The International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies Announces the XIX International Forum of Psychoanalysis 

Co-Hosted by the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society and the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society


May 12-15, 2016 

Roosevelt New York City

To REGISTER log onto the Forum website: ifps-forum2016.com

Keynote Speaker: Salman Akhtar



I. The Psychology of Terrorism – Malcolm Slavin: “Some Thoughts on the Larger Struggle Within Islam”, Zuhdi Jasser, Discussion of Malcolm Slavin’s paper, Michael Ermann: “From Aggression to Destruction, From Violence to Terror: Reflections on the ‘Evil Complex’ and Its Manifestations”, Juan Flores: “Terrorism, State and Power”, Ruth Shapiro, Moderator.


II. Collective Fear, Violence and Terrorism in the Information Age – James Gilligan “Toward a Psychoanalytic Theory of Violence, Fundamentalism, and Terrorism” Frank Summers  “Fear and Its Vicissitudes in the Contemporary Age” Emily Kuriloff, Discussion of Frank Summer’s paper,  Sandra Buechler: “Erich Fromm’s Concept of ‘Reactive Violence”, Neil Altman, Moderator.


III. The Psychology of the Terrorized: Victims of Terror – Susan Coates: “The Role of Maternal State in Mediating Trauma and Resilience” Darlene Ehrenberg: “The Impact of the Pogroms and the Holocaust on the Next generation”, Miguel Angel Torres: “Women’s Sexuality and Group Identity in Extreme Nationalism and Terrorist Organizations”; Darius Leskauskas, Moderator.


IV. The Lone Terrorist – Klaus Hoffman: “The Psychology of the Lone Terrorist: Identification with the Aggressor in Individuals and Societies”, Siri Gullestad: “Ideological Destructiveness: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on the Massacre of July 22, 2011 in Norway”, Manya Steinkoler: “School Shootings: The Case of Adam Lanza”; Marco Conci, Moderator; Frank Lachmann, Discussant.


V. Art and Terrorism: Transformations of Trauma – Billie Pivnick: “Transforming Collapse: Applying Clinical Psychoanalysis to the Relational Design of the National September 11th Memorial Museum”,

Ian Miller -“On Tragedy and Trauma: Literary Depiction and Psychoanalytic Process”, Donna Bassin- “The Mourning After” Video Interviews with Veterans”; Margaret Black Mitchell, Moderator.


VI. Violence, Terror, and TerrorismAn International Roundtable Grigoris Maniadakis, Anna Maria Loiacano, Eliana Mendes, Rebeca Aramoni, Christer Sjodin, Elaine Gould, Moderator.


Parallel panels will be presented during the course of the conference.


19 Continuing Education credits will be available for social workers and psychologists through the William Alanson White Institute. Re. CME Credits:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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