UC/NCP IPC 2016 Annual Meeting!

Our annual conference at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center will be held on June 3-5, 2016. As always, we’ll be convening at the lovely UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center and Resort in the mountains of southern California. The retreat atmosphere, the beautiful surroundings, the comfortable cabins, and the delicious meals always make for a wonderful conference.

Note that we’ve had a name change!  Formerly known as UCIPC (University of California Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium), we are now officially UC/NCP IPC (University of California / New Center for Psychoanalysis Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium).

Time is drawing near, register soon and start thinking about possible presentations. It is the custom of UCIPC to organize our program around group discussions. Panel leaders are expected to make opening remarks and to propose (brief) readings to help organize the discussion. Panel leaders are not to make long formal presentations of their work, or of others.

This Year’s Theme: PSYCHOANALYSIS, ECONOMY, AND DESIRE—Our meeting this year is organized around the theme “Psychoanalysis, Economy, and Desire.” (Preliminary Program available here).  Conference sessions will focus on an exploration of the psychic, social, and interpersonal dynamics of economics and desire, broadly construed, in clinical, social, and ideological contexts. We invite presentations and workshops for thematically based discussions and clinical presentations.

A central concern of the meeting will be the complex relationship between analytic and non-analytic conceptions of economics, money, and desire. How does psychoanalytic theory complicate popular conceptions of money, exchange, and value? Can psychoanalytic methods serve as a critique of economic discourse? What more can we say about the exchange relation between analyst and analysand (both ethically and psychoanalytically)? Conversely, how have broader cultural understandings of economics shaped psychoanalytic theory and practice, and how do these processes play out in the clinical encounter? In what ways do poverty and politics enter in concrete form in the psychoanalytic practice of the contemporary? Is there such a thing as an “economic unconscious,” and if so, what is it, and how might it function? Furthermore, in what ways might alternate conceptions of economy and desire emerge from the interface of psychoanalysis, economics, philosophy and religious worldviews?

For more information on registration, panels, etc, click here.

For Preliminary Program and Readings, click here.

Some helpful links: Conference AnnouncementCall for Proposals | Registration Form | Hayman Fellowship Application | Graduate Conference Stipend Form | NCP Paper Prize


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