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IFPE 29th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

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IFPE 29th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

Thursday, October 25, 2018 11:00am to 8:30pm
Friday, October 26, 2018 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, October 27, 2018 9:00am to 6:15pm
Mayflower Park Hotel
405 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101




The International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE) will hold its 29th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, UNSILENCING, in Seattle, Washington, October 25th - 27th, 2018. Psychoanalysis has been known as the talking cure, and in this spirit, we invite you to a conference where we can explore the vicissitudes of expressing ourselves.

Unsilencing confronts us with what we are not talking about, the ways in which keeping quiet can be complicit, even dangerous. To unsilence is not to force speech. Rather, it is an invitation to consider the margins between what is said, what is wished to be avoided, and what cannot be said. Explore with us the ways we unsilence ourselves through our variety of presentations. IFPE’s conference is inclusive and each presentation prioritizes time for discussion and dialogue.

IFPE fosters a unique, multidisciplinary alternative space to think, converse, and reflect on psychoanalysis, in and out of the consulting room, across disciplines and extending to art and culture. IFPE strives to create a conference environment where all are welcome to join the conversation. IFPE is especially delighted to be back in Seattle.

Please visit our website for our conference brochure, program, and registration:



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