Announcing: 2018 Graduate Student Conference Stipend for UC/NCP IPC Meeting

We are pleased to announce that we will once again be offering graduate student conference stipends for the University of California / New Center for Psychoanalysis Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium Conference (April 20 – 22, 2018 at the beautiful UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead, California).

The stipend covers conference registration and lodging fees, as well as up to $250 in travel expenses for students traveling from outside Southern California.

For more information, and for application details, see the conference website:

UC NCP IPC Annual Meeting – 2018

Announcing: UC/NCP IPC Hayman Graduate Fellowships ($10,000)

The University of California / New Center for Psychoanalysis Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium (UC/NCP IPC) announces its annual competition for two $10,000 fellowships to aid psychoanalytically-informed research on the literary, and humanistic expressions of genocide, racism, ethnocentrism, nationalism, inter-ethnic 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.

Applicants should be advanced to Ph.D. candidacy in their graduate studies or be in a psychiatric residency or a fellowship program.

There is no application form. Applicants should email the following materials to
Prof. Gabriela Fried (gfrieda@calstatela.edu) by April 1, 2018.

1) A current Curriculum Vita including publications
2) A proposal describing their project and its aims, when and where it would be undertaken (not to exceed 5 single-spaced pages), with bibliography
3) One letter of reference by a faculty sponsor familiar with their work.

Winners of the fellowship will be announced at the 26th ANNUAL UC/NCP IPC MEETING, UCLA CONFERENCE CENTER, LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA (APRIL 20 – 22, 2018)

NOTE: Applicants for the Dissertation Award prize are encouraged to apply for a Conference Stipend as well, in order to attend the conference at which the fellowships will be awarded.

The application for the fellowship and stipend is available on the UC/NCP IPC Arrowhead Conference website:

https://ucpsychoanalysis.wordpress.com/uc-ncp-ipc-annual-meeting-2018/

 

“Between the coffee-house and the Institute…”

Grotjahn’s 1948 description of the Los Angeles psychoanalytic scene could well describe the atmosphere of our annual University of California / New Center for Psychoanalysis Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium (UC/NCP IPC) Meeting at Lake Arrowhead:

Life goes on in Los Angeles according to the unusual pattern which is usual in this city where Nature is so kind to grapefruit and oranges. One special feature was observed by the psychoanalysts of Los Angeles with delight. Like certain churches that have camp grounds and meeting places all over the country to meet and enjoy nature, so this year Los Angeles developed into an unofficial meeting ground for visiting analysts. [Dr. David Levy spoke on “Phases of the Hostile Act.” Dr. Franz Alexander gave a talk on “The Analysis of Therapeutic Factors” and Dr. Karl A. Menninger discussed the difficulties of being a training analyst today as contrasted to formerly].

Not quite everybody came, but those who did were in a vacation mood, a very rare condition for an analyst to be caught in. Some of the most productive analytic thinking was started in the Viennese coffee-house…

This new kind of vacation meeting seems to us here to be very promising. It is a kind of cross between the coffee-house and ‘The Institute.’ The vacation episode gave us a reassuring feeling, that being west of the West as we are, we were nevertheless able to have contact with the East.

—Dr. Martin Grotjahn, reporting on activities taking place in Los Angeles, 1948 (Bulletin of the American Psychoanalytic Association).

If you want to experience an “analytic vacation” in Los Angeles—truly an experience between coffee-house and psychoanalytic institute—consider attending the UC/NCP IPC meeting this year!

Details here:
https://ucpsychoanalysis.wordpress.com/uc-ncp-ipc-annual-m…/

Announcement: 2018 UC NCP IPC “Lake Arrowhead” Conference

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 April 20 – 22, 2018 at the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, CA.

This year’s theme is:

Lies, Secrets, and Self-Deception: Truth and Psychoanalysis in the Age of Trump

The full conference description and call for papers is available here. 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.

In these dark times, it is especially important to gather among friends and colleagues! 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 in the coming week or so, 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 week-end! 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
Director, UC/NCP IPC

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UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead