The 2019 UC NCP IPC Lake Arrowhead is fast approaching (Conference Description available here). We will be meeting on May 3-5, 2019, at the UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead, CA.
We are expecting a very nice attendance, with both clinicians and scholars eager to discuss important psychoanalytic or psychoanalytically germane texts with one another. It promises to be an exceptionally stimulating weekend. Facilitators from many different fields will be leading discussions that everyone will be encouraged to participate in.
Since the date is drawing near, for logistical and financial purposes we need all attendees to fill out the Registration Forms NOW. We need to have an accurate account of those registered in order to finalize plans with the Conference Center. We also need an accurate tally of attendees before we can determine the number of students and Clinical Associates we will be able to invite as well.
Registration takes only a brief time, to be accompanied by a check or Credit Card#, and a brief biographical statement. PLEASE complete this now. The registration form is available here.
For those from Northern California, we are able to offer a $250 travel stipend because of the added cost to attend the meetings.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kevin Groark or Jeff Prager. We look forward to seeing you “on the mountain”!
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: 2019 UC NCP IPC Annual Meeting (May 3-5, 2019)
UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead