Call for Papers: ISPS-US Thirteenth Annual Meeting

CALL FOR PAPERS

ISPS-US Thirteenth Annual Meeting
Making Contact with the Depths: Psychosis as it is Lived

October 26-28, 2012
At the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Jointly sponsored by the Lifespan Learning Institute for continuing education credit
Hosted by the ISPS-US Chicago Branch

Keynote Speaker: Danielle Bergeron, MD, FRCPC, FAPA

A founder of GIFRIC Center for Research and Training, and Director of The 388,
The Psychoanalytic Treatment Center for Young Adult Psychotics, Quebec

Honoree: James Gottstein, Esq.
President and CEO of The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights)

********** 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.

Submission Guidelines

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:

  1. Title of presentation (maximum of 15 words)
  2. Type of presentation (individual paper, panel, or alternative) and total length (half hour, 1 hour, 1.5 hours)
  3. Abstract (maximum of 300 words)
  4. The following for each presenter (only those who will actually be present, not absent coauthors):
    a) Name, address, phone, e-mail, institutional affiliation(s)
    b) Brief biographical statement (maximum of 30 words)

    c) CV or resume (maximum of 3 pages)

  5. Designated contact person if more than one presenter
  6. Audio/visual requirements (we do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee all equipment)
  7. Either of the following statements:

    • I DO give permission for my presentation to be videoed and distributed by ISPS-US.
    • I DO NOT give permission for my presentation to be videoed or distributed by ISPS-US.

  8. Expected experience level of target audience:

    • INTRODUCTORY: No prior knowledge of specific content required.
    • INTERMEDIATE: Some prior knowledge, but no in-depth knowledge, required.
    • ADVANCED: Significant knowledge of the specific topic required.

  9. Learning objective(s), including measurable goals, stating what the participant will do to demonstrate learning. One objective per paper (panels should have at least two objectives).
  10. List of 2 or more complete references that support the validity of the presentation content.

DEADLINE: Proposals must be emailed by April 20, 2012 to isps@libraryofsocialscience.com.
Incomplete or late proposals will not be accepted.

  • E-mail proposals to isps@libraryofsocialscience.com in the body of the message or as a Word attachment. No PDFs.
  • Questions regarding content should be sent to Meeting Chair, Nancy Burke, nburke. Do not submit proposals to this address.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. ALL PRESENTERS MUST REGISTER AND PAY TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE. WE CANNOT WAIVE CONFERENCE FEES FOR PRESENTERS.
  2. ACCEPTED PRESENTERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK IN A TIMELY MANNER SO THAT WE MAY OFFER CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS.
  3. THE CONTACT PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING ISPS-US INFORMED OF ANY CHANGES IN CONTACT INFORMATION OR IF ANY PRESENTERS ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND.
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