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Twelfth International Evolving British Object Relations Conf
Call for Papers
Call for Papers Deadline: 31 January 2018
Twelfth International Evolving British Object Relations Conference
The Body as Psychoanalytic Object: Clinical Applications from Winnicott to Bion and Beyond
The EBOR conference will feature concurrent individual sessions of peer-reviewed full-length papers (5,000 words maximum) reporting on original work related to the conference theme with ample time for discussion.
The Organizing Committee invites paper submissions of original and unpublished material related to the theme of the body as psychoanalytic object. For example, Winnicott's concept of "psyche/soma" and Bion's concept of "proto-mental" states of mind both address the enigmatic relationship between psychological and biological processes. We invite you to write about your understanding of somatic process and its relationship to psychic development as applied to the clinical situation. Somatic reverie (Civitarese), psychosomatic symptoms as a function of interrupted or obstructed dreaming (Ogden), nameless dread (Bion), symmetry/asymmetry (Matte-Blanco), and adhesive identification (Meltzer) are further examples of theories that address the territory of the conference theme.
Submission of proposals and full papers should be emailed to:
Hollee Sweet, NPSI Administrator, at
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12/10/2018 - 14/10/2018
Seattle, WA United States