Call for Papers

42nd Annual Conference of the International Psychohistorical Association

Co-sponsored by the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and the New York University Silver School of Social Work

Theme: The Intersection of Psychology and History
Sub-Theme: The Contributions of Michael Eigen to Human Understanding 

When: May 22-24, 2019 (Wednesday-Friday)

Where: New York University (Exact location TBA) or VIRTUAL participation (with minimal tech requirements)

The International Psychohistorical Association is currently
accepting papers (for individual presentations and panels) for its 42nd Annual Conference to be held May 22-24, 2019 at New York University.    
Interested scholars and clinicians are invited to submit your proposed presentation title and brief abstract for possible inclusion in the IPA 2019 program. Papers should focus on the conference themes or other pertinent topics related to psychohistory, psychology, and history.  Typical individual presentations are 60 minutes in length which includes 15 minutes for discussion.  Students are encouraged to submit proposals for student panels.

Continuing Education Units will be offered for NYS Licensed Social Workers, Psychoanalysts, Mental Health Counselors, and Marriage And Family Therapists.    

Due date for proposals: October 31, 2018

Please submit the working title, 50-word abstract, and a short bio to IPA President and Conference Chair Ken Fuchsman at kfuchsman@gmail.com

Featured Plenary Speakers:  *Michael Eigen   *Susan Kavaler-Adler   *Nancy Chodorow   *Kirk Anthony James   *Michael A. Diamond   *David Greenberg

For more information, please contact Ken Fuchsman at kfuchsman@gmail.com (please use the subject line "IPA 2019 proposal").

To view the presentations of

2018 IPA's Annual Conference, visit http://www.orinyc.org/IPA2018-Schedule.html;

2017 IPA's Annual Conference, visit http://orinyc.org/IPA-2017-conference.html;

2016 IPA's Annual Conference, visit http://orinyc.org/Psychohistory-conf-2016.html.  

More information about the featured speakers of IPA 2019:

Michael Eigen, is a psychoanalyst and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology (Adjunct) in the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at New York University. His first book was published when he was 50 years old in 1986.  Since then he has authored over 25 books including Toxic Nourishment, The Psychotic Core, The Psychoanalytic Mystic, The Sensitive Self, Feeling Matters, Faith, and Flames from the Unconscious. He directed an institute program for working with creative individuals at the Center for Psychoanalytic Training and was the first Director of Educational Training at the Institute for Expressive Analysis. He was on the Board of Directors at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis for eight years, first as Program Chair, then editor of The Psychoanalytic Review.

Nancy Chodorow is a sociologist and psychoanalyst who taught for years at the University of California and is now at Harvard.  Her 1978 landmark book, The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender was chosen by Contemporary Sociology as one of the ten most influential books of the last quarter century.  Some of her other books also address psychoanalysis and feminism, including Individualizing Gender and Sexuality: Theory and Practice, Feminism and Psychoanalytic Theory, The Power f Feelings: Personal Meaning in Psychoanalysis, Gender and Culture, and Femininities, Masculinities, Sexualities: Freud and Beyond. 

Susan Kavaler Adler is founder and Director of the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.   She is in private practice as a psychologist and psychoanalysts in New York City. She has published more than 60 peer reviewed articles and five psychoanalytic books, including The Klein-Winnicott Dialectic: Transformative New Metapsychology and Interactive Clinical Theory, Compulsion to Create: Women Writers and Their Demon Lovers, The Creative Mystiques: From  Red Shoes Frenzy to Love and Creativity, Mourning Spirituality and Psychic Change, and The Anatomy of Regret.

Michael A. Diamond is Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Organizational Studies at the University of Missouri.  His 1993 volume The Unconscious Life of Organizations was awarded a special prize by the American Psychological Association. He has also written Private Selves in Public Organizations and most recently Discovering Organizational Identity. He is past President, International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations. 

Kirk Anthony James is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. He earned his doctorate from the School of Social Policy and Practice at The University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation, “The Invisible Epidemic in Social Work Academia,” examined the complex phenomena of mass incarceration through a historical and contemporary lens. He focuses on deconstructing issues of mass incarceration –– specifically as it pertains to trauma, cognitive development, culpability, and the examination of systems that foster and perpetuate racial injustice.  He works collaboratively with the Center For Justice at Columbia University on its annual “Beyond The Bars” conference –– which seeks to create a more informed understanding, and subsequent response to mass incarceration.

David Greenberg is Professor of History and Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University.  His 2016 Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency examines the rise of the White House spin machine, from the Progressive Era to the present day, and the debates that Americans have waged over its implications for democracy. His first book, Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image won the Washington Monthly Annual Political Book Award, the American Journalism History Award, and Columbia University’s Bancroft Dissertation Award. Calvin Coolidge was published in December 2006 and appeared on the Washington Post’s list of best books of 2007. Presidential Doodles (Basic Books, 2006) was widely reviewed and featured on CNN, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and CBS’s “Sunday Morning.”

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