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The Existential Psychoanalytic Institute & Society offers yearly dues for $150.00 to professional and academic members, $75.00 for full time undergraduate students.  This entitles broad access to our seminar series, the annual conference, individual presentations, potential interviews on our radio show, and an extensive networking with like-minded individuals.

We are a supportive and collegial community, and welcome all interested and diligent members, clinical and academic, who wish to study critical theory, psychoanalysis, and phenomenology.

For more information please write:

EPIS Professional Membership

kbradref@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

EPIS Call for Papers – 2017 

Who & What

The Executive Editor of the Existential Psychoanalytic Institute & Society of North America invites authors to submit manuscripts for consideration in is peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Presencing EPIS: A Scientific Journal of Applied Phenomenology & Psychoanalysis (And Critical Theory). The following describes the mission, coverage and guidelines for submission to the EPIS Journal.

 

 

Mission

The Existential Psychoanalytic Institute’s Journal publishes research that applies the disciplines and conceptual tools of phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and critical theory to existing social, cultural, scientific, philosophical problems that we face in the world today.

 

Topic

EPIS will accept and review qualified scholarly articles in the interrelated areas of violence, creativity, and Eros, or other papers that are closely related in substance

  

Submission Guidelines & Deadline

Deadline for sending drafts of papers is July 1.  Finished papers are due August 15, 2017.  See episjournal.com for guidelines and length.

 

Contact

Please send papers or inquiries to: kbradref@gmail.com

Executive Editor, EPIS Journals

Presencing EPIS

kbradref@gmail.com

 

Existential Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

2017-2018 Seminar Curriculum

1ST DRAFT 2.23.17

*There may be small modifications in the reading depending upon

 the needs of the EPIS community.

 *Default is Mountain Time. Please adjust your

calendar depending upon your time zone.


Session 1:

September 1 & 2 (2017)

Applied & Clinical Phenomenology/Existential Analysis:

(Friday, 4-6 p.m. MT)

Practising Existential Psychotherapy (Read all) & The Interpreted World, Spinelli (Read Chapters 1, 2, 6, and 7);

 The Descriptive Phenomenological Method in Psychology, Giorgi (Read as you can over our school year);

 Skills in Existential Counselling, Van Deurzen (Read Introduction, Chapters 1-3, the balance over the school year);

 Introduction to Phenomenology, Sokolowski (This is good background; read in full as soon as possible.).

 Bring one clinical case or social encounter that you are willing to share within regular guidelines of confidentiality.  We will apply the phenomenological method, thereby showing the dialectical tension with the natural attitude.

 

Transcendental/Existential Phenomenology:

(Friday, 6-8 p.m. MT)

The Natural World as a Philosophical Problem. Jan Patocka. Translated by Erika Abrams. Edited by Ivan Chvatik, Edited by Lubica Ucnik. Chapter 1 and Chapter 2.

Recommended (Primary)

An Introduction to Husserl’s Phenomenology.  Jan Patocka. Translated by Erazim Kohák. Edited by James Dodd. Chicago, IL: Open Court, 1996.

Body, Community, Language, World. Jan Patocka. Translated by Erazim Kohak. Edited by James Dodd. Chicago, IL: Open Court, 1999.

Heretical Essays in the Philosophy of History. Jan Patocka. Translated by Erazim Kohák. Edited by James Dodd. Chicago, IL: Open Court, 1996.

Recommended (Secondary)

Edward F. Findlay, Caring for the soul in a postmodern age: politics and phenomenology in the thought of Jan Patočka

 Jacques Derrida, The Gift of Death

 Erazim Kohak, Jan Patocka: Philosophy and Selected Writings

 

 

Psychoanalysis & Philosophy:

(Saturday, 10-noon p.m., MT)

Ecrits, The First Complete Edition in English, Lacan, Articles 19 & 20.

 

Critical Theory, Cultural Criticism & Psychoanalysis:

(Saturday, noon-2 p.m. MT)

Being and Event, Volume 2 (Logics of Worlds), Book II, Greater Logic 1, Alain Badiou,

 

Session 2:

December 1 & 2 (2017)

Applied & Clinical Phenomenology/Existential Analysis:

(Friday, 4-6 p.m. MT)

Practising Existential Psychotherapy (Read all) & The Interpreted World, Spinelli (Read Chapters 1, 2, 6, and 7);

 The Descriptive Phenomenological Method in Psychology, Giorgi (Read as you can over our school year);

 Skills in Existential Counselling, Van Deurzen (Read Introduction, Chapters 1-3, the balance over the school year);

 Introduction to Phenomenology, Sokolowski (This is good background; read in full as soon as possible.).

Bring one clinical case or social encounter that you are willing to share within regular guidelines of confidentiality.  We will apply the phenomenological method, thereby showing the dialectical tension with the natural attitude.

 

Transcendental/Existential Phenomenology:

(Friday, 6-8 MT)

The Natural World as a Philosophical Problem. Jan Patocka. Translated by Erika Abrams. Edited by Ivan Chvatik, Edited by Lubica Ucnik. Chapter 3.

 

Psychoanalysis & Philosophy:

(Saturday, 10-noon p.m. MT)

Ecrits, Article 21.

 

Critical Theory, Cultural Criticism & Psychoanalysis:

(Saturday, noon-2 p.m. MT)

Being and Event, Volume 2 (Logics of Worlds), Book III, Greater Logic II.

 

Session 3:

March 2 & 3 (2018)

Applied & Clinical Phenomenology/Existential Analysis:

(Friday, 4-6 p.m. MT)

Practising Existential Psychotherapy (Read all) & The Interpreted World, Spinelli (Read Chapters 1, 2, 6, and 7);

 The Descriptive Phenomenological Method in Psychology, Giorgi (Read as you can over our school year);

 Skills in Existential Counselling, Van Deurzen (Read Introduction, Chapters 1-3, the balance over the school year);

 Introduction to Phenomenology, Sokolowski (This is good background; read in full as soon as possible.).

Bring one clinical case or social encounter that you are willing to share within regular guidelines of confidentiality.  We will apply the phenomenological method, thereby showing the dialectical tension with the natural attitude.

 

Transcendental/Existential Phenomenology:

(Friday, 6-8 p.m. MT)

The Natural World as a Philosophical Problem. Jan Patocka. Translated by Erika Abrams. Edited by Ivan Chvatik, Edited by Lubica Ucnik. Chapters 4 & 5.

 

Psychoanalysis & Philosophy:

(Saturday, 10-noon p.m. MT)

Ecrits, Article 22.

 

Critical Theory, Cultural Criticism & Psychoanalysis:

(Saturday, noon-2 p.m. MT)

Being and Event, Volume 2 (Logics of Worlds), Book IV.

 

Session 4:

June 1 & 2 (2018)

Applied and Clinical Phenomenology/Existential Analysis:

 (Friday, 4-6 p.m. MT)

Practising Existential Psychotherapy (Read all) & The Interpreted World, Spinelli (Read Chapters 1, 2, 6, and 7);

The Descriptive Phenomenological Method in Psychology, Giorgi (Read as you can over our school year);

 Skills in Existential Counselling, Van Deurzen (Read Introduction, Chapters 1-3, the balance over the school year);

 Introduction to Phenomenology, Sokolowski (This is good background; read in full as soon as possible.).

 Bring one clinical case or social encounter that you are willing to share within regular guidelines of confidentiality.  We will apply the phenomenological method, thereby showing the dialectical tension with the natural attitude.

 

Transcendental/Existential Phenomenology:

(Friday, 6-8 p.m. MT)

The Natural World as a Philosophical Problem. Jan Patocka. Translated by Erika Abrams. Edited by Ivan Chvatik, Edited by Lubica Ucnik. Review.

 

Psychoanalysis & Philosophy:

(Saturday, 10-noon p.m.)

Ecrits, Review Articles 19-22.

 

Critical Theory, Cultural Criticism & Psychoanalysis:

(Saturday, noon-2 p.m. MT)

Being and Event, Volume 2 (Logics of Worlds). Review material to date.

 

March 1, 2017 version

EPIS curriculum, copyright, 2017-18

Official Version, Draft 1

EPIS Education

If you have a PhD in psychology or philosophy and want postdoctoral study, you should consider our 2-year program in Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, and Critical Theory.  For more information please go to episeducation.com.

EPIS Education

kbradref@gmail.com

 

 

If you are theoretically or clinically interested in the phenomenological work of Jan Patocka, you might enjoy our 2017-18 seminar, running from September 1, 2017 – early June, 2018.

For more information, please email kbradref@gmail.com or use contact forms at episworldwide.com.

EPIS Education Programs

Existential Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

EPIS Call for Papers 2017

Call for Papers

Who & What

The Executive Editor of the Existential Psychoanalytic Institute & Society of North America invites authors to submit manuscripts for consideration in is peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Presencing EPIS: A Scientific Journal of Applied Phenomenology & Psychoanalysis (And Critical Theory). The following describes the mission, coverage and guidelines for submission to the EPIS Journal.

Mission

The Existential Psychoanalytic Institute’s Journal publishes research that applies the disciplines and conceptual tools of phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and critical theory to existing social, cultural, scientific, philosophical problems that we face in the world today.

Topic

EPIS will accept and review qualified scholarly articles in the interrelated areas of violence, creativity, and Eros, or other papers that are closely related in substance

Submission Guidelines & Deadline

Deadline for sending drafts of papers is July 1.  Finished papers are due August 15, 2017.  See episjournal.com for guidelines and length.

Contact

Please send papers or inquiries to:

Executive Editor, EPIS Journals

Presencing EPIS

kbradref@gmail.com

Existential Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

 2016-2017 Seminar Curriculum

 

 

1ST DRAFT 4.12.16

*There may be small modifications in the reading depending upon the needs of the EPIS community.

 *Default is Mountain Time. Please make adjustments in your

calendar depending upon your time zone.

 

Session 1: September 2 & 3 (Friday, 4-8 p.m. MST)

Applied & Clinical Phenomenology/Existential Analysis:

The Family Idiot, Jean-Paul Sartre (Volumes 1-5) (Study Volume II, Chapter 8 for discussion)

Search for a Method, Sartre. Read all as background.

 Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert.  Read.

Supplemental:

Practising Existential Psychotherapy (Read all) & The Interpreted World, Spinelli (Read Chapters 1, 2, 6, and 7);

The Descriptive Phenomenological Method in Psychology, Giorgi (Read as you can over our school year);

Skills in Existential Counselling, Van Deurzen (Read Introduction, Chapters 1-3, the balance over the school year);

Introduction to Phenomenology, Sokolowski (This is good background; read in full as soon as possible.).

*Although our focus will be on learning Sartre’s methods, along with other phenomenological methods as stated, let’s all prepare to bring one clinical case or social encounter that you are willing to share within regular guidelines of confidentiality.  For any personal or professional case studies in which we engage, we will apply the phenomenological method, thereby showing the dialectical tension with the natural attitude.

 

Transcendental/Existential Phenomenology:

Phenomenology of Perception, Merleau-Ponty, Introduction, chapters 1-4.

Supplemental: Material Phenomenology, Michel Henry

Supplemental: Dr. Steve Goldman’s “Notes & Lectures”

 

Psychoanalysis & Philosophy: (Saturday, 10-2 p.m., MST)

Ecrits, The First Complete Edition in English, Lacan, Articles 13 & 14.

 

 

Critical Theory, Cultural Criticism & Psychoanalysis:

Being and Event, Alain Badiou, Part VII.

 

 

Session 2: December 4 & 5 (Friday, 4-8 p.m.)

Applied & Clinical Phenomenology/Existential Analysis:

Family Idiot, Volume 2, Chapter 9.

 

Transcendental/Existential Phenomenology:

Phenomenology of Perception, Part I, The Body.

 

Psychoanalysis & Philosophy: (Saturday, 10-2 p.m.)

Ecrits, Articles 15 & 16.

 

Critical Theory, Cultural Criticism & Psychoanalysis:

Being and Event, Part VIII.

 

Session 3: March 3 & 4 (Friday, 4-8 p.m.)

Applied and Clinical Phenomenology/Existential Analysis:

Family Idiot, Volume 2, Chapter 10.

 

Transcendental/Existential Phenomenology:

Phenomenology of Perception, Part II, The World as Perceived

 

Psychoanalysis & Philosophy: (Saturday, 10-2 p.m.)

Ecrits, Articles 17 & 18.

 

Critical Theory, Cultural Criticism & Psychoanalysis:

Being and Event, II, (Logics of Worlds), Preface and Book I.

 

 

Session 4: June 2 & 3 (Friday, 4-8 p.m.)

Applied and Clinical Phenomenology/Existential Analysis:

Family Idiot, Volume 2, Chapter 11.

 

Transcendental/Existential Phenomenology:

Phenomenology of Perception, Part III, Being-for-Itself and Being-in-the-World.

 

 

Psychoanalysis & Philosophy: (Saturday, 10-2 p.m.)

Ecrits, Review Articles 13 – 18.

 

Critical Theory, Cultural Criticism & Psychoanalysis:

Being and Event, Volume 2 (Logics of Worlds), Book II.

 

April 17, 2016 version

Prof./Dr. Kevin Boileau, Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., Dean of Faculty

Nazarita Goldhammer, Executive Director

EPIS curriculum, copyright, 2016 -17

Official Version, Draft 1