2019 Conference


Our hope is that the conversations that take place in the context of our conferences, publications, and various programming can serve to embarrass some of the language and conceptual calcification endemic to many academic and clinical disciplines. Furthermore, our desire is to condition our sensibilities under the fire of an ethical imperative, grounded in the individualized and deeply textured relational encounter.


The conference will be held from October 4th- 6th, 2019 at 

Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA. 


Adrienne Harris

New York University

Ann Ulanov 

Union Theological Seminary

Sheldon George 

Simmons University

Kevin Hart

University of Virginia

Juliet Mitchell

University of Cambridge

Adrian Johnston

University of New Mexico

Plenary Speakers

2019 Short

Conference Schedule

2019 Full

Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Workshops

We will be offering three pre-conference workshops on Thursday October 3rd, 2019. 

                Sue Grand's                                                              Derek Hook's

    Excitations of Vengeance:                                 A Primer on Lacan

    The We-ness of History                                         for Clinicians 


               Ann Pellegrini's               

Queer Theory for Clinicians

                    (and their friends)                     


Click here for further information. 



Registration for Psychology & the Other Conference

is Now Open!

Registration requires a debit or credit card. 



2019 Registration Fees


Please remember that space is limited!

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Refund Policies


•Full amount will be refunded if requested before August 23rd, 2019 (minus $25 processing fee)

•50% will be refunded if requested before September 2nd, 2019

•25% will be refunded if requested before September 16th, 2019

•No refunds possible after September 30th, 2019

2019 CEU Information

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available


A maximum of 21 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Psychologists, Social Workers and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) are available over the 3 days of the conference, depending on which sessions are attended. This is not counting the pre-conference workshop. Each plenary and invited address during the conference is eligible for 1.5 CEUs. It is the participant’s responsibility to make sure that the program in which they are participating is CEU eligible (this is clearly marked on the conference program).


It is the responsibility of each conference participant to comply with the following instructions in order to receive CEUs:

  • The participant must be present for the entirety of the 1.5-hour address for which they are seeking CEUs.

  • The participant must acquire an evaluation form during the first 10 minutes of the address. These will be available at the respective entrances to the rooms within which the address is taking place. Please note: evaluation forms will not be provided later, as their distribution time verifies your entry time.

  • The participant must collect an attendance verification sticker at the conclusion of the session. These will be available at the respective entrances to the sessions within which the address is taking place. Please note: Stickers will not be provided later, as their distribution time verifies your exit time.

  • For each 1.5-hour CEU eligible program, the participant must complete the evaluation, affix the attendance verification sticker at the bottom of the evaluation form, and turn it in at the registration table.

  • The participant must complete a yellow CEU request form that is available at the registration/check-in table. This form and all individual CEU evaluation forms should be turned in together to the main registration tables before leaving the conference.


Each participant will receive a signed CEU certificate via email in the weeks following the conference. There is no additional cost for CEUs beyond the conference registration.


CEU Sponsorship

The Danielsen Institute at Boston University is graciously sponsoring CEUs for Psychologists and Social Workers. The Danielsen Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Danielsen Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Boston University School of Social Work Professional Education Program Department in collaboration with the Danielsen Institute is graciously sponsoring CEUs for Social Workers. For Social Workers from outside of Massachusetts, it is imperative that they contact their licensure board to determine whether these CEUs are recognized and applicable in their home state.


The Psychology and the Other Conference is providing sponsorship for CEUs for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC). Psychology and the Other is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. These credits are accepted by the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (Category I contact hours in Content Area I).

2019 Conference Sponsors

2019 Conference Sponsors


Boston College

  • Psychoanalytic Studies

  • School of Theology and Ministry

  • Woods College of Advancing Studies

  • Lynch School of Education and Human Development

  • Guestbook Project

  • School of Social Work

  • Department of Theology

  • Department of Sociology

  • Department of Philosophy


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