The IJP Centenary Conference New York: 100 years

The IJP Centenary Conference New York: 100 years
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Celebration Centenary Conference 1920-2019: ‘The Psychoanalytic Core: Encountering & Speaking to the Unconscious’

You are cordially invited to join us for this significant moment in the history of The International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

The sessions will focus on the foundational features which make up the essence of psychoanalysis and look at our take on them in the early part of the 21st century, they will explore what it means to encounter the unconscious.

Some of the most renowned contemporary analysts will join us in celebrating The International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the unique history that it holds in New York (19-20 October 2018), Buenos Aires (en español, 13-14 April 2019) and London (20-21 July 2019).

Our first Centenary Conference will take place as a retreat at the Doral Arrowwood Resort, a large estate in Rye Brook in New York. Papers will be pre-circulated for discussion. The official conference programme will run from 12pm on Friday 19th to 6pm on Saturday 20th with a gala dinner on Friday evening and optional off site dinner for those staying Saturday 20th.

Confirmed New York Participants include:


Mitchell Wilson, Lucy LaFarge, David Tuckett, Richard Simpson, Nancy Kulish, Judy Yanof, Margot Waddell, Rachel Blass, Jay Greenberg, Lawrence J. Brown, Jonathan Lear, Rachel Blass, Bruce Reis, Richard Zimmer, Wendy Katz,  Donald Moss, Alfred Margulies, Robert Paul, Steven Cooper (Plenary).


New York Session Titles


Session I: The unconsciousness of mental life: Where do we locate the unconscious, where and how do we find it in the session, how do we speak to it, what are the necessary conditions of the setting.


Session II: Psychical reality and trauma: What do we mean by trauma, how do we understand it, how do we understand the connection between psychical reality and trauma? Does the notion of trauma change technique?


Session III: The psychical significance of sexuality: What place do we give to ‘the drives’ and in particular the sexual drive. Where is it in the session, what role has it.


Session IV: Repetition and the death drive: Repetition and the possibility of change.


Session: V: The unconscious of the child: The development and communication of meaning in child analysis.


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19/10/2018 - 20/10/2018
Doral Arrowwood Conference Centre
NY United States