Engaging Difference and Sameness:
Pathways to Empathic Dialogue
42nd IAPSP Annual International Conference 2019
Thursday, October 17 – Sunday, October 20, 2019
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
The Call for Papers for the 42nd Annual International Conference on The Psychology of the Self is now closed.
The 42nd Annual IAPSP International Conference : “Engaging Difference and Sameness: Pathways to Empathic Dialogue” will be held in Vancouver, Canada, from Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 20, 2019.
We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Vancouver for this year’s conference. This city is a dynamic, multi-cultural part of Canada’s Pacific Rim, founded on the unceded, territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations whose peoples have inhabited, honoured, and cared for this land since time immemorial. Within this context we will continue our search for a Psychoanalytic Self Psychology that can provide a meaningful and relevant response to our increasingly troubled, traumatized and traumatizing world.
Our Conference’s contribution to this search entails a rigorous inquiry into our constitutive multi-dimensional contextuality including contexts of politics, culture, history, race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. We therefore hope that the conference will open pathways to empathic dialogue and transformation not only for the therapeutic dyad, but also potentially in the surrounding political/cultural environment. Furthermore, by attending to the multiple dimensions of difference and sameness, as they emerge in the therapeutic process, we hope to put a definitive end to the comforting illusion that our consulting rooms can be kept separate from our troubled world.
The conference will begin with a keynote address by Philip Cushman, noted author of Travels with the Self: Interpreting Psychology as Cultural History, who will provide a challenging hermeneutic perspective whereby even our most treasured psychological theories and practices are disclosed to be historical artefacts reflecting the larger moral understandings and political arrangements of our time, arrangements that could preserve the very inequalities of power and privilege our community purports to deplore. An exciting and diverse array of plenaries will continue the dialogue: A quartet of respondents to Cushman’s Keynote address; Complementing Cushman’s hermeneutic analysis with a compelling dynamic systems understanding of the political; The historical trauma of Indigenous residential schools conveyed through a First Nation son of a survivor and an archivist’s heart-wrenching research; The challenge of working with culturally based assumptions embedded within our theories; A moving clinical case where mutual empathic connection is negotiated amidst a complex background of power, gender, cultural, and political differences.
We invite you to join us for what promises to be a clinically relevant, enriching educational experience and to feel at home in our vibrant, supportive international community. Small discussion groups led by seasoned clinicians follow each plenary, offering the opportunity to discuss thoughts, ideas and questions in an intimate and supportive setting. There will also be Workshops and Original Paper Presentations.
2019 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
2019 Conference Co-Chairs:
Annette Richard, MPs, and Maxwell Sucharov, MD
2019 Pre-Conference Chairs:
Margy Sperry, PsyD and Peter Maduro, JD, PsyD
2019 Paper Co-Chairs:
Elizabeth Carr, MSN, BC, and Joye Weisel-Barth, PhD, PsyD
2019 Program Committee:
Renato Barauna, MD; Doris Brothers, PhD; Elizabeth Corpt, LICSW; Roger Frie, PhD, PsyD, RPsych; Amanda Kottler, MA Clinical Psych; Daniel Perlitz, MD; Tessa Philips, PhD; Koichi Togashi, PhD, LP
DESTINATION & ACCOMMODATION
Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage throughout all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A cosmopolitan city right on the edge of nature, Vancouver makes it easy to combine an urban getaway with outdoor adventure. Create an all-encompassing conference experience by enjoying all that Vancouver has to offer. From family-friendly fun to thrill-seeking exploits; from marine exploring to mountaintop luxury, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Vancouver. For a link to the many activities Vancouver has to offer, please visit: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/activities/.
You can also plan an extended holiday with easy access to Whistler, the Canadian Rockies, and Victoria, Vancouver Island. Vancouver is also the home port for Alaska cruises May through October, and a base for exploring the British Columbia wine country, fall foliage, bird watching, and extensive hiking. All the many activities in and around Vancouver may be accessed online at: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/activities/.
Below you will find a number of hyperlinks that will be helpful if interested in doing any tours in Vancouver during your visit.
Here is the official Vancouver’s tourism site: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/
To find the best sightseeing tours in Vancouver go to: https://vancouvertours.com/tour/vancouver/
Visitor guides and city maps: www.tourismvancouver.com/plan-your-trip/maps/
Show your badge for exclusive discounts! *Please note many offers require you to book in person at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre (located at: 200 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L6) https://www.tourismvancouver.com/meetings/plan/show-your-badge/
Coupons for some attractions: https://www.vancouverattractions.com/coupons
Cost: Adult $150, Child $80 (Canadian Dollars)
Length: Approx, 10.5 Hrs
Info: Enjoy stunning viewpoints inclusing Shannon Falls, endless mountain ranges, an ancient glacial fhord, and the second largerst granite monolith in the world. Experience all of this while travelling along the famous Sea to Sky Highway- this route has been voted one of the best scenic drives in the world.
Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour
Cost: Adult $215, Child $110 (Canadian Dollars)
Length: Approx. 13.5 Hrs
Info: Voted Best Day Trip in the Worlse in 2018 by TripAdvisor Users. Experience the wild beauty of the Pacific Coast with the splendour of British Comlubia’s capital city.
Vancouver Delights Tour
Cost: Adult $135, Child $80 (Canadian Dollars)
Length: Approx, 7 Hrs
Info: The Vancouver Delights is the best way to discover the highlights of downtown Vancouver like Stanley Park and Granville Island Public Market, along with the iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Vancouver City Highlights Tour
Cost: Adult $85, Child $50 (Canadian Dollars)
Length: Approx, 4 Hrs
Info: On the fully narrated, 4-hr Vancouver City Highlights Tour, see the city’s greatest sigts and learn how Vancouver became the city it is today.
Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour
Cost: Adult $66 (USD)
Length: Approx, 4 Hrs
Info: Make the most of your time in beautiful Vancouver with a 4-hour tour of the city’s highlights. Your driver will escort your group to popular attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown. You’ll view totem poles, wander through food stalls and craft galleries, and get great city views from lookouts like Prospect Point. As you ride, listen to fascinating stories about the city, from the First Nation’s People to contemporary culture. Opt to add admission to the renowned Vancouver Art Gallery or a ticket to Flyover Canada, a simulated flight ride that allows you to see all of Canada in less than 10 minutes.
Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge
Cost: Adult $86 (USD)
Length: Approx. 5.5 hrs
Info: Spend half a day touring Vancouver’s natural and urban highlights on this sightseeing bus tour. Your savvy guide will escort you to key attractions such as Canada Place, Robson Street, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown. Listen to interesting commentary as you wind through vibrant neighborhoods and tree-lined paths in Stanley Park. Then head to Capilano Suspension Bridge for an exhilarating walk along the cliff-hanging footpaths.
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
Info: The Bill Reid Gallery is the only public Gallery in Canada dedicated to contemporary Indigenous Northwest Coast Art and was established by the Bill Reid Foundation in 2008, to celebrate the Haida master artist Bill Reid (1920-1998), and the diverse living cultures of the Northwest Coast.
Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery – Gastown
Info: A leading First Nations fine art gallery established in 1996, Coastal Peoples is ideally situated in historic Gastown. Each has an inviting atmosphere within a restored warehouse setting which complements the exquisitely handcrafted artwork by authentic aboriginal artists inhabiting British Columbia’s Northwest Coast and the Inuit communities of Canada’s Arctic regions.
Conference Information (including attendee list)
Conference Information (including brochure, abstracts, program and faculty list)
Order Audio Cds
Kohut Memorial Lecture Video by Joseph Lichtenberg, M.D.
Presidential Keynote Address by James L. Fosshage, Ph.D.
Slideshow (photos from the 28th annual conference in Baltimore)
Slideshow (photos from the 2002 conference)