Upcoming Spring Meeting
Chicago: April 21 - 25, 2010
Wild Analysis: Then (1910) and Now (2010)
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30th Annual Spring Meeting, APA Division of Psychoanalysis (39)
April 21-25, 2010
Renaissance Hotel, Chicago, IL
Keynote Speakers: Muriel Dimen, PhD
Frank Summers, PhD, ABPP
A century ago, Freud warned of the “dangers for patients and the cause of psychoanalysis resulting from the practice of ‘wild psychoanalysis.’” On the hundreth anniversary of Freud’s paper “On ‘Wild’ Analysis,” this conference revisits the borders of our field. As Adam Phillips recently asked, “What is wild psychoanalysis, and what is wild about psychoanalysis?”
The 2010 Chicago conference will explore the idea of wildness in our work both as a source of energy and a demarcation of limits. What is too turbulent, unruly, outrageous, or “edgy?” What dangers lie at this frontier, and what untapped opportunities emerge in pushing the limits of technique and relationship? We invite proposals drawing on theoretical considerations, clinical and empirical knowledge, scientific research and technique, and/or the artistic sensibility.
***GREAT NEWS ABOUT the 2010 Spring Meeting: IT HAS NEVER BEEN MORE AFFORDABLE.
For the first time, Division 39 is offering an early early bird registration fee at a greatly reduced rate in keeping with the economy.
Division members who sign up by Januaary 22, 2010 will pay only $250 for the 2010 conference. Non members will pay only $300. This compares with the fee after early bird of $350 and $375, respectively! Of course, if you join the Division, you will get the benefit of both the lower conference rate and the membership perks.
Finally, the 2010 conference will feature innovative programming:
• Live case presentations with unprepared commentary from tops names in the field representing their particular analytic perspective
• Expanded programming by and for graduate students and early career psychologists
• Opportunity to read papers online in advance of the conference for particular sessions which will be focused on discussion.
For further information regarding proposal submission or anything else, please go to the Division’s website at www.division39.org and click on the “Conferences” link. Alternatively, you may contact the conference co-chairs, Scott D Pytluk, Ph.D. ([email protected]) and/or Dr. Andrew B. Suth, Ph.D. ([email protected]).