INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOHISTORICAL ASSOCIATION’S 45th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Group Identity and the Sources of Conflict

May 19-21, June 25-26, and October 8-9, 2022 on Zoom

Political, racial, religious, and other large group identities and belief systems are being challenged as never before in our era of globalization.  Conflicts include white supremacism vs. multicultural solidarity; resurgent patriarchy vs. gender diversity and equality; authoritarianism vs. democracy; science denial (on pandemics and climate change) vs. science-informed policy and activism; and more.  Some of the questions we ask are:

  • How should we understand the psychodynamics of conflict in its many forms?
  • What are the sources of group identities in childhood experience and later socialization?
  • How can we handle conflict to facilitate individual and collective healing?

Our featured speakers include:

Bandy Lee, author of Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Causes, Consequences, and Cures, speaking on “Developing a Global Consciousness that Prevents Violence.

Pamela Steiner, cofounder of Harvard’s Program on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution, speaking on “What Will it Take to Process Collective Trauma Collectively? The Example of the Armenians, Turks, and Azerbaijanis

Jerome Blackman, Professor of Psychiatry, Eastern Virginia Medical School, speaking on “Minimization of Hostile-Destructive Aggression at Nodal Points in History.

Michael Britton, Vice President, International Psychohistorical Association, speaking on “Compassion for the Collective Human Journey that is This Century.

Watch the trailer of May 19-21, 2022 IPhA Conference

May 19 (Thursday)

  • Check in and Zoom Practice
    8:25 AM - 8:55 AM
  • President’s Opening Remarks
    8:55 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Compassion for the Collective Human Journey that is This Century - Michael Britton, Ed.D., Vice President, International Psychohistorical Association
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • What Will it Take to Process Collective Trauma Collectively? The Example of the Armenians, Turks, and Azerbaijanis - Pam Steiner, Ph.D., author, Collective Trauma and the Armenian Genocide: Armenian, Turkish, and Azerbaijani Relations since 1839
    10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
  • Developing a Global Consciousness that Prevents Violence - Bandy Lee, M.D., author, Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Causes, Consequences, and Cures
    11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
  • BREAK
    12:10 PM - 12:55 PM
  • General Discussion on Collective Trauma, Violence and Healing - Conference Participants
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Minimization of Hostile-Destructive Aggression at Nodal Points in History - Jerome S. Blackman, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Eastern Virginia Medical School
    2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
  • PANEL: We Were There: After 45 Years, Founders Reflect on the Creation and Early History of the IPA: How Well have we Lived up to our High Hopes - Paul Elovitz, Ph.D., Peter Petschauer, Ph.D., David Beisel, Ph.D., and Howard Stein, Ph.D.
    3:10 PM - 4:25 PM
  • GROUP PROCESS
    4:30 PM - 5:10 PM

May 20 (Friday) ROOM 1

  • check-in and zoom practice
    9:20 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Psychohistorical Perspective on Authoritarianism vs Democracy: Poland After 2015 [Krystyna Sanderson]
    9:50 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Autobiography and Psychobiography as a Way of Focusing on Childhood and the In-Depth Study of Lives [Paul Elovitz]
    10:55 AM - 11:55 AM
  • Making Sense of Group Identity and Conflict Through the Prism of Applied Psychohistorical Poetry [Howard Stein]
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • BREAK
    1:00 PM - 1:35 PM
  • IPA Business Meeting
    1:35 PM - 1:55 PM
  • The Suicidal Embrace Revisited: Lessons for Today [David Beisel]
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Therapist-Patient Erotic and Sexual Activity: A Psychohistorical Exploration of this Forbidden Romance [Jamshid A. Marvasti]
    3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
  • GROUP PROCESS
    4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

May 20 (Friday) ROOM 2

  • check-in and zoom practice
    9:20 AM - 9:45 AM
  • "Graduate Student Panel: Ideology as Hate: Analyzing Texas Governor Abbott’s Anti-Transgender Directive [Kevin McGinnis] / Who Cares? The Policy Implications of American Ambivalence Toward Older People [Marisa Office]"
    9:50 AM - 10:50 AM
  • "Graduate Panel Cont. Anti-Choice Policy and the Culture of Persectution: An Object Relations Approach [Grace Nevins] Doctoral Panel: Civic Engagement and the Housing Insecure Community [Caitlin Krenn]"
    10:55 AM - 11:55 AM
  • "Doctoral Student Panel: Judicial Implicit Bias: Effects and Interventions [Amanda Wexler] A Theoretical Dive into the Role that Race and Gender Play in the Juvenile Justice System [Tara Simpson]"
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • BREAK
    1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
  • "The Impact of Transgenerational Trauma on Black American Decedents of Slavery [Amy C. Wilkerson] Gaslighting: A Psychoanalytic History of the Term with a Contemporary Application to Parent and Child/Adolescent Relationships [Susan Resek]"
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • "From Outcomes to Connection: Cultivating Attuned Parent-Adolescent Relationships Using Integrative Clinical Interventions [Susan Koenig] Dismantling the Current Behaviorism Schemata Utilized in Community-Based Mental Health [Eboni D. Wooley]"
    3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
  • Moving From Exclusion to Inclusion: An Examination of Students with Disabilities [Benjamin Sher]
    4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

May 20 (Friday) ROOM 3

  • check-in and zoom practice
    9:20 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Angela Merkel and Graça Machel: Women leaders’ heroine journeys [Claude-Helene Mayer]
    9:50 AM - 10:50 AM
  • The Colonization of One's Mind: An intrapsychic and interpersonal view of dissociated (un)thought [Rose Gupta and Claire Steinberger]
    10:55 AM - 11:55 AM
  • Holding a Space for All Men in Times of Social Change [Judith Logue and Erica Liebman]
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • BREAK
    1:00 PM - 1:35 PM
  • Implicated Subject and Historical Community Trauma: Towards Acceptance and Transcendence [Ruth Lijtmaer, Jane Hassinger, George Bermudez, Billie Pinick]
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Implicated Subject and Historical Community Trauma: Towards Acceptance and Transcendence [Ruth Lijtmaer, Jane Hassinger, George Bermudez, Billie Pinick]
    3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
  • GROUP PROCESS
    4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

May 21 (Saturday) ROOM 1

  • check-in and zoom practice
    9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
  • Eric Zemmour, Trump's French twin? [Brigitte Demeure]
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Climate Crisis in the Labyrinth of our "Perverse Culture" (Joe Berghold PhD)
    11:05 AM - 12:05 PM
  • BREAK
    12:05 PM - 12:50 PM
  • Splitting in individuals, families and groups as a result of transgenerational legacies of trauma and guilt [Angela More, Ph.D.]
    12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
  • On the Dialectics of Individual & Historical Determinism and the Production of Conspiratorial Thinking: A Neuropsychoanalytic Perspective [Richard Lettieri]
    1:55 PM - 2:55 PM
  • CLOSING PLENARY: Present and Future of the International Psychohistorical Association [Brigitte Demeure, Inna Rozentsvit, and Krystyna Sanderson]
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • GROUP PROCESS
    4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

May 21 (Saturday) ROOM 2

  • check-in and zoom practice
    9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
  • Movies, Rock & Roll, Freud, Part 2 [Ken Fuchsman, Eva D. Papiasvili, Stefanie Teitelbaum]
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Movies, Rock & Roll, Freud, Part 2 [Ken Fuchsman, Eva D. Papiasvili, Stefanie Teitelbaum]
    11:05 AM - 12:05 PM
  • BREAK
    12:05 PM - 12:50 PM
  • Movies, Rock & Roll, Freud, Part 3 [Jack Schwartz, Susan Kavaler-Adler, Jeffrey Rubin]
    12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
  • Movies, Rock & Roll, Freud, Part 3 [Jack Schwartz, Susan Kavaler-Adler, Jeffrey Rubin]
    1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

May 21 (Saturday) ROOM 3

  • check-in and zoom practice
    9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
  • Probing the Cartoons of Trump and Others from a Psychoanalytic Perspective [Burt Seitler] (Rescheduled to June 25)
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Nightmare Alley: America’s Carny Show [Irene Javors]
    11:05 AM - 12:05 PM
  • BREAK
    12:05 PM - 12:50 PM
  • “So much violence what do I do with it?” Healing by killing or being killed by loneliness during COVID [Gabriela Gusita]
    12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
  • The Process of an Intrapersonal Reflection on Conflicted Genealogies [Gerardo Canul]
    1:55 PM - 2:55 PM
No events available!

October 8 (Saturday)

October 9 (Sunday)

No events available!

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES AND CE OPTIONS:

If you are registering for this year’s Annual Conference, your Membership Dues will be included in your registration.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)
WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THIS CONFERENCE

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