The purpose of the Psychology and the Other Conference is to enrich conversations at the intersections of philosophy, psychology, and theological/religious studies, particularly emphasizing scholarship around the notion of the “Other.” Our hope is that our conversations and collaborations will challenge and deepen our various disciplines.
The conference will be held from October 4th- 6th, 2019 at Lesley University's Brattle Campus on 99 Brattle Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.
We are excited to announce some of our plenary speakers!
University of Virginia
New York University
Union Theological Seminary
Lewis Aron, NYU
Jody Armour, USC
Pamela Cooper-White, Union Theological Seminary
Elizabeth Corpt, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
Jack Foehl, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
Roger Frie, Simon Frasier University
Donna Orange, NYU
Ann Pellegrini, NYU
Mari Ruti, University of Toronto
Peter Shabad, Northwestern University
Philip Cushman, Antioch University
Mark Freeman, College of the Holy Cross
Kenneth Gergen, Swarthmore College
Derek Hook, Duquesne University
James Lamiell, Georgetown University
Lynne Layton, Harvard Medical School
Louis Sass, Rutgers University
Brent Slife, Brigham Young University
2019 Conference Sponsors
The deadline for submissions has passed. Proposal notifications have been sent to all authors.
The conference program can be found here.
We are offering two pre-conference workshops:
Both pre-conference workshops will be held from 9am-5pm on Thursday, October 8th in Harvard Square. Each pre-conference workshop will have 6 CEUs available. More information to come!
While registering for the Conference, you can select either pre-conference workshop at an additional cost of $250.
On Being Beside Ourselves:
Exploring the Work of Judith Butler
My Other's Keeper: Sustaining the Inner Life of Clinicians and Humanitarians
Please note that space is limited and on-site registration is unlikely
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 turns in at registration tables located in Washburn Hall or Sheraton Commander.
The participant must complete a yellow CEU request form and CEU checklist (on back of yellow 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 (located in Washburn Hall or Sheraton Commander) 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.
The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis is graciously sponsoring CEUs for Psychologists. The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis 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 Institute 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).
Live Stream Option
Live Stream Available
We are pleased to announce a new method of participating in this year’s conference for those who are unable to attend and witness the conversation taking place here in Boston. This year, we will offer a live-stream option that will allow you exclusive access to each of our plenary and invited addresses as they occur and for a one week period after the event.
Register today for the “Online Digital Streaming for Plenaries and Invited Addresses” and be a part of the conversation for only $50.
Purchasing the live stream option will grant you access to:
A unique promotional code to access the live stream via email
Live stream viewing for each of the Plenary and Invited Addresses throughout the Psychology and the Other conference
On-Demand viewing of the Plenary and Invited Addresses for up to one week following the conference
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the live-stream option or technical requirements needed for viewing.
Network Name: Lesley Open
Sheraton Commander Hotel
Network name: Sheraton Meeting Rooms
David Goodman, Ph.D Boston College
Brian Becker, Ph.D., Lesley University
Christopher Adams, Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University
Ben Arcangeli, Boston College
Jacqueline Aug, New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling/Middlesex University
Peter August, MFT, Private Practice
Jeffrey Bloechl, Ph.D., Boston College
Dan Bloom, New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy
Philip Brownell, Psy.D. New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy
Meenakshi Chhabra, Ph.D., Lesley University
Joshua Clegg, Ph.D., John Jay College
Abigail Collins, Lesley University
Adeline Dettor, Lesley University
Alvin Dueck, Ph.D., Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
Jenny Esdale, Babson College
Mark Freeman, Ph.D., College of the Holy Cross
Paul Fideler, Ph.D., Lesley University
Roger Frie, Ph.D., Psy.D., R.Psych, Simon Fraser University
Sam Gable, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Sue Grand, New York University
Marsha Hewitt, Ph.D., University of Toronto
Marie Hoffman, Ph.D.,Society for Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies & Theology
George Horton, Psy.D., Danielsen Institute at Boston University
David House, Lesley University
Katie Howe, MA, Lesley University
Perah Kessman, Ph.D., LMHC, Lesley University
Richard LaFleur, University of West Georgia
Lynne Layton, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Heather Macdonald, Psy.D., Lesley University
Cacky Mellor, M.Ed Boston College
Martha Reineke, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Donadrian Rice, Ph.D., University of West Georgia
Frank Richardson, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Eric Severson, Ph.D., Eastern Nazarene College
Brent Slife, Ph.D., Brigham Young University
George Stavros, Ph.D., Danielsen Institute at Boston University
Carol Swanson, LCSW, Portland Gestalt Therapy Institute
Kimm Topping, Boston College
Laura Werner, Ph.D., Harvard University
Natalia Yangarber-Hicks, Wheaton College
Kimm Topping, Boston College & Jenny Esdale, Babson College
Academic Exhibition Director
Ben Arcangeli, Boston College
Director of Operations
Cacky Mellor, M.Ed., Boston College
David House, Lesley University
Marketing and Graphics Coordinator
Danielle Moreno, Independent Contractor
Marissa Uvanovic, Independent Contractor