Our annual conference at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center will be held on March 31-April 2, 2017. 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.
This year’s theme is: BOUNDARIES, BORDERS, AND CROSSINGS. We 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.
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.
The Final Program for the weekend is available here. Please consider registering early so we have a better idea of attendance, how many rooms to hold, and how many graduate students we will be able to accommodate.
GRADUATE RESEARCH & CONFERENCE FELLOWSHIPS
UCIPC is also pleased to announce the availability of generous graduate research and conference fellowships (which include student stipends). If you’re a graduate student who would like to attend, please apply—the fellowship and stipend will cover most, if not all, of your costs. If you’re a faculty member, you should think of interested students who might be eligible. Faculty and analysts with financial hardship should contact us about partial or full fellowships for the conference. Click on the name for application details:
Registration Fees: TBA
Accommodations & Meals: Single rooms ($500); Double rooms ($450) for the weekend, all meals included. Most accommodations are in split-level cabins with two private rooms, each with its own bath.
When registering, please fill out and submit the Registration Form (Word Doc). Please be sure to send it to us as a Word doc (not a pdf).
Please send your check (made payable to UC Regents) to:
New Center for Psychoanalysis
Attn: Jeff Prager – UCIPC
2014 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
NOTE: Please consider registering early so we have a better idea of attendance, how many rooms to hold, and how many graduate students we will be able to accommodate. I also want to encourage you to spread the word about UCIPC, and encourage others who have not attended in the past to consider doing so.