CALL FOR PAPERS: The 35th Annual International Conference on The Psychology of The Self: “Is Self an Illusion? ”(Washington, DC, October 18-21, 2012)

35th Annual International Conference on The Psychology of The Self

“Is Self An Illusion?”

Presented by the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP)

Conference Chair: Joseph Lichtenberg, MD

Pre-Conference Chair: Rosemary Segalla, PhD

Paper Review Chair: Frank Lachmann, PhD

Program Committee: Ronald Bodansky, PhD; Christine Kieffer, PhD; Gianni Nebbiosi, PhD; Tessa Philips, PhD; Estelle Shane, PhD; and Roger Segalla, PhD, ICP&P Liaison

Thursday, October 18 – Sunday, October 21, 2012

Washington Marriott Washington, DC, USA


The 35th Annual International Conference on The Psychology of The Self:  “Is Self an Illusion?” will be held in Washington, DC, Thursday through Sunday, October 18-21, 2012.  Plan to join us for an exciting conference featuring Panel Workshops and Master Classes, as well as Plenary Presentations, Faculty and Audience discussions, Meet the Author and Original Papers and Workshops.

The International Council of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP) invites all interested professionals to submit papers to be considered for inclusion in the Workshops and Original Paper Sessions at this conference. Papers and workshops must be relevant to Self Psychology and Psychoanalysis. These workshops and paper sessions are scheduled for one and one-half hours, which will include the actual presentation and a discussion by a faculty member and the audience.  Paper and/or Panel/Master Class submissions may be up to 15 pages, double-spaced, with the font to be no smaller than 12 point, with 1 ¼ inch margins on all four sides, and approximately 3,600 words.  If your paper is accepted, we will ask that the final presentation be limited to 25-30 minutes.


The deadline for submitting your paper is Monday, March 26, 2012.  No names are to appear on your paper. Your paper submission should be completely anonymous. You may send your submission as an email attachment ONLY to:

In addition to your paper, please submit the following materials 

1.                   Call for Papers Cover Sheet (electronic version available at

2.                   One Paragraph Abstract AND Two-Three Educational Objective for your presentation (“At

the conclusion of my presentation, the participant will be able to: (verbs to use: list, describe, recite, write, compute, discuss, explain, predict, apply, demonstrate, prepare, use, analyze, design, select, utilize, compile, create, plan, revise, assess, compare, rate, critique). Items should be on the same page and must be typed.


3.       Curriculum Vitae AND a one-paragraph Biography of your current professional work.

Due to accreditation application requirements, all of these materials must be submitted in order for your paper to be reviewed.  We regret that papers submitted without all of the above items cannot be considered for review. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Paper Committee.  Authors will be notified of the Committee’s decision by early-May 2012.  Paper and Workshop sessions are limited by space availability.

Please submit by MARCH 26, 2012 to:

Nilou Mostofi, Conference Manager


Phone: +1.858.270.3503


Please print or type.

Name of Author:                                                                         Degree:


City:                                                    State:                               Zip:

Daytime Phone: (     )                                                Fax Number: (       )

E-mail Address:

Title of Paper(s):

(If paper is grouped with another paper/s) Title of Panel:

(For Panels) Name of Suggested Discussant/Interlocutor:

Deadline for receipt of papers: Monday, March 26, 2012

I have enclosed the following items (DO NOT MAIL YOUR CALL FOR PAPERS MATERIAL):

  • One paragraph abstract of presentation and two-three educational objective (typed on one page) – (Send Electronically
  • Curriculum Vitae AND one-paragraph Biography

(Send Electronically to


Submit to:

Nilou Mostofi, Conference Manager

Phone: 858.270.3503 Email:


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