Bulletin of the Psychoanalytic
Research Society, Volume V, Number 1, Spring, 1996
In each issue of the Bulletin we intend to publish announcements
about members of the Society as well as items that may be of interest to
our readership. Please send relevant material (e.g., grant awards, honors,
recently published books, requests for information, employment opportunities,
etc.) to the Editor.
- The 16th annual Division 39 Spring Meeting will take place on April
17-21 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The theme of this
year's program is "Psychoanalysis: A Creative Journey". Inquiries
regarding the meeting should be sent to Natalie P. Shear, Conference Coordinator,
1629 K Street NW, #802, Washington, DC, 20006 (202-833-4456).
- An American Psychoanalytic Association workshop entitled "Listening:
How does a therapist listen? What does a therapist hear?" will be
held on March 16th and 17th, 1996 at the Westin William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh,
PA. Presenters will include Dale Boesky, Charles Brenner, Arnold Cooper,
Otto Kernberg, and Anton Kris. For further information contact Henry F.
Smith, MD at the American Psychoanalytic Association, 309 East 49th Street,
New York, NY, 10017 (212-752-0450, ext 28).
- The APA Science Directorate has established a Dissertation Award Program
to assist graduate students with funding for their dissertations. Only
student affiliates of APA may apply for these funds, which are awarded
on a competitive basis. The dissertation proposal must be approved by the
applicant's committee prior to application. For further information contact
Cheri Lane at the APA Science Directorate, 202-336-6000.
- The 15th International Congress of Rorschach and Projective Methods
will take place on July 8-12 at the Westin Hotel, Copley Place in Boston.
Information regarding the meeting can be obtained from the Society for
Personality Assessment, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002.
- The Program Committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association invites
submissions of ongoing psychoanalytic research to its Research in Progress
forum. The committee welcomes all research that is pertinent to psychoanalysis,
either from psychologists or psychology graduate students. This forum is
dedicated to the discussion of work that is truly "in progress",
for the mutual benefit of presenter and audience. Submissions selected
for presentation will be scheduled as part of the regular program at one
of the meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Proposals should
be submitted to the Research in Progress Subcommittee, The American Psychoanalytic
Association, 309 East 49th Street, New York, NY, 10017.
- Psychoanalytic survey researcher wanted: The Division of Psychoanalysis
is searching for a member to survey the Division. To date, two such surveys
have been completed, the first in 1980 and the second in 1987. It is time
for another. The survey researcher should have a background in psychoanalysis
and survey research or test construction, and should have access to graduate
students and a computer. If you have any interest in this project please
contact Murray Meisels, PhD at 313-662-0884 (days), or 313-429-2463 (evenings
- An international symposium on addictions entitled Addictions '96: Treatment
Across the Addictions will take place at the Hilton Head Health Institute,
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on September 28 and 29, 1996. For information
and registration materials contact Denise Persek, Elsevier Science Inc.,
660 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY, 10591-5153 (914-333-2556).
- Each year the American Psychological Foundation (APF) awards several
graduate research scolarships that may be used by doctoral students to
defray dissertation research costs or travel to present their work at a
scientific meeting. Deadline for submission of application materials is
in mid-June each year. For further information contact Patti Townsend at
the APA Science Directorate: 202-336-6000.
- The 8th International Conference on Personal Relationships will be
held on August 4-8, 1996 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Detailed conference
information and registration materials can be obtained from Beverly Fehr,
Program Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org),
or Susan Boon, Local Arrangements Coordinator (email@example.com).
- The American Psychological Association is sponsoring a conference on
women's health on September 19-21, 1996 in Washington, DC. For registration
information contact the Women's Health Conference Coordinator, American
Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002-4242
- Behavioral Sciences and the Law solicits manuscripts for an
issue devoted to professional liability, which will discuss the interface
of the law, the behavioral sciences and civil rights liability for health
care. Deadline is June 1. Send a 150-word abstract and the 25-35 manuscript
to Robert Wettstein, MD, Editor, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Western
Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
(Telephone 412-624-0540; Fax 412-624-9120).