Announcement: 2019 UC NCP IPC “Lake Arrowhead” Conference

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Dear UC/NCP IPC Members,

We are gearing up for our Annual University of California / New Center for Psychoanalysis Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium meetings. They will be held on May 3-5, 2019 at the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, CA.

This year’s theme is:

Process Notes: Thinking With and Working Through Influential Psychoanalytic Texts

The full conference description is available here, and the call for session proposals will be available in the coming days. Please consider submitting a proposal to the Program Committee to facilitate one of the sessions

Also, circulate this announcement widely, identifying anyone who you think might be interested in attending and participating in the Consortium.  I think the theme will establish a framework for discussion over the week-end that will be refreshing and restorative for everyone!

We will be posting the registration form for the conference this week, along with information on student stipends and paper prizes.  Please be sure to check It is very important for people to register as early as possible for the weekend! We rely on the registration money to help fund the conference, including the many early up-front costs. UC/NCP IPC, alas, has no reserve funds and depends on you.

Sincerely,
Jeff Prager & Kevin Groark
Director/Co-Director, UC/NCP IPC

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UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead

 

Call for Session Proposal – UC NCP IPC 2019 Annual Meeting

If you’re interested in facilitating a session at the 2019 Lake Arrowhead UC NCP IPC Meeting, the Call for Session Proposals is out! Get it here

Also, register before March 1 and take advantage of the Early Bird Registration Discount (savings of $75)!

If you know graduate students or clinical associates who might be interested in attending, please let them know that a number of Student Conference Scholarships are available (which waives all fees for conference attendance, and may include a small travel stipend).

Please help us get the word out.  Feel free to let people know about the conference.  Please direct them to the UCNCPIPC website (www.ucpsychoanalysis.com).

 

Vale, Ursula Mahlendorf (1929-2018)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Emerita Ursula Mahlendorf (Germanic & Slavic Studies, UC Santa Barbara). Ursula was an active member of UCNCPIPC, and participated in many of our annual meetings. She was also an active supporter of New Beginnings Counseling Center in Santa Barbara.

In 2009, Ursula wrote “The Shame of Survival: Working Through a Nazi Childhood,” a powerful and moving memoir of growing up in Germany as the daughter of active Nazis.  In her review of the book, Anna Kuhn writes:

“Rare are the accounts of what growing up in Nazi Germany was like for people who were reared to think of Adolf Hitler as the savior of his country, and rarer still are accounts written from a female perspective… The Shame of Survival is a compelling memoir of a girl’s experiences growing up in Nazi Germany that analyzes the lifelong implications of Nazi indoctrination on a sensitive, thoughtful young woman. It shows how a reluctant, shy, frightened, and naïve BDM member becomes swept up in Nazi ideology and documents the lifelong psychic ramifications of living with that legacy: feelings of guilt and shame, a need to work through these experiences and to take responsibility for and mourn the past. Focusing on both class and gender, Mahlendorf’s memoir offers a unique and valuable perspective on a growing body of emergent belated narratives on Nazi Germany by German émigré academics.”

A memorial service is being held on Friday, November 9th (3pm, 1505 Portesuello Ave, Santa Barbara). For information on flowers or memorial gifts, please contact her niece, Annette Mahlendorf (annette@mahlendorf.de).

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A Few Upgrades…

Hi All,

Just wanted to let you all know that we’ve secured the domain name UCpsychoanalysis.com, which now links directly to this site.  The old address (ucpsychoanalysis.wordpress.com) still works, so no need to update anything… Also, in order to deliver a less distracting experience when browsing the site, we’ve gone “ad-free”!

Keep your eyes peeled for other upgrades and developments in the coming months, including:

  • Online Registration for the Annual Conference
  • Streamlined communications through our new dedicated email listserv (if you’re not signed up, please take a moment to add your email to the list)
  • Credit Card payments via PayPal
  • Archive of proceedings from past meetings, and other items of interest…

Stay tuned!

2018 Hayman Fellowship Winners

The University of California – New Center for Psychoanalysis Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium (UC-NCP IPC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Hayman Graduate Fellowship.  The Hayman Fellowship aids psychoanalytically informed research on the literary, cultural and humanistic expressions of genocide, racism, ethnocentrism, nationalism, interethnic violence, and the Holocaust.  Our Endowment supports studies in the psychodynamics of personal, group, and international crisis management, de-escalation, conflict resolution, and peace processes. The fellowships are intended to provide for dissertation research in scholarly resources, archives, libraries, academic contacts, and to provide support for the final writing for publication of a project whose major research has been completed.

Each of the three winners was awarded $5,000 in support of the final stages of dissertation writing:

Farzad Amoozegar-Fassie (Anthropology, UCLA)—“Fleeing an Ongoing Civil War and the Plea for a Safe Haven: Being a Syrian Refugee Child in America”

This dissertation explores the experienes of trauma among Syrian refugee children in New Jersey from an inner and inter-subjective perspective within the present political climate of xenophobia.

 Rajbir Judge (History, UC Davis)—“Prophetic Sovereign: A People’s History of Maharaja Duleep Singh”

 This project studies the anxieties and uncertainties that governed relationships between secular British strategies of governance and the Sikh tradition by examining the how peoples globally contested the meaning of sovereignty through the deposed Maharaja Duleep Singh of Punjab at the end of the 19th Century” (creative/Post-Colonial studies with Psychoanalytic infusion).

 Kirsty Singer (Comparative Literature, UC Irvine)—“Intimate Historiographies: Race, Psychological Crisis, and Poetics in the American Mid-20th Century”

 This work proposes to “reckon with America’s historical unconscious and its constitutive role in the formation of the individual psyche. Her dissertation will reframes the mid-century poetics preoccupation with “racialized crisis of being” by investigating the 1950-70 period in which profound anxiety and tensions around whiteness surfaced among canonical avant-garde and activist poets—Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Amiri Baraka, Jack Spicer, John Sinclair and Jane Stembridge—(all engaged in different ways in the antiracist organizing of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements).

Final Program for 2018 UC-NCP IPC Meeting now Online!

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you all know that the final program for the 2018 UC-NCP IPC “Arrowhead” Meeting is now online.  You can see the schedule of workshops, and download any associated readings. Please make an effort to download and read the assigned texts prior to the workshop.

In particular, please note that we will be opening the conference on Friday evening with a roundtable discussion (meaning an open discussion with all attendees) on three short “core texts” we feel will open up some of the weekend’s themes in preparation for the workshops.  In order to ensure a vibrant opening conversation on Friday night, please make an effort to read these three texts (total of ~24 pp) prior to arrival.

The schedule and readings can be accessed directly here:

https://ucpsychoanalysis.wordpress.com/final-program-2018-arrowhead-meeting/

Looking forward to seeing you all “on the mountain”!

Jeff Prager, Director UC-NCP IPC

Register Now for the 2018 UC-NCP IPC Annual “Lake Arrowhead” Meeting!

Now is the time to submit your registration for the 2018 UC-NCP IPC Annual “Lake Arrowhead” Meeting!

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If you’re planning on attending but haven’t gotten around to submitting the registration forms, please do so ASAP so we can reserve your rooms and finalize arrangements with the UCLA Arrowhead Retreat Center.

Registration forms are available here:

http://www.dropbox.com/s/60thg5yojhopg78/UCNCPIPC_2018_Reg.doc

Hope to see you on the mountain!

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