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Forum Conference

2019 Annual Forum Conference Date: 2019-04-13 08:30 to 16:00
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2019 Annual Forum Conference

Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:30am to 4:00pm
Mercer Island Community and Event Center
8236 SE 24th St
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Sponsored by: 


Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study
invites you to submit a presentation for our annual meeting:
Forum 2019: Me/Not-Me/#MeToo
An Annual Conference on Theory and Practice
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Mercer Island Community & Events Center 
Proposals due no later than 11:59 pm, Monday, January 7th, 2019
The NWAPS invites you to consider this year's conference theme of Me/Not-Me/#MeToo, including thoughts about identity, persona, history, our real and false selves, our "as if" personalities, and the me's,-not-me's, and bad-me's we bring and listen to in the consulting room.
real self         ideal selves        shadow      assault       memory      lies      basic fault        compromised ego        false self         Me/Not Me/#MeToo     splintered  truth   
It is the aim of the Forum, our annual conference and spring meeting, to share the experience, training, and expertise of our community. The 30th annual Forum welcomes presentations on the theme and other topics of interest to the psychoanalytic community.  
Presentations/learning experiences may be in a variety of formats: experiential (clinical demonstration, art, music, etc.), panels, facilitated group discussion, paper, or mixed media.  We welcome a diversity of presentation styles, recognizing that there are many ways to teach and learn.
We invite new and seasoned presenters to share ideas "in process" as well as those more refined.  Because the overall goal of the conference is to nourish and encourage our psychoanalytic community, this year we will be offering a new series of classes to support presenters in developing their proposals and presentations.  Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements.
Proposal Guidelines:
Presentation proposals are subject to blind review by the Forum committee and should conform to the following guidelines:
  1. Submit, via email, thorough proposals or papers with a separate cover sheet stating the presentation/paper title, presenter/author name, email address and telephone number and main professional affiliations.
  2. The proposal should be double-spaced and include only its title as a header with no other identifying information.  It should also include 3 learning objectives.
  3. Time for each presentation is 90 minutes and should allow for equal time of presentation and discussion.
  4. Submission should include an abstract of no more that 40 words for inclusion in the conference brochure.
Email proposals to Michael Allison:
Submissions are due by 11:59pm on Monday, January 7, 2019
For questions, please contact Michael Allison:
The Forum Conference Committee
Gillian Vik (co-chair)
Michael Allison (co-chair)
David Allen
Rachel Newcombe
Rebecca Brabo Silva
Gloria Tolpin
Contact Person: 
Gillian Vik
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