co-Chairs:
Estelle Shane, PhD and Joye Weisel-Barth, PhD, PsyD

2015 Program Committee:
Amy Eldridge, MSW, PhD; Peter Maduro, JD, PsyD; Carol Mayhew, PhD; Judith Pickles, PhD; Ilene Philipson, PhD, PhD; Philip Ringstrom, PhD, PsyD; and Judith Teicholz, EdD

PAPERS

The International Council of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP) invites all interested professionals to submit papers to be considered for inclusion in the Original Paper Sessions at this conference. You must be a member of IAPSP to present at the conference. Papers must be relevant to Self Psychology and Psychoanalysis and submitted in English. These paper sessions are scheduled for 1.5 hours, which will include the actual presentation and a discussion by a faculty member and the audience. Paper submissions may be up to 15 pages, double-spaced, with the font to be no smaller than 12 point, with 1 ¼ inch margins on all four sides, and approximately 3,600 words. If your paper is accepted, we will ask that the final presentation be limited to 25-30 minutes.

*** Paper Submission Process ***

The deadline for submitting your paper is Monday, March 9, 2015. No names are to appear on your paper. Your paper submission should be completely anonymous. You may send your submission as an email attachment ONLY to: .

In addition to your paper, please submit the following materials:

  1. Call for Papers Cover Sheet: Click here to download (PDF)
    Please complete a coversheet per presenter/author.
  2. One Paragraph Abstract AND Two-Three Learning Objectives for your presentation ("At the conclusion of my presentation, the participant will be able to: (verbs to use: list, describe, recite, write, compute, discuss, explain, predict, apply, demonstrate, prepare, use, analyze, design, select, utilize, compile, create, plan, revise, assess, compare, rate, critique). Items should be on the same page and must be typed.
  3. Curriculum Vitae AND a one-paragraph Biography of your current professional work.

Due to continuing education application requirements, all of these materials must be submitted in order for your paper to be reviewed. We regret that papers submitted without all of the above items cannot be considered for review. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Paper Committee. Authors will be notified of the Committee's decision by May 2015. Paper sessions are limited by space availability. Should your paper be accepted, you will need to register for the conference and be a member of IAPSP in order to present your paper. Conference Registration is not complimentary for paper presenters.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

The International Council of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP) invites all interested professionals to submit proposals to be considered for inclusion in the pre- conference workshop sessions at this conference. Only members of IAPSP may present at the conference. Pre Conference Workshops must be relevant to Self Psychology and Psychoanalysis. These workshops are scheduled for 3 hours on Thursday, October 15th.

*** Proposal Submission Process ***

The deadline for submitting your proposal is Monday, March 9, 2015. You may send your submission as an email attachment ONLY to: .

In addition to your proposal, please submit the following materials:

  1. Call for Pre-Conference Proposal Cover Sheet: Click here to download (PDF)
    Please complete a coversheet per presenter/author.
  2. One Paragraph Abstract AND Three Learning Objectives for your presentation ("At the conclusion of my presentation, the participant will be able to: (verbs to use: list, describe, recite, write, compute, discuss, explain, predict, apply, demonstrate, prepare, use, analyze, design, select, utilize, compile, create, plan, revise, assess, compare, rate, critique). Items should be on the same page and must be typed.
  3. Curriculum Vitae AND a one-paragraph Biography of your current professional work.

Due to continuing education application requirements, all of these materials must be submitted in order for your proposal to be reviewed. We regret that proposals submitted without all of the above items cannot be considered for review. Pre Conference Workshop sessions are limited by space availability. Should your proposal be accepted, you will need to register for the conference and be a member of IAPSP in order to present. Conference Registration is not complimentary for pre-conference presenters.

Please submit all materials by MARCH 9, 2015 to:
Nilou Mostofi, Conference Manager
Email:
Phone: +1.858.270-3503

For more information, visit our conference page.

 

 

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