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Vienna - Kohut - Self Psychology:
Searching for Creativity in Times of Crisis

41st IAPSP Annual International Conference 2018

Wednesday, October 17 - Saturday, October 20, 2018

Hotel Savoyen
Austria, VIENNA

CALL FOR PAPERS & PRE-CONFERENCE
WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

The Call for Papers for the 41st Annual International Conference on The Psychology of the Self is now open.

Download Call for Papers Coversheet:
Call for Papers 2018 Cover sheet (WORD)
Call for Papers 2018 Cover sheet (PDF)

Download Pre-Conference Workshop Proposal Coversheet:
Call for Proposals 2018 Cover sheet (WORD)
Call for Proposals 2018 Cover sheet (PDF)

The 41st Annual IAPSP International Conference: "Vienna-Kohut-Self Psychology: Searching for Creativity in Times of Crises" will be held in Vienna, Austria, Europe from Wednesday, October 17 - Saturday, October 20, 2018.

We invite you to come to Vienna, the city where a little over one hundred years ago psychoanalysis was created along with so many other innovations in art, music, and literature, and in the humanistic, social, and natural sciences, innovations that changed the world. Vienna during that exceptionally creative time was also the birthplace of Heinz Kohut. It was there that he attended the Döblinger Gymnasium, attended countless cultural events, underwent psychoanalysis, and studied medicine and it was there that the groundwork was laid for his subsequent creative revisions of psychoanalysis. But Vienna during the period of Kohut's early years was also a hotbed of social and political tension that culminated in the uprising of 1934 and the emergence of Austro-Fascism and of anti- Semitism that culminated in the incorporation of Austria into the Third Reich in 1938, an event that forced Kohut to flee the city he loved and to which he was so deeply attached. In short, the Vienna of Kohut's early years was place of exceptional creativity and of deep crisis.

As we return to Vienna, we again face a world of creativity and crisis, albeit different from the one that Kohut experienced. As was the case with Vienna of Kohut's early years, where exceptional crisis was accompanied by exceptional creative achievement, this conference will seek to find creative ways to respond to the crises of our contemporary world. In the search for creativity in time of crisis, the conference will be organized around four themes: the History of psychoanalysis and self-psychology, set within its social, political, and cultural context; the Development of Kohut's ideas and their fate over the years, as reflected in contemporary concepts of adolescence; the Crises of our time to which self-psychological developments seek to respond, and the Arts along with other sources of Creativity that can help us respond to the crises of our contemporary world.

Political, economic, social, and cultural uncertainty and upheaval is omnipresent as we plan this meeting. This upheaval does not exist just outside our offices. They are ever present in the background and foreground of our clinical work. Thus, the frame within which this meeting will unfold will recognize these crises as challenges and opportunities for creativity both outside and inside the consulting room, in theoretical advances, in the understanding of the human condition, and in responding effectively and humanistically to the uncertainty and danger of our contemporary world. We invite you to join us in Vienna in 2018 to develop creative responses through psychoanalysis and self psychology to the crises that we face as clinicians and citizens in our contemporary world. The conference will consist of Panel Presentations followed by Post Panel Group Discussions. There will also be Workshops and Original Paper Presentations.


2018 CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE

2018 Conference Co-Chairs:
Andrea Harms, PhD and Martin Gossmann, MD

2018 Pre-Conference Chair:
Jill Gardner, PhD

2018 Paper Co-Chairs:
Frank Lachmann, PhD and Franz Herberth, MD

2018 Program Committee:
Shelley Doctors, PhD; Roger Frie, PhD, PsyD, RPsych; Eldad Iddan, MA; Amanda Kottler, MA Clinc Psych; Joseph Lichtenberg, MD; and Valeria Pulcini, MD

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PRE-CONFERENCE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCESS

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 18th. The proposal should be an outline of the workshop.

*** Proposal Submission Process ***

The deadline for submitting your proposal is Monday, March 5, 2018. No names are to appear on your paper. 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.

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. Authors will be notified of the Paper Committee's decision by May 2018. 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.

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 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 5, 2018. No names are to appear on your paper. 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. Authors will be notified of the Paper Committee's decision by May 2018. 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 5, 2018 to:
Nilou Mostofi, Conference Manager
Email:
Phone: +1.858.270-3503

DESTINATION & ACCOMMODATION

The Hotel Savoyen is located in the heart of the embassy district, close to the Belvedere Palace and Botanical Gardens. Like the Belvedere, the famous 21er Haus planned by the visionary architect Karl Schwanzer is just a stone's throw away from the hotel. Built in 1958 as the Austrian pavilion for Expo 58 in Brussels, it was reconstructed in Vienna in 1962 and has provided a space for contemporary art to thrive ever since. With excellent public transport  and Vienna's new main station, the Hauptbahnhof, a few minutes' walk from the hotel, Vienna's historic city center and two urban hotspots - Karlsplatz and the MuseumsQuartier are right around the corner from the hotel.


Hotel Group Rates and Dates

Group rates are eligible from 16 - 21, 2018
150.-€ for single occupancy of a room
170.-€ for the double occupancy.
Prices include breakfast and taxes


Group Reservations

Please use following link to reserve your hotel rooms to receive the group rate:
https://interconvention.eventsair.com/iapsp2018/hotelbooking

If you are having problems, please contact Sandrina Sinko at: IAPSP2018@austropa.at or Sandrina.Sinko@austropa.at


Booking Contact Information

Hotel Website: https://www.austropa-interconvention.at/hotel/savoyen/?lang=en
Reservation Email: IAPSP2018@austropa.at or Sandrina.Sinko@austropa.at   
Reservation Telephone: +43 1 588 00 517


Hotel Contact Info

Austria Trend Hotel
Savoyen Vienna
Rennweg 16
1030 Wien
+43(1) 206 33-0


Vienna Tours

If you are interested in booking tours during your stay in Vienna, please refer to the Vienna Sightseeing Tours at: https://www.viennasightseeing.at/tours.

Based on attendance, there are also special tours available for IAPSP Conference attendees only. If interested, please contact Sandrina Sinko at sandrina.sinko@austropa.at.

We look forward to seeing you Vienna, Austria in October 2018!

2018 Conference Vienna


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