IFPE Organizational Member Events:

( Please click on the title to link to event information)




Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Working with Extreme States, Dr. Gill Straker
George Ignatieff Theatre,
University of Toronto, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 1H8

About the Day:
Clinical professor Dr. Gill Straker explores extreme self-states and integrated ways of approaching them. She will examine states of marginalization and exile, as well as extreme states elicited in us as therapists. Clinical challenges will also be explored via case studies and audience discussion.
Morning Address: States of Marginalization and Exile
Afternoon Address: Extreme States and the Anti-Analytic Third
Audience Discussion: Challenges of Extreme States in Clinical Work  

About the Speaker:
Dr. Gill Straker.,
is a clinical professor in Psychology at the University of Sydney and a visiting research professor at University Witwatersrand South Africa. She is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in Sydney and is the director of Centre for Applied Studies in Psychotherapy and Counselling. Dr. Straker is also involved in a number of training programs. She is the author of Faces in the Revolution and has a forthcoming book with Jacqui Winshiop on relational psychoanalysis entitled Ordinary Everyday Madness.

For more information please visit www.ticp.on.ca or call TICP directly at 416.288.8060, or email info@ticp.on.ca
Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TICP)
P/F: 416.288.8060



Tuesdays, OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018    12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: 200 East 89th Street, Apt. 45 B/C, between 2nd & 3rd Avenues, New York, NY, 


Dr. Arnold Richards will compare essential concepts in psychoanalytic theory from Freudian, Kleinian, Object Relational, Relational and Intersubjective perspectives. Transference, countertransference, interpretation, dreams and dreaming, self-disclosure and self-revelation will be explored in depth in this five-week lunch hour seminar, open to the professional community. This is an extraordinary opportunity to study these concepts in depth with a seminal thinker, gifted teacher and prolific contributor to psychoanalysis.
Learning objectives:
This workshop will help attendees describe 1) the differences between psychoanalytic theories, 2) the evolution of pluralism in psychoanalysis, and 3) the common threads among psychoanalytic theories.
Arnold Richards, M.D. Faculty: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Training and Supervising Analyst: New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Recipient: Distinguished Contributor Award, American Psychoanalytic Association. Member: New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, American Psychological Association, Division 39, Section 10, New York Freudian Society, Psychoanalytic Association of New York, Western New York Psychoanalytic Society, Lake Oscawana Psychoanalytic Society. Honorary Member: American Institute of Psychoanalysis/Karen Horney Clinic, New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society. Arnold Richards was the Editor of  The Journal of The American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA, 1994 - 2003) and Editor of The American Psychoanalyst (TAP, newsletter of The American Psychoanalytic Association), for three years prior to that. He is the Editor of internationalpsychoanalysis.net and the Publisher of ipbooks.net. Dr Richards was a winner of the Mary S. Sigourney Award (2000) and the Hans Loewald Awardee of the IFPE (2013). He is the author of Controversial Conversations: Selected papers of Arnold Richards, Volume 1, published by ipbooks, and a multitude of other books and papers.

The New York State Education Department has approved this course for 7.5 contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs and LPs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who sign the attendance sheet at the end of the workshop, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $15. There is no administrative fee for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.       For further information: (212) 496-2858   mitppnyc@aol.com


October 25 - 27, 2018 -IFPE's 29th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: UNSILENCING, Mayflower Park Hotel, Seattle, Washington www.ifpe.org/2018-conference/


November 9-11, 2018, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wholeness in Extreme States
Philadelphia, PA

ISPS-US 17th Annual Meeting – Call for Proposals – Deadline is May 21, 2018

About the Meeting
As we gather together in this historic city of Philadelphia, we are aware that one of the central symbols of what is best in our country is the Liberty Bell, cracked and yet whole, stifled and yet resonant, emblematic of failure and of hope alike. When we look at the available resources for those who are struggling with psychosis and other anomalous experiences, we can both celebrate the supportive network of services, research and relationships that fill the spaces between us and bemoan the cracks in our communities and in our system of care, through which so many still fall.

In this, the ISPS-US 17th Annual Meeting, we welcome presentations that aim to fill the gaps -- to bridge the divide between where we are now and where we need to go, to connect people with optimal services, to bring us closer to one another through empathy and wisdom, and to make the spaces between us more liberating and alive. Join ISPS-US for a weekend of inspiration, support, and possibility as we work to transform the cracks in our communities, our continuum of care, and our understanding into fertile spaces where hope can thrive. Philadelphia, here we come! 

We welcome proposals for presentations, papers, panel discussions, and creative or alternative formats focused on psychological and social approaches to psychosis or extreme mental states. We encourage interactive and experiential formats. A variety of perspectives and topics are welcome and we are interested in representing a diversity of voices. All professional disciplines, experts by experience, and family members are encouraged to submit proposals. Please share your knowledge, experience, energy, and hope.

More information about the Annual Meeting    http://www.isps-us.org/upcoming-conferences.php