Call for Papers for the 40th Annual International Conference on The Psychology of the Self is NOW OPEN!

by IAPSP

Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22, 2016

Palmer House Hotel
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Download Call for Papers Coversheet:
Call for Papers 2017 Cover sheet (WORD)
Call for Papers 2017 Cover sheet (PDF)

Download Pre-Conference Workshop Proposal Coversheet:
Call for Proposals 2017 Cover sheet (WORD)
Call for Proposals 2017 Cover sheet (PDF)

The 40th Annual IAPSP International Conference: "Empathic Depths and Relational Leaps: Creating Therapeutic Possibility" will be held in Chicago, IL, USA from Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22, 2017.

The need to find better ways of understanding, connecting with and responding to patients, especially those for whom traditional approaches were ineffective, drove the beginnings of Self Psychology. The same need drives the evolution and expansion of Self Psychology to this day. Forty years after the publication of Kohut's The Restoration of the Self, our understanding of what patients need and what helps them heal and change continues to deepen and expand. Therapists still search for new ways of understanding, fitting together and responding to patients. At this, the 40th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, we will pose challenging questions about the therapeutic dyad's increased flexibility of expression in both implicit and explicit domains, the therapist's responsibility and freedom in forging connectedness in order to facilitate transformation, and the complexities of affective engagement for both patient and therapist as we explore openings that emerge from the back and forth between deepening empathic immersion and expanding relational possibilities.

PRE-CONFERENCE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCESS

The 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 to 3 hours on Thursday, October 19th. The proposal should be an outline of the workshop.

The deadline for submitting your proposal is Monday, March 6, 2017. 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) or 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.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCESS

The 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 the conference topic 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.

The deadline for submitting your paper is Monday, March 6, 2017. 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) or 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 proposal to be reviewed. We regret that proposals submitted without all of the above items cannot be considered for review. Paper and 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 presenters.

Please submit all materials by MARCH 6, 2017 to:
Nilou Mostofi, Conference Manager
Email:
Phone: +1.858.270-3503

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