ORI invites you to a workshop tonight, on Neuropsychiatric conditions – & – NAAP invites you to apply for 2012 Gradiva Award

1. You are invited to a workshop tonight, 3/13/12, at 8-9:30pm – on

Neuropsychiatric Conditions: State of Mind in Chronic Illness (Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and others).

The “other” conditions will include involvement of the mind in porphyria (and King George III as a classic example), temporal lobe epilepsy (as in Van Gogh), ALS/ Lou Gehrig’s disease (and Stephen Hawking’s triumph of the mind over this devastating disorder), autism (and professor Temple Grandin); and finally, tension and migraine headache (with their multiple famous representatives – Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Thomas Jefferson, and G. Bernard Shaw).

Admission is free, but space is limited, and RSVP is required. Please RSVP by emailing (before 5pm) atadmin or calling 646-522-0387.

2. National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

80 Eighth Avenue Suite 1501, New York, N.Y. 10011 (212) 741-0515 Fax (212) 366-4347

Contact: Loren Stell, Mdiv, MFA, Chair: Gradiva Jury Committee

The 18th annual Gradiva ® Awards for the best published, produced or publicly exhibited work that advances psychoanalysis will be presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis at a special awards ceremony during the annual scientific conference held in the fall of 2012 in New York City. The public as well as NAAP members are invited to enter.

The categories are:

* Article

* Book

* Children’s Literature

* Student Paper

* Creative Work (this can include)

* Motion Picture

* Stage Production (including revival)

* Poem

* Art work (any media)

* Television Program

* New Media

It is possible that there will be multiple nominations and awards per category. There is an additional award that includes a $500.00 scholarship for the best student paper that advances psychoanalysis and has not been published.

Rules: Entries must have been published, produced or publicly exhibited between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. Submissions must be postmarked by March 31, 2012. Judges have been selected from the various schools of thought that are represented by NAAP. Decisions of the judges will be final. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony. Entries will not be returned. Send art work by digital Jpeg format or DVD. Send DVD’s, scripts, or performance dates for television, film and stage entries. Include an email address with each submission. Nominees will be announced six weeks prior to the awards luncheon. Mail one copy of each submission (a total of 6 copies) to each of the judges, including the chair, and the NAAP office, to:

Chair, Loren Stell, MDiv, MFA, Existential, 65 Marshall Ave, Guilford, CT 06437, lstell

Janice N. Bronson, MA, Adlerian, 330 West 58 Street, #307, New York, NY 10019, jan.bronson

Art Pomponio, PhD, Object Relations, 290 Riverside Drive, #10D, New York, NY 10025, apomponiophd

Mark Spergel, PhD, Eclectic, 280 Bronxville Road, #9-0, Bronxville, NY 10708, msperg54

Robin Van Loben Sels, PhD, Jungian, 933 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, robin

NAAP, 80 Eighth Ave #1501, New York, NY 10011, naap, www.naap.org

About the awards: The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis is pleased to announce the 18th annual Gradiva ® Awards.

The awards were inspired by Freud’s DELUSIONS AND DREAMS IN JENSENS’S GRADIVA (1907(1905)) in which he stated, “Creative writers are valuable

allies and their evidence is to be prized highly, for they are apt to know a whole host of things between heaven and earth of which our philosophy has not yet let us dream”…“they draw upon sources which we have not yet opened up for science.” Recalling Freud’s words, NAAP established the Gradiva ® Awardsto honor our “valuable allies” including poets, artists, producers, directors, publishers, etc., who have created works that advance psychoanalysis. Each winner will receive a handsome brass plaque that is etched with the image of Gradiva ®, which is based on a Pompeian relief similar to one that hung in Freud’s office. An additional award plus a $500.00 scholarship will also be given for the best student paper that advances psychoanalysis. The awards will be presented at an award ceremony during the fall 2012 NAAP Conference in New York City. Entries are now being accepted.

About NAAP: The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis was organized in 1972 to bring together Adlerian, Eclectic, Ego Psychology, Freudian, Jungian, Modern Freudian, Object Relations, Self Psychology, Existential, and other psychoanalytic schools of thought to establish standards of practice for psychoanalysis. For further information write, call, or fax the above address.

ORI Administrator,
Community Relations Coordinator, and Web Editor

For more information on the Object Relations Institute training programs and educational courses and workshops, please visit www.ORINYC.org.

Visit our YouTube Channel, ObjectRelations2009 (at http://www.youtube.com/user/ObjectRelations2009 for

– short professional videos with highlights of our 2009, 2010, 2011 annual conferences, and
– 15-min educational videos on Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Technique: Intro to OR concepts; Self-Sabotage, Time as an Object, and Projective Identification.


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