The Journal of Analytical Psychology XIV International Conference

Dissociation: Trauma and the Self

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City. 20th,  21st,  22nd, 23rd April 2017


 Dissociation: Trauma and the Self 

Thursday 20 April

17.00 - 18.00 Registration

18.00 - 18.15 Welcome address

18.15 - 19.15 Plenary 1: Chair - Tom Kelly

Craig Stephenson - ‘The possessions at Loudun: tracking the discourse of dissociation’ 


19.15 - 20.15 Reception


Friday 21 April


8.45 - 9.00     Announcements

9.00 - 10.30   Plenary 2: Chair - William Meredith-Owen

Donald Kalsched - 'Trauma, innocence and the core complex of dissocation'


10.30 - 10.55 Coffee break


11.00 - 12.30 Workshop 1:

a. Henry Abramovitch - ‘The dissociating healer: a psychoethnographic study of trance possession healing and implications for Jungian theory and clinical practice’  & Susan Carol Albert - ‘Dealing with trauma in a Brazilian city; using sandplay therapy in an instituional environment to reach the unspeakable

Chair - Annie Boland

b. Alison Clark - ‘Unconscious choice: dissociation of the creative animus by writers and psychotherapists’  & Brian Skea - ‘Thomas Merton’s retreat from a world of trauma’

Chair - Ilona Melker

c. Diane Fremont - ‘The ascent of the soul: the teleological aspects of dissociation in the analytic encounter’  & Penelope Starr-Karlin - ‘The phoenix finds a relational home: the emotional phenomenology of trauma, myth and dissociation'

Chair - tba


12.30 - 13.15 Workshop 2:

a. Ann Ulanov - ‘In defense of dissociating and its undoing'

Chair - Patricia Vessey-McGrew

a. Marcus West - ‘Self-disclosure, trauma and the pressures on the analyst'

Chair - Sarah Jackson

c. Malcolm Rushton - ‘The patient assessing the analyst, the analyst assessing themselves: the analysis of a very traumatised, dissociated patient with terrorist defences’

Chair - Sue Austin


13.15 - 14.30 Lunch (not provided)

14.00 - 14.25 Book launch (optional addition to programme, in Lexington). Marcus West: Into the Darkest Places: Early Relational Trauma and Borderline States of Mind.


14.30 - 15.30 Plenary 3: Chair - Beverley Zabriskie

Margaret Wilkinson - ‘Mind, brain and body. Healing trauma: the way forward’


15.30 - 17.00 Workshop 3:

a. Royce Froehlich - ‘C.G. Jung, media theorist: Technology, dissociation, disindividuation’ & Harri Virtanen - ‘Transformation from the Jungian self to the ecological self – dissociation and environmental catastrophe’

Chair - Catherine Crowther

b. Ladson Hinton - ‘Trauma, shame and enigma: reflections on Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim’Kenneth Kimmel - ‘Clemency on the way to the gallows – death, dissociation and dreaming’

Chair - Hessel Willemsen

c. Maria-Luiza Aeschbach-Hatanaka – ‘Dissociation and trauma: creative procedures in the treatment of traumatic dissociations in psychotherapy' & Vivienne Meli - ‘Trauma and dissociation in human trafficking victims’

Chair - Averil Williams 


Saturday 22 April    


8.45 - 9.00     Announcements

9.00 - 10.30   Plenary 4: Chair - David Sedgwick

Donnel Stern - 'Time, dissociation and Nachträglichkeit


10.30 - 10.55 Coffee break


11.00 - 12.30 Workshop 4:

a. Joe McFadden - ‘Traumatic stress: mind, body and brain - analysis and pharmacology coupled' & Yoram Inspector - ‘Trauma, dissociation and the embodied self’

Chair - Susan Schwartz

b. Fanny Brewster - ‘Racial complexes and the dissociated self’  & Aditee Ghate - ‘Traumatic dissociation of aspects of the feminine: an Asian cultural perspective’

Chair - Ruth Calland

c. Bill Baker - 'Ivanka at Colonus’ & Liliana Wahba - ‘Beyond the terror of death: transgenerational complexes’

Chair - Suzanne Hyde


12.30 - 13.15 Workshop 5:

a. Beverley Zabriskie - ‘Analytical fields in technological times. Connections and disruptions’

Chair - Tracy Sidesinger

b. Barry Proner - ‘The latency complex: the deadhand of anti-development’

Chair - Margaret Klenck

c. Rose Gupta - ‘When the mind does not arrive: the negative of trauma and the encounter with the nonsymbolic object’

Chair - Jeffrey Morey


13.15 -14.30    Lunch (not provided)

14.00 - 14.25 Book launch (optional addition to programme, in Lexington). Francesco Bisgani: Obsessions: The Twisted Cruelty.


14.30 -15.30    Plenary 5: Chair - Susanna Wright

Coline Covington - ‘The irresolvable conflict for children of perpetrators’


15.30 - 17.00   Workshop 6:

a. Francesco Bisagni - ‘On never ending rage: reflections on obsessive compulsive disorder and depression in a physically traumatized patient’ & Gretchen Heyer - ‘Becoming undone: twenty years of work with a severe DID’

Chair - Julia Meyerowitz-Katz

b. Susan Mizen - ‘Unconscious structures, relating and representation’ & Birgit Heuer - ‘The words we work with that work on us: clinical paradigm and early relational trauma’

Chair - Barbara Levick

c. Gianluigi Di Cesare, Fabrizio Alfani - 'The role of setting in the therapy with severely traumatized patients  & Patrizia Peresso - ‘The effect of dissociation in non-verbal communication on the analytical couple’

Chair - Evangeline Rand


19.30 - 22.00 Gala Dinner                            


Sunday 23 April


8.45 - 10.15   Workshop 7:

aSuzi Naiburg, Marcia Dobson, Patricia Honea-Fleming (panel) -

‘In search of home; interweaving treatment modalities to meet the damaged self’

Chair - Clare Landgrebe

b. Richard Kradin - ‘Traumatic dissociation and somatization’ & Jacqueline Carleton  ‘Transforming adult onset trauma: from abyss to integration’

Chair - Lee Robbins

c. Betty Sacco German - 'Children of narcissistic mothers: between embodiment and pyschosis' & Mitch Smolkin 'Safety in the self: transcendent function and the regulation of affect

Chair - Bill Baker


10.15 - 10.45 Break


10.45 - 12.10 Workshop 8:

a. John Merchant - ‘Foetal trauma, dissociative splitting and the ‘muscular shell’: a case illustration’ & Luisa Zoppi - ‘Chilled to the bone: embodied countertransference and unspoken traumatic memories’

Chair - Martin Stone

b. Michael Marsman - ‘Transgenderism and transformation: an attempt at a Jungian understanding’ & Annie Boland - 'God of the hinge: treating LGBTQIA' 

Chair - Sarah Cooke

c. Davide Favero & Stefano Candellieri - 'Trauma, dissociation and narrative derivative' & Natalia Serebrennikova - ‘The fairy tale of fairies and tails’ 

Chair - Jan Wiener


12.15 - 13.15 End Notes & Closure


"The most painful thing of all was the frustration of my attempts to overcome the inner split in myself...  my division into two worlds. Again and again events occurred which forced me out of my ordinary, everyday existence into the boundlessness of  'God's world' (p. 91)....

The play and counterplay between personalities No. 1 and No. 2, which has run through my whole life, has nothing to do with a 'split' or dissociation in the ordinary medical sense. On the contrary, it is played out in every individual" (p. 45).

C.G. Jung  Memories, Dreams, Reflections.  


The Journal of Analytical Psychology 14th International Conference 

Co-sponsored by the Society of Analytical Psychology (London) 

and the William Alanson White Institute (New York)


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