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One of the existential domains in Dasein analysis, existential analysis, and humanistic psychologies is the physical world. This is the furniture in which we live. However, because of various ideologies that distort ontological valuation, we end up pushing much of the furniture of the world to the periphery. We do this with the non-human Other. This is the radical Other. In conjunction with the 3RiverzCreative Life Design Institute, the Existential Psychoanalytic Institute is now offering a seminar in a trans-humanist approach to the radical Other. This is a seminar in critical theory, psychoanalysis, and existential phenomenology, focusing on the structures of the world in which humans live – – from both subjective and objective phenomenological orientations. Amongst other meanings, we fail to understand why we have so subjugated this element of our existential lebenswelt, to our own peril and to the moral catastrophe that we wage on the Earth every day. ~ KCB

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Core members of the EPIS Psychoanalytic Institute have, over the years, registered strong observations and thoughts about the viability of humanism as foundation for an effective clinical and cultural psychoanalysis. Already, we utilize the discourses of critical theory, phenomenology, and revised contemporary theories of psychoanalysis in our work.  However, we understand the power of humanism (often found in discourses about the human, for example in Dasein-analysis) to be distortive to more authentic anthropology with more legitimized consequences to the lifeworld.

As such, in addition to our regular and specialized seminars for professional members and for those seeking advancement in psychoanalytic practice, we will now be offering a seminar in advanced psychoanalytic theory and practice that challenges humanism.  This involves a trans-humanist worldview that overcomes some of the egocentric, narcissistic, and negative humanistic-oriented therapeutic consequences that emerge from such insular views. This is not to say that we ought to replace humanism, but it is to say that we are locating new theoretical and clinical avenues that severely challenge the humanist foundation.  A softer way of articulating this is that many of us believe that humanism must be profoundly re-constituted as such, leaving theoretical space for trans-human psychological and psychoanalytic professionalism, and therefore, new advances in our understanding of the human.

EPIS Education

EPIS Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

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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

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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

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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.

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