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Annual Conference 2014

37th IAPSP Annual International Conference

Where Do We Feel At Home?: Self Psychological Perspectives of Belonging and Not Belonging

Tuesday, October 21 - Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jerusalem, ISRAEL

The Jerusalem International YMCA - Three Arches Hotel
26 King David Street
Jerusalem 91002

2014 Conference Information Documents:
· General Information (PDF)
· Travel and Transportation (PDF)
· Accommodation and Tours (PDF)

CALL FOR PAPERS & PRE-CONFERENCE
WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

The Call for Papers for the 37th Annual International Conference on The Psychology of the Self Conference is NOW OPEN!

Download Call for Papers Coversheet: Call for Papers 2014 Cover sheet (PDF)

Download Pre-Conference Workshop Proposal Coversheet: Call for Proposals 2014 Cover sheet (PDF)

The 37th Annual IAPSP International Conference: "Where Do We Feel At Home?: Self Psychological Perspectives on Belonging and Not Belonging" will be held in Jerusalem, Israel, Tuesday through Saturday, October 21-25, 2014. We cordially invite you to join us for a conference that will consider the multiple and, at times, contradictory aspects of belonging and not belonging in an attempt to address the challenging question: " Where do we feel at home?"

The conference will examine sociopolitical, psychosocial, interpersonal and intra-psychic aspects of ethnicity, community, religion, gender, and sexual orientation - amongst a range of possible dimensions affecting subjective experiences of belonging and not belonging. In this sense then, the conference will be looking at individual and group experiences of acceptance and feeling welcome, and/or experiences of rejection and exclusion. The conference will consist of Panel Presentations, with Faculty, Audience, and Post Panel Group Discussions. There will also be Workshops, Master Classes, and parallel Original Paper Presentations. With an additional program the conference will acknowledge and attempt to address the complex and painful religious and cultural struggles in the region.

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 10, 2014. 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 2013. 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. You must be a member of IAPSP to present at the conference. Pre Conference Workshops must be relevant to Self Psychology and Psychoanalysis. These workshops are scheduled for 3 hours on Wednesday, October 22nd.

*** Proposal Submission Process ***

The deadline for submitting your proposal is Monday, March 10, 2014. 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 10, 2014 to:
Nilou Mostofi, Conference Manager
Email:
Phone: +1.619.295.1054

ABOUT JERUSALEM

The YMCA- Three Arches Hotel is the Conference venue. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the Old City, the Center of Town, Mamilla Mall and the German Colony neighborhood.

Jerusalem, Israel's capital, and largest city both in population and size, is one of the oldest cities in the world, with a history going back 5000 years.

Holy to all three Monotheistic faiths - Christianity, Judaism and Islam, Jerusalem's beauty lies in it's juxtaposition of old and new. Modern buildings and landmarks in the new city, Jerusalem has something to offer everyone.

The Old City, with its quaint alleys and captivating heritage, is a must for every visitor to Jerusalem. Whether you seek religious sanctity or cultural enrichment, the Old City offers it all. The Western Wall, The Via Dolorosa and The Dome of the Rock, are just three of many historical and religious sites which attract visitors.

Once you leave the Old City walls, the new city offers many other sites of cultural, music, art, and gastronomical interest. There are many museums to visit, including the Israel Museum, which is one of the top ranking Museums in the world, parks to picnic in and quaint neighborhoods to stroll through, such as Yemin Moshe, the German Colony and Ein Kerem.

Participants can enjoy a walk through the Ben-Yehudah Pedestrian Mall in the Center of the city, eat falafel and absorb the Jerusalem vibe, and then for a true modern-day Jerusalem experience it is highly recommended to go to the Mahne Yehuda Market, or "the Shuk" as it is known to locals. There you will find everything from fresh produce and spices to house-ware and textiles.

Jerusalem is an exceptional location. The sheer diversity of this beautiful city makes a meeting here a unique experience for all participants.

Find out more about the destination by downloading our PDF guide:

IAPSP CONFERENCE 2014 ACCOMMODATION AND TOURS (PDF)

For more on traveling to and from the conference, see this document:

IAPSP CONFERENCE 2014 TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION (PDF)

VISAS

Participants from most countries do not require a visa to enter Israel, but we suggest you confirm this with your travel agent.

CLIMATE

The weather in Jerusalem in October is pleasant and mild with highs of 25°C during the day and lows of 15°C in the evening. We recommend a sweater and light jacket for the evenings. Since there is a chance of rain at this time of year, we also suggest bringing an umbrella.

TOURS FOR REGISTERED ACCOMPANYING PERSONS

Friday, October 24, 2014
ISRAEL MUSEUM and MACHANE YEHUDA

Visit the recently renovated Israel Museum which houses the Model of the Holyland as it was during the period of the 2nd Temple. Tour includes a visit to the Shrine of the Book which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. On to the famous Machane Yehuda fresh produce market before returning to the YMCA.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
AVSHALOM CAVES and EIN KAREM

The Stalactite Cave, also called the Sorek Cave, has recently reopened to the public after undergoing special renovations in terms of lighting, electricity and infrastructure. The cave, located on the western slopes of the Judean mountains near Beit Shemesh, is 82 meters long and 60 meters wide. Some formations are at least 300,000 years old.

Drive on to Ein Karem, the picturesque village of John the Baptist.

Tour involves stair climbing and walking - and some on wet stone - please bring your comfortable, walking shoes!

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