We've changed the ISPDI conference dates which conflicted with the IAAP-IAJS in Portugal next July. The new dates are July 23, 24 and 25, 2012. Location: Crown Plaza Berlin City Centre Hotel

International Society for Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority


This announcement is addressed to those of its recipients who may be interested in joining the newly inaugurated International Society for Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority. Born from intellectual excitement engendered by the writings of Wolfgang Giegerich, the Society is dedicated to the development of a psychology that is truly psychological in its spirit and conception. With the participation and thoughtful contributions of its membership to the issues with which we will be interested, the aim of the Society is to further develop and critique the thinking initiated by Giegerich in his The Soul’s Logical Life and Collected English Papers, vols. I to IV.

In addition to the online resources that will be available to members (which includes a discussion forum), there will be a conference for members and interested non-members in Berlin at which Wolfgang Giegerich will present as keynote speaker. Scheduled to take place from July 23th through the 25th 2012 at the Crown Plaza Berlin City Centre Hotel, the theme of the conference is “Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority.”

As members of the Society those who decide to join us will be kept posted regarding any details about the conference, such as rates for rooms and the fees for the conference itself. We are making every effort to plan a rich and stimulating conference at an overall affordable price for the whole package. The call for proposals for papers will be finalized very soon and will be available through the Society website. The deadline for proposals will be October 31, 2011. Should you wish to become a member, click the "Become a Member” link on the home page for details.

So that there is no misunderstanding about the purpose of our society, we must make it clear that we are not offering training or certification for any professional activities as a therapist, analyst or psychologist. By becoming a member we presume you understand and accept the specific goals of the Society as described above and in more detail on the website. Also, membership dues are not tax deductible except as a personal business expense. Consult with your tax adviser on this matter. The Society is incorporated as a legal not-for-profit entity. We hope you will visit the website at www.ispdi.org. and possibly decide to join us in this exciting intellectual venture of the Society.

Sincerely yours,


Santo J. Tarantino, Ph.D.
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Executive Committee: John Hoedl, Greg Mogenson, John Robertson, Peter White, Santo Tarantino, Chair.

A special thanks to Nancy Cater of Spring Journal Books for her help with sending out this announcement.