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|4th Academic Conference of IAAP and IAJS 2012|
|News - Announcements|
4th International Academic Conference of Analytical
Psychology and Jungian Studies
18 a 21 Julho 2012 | July 18-21, 2012
Jung's Analytical Psychology in Conversation with a Changing World
The Fourth International Academic Conference of Analytical Psychology & Jungian Studies
Additional Registration Information : www.academic-conference.net/registration/
The Faculty of Philosophy of the Portuguese Catholic University in Braga is actively engaged in Jungian studies, in which local IAAP and IAJS colleagues teach. It was also host to the first-ever Jungian conference in Portugal in April 2009.
Braga is the oldest city in Portugal, thought to have been founded around 20 BC during a period of Roman occupation; it is also one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. In the nineteenth century, immigrants from Brazil introduced new tastes in the city’s architecture and infrastructure. Today it is the center of one of the fastest growing area in the EU, and home to two universities.
Conference Themes and Objectives
100 years have passed since Jung published “Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido,” a work that inaugurated his own creative psychology. While Jung’s insights and ideas are still valid in many profound respects, the world and global consciousness have changed a great deal since Jung’s time. A key term in depth psychology, for example, was “the unconscious,” while today “brain” is the dominating word in scientific psychology. Analytical psychotherapy, which has been based on the free will and decision of patients and analysands to visit analysts, is now more and more requested of analysts by hospitals, schools, places hit by natural disaster and various other fields of crisis.
In consideration of this new and still emerging situation, the Program Committee has selected the theme JUNG’S ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY IN CONVERSATION WITH A CHANGING WORLD for the conference in Braga. Analytical psychotherapy is today being call to address the needs in new fields such as terminal care, HIV counseling, natural disaster (e.g., earthquake disasters in China and Japan), and victimization by criminals. Among academics and other professionals, analytical psychology is being employed in many new and diverse disciplines and practical endeavors (e.g., business coaching, political campaigns, ecological issues). A type of consciousness may be emerging that is not self-reflective in traditional ways and has no understanding of, or space for, “an inner world.” Humanity is faced more than ever before with loss of meaningful myth and ritual in the present state of chronic global financial and ecological crisis.
These situations invite us to a new and critical reading of Jung’s texts. The worldwide response to the newly published “Red Book” shows the value and potential of Jung’s work, especially as it makes contact with art, literature, and religious thought.As this is a joint conference of the IAJS and the IAAP, there will be both clinical and scholarly/academic perspectives and contributions offered on the theme. The methodology may be interdisciplinary, from natural science such as brain science to textual criticism, from statistical to individual case studies.
While English will be the official and most common language of the conference, the Program Committee encourages as well those who wish to present in another language, without translation, e.g., German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. Arrangements are being made for simultaneous translation into Portuguese, to encourage the participation of Portuguese and Brazilian students in particular.
The Program Committee welcomed proposals for scholarly and research papers that are single, joint, or multi-authored, round tables, panels, workshops, poster sessions, and artistic presentations which reflect on the conference theme. Proposals may be submitted in English, or in one of the other languages listed for the conference; they should be no more than 500 words in length. We would like to organize more attractive poster presentations at this conference; there will be not only poster displays, but also short oral presentations for each theme and grouping.
The program will include :
The program is available here and at the conference website : www.academic-conference.net/program/
Toshio Kawai (IAAP)
Alessandra De Coro (IAAP)
Lucy Huskinson (IAJS-IJJS)
Murray Stein (IAAP)
Ruth Williams (IAJS)