CALL FOR PAPERS
ISPS-US Thirteenth Annual Meeting
October 26-28, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Danielle Bergeron, MD, FRCPC, FAPA
A founder of GIFRIC Center for Research and Training, and Director of The 388,
Honoree: James Gottstein, Esq.
********** Submissions due by April 20, 2012 **********
Freud’s seminal works, many of which highlight "the psychopathology of everyday life," draw attention to the ways in which the language of dreams, of the unconscious, of madness itself, undergirds our deepest experience of what it is to be human. Our efforts to understand madness cannot be isolated from our appreciation of the attempts of each of us to construct our own version of a life well lived. Assisting the person whose life has come to be dominated by madness, however, requires special reserves of insight, courage, empathy and stamina on the parts of those who dedicate themselves to this work, be they practitioners of all stripes, peers, family members, or organizations. It requires, in short, in Michael Eigen’s words, “contact with the depths,” as well as the ability to maintain a foothold in the landscape above ground. Against the urge to control psychosis on a societal level, an urge that arises from the fear of madness, the work of listening to psychosis as it is lived offers hope not only to the most afflicted among us, but also to all who are invested in living meaningful and creative lives.
Come join us in Chicago, where the autumn air is crisp and clear, the pizza and the conversation are deep and delicious, and somebody’s always playing the best blues you’ve ever heard! We welcome your proposals for papers and panel discussions on the topics that are of most interest to ISPS members, and seek contributions from psychotherapists, case managers, rehabilitation therapists, nurses, peer counselors, consumers, survivors, family members and researchers. We are interested in integrative approaches that may include traditional psychotherapy and psychosocial treatments, as well as innovative methods being used to help people recover from psychotic conditions. In short, we welcome all contributions to our warm, lively and thoughtful community discussion! Please see Submission Guidelines below.
Individual papers, panels, and alternative-format submissions are encouraged.
PAPERS submitted for hour-long sessions should be 40-45 minutes in length with 15-20 minutes for questions. Shorter papers of up to 20 minutes in length with 10 minutes for questions may also be submitted; they will be paired by conference organizers with papers of similar content and length.
PANELS can include two or three papers, with a chair, and with or without a discussant. Panels will be limited to 1 1/2 hours in length.
ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, such as conversation hours and book talks, will be limited to one hour.
ALL PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
DEADLINE: Proposals must be emailed by April 20, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org.