The 41st Annual IAPSP International Conference:
“Vienna – Kohut – Self Psychology: Searching for Creativity in Times of Crisis”
will be held in Vienna, AUSTRIA from Wednesday, October 17 – Saturday, October 20, 2018.
The Call for Papers for the 41st Annual International Conference on The Psychology of the Self is now open.
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.
Hope and Dread: Therapists and Patients in an Uncertain World
In the spirit of the title of this conference, derived from Stephen Mitchell’s book “Hope and Dread”, Relational Psychoanalysis continues to reinvent itself and acquire new meanings as it contends with the ongoing social and political upheaval around the world. How do our theories and our various clinical styles make room for national and international crises that profoundly alter our surroundings and fellow humans? What is the relationship between the political consequences of a national maelstrom and the analytic dyad that attempts to make sense of and process what is going on around them? How do our respective individual histories interact with large-scale historical events that are unfolding in real time as we traverse the mental landscape in the consulting room?