The 39th Annual International Conference on The Psychology of the Self Conference in Boston

by IAPSP

Thursday, October 20 - Sunday, October 23, 2016

Omni Parker House
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Critical Clinical Moments in the Treatment Process

CALL FOR PAPERS & PRE-CONFERENCE
WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Download Call for Papers Coversheet: Call for Papers 2016 Cover sheet (WORD)

Download Pre-Conference Workshop Proposal Coversheet: Call for Proposals 2016 Cover sheet (WORD)

The 39th Annual IAPSP International Conference: "Critical Clinical Moments in the Treatment Process" will be held in Boston, MA, USA from Thursday, October 20 - Sunday, October 23, 2016. Now that affectively-charged dyadic interactions are recognized as carriers of what's curative in treatment, the sharing of clinical process among colleagues -- or between student therapists and their teachers -- soars in importance. Kohut emphasized the essential feedback loop between the clinical and the theoretical but insisted that we start and end with the clinical exchange. In this conference we follow his lead by highlighting presentations that emphasize critical clinical moments and processes representing turning points for better or worse. For it's in the clinical moments that windows of possibility can either open or close - that the direction taken can tend either toward the destructive or become positively transformative.

The conference will consist of several 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:
Richard Geist, EdD and Judith Guss Teicholz, EdD

2016 Program Committee:
Ronald Bodansky, PhD; Elizabeth Corpt, LICSW; Scott Davis, MD; Heather Ferguson, LCSW, MS; Jill Gardner, PhD; Jacqueline Gotthold, PsyD; Bruce Herzog, MD, FRCPC; Jane Jordan, PsyD; Gabriela Mann, PhD; Malcolm Slavin, PhD; Maria Slowiaczek, PhD; and Anna Stothart, PsyD, LMHC

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 1.25 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 7, 2016. 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 (WORD)
    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 2016. 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 2.5-3 hours on Thursday, October 20th. The proposal should be an outline of the workshop.

*** Proposal Submission Process ***

The deadline for submitting your proposal is Monday, March 7, 2016. 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 (WORD)
    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 7, 2016 to:
Nilou Mostofi, Conference Manager
Email:
Phone: +1.858.270-3503

For more information, visit our conference page.

 

 

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