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The walls within: working with defenses against otherness

Online Conference 5-11 July 2021

Boston 2003

Power and Politics

Publisher Location:

Power and Politics

Chairs: Donna Lofgren and Aaron Nurick

Omni Parker House
Boston, Massachusetts

A number of the best papers from the Symposium have been published in a special edition of the Journal of Psycho-Social Studies and are available here.

Thursday, June 19

8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

ISPSO President: Susan Long, Ph.D.

Symposium Co-Chairs:
Donna Lofgren, Ph.D and Aaron Nurick, Ph.D.

9:00 –10:30 Invited Opening Plenary Address

The Politics of Hatred
Robert Pyles, M.D.

Moderator: Donna Lofgren, Ph.D.

10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Papers Session 1

Convener: Edward Klein, Ph.D.

Public is Not the Same as Private
Professor Paul Hoggett

William Czander, Ph.D.

"Victimhood" and the Exclusion of the Other: From a Women's Organization to National and Global Politics
Judith Levy, Ph.D. and Ilana Litman, M.A., M.Sc.

Lilian Hupkens, M.Sc., M.P.C.

The Anti-Globalisation Movement and its Discontents: The Real Issues for Organizations
Eyal Pavell, Ph.D.

Malachi O’Connor, Ph.D.

The Confusion of Dreams between Selves and the Other: A Psychoanalytic View of the Political Reality in Social Dreaming
E. Martin Walker, Ph.D.

W. Gordon Lawrence, M.A., Dr. rer oec.

12: 30 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 Plenary Paper

Facts: What's the Good of Change? (pdf)
Philip Boxer, B.Sc., M.Sc., C.M.C

Kenneth Eisold, Ph.D.

3:30 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:30 Parallel Paper Session 2

Swimming with Sharks: The Politics of Survival in the Large Group
Stanley Gold, M.D.

Marlene Spero, Ph.D.

Politics, Strategy and Passion
Larry Hirschhorn, Ph.D.

James Hunt, Ph.D.

Organization of Politics (in the case of the U.S.C.P.A. Program in Japan)
Joichi Ogawa, Ph.D.

Terry Martin, Ph.D.

Powerlessness in Care-Giving Professions: A Qualitative Study from a Lacanian Framework
Stijn Vanheule, Ph.D.

Thomas Hoffman, M.D.

The Social Dynamics of Fundamentalism
Simon Western, M.A.

Monica Weil, M.B.A., M.S.

5:30 – 6:00 Reflections on the day
6:00 – 7:30 Reception

Friday, June 20

9:00 – 10:30 Plenary Paper

Necessary Fantasy and the Politics of Disappointment: A Case Study of Virtual Organization
Elizabeth Blaylock, M.A and Alida Zweidler-McKay, M.B.A

Susan Long, Ph.D.

10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Papers Session 3

Convener: Daniel Frank, Ph.D.

The Politics of Self Interest in Organizations: Overpowering the Primary Task
James Dalgleish, Ph.D. candidate

Rosemary Booth, M.A., M.C.R.P.

The Psychodynamics of Leadership Exits (pdf format)
Thomas Gilmore, Ph.D.

Clare Huffington, MSc.C.Psychol. A.F.B.P.S., M.T.S.P.

Follow the Leader...? Leadership and Followership, Seduction and Persecution in Groups and Institutions
Ross Lazar, B.A, M.A.T.

Hannah Piterman, Ph.D.

Politics, Power, Knowledge and Consultancy
Lionel Stapley, Ph.D.

David Armstrong, B.A.

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 Invited Plenary Address

The Maturation of American Identity: The Elections of 1996 and 2000 and the War on Terrorism
Edward Shapiro, M.D.

Aaron J. Nurick, Ph.D.

3:30 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:30 Parallel Papers Session 4

Convener: Paula Singer, Ph.D.

How to Help Employees Undergoing Restructuring to get a Holdon the World
Maryse Dubouloy, Ph.D.

Judith Levy, Ph.D.

Corrupt Groups in Contemporary Corporations: Outside Boards and Inside Traders
Kenneth Eisold, Ph.D.

Ulrich Beumer

Exploring the Psychodynamics of Corporate Succession Planning
Marisa Guerin, Ph.D. and Birge D. (Ric) Reichard, Ph.D.

Michael Diamond, Ph.D.

Leadership, Betrayal and Adaptation
James Krantz, Ph.D.

Jon Stokes, Dip.Clin.Psych.

5:30 – 6:00 Reflections on the Day
6:00 - 7:30 Cocktails
7:30 - Dinner in honor of ISPSO founders

Saturday, June 21

9:00 – 10:30 Plenary Paper

Managing Persecutory and Depressive Anxieties: A Long-term Consultation to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Rina Bar-Lev Elieli, Psy.D and Laurence Gould, Ph.D.

Allan Souter, Ph.D.

10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Papers Session 5

Convener: James Hunt, D.B.A.

Out of Our Minds - A Study in Organisational Change
Miranda Alcock

Ernest Fruge, Ph.D.

The Power of Money (pdf format)
Gilles Arnaud, Ph.D.

R. Bonnie Haber, M.A.

Psychoanalysts Consulting to Organizations: Opportunities and Obstacles
Joint Panel, ISPSO and the Committee on Corporate Consulting of the American Psychoanalytic Association

Kerry Sulkowicz, M.D., APsaA, Chair, Public Information Committee

Ken Settel, M.D., APsaA, Co-Chair, Committee on Corporate Consulting

Jon Stokes, Dip. Clin. Psych., ISPSO, Past President; former Director, Tavistock Centre's Consultancy Service

Stanley Gold, M.D., Senior Lecturer and Chair. Centre for Psychodynamic Studies, Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Chair: Kenneth Eisold, Ph.D., ISPSO, President-Elect; Co-Chair, APsaA's Committee on Corporate Consulting

Psychoanalytic Thoughts on 9/11
Dr. Hans-Jurgen Wirth

Robert Lipgar, Ph.D.

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 Parallel Papers 6

Convener: Allan Souter, Ph.D.

The Pact with the State—The Politico-Technical System
Elizabeth Henderson, B.A., A.P.S.W.

drs. Hans Blom, psychologist N.I.P.

The Economy of Vengeance: Some Socio-analytic Considerations on the Aetiology and Meaning of the Business of Revenge
Dr. Burkard Sievers and Rose Redding Mersky, M.S.

Lionel Stapley, Ph.D.

The Origins of Violence in Groups: How Levinas' Thinking Can Guide Us Towards an Ethical Group Relations Theory
Murray Gordon, M.Sc., M.A, M.A.H.P

Ross Lazar, B.A, M.A.T.

3:30 – 4:00 Closing of Symposium and Transfer of ISPSO Presidency

Outgoing President: Susan Long, Ph.D.
Incoming President: Kenneth Eisold, Ph.D.

Introduction of ISPSO 2004 Symposium
Ulrich Beumer, Symposium Chair
8:00 Boston Pops Concert