JAP Conferences

20-23 April 2017, The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City

Dissociation: Trauma and the Self

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THEME: Jung’s early interest in complexes and subsequent focus on archetypes, particularly their inclination toward personification and autonomy, led the way in studies of dissociation. More recently, conceptualizations of an unrepressed unconscious are making an important contribution to this ongoing debate and have again brought Jungian perspectives on the ‘not yet conscious’ to the fore. Our plenary speakers – who will include Don Kalsched, Donnel Stern, Coline Covington and Margaret Wilkinson – will be offering a diversity of approaches that contextualize, explore and critique our Jungian contribution to this field.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Contributors – from classical, relational and psychoanalytic backgrounds – are invited to submit proposals of not more than 400 words, for workshop presentations and papers, to the editors at journal.jap@thesap.org.uk by 30 October 2016.

CLINICAL WRITING WORKSHOP: On Thursday, 20th April a pre-conference writing workshop will be held for aspiring and experienced authors who want to publish clinical papers in the Journal of Analytical Psychology, led by Suzi Naiburg, author of Structure and Spontaneity in Clinical Prose: A Writer’s Guide for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists, and past and present JAP editors.

VENUE: The iconic Roosevelt Hotel, known as the ‘Grand dame of Madison Avenue’, is the perfect base to explore New York, steps away from MOMA, 5th Avenue shopping, the Rockefeller Centre, the Broadway theatre district and Grand Central Station.

REGISTRATION: full information and booking (early bird booking by 30 November) at www.japjungianconferences.com



The Journal has hosted regular international conferences since 1996. Previous conferences have been held in USA, Canada, UK, Mexico and Europe. Recent conferences were held at Lake Orta in Italy in May 2008 on the theme of ‘Tradition and Creativity: Reframing Analysis for a Changing World’, San Francisco in May 2009 on the theme of ‘The Transcendent Function Today: Analysis, Imagination and Psychic Transformation’, in St. Petersburg in May 2010 on the theme of ‘The Ancestors in Personal, Professional and Social History’, and in Boston in April 2013 on the theme of ‘Attachment and Intersubjectivity’.  In May 2014, a conference was held in Berlin on the theme of ‘Varieties of Jungian Clinical Experience: Complex, Identity, Intersubjectivity’. In March 2015, The Journal celebrarted its 60th anniversary with a conference ‘Reflections on Jungian Clinical Practice: from Then till Now (1955-2015)’. Papers from this conference have been published in the September 2015 issue (Vol. 60. no. 4) of the Journal.