Programs and videos from previous conferences.

INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOHISTORICAL ASSOCIATION’S
46th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
MAY 18-20, 2023
VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM

WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON?
PSYCHOHISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON A WORLD ON THE EDGE

SUBTHEMES: PSYCHOHISTORICAL INSIGHTS ON

• CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DENIAL
• WARS, GEOPOLITICAL CONFLICT, AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL CRISES
• RESURGENT TRIBALISM: BACKLASH TO NEOLIBERAL GLOBALIZATION
• GENDER, RACE, AND IDEOLOGIES OF DOMINATION
• PSYCHOANALYSIS AND HEALING

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?

44rd ANNUAL IPA CONFERENCE,
MAY 19-21, 2021, GOTOMEETING PLATFORM

CONFERENCE THEMES:
IDENTITY AND CONFLICT IN HISTORY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY

43rd ANNUAL IPA CONFERENCE,

MAY 23-24, JUNE 27-28, AND OCTOBER 10-11, 2020, GOTOMEETING PLATFORM

CONFERENCE THEMES: A PANDEMIC AND A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: PSYCHOANALYTIC AND HISTORICAL  PERSPECTIVES

42nd  ANNUAL IPA CONFERENCE,
5/22 to 5/24/19, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

CONFERENCE THEMES: The Intersection of  Psychology and History

SUB-THEME:  The Contributions of Michael Eigen to Human Understanding

41st ANNUAL IPA CONFERENCE
5/30 to 6/1/18, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

2018 CONFERENCE PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

IPA 2018 Abstracts

IPA 2015 FINAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM 

SELECT CONFERENCE VIDEOS FROM IPA 2015, June 3-5, New York University

Psychohistory at the Crossroads: Learning from the Past and Present. Moderator: Ken Fuchsman, Ph.D. Panel members: David Beisel, Ph.D. (SUNY Rockland); Molly Castelloe, Ph.D. (Metropolitan College of New York); Paul Elovitz, Ph.D. (Ramapo College, NJ), David Lotto, Ph.D., Peter Petschauer, Ph.D., June 3, 2015.

PSYCHOHISTORY AT THE CROSSROADS, PART I

PSYCHOHISTORY AT THE CROSSROADS, PART II

The Nuclear Mystique: Seventy Years after Hiroshima/Nagasaki. Dr. Diane Perlman, Ph.D., clinical and political psychologist, mediator, and visiting scholar at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Dr. Perlman’s work encompasses the psychological dynamics of enmity, nuclearism, and terrorism, as well as conflict transformation and the design of alternative security policies. She participates in United Nations conferences and non-governmental organizations and is co-author with Joanna Santa Barbara and Johan Galtung of Reconciliation: Clearing the Past, Building a Future. Visit her website at www.consciouspolitics.org. June 3, 2015.

NUCLEAR MYSTIQUE, PART I                    NUCLEAR MYSTIQUE, PART II

NUCLEAR MYSTIQUE, PART III

The Little Hans Case and the Questionable Foundations of Freudian Oedipal Theory. Jerome C. Wakefield, DSW, Ph.D. is a Professor of Social Work and Professor of Psychiatry at New York University, and Honorary Faculty in the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education. Dr. Wakefield is the author of “All We Have to Fear: How Psychiatry Transforms Natural Fear into Mental Disorder” and 200 other publications in psychology, philosophy, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and social work, dealing with issues at the intersection of philosophy and the mental health professions, June 3, 2015.

THE LITTLE HANS CASE, PART I           THE LITTLE HANS CASE, PART II

Roots of Terrorism and War: Economic Interests Meet Machismo. Myriam Miedzian, Ph.D. is author of Boys Will Be Boys: Breaking the Link between Masculinity and Violence and He Walked Through Walls: A Twentieth Century Tale of Survival and co-author of Generations: A Century of Women Speak about Their Lives. Dr. Miedzian’s blogs on political, social, and cultural issues appear in several online publications including the Huffington Post. They can also be found on her website: www.myriammiedzian.com. June 3, 2015.

ROOTS OF TERRORISM AND WAR

Keynote address: Racial History in America: Collective Shame and Absent Memory. Sue Grand, PhD, is the instructor and supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis; associate editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society; and a psychoanalyst in private practice. She is the author of The Reproduction of Evil: A Clinical and Cultural Perspective and The Hero in the Mirror: From Fear to Fortitude, June 3, 2015.

RACIAL HISTORY IN AMERICA

A Comparison of Leadership in Early Freudianism and Psychohistory. Paul H. Elovitz, PhD is a Director of the Psychohistory Forum, Historian, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Professor (Ramapo College), and Editor, Clio’s Psyche. For more information about Dr. Elovitz, visit http://www.ramapo.edu/sshgs/faculty/paul-elovitz/ June 4, 2015

LEADERSHIP IN EARLY FREUDIANISM AND PSYCHOHISTORY

Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld Memorial Panel, June 5, 2015 1. Opening remarks – by Jeffrey Lewis, PhD, Moderator 2. Jeff Seinfeld’s Exploration of Bad Objects and Empty Core Experiences and Their Impact in the Psychotherapeutic Process, and Its contribution to the Theory of Object Relations. – by Jack Schwartz, LCSW, PsyD, NCPsyA 3. On Jeffrey Seinfeld’s Legacy of Examining Cultural Artifacts as Tools for Personal and Professional Growth. – by Robinson Lilienthal, PhD. 4. Jeffrey Seinfeld’s Thinking Related to Dialectical Psychological Experience. – by Susan Kavaler-Adler, Ph.D., ABPP, D.Litt. 5. On Jeffrey Seinfeld’s Legacy of Spirituality and Mindfulness in Life and Clinical Practice. – by Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD 6. Q & A

SEINFELD MEMORIAL PANEL, PART I    SEINFELD MEMORIAL PANEL, PART II

Leonardo da Vinci: Portrait of a Genius. Allan Mohl, Ph.D., LCSW, psychoanalyst in private practice; served as a member of the New York City Department of Education’s Special Education Committee, and as a developer of the TIP Neighborhood House Family Unit. He is also a member of The New York Academy of Sciences, the New York Disaster Counseling Coalition, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the American Orthopsychiatric Association, June 5, 2015

LEONARDO DA VINCI: PORTRAIT OF A GENIUS

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