New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP) has issued a strong statement opposing separation of children from parents at the United States border, authored by James Fisher and Van DeGolia. Please read and distribute:
Just wanted to let you all know that we’ve secured the domain name UCpsychoanalysis.com, which now links directly to this site. The old address (ucpsychoanalysis.wordpress.com) still works, so no need to update anything… Also, in order to deliver a less distracting experience when browsing the site, we’ve gone “ad-free”!
Keep your eyes peeled for other upgrades and developments in the coming months, including:
- Online Registration for the Annual Conference
- Streamlined communications through our new dedicated email listserv (if you’re not signed up, please take a moment to add your email to the list)
- Credit Card payments via PayPal
- Archive of proceedings from past meetings, and other items of interest…
We have confirmed the dates for the 2019 UC-NCP IPC conference, which will be held May 3-5, 2019 at the UCLA Retreat Center at Lake Arrowhead, California.
Program announcement and registration will begin in December, but please add these dates to your calendar if you’re interested in attending.
The University of California – New Center for Psychoanalysis Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium (UC-NCP IPC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Hayman Graduate Fellowship. The Hayman Fellowship aids psychoanalytically informed research on the literary, cultural and humanistic expressions of genocide, racism, ethnocentrism, nationalism, interethnic 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.
Each of the three winners was awarded $5,000 in support of the final stages of dissertation writing:
Farzad Amoozegar-Fassie (Anthropology, UCLA)—“Fleeing an Ongoing Civil War and the Plea for a Safe Haven: Being a Syrian Refugee Child in America”
This dissertation explores the experienes of trauma among Syrian refugee children in New Jersey from an inner and inter-subjective perspective within the present political climate of xenophobia.
Rajbir Judge (History, UC Davis)—“Prophetic Sovereign: A People’s History of Maharaja Duleep Singh”
This project studies the anxieties and uncertainties that governed relationships between secular British strategies of governance and the Sikh tradition by examining the how peoples globally contested the meaning of sovereignty through the deposed Maharaja Duleep Singh of Punjab at the end of the 19th Century” (creative/Post-Colonial studies with Psychoanalytic infusion).
Kirsty Singer (Comparative Literature, UC Irvine)—“Intimate Historiographies: Race, Psychological Crisis, and Poetics in the American Mid-20th Century”
This work proposes to “reckon with America’s historical unconscious and its constitutive role in the formation of the individual psyche. Her dissertation will reframes the mid-century poetics preoccupation with “racialized crisis of being” by investigating the 1950-70 period in which profound anxiety and tensions around whiteness surfaced among canonical avant-garde and activist poets—Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Amiri Baraka, Jack Spicer, John Sinclair and Jane Stembridge—(all engaged in different ways in the antiracist organizing of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements).
Just wanted to let you all know that the final program for the 2018 UC-NCP IPC “Arrowhead” Meeting is now online. You can see the schedule of workshops, and download any associated readings. Please make an effort to download and read the assigned texts prior to the workshop.
In particular, please note that we will be opening the conference on Friday evening with a roundtable discussion (meaning an open discussion with all attendees) on three short “core texts” we feel will open up some of the weekend’s themes in preparation for the workshops. In order to ensure a vibrant opening conversation on Friday night, please make an effort to read these three texts (total of ~24 pp) prior to arrival.
The schedule and readings can be accessed directly here:
Looking forward to seeing you all “on the mountain”!
Jeff Prager, Director UC-NCP IPC
Now is the time to submit your registration for the 2018 UC-NCP IPC Annual “Lake Arrowhead” Meeting!
If you’re planning on attending but haven’t gotten around to submitting the registration forms, please do so ASAP so we can reserve your rooms and finalize arrangements with the UCLA Arrowhead Retreat Center.
Registration forms are available here:
Hope to see you on the mountain!
We’ve extended the submission window for the proposal of sessions, panels, and workshops for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the UC-NCP Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium!
The new deadline is 9 March, 2018.
Complete submission instructions are available via this link:
Also, if you haven’t done so, please be sure to register for the conference so we can get your rooms booked!
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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:
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!