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We invite metaphoric, creative or direct engagement with the theme: Reckoning/Foresight. Submissions might address Psychoanalysis as a field, as a theory, as research, as practice, and/or as a way to offer a social/historical/political reading of our current world.

Submissions are encouraged to explore less represented areas of psychoanalytic inquiry including, but not limited to, substance use research, medical settings and healthcare, families and children, artistic expression, rural and community health, psychosis and suicide.

We will prioritize panels that include experience-near discussions and significant audience interaction, multi-generational conversations, innovative approaches to dialogue or sharing of knowledge (including opportunities for experiential, kinesthetic, auditory, and/or visual learning) as well as self- reflexivity about the panelists' intersecting identities and positionalities.


These formats include multiple presenters and are limited to 1 hour and 45 minutes. Panels typically include 2 to 3 presenters (15-20 minutes each) and a moderator/discussant. Roundtables feature short informal presentations (5-8 minutes each) by the participants followed by discussion. When generating proposals, please be aware that most panels and roundtables occur in theater style layout with rows of chairs and presenters at front of room. We welcome different approaches to using the physical space, but please describe in detail your vision.  We cannot guarantee particular configurations, but we will do our best to accommodate them


This format may include 1 or 2 participants presenting papers and is limited to 50 minutes in length.


This format is 50 minutes in length and allows for an author or co-authors of a recently published book to lead an informal discussion.


Posters can include presentations of quantitative and/or qualitative research with empirical relevance to any area of psychoanalytic treatment or theory. Posters must only be submitted to no later than November 8, 2019.



Panels, Roundtables and Papers must include an abstract for each prepared paper (if any), address the ways in which the submission engages the conference theme, include a description of the time allotted for discussion, as well as how the submission takes up encouraged areas of exploration. It is expected that a significant portion of the presentation will include discussion among presenters and between presenters and the audience.

You do not need to complete a separate form for Continuing Education (CE). CE related questions have been integrated in the questions on the submission portal.

Please note: All presenters MUST register and pay for the conference. We are sorry but there are no exceptions to this requirement. Please consider this when generating your proposal. Scheduling decisions are made by the conference committee and cannot be specially arranged. A maximum of 3 proposals may be submitted per person.


Psychoanalytic Psychology has the right of first consideration for all panels and papers under the aegis of Division 39.

Please direct questions regarding your submissions to the Conference Co-Chairs at

For questions regarding logistics, please contact Heather Kennedy at 817.564.1974 or