The International Neuropsychoanalysis Society
NEUROPSYCHOANALYTIC PERSPECTIVES ON PLAY
The Educational Day will take place on Friday 23 July 2010.
Original neuropsychoanalytic research and keynote talks will be presented in the main Congress on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July.
Both events will take place at the University of Washingon in Seattle
Play has recently emerged (perhaps unexpectedly) as an exciting area of mutual interest for psychoanalysis and the neurosciences. As we gain a better understanding of the neurobiology of play, and its pivotal role in mammalian development and group relations, so we are able to view psychoanalytic observations and theories in a new way ... and then cast this light back onto the neurobiological research.
Keynote speakers include:
Stuart Brown, National Institute for Play, California
Peter Fonagy, University College London
Jaak Panksepp, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
and with Mark Solms, University of Cape Town
Call for Papers:
As the theme of the main congress is PLAY, presentations on the study of play are particularly invited. However, research reports on all topics are welcome. Presentations should integrate neuroscientific or neurobiological with psychoanalytic approaches, and may encompass human or animal experimental work, as well as clinical case material.
Unlike our previous meetings, the research presentations will be incorporated into the main congress, and the congress will therefore not feature a separate Research Day.
Single paper and poster presentations are invited, as well as proposals for symposia on specific themes. Symposium proposals should include the topic, a list of prospective speakers with brief bio material, and brief abstracts of proposed talks.
Abstracts (up to 250 words per presentation, not including title and author) are due by March 1, 2010.
Please send abstracts to email@example.com.
PLAY IS SERIOUS: SOME VIEWING AND READING MATERIAL TO GET YOU UP TO SCRATCH!
An article in the New York Times in February 2008: click here
Stuart Brown talking on Play on the TED website: click here
Read a seminal book on Play: Burghardt G.M. The genesis of animal play. Published by Cambridge, MA: MIT Press; 2005. click here to find it at Caversham
Read a paper by Jaak Panksepp on ADHD and Play [ click here for pdf ]
More information will be posted soon...
Click here for the Booking Form .
The Congress and Educational Day will be CME accredited
Meantime, make a note in your 2010 diary!