UC NCP IPC 2017 – Early Registration Request!

Dear Members and Prospective Attendees of UC-NCP IPC meeting:

As you know, our annual meeting of the University of California/New Center for Psychoanalysis Meeting will be held at the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead.  The meetings are going to be a bit earlier this year than in the past:  March 31-April 2, 2017.

The theme of the Conference this year is “Boundaries, Borders and Crossings.”  A Call for Papers has already gone out, and I hope many of you will consider submitting a proposal.

Over the years we have relied on many of you, planning on attending, to pre-register and to pay the required fees as EARLY as possible.  Many would write checks for next year on the last day of the Conference.  For various reasons, we collected very few checks at that time.  We have relied on those early contributions for our operating expenses during the year: most importantly, the deposit to the Conference Center to hold the week-end for us.  I’m writing you all now, hoping you might be willing to pre-register now, so we have some money to cover our pre-conference expenses.

The rate for a Double Room (upstairs or downstairs in a lovely alpine-style condolet) is $460, the rate for a Single room is $520.  I hope many of you are civic-minded enough to help UC-NCP IPC now by sending in your pre-registration check so we can secure the rooms and begin planning.  I might add that last year we were able to return the registration back to those who had pre-registered and, for one reason or another, were unable to attend.  We anticipate being able to do the same thing this year.

Pat Wright at NCP had administered all of the Arrowhead details.  Unfortunately, she has retired, and her position is yet to be filled.  Please send your checks, made out to UC Regents, to Lisa Rosenberg, NCP, 2014 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025.  I believe, if necessary, NCP will also accept credit card payments (see Registration Form for more details).

I look forward to seeing all of you at our March meeting!  Thanks for your cooperation.

With best wishes,

Jeff Prager
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2017 UC-NCP IPC Meeting – Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Submissions for the 25th Annual UC/NCP Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium Meetings, held at beautiful Lake Arrowhead, CA. (March 31-April 2, 2017).

BOUNDARIES, BORDERS, AND CROSSINGS

This year’s UC/NCP IPC meetings will explore the concept of the boundary—interpersonal, intrapsychic, institutional, and cultural. What is the process by which a boundary is created and maintained? How do boundaries function to include and exclude? Under what conditions, and to what ends, are they sites of migration,transformation, and permeation? Boundaries are places of opposition and contestation (Bion’s institution/misfit); breaching (trauma); pathology (BPD), and containment (Anzieu’s skin ego). Work happens within them — the consultation room — and at their interface – the psychoanalytic frame, psychoanalysis and social movements; interdisciplinary studies.

We invite 250-500 word proposals for plenary and breakout sessions that explore issues related to boundaries, borders, and crossings, from any perspective anchored in psychoanalysis. Presenters will make their introductory remarks for the first fifteen minutes of each session and will then be expected to facilitate inclusive group discussion. The three plenaries and the workshops will be built around a short text or excerpt(no longer than ten pages), so please indicate your reading selection and,if possible, send a copy with your proposal.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:

• Boundaries of the body
• The psychoanalytic frame
• Anzieu’s concept of the skin-ego and psychical wrapping
• Touch
• Taboo
• Tattoos and markings
• Institutional demarcations (psychoanalysis and beyond)
• Representations of the body and space
• Time (limits)
• Individuals and groups
• Public and private
• Surveillance

Send proposals to: derwin@ihc.ucsb.edu by December 1, 2016.

You can also direct questions to Susan Derwin (Program Co-chair) at this address.

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.

Registration details coming soon!

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