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Jungian, Archetypal Studies, and Mythology Conference Announcements


The Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women and Mythology is conferred by the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology. The award was established in 2009 and is funded by the gift of a generous contributor.  The intention behind its founding is to create awareness of excellence in Women and Mythology, and to provide an organizational framework for supporting graduate students in their work.  The award is presented at the biennial national conference, for dissertations completed and defended in 2015 and 2014.  Defense must be completed by December 31, 2015.

Applicants can be from any discipline, including but not limited to literature, religious studies, art or art history, classics, anthropology, and communications. Creative dissertations must include significant analysis of mythology in addition to creative work.

Applicants must be members of ASWM upon submission of entry.  A letter of support from dissertation chair/director must accompany application.  Applicants will be urged to also propose a paper for the national conference, and to appear at and present work at national conference, if they receive award.

Additional information may be found at  http://womenandmyth.org/blog-posts/

Call for Proposals “Seeking Harbor in Our Histories: Lights in the Darkness”

2016 Biennial Conference

Association for the Study of Women and Mythology

April 1­2, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts

Call for Proposals

“Seeking Harbor in Our Histories: Lights in the Darkness”

Goddess Scholarship draws on historical, ethnographic and folk sources, among others, to document and honor the sacred and mundane stories which animate the traditions and spiritual lives of our global sisters and our foremothers.

Papers should be 20 minutes; panels with up to four papers on a related topic may be proposed together. Workshop proposals should be organized to provide audience interaction and must clearly address the theme. All sessions and workshops are limited to 90 minutes.

Presenters from all disciplines are welcome, as well as creative artists and practitioners who engage mythic themes in a scholarly manner in their work. Presenters must become members of ASWM.

Send 250 ­word abstract (for panels, 200 word abstract plus up to 150 words per paper) in PDF or MSWord to aswmsubmissions@gmail.comby November 15, 2015. ​

Please see the following link to obtain additional details about this call for proposal:  http://womenandmyth.org/?s=Call+for+Proposals&submit=Go


2016 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/American Culture Association (ACA)

Annual National Conference, March 21-25, 2016

Please submit an abstract of 250 words or less no later than October 1, 2015. Proposals submitted after the deadline cannot be considered.

For detailed information and instructions, please press the following link:  https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/76570/mythology-contemporary-culture-popular-culture-annual-conference

Somatic Studies Conference Annoucements

Worldwide conference and ‘call for papers’ announcements in somatic studies, somatic psychology, dance, depth psychology and related academic and professional areas.

Imagery International Annual Conference

The Heart of Imagery
October 30 to November 1, 2015
Vallombrosa, Menlo Park, CA


(and Save the Date)
2016 CPA Convention
April 14-17, 2016
Hotel Irvine, Irvine, CA
Transformation and Innovation in Psychology — Meeting the Needs of Our Complex and Diverse World
Share your knowledge and experience at the 2016 CPA convention. The convention will explore the many ways in which psychologists must respond to an increasingly multidimensional world and to a diverse range of patients who have increasingly complex needs.

We welcome proposals for advanced level, interactive, presentations on a wide range of topics related to clinical practice, training and education, public service, the role of psychology in social justice, technology as it relates to psychology, and applications of psychology beyond the clinical setting such as sports, organizations, conflict resolution, and other non-clinical environments.

Be aware that all presenters must register for the convention.  We do offer a discounted registration fee for presenters.
Firm Deadline for proposals:  August 30, 2015


International Journal of Transpersonal Studies
Jung and Transpersonal Psychology

You are invited to submit a paper for consideration to be included in a special issue of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies (IJTS) on the topic of Jung and Transpersonal Psychology. Topics may include Jung’s influences on the field of Transpersonal psychology, similarities or differences between the schools of thought, or how the transpersonal movement has influenced modern post-Jungian thought. This exploration will help to define the historical perspectives and current state of these respective approaches to psycho-spiritual topics. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2015.

This special issue will appear in an upcoming issue of IJTS, a double-blind peer-reviewed journal in print for over 30 years, currently with more than 60,000 unique visitors per year (http://www.transpersonalstudies.org). It was founded in 1981 by Don Diespecker, PhD, an Australian transpersonal psychologist and psychology professor, and published as The Australian Journal ofTranspersonal Psychology until 1992. It is currently published by Floraglades Foundation, a Florida-based non-profit organization, and serves as the official publication of the International Transpersonal Association, an organization founded by Stanislav Grof (http://www.transpersonalassociation.com).

The paper you write should be targeted at a broad professional audience, so that it summarizes its topic clearly and draws on a range of transpersonal and other scholarly literature; the citation level should be relatively high, with the understanding that for some transpersonally-oriented subject areas, only minimal literature exists. In most cases, an explicit connection to thetranspersonal field should be made within the paper.

All manuscripts should be written in English and prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Submission should be made electronically in a Microsoft Word® document to the following address jkaminker@jfku.edu. Graphics or photographs may also be submitted as .jpg files. IJTS is not responsible for the loss or damage of any materials submitted as hardcopy and will not return any hardcopy submissions.

With your submission, please include three to five suggested reviewers for the paper (with their affiliation and contact information), institutional affiliation (for each author), an abstract (up to 120 words), five to 12 keywords, a biographical statement for each author (up to 150 words), and an e-mail address for author communication. Manuscripts typically should not exceed 10,000 words (including text, references, notes, etc.), though IJTS has published considerably longer papers substance warranted additional length.

Manuscripts submitted to IJTS must be original, neither previously published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere, and must not infringe on the copyright or any other proprietary right of any other party. Contributing authors are solely responsible for obtaining written permission, where appropriate, to reprint copywritten material. Submission of a manuscript irrevocably grants explicit permission by the author for it to be published in IJTS and acknowledgment that he/she has the full right and power to authorize IJTS to publish it and, if it is accepted and published (either online and/or in print), to also authorize republishing it in any subsequent edited work (e.g., a book consisting of manuscripts previously published in IJTS). IJTS grants liberal non-exclusive rights to the author(s), so that authors may freely re-publish their paper without specific permission from the journal, provided that full citation to first publication in IJTS is made. If the manuscript is not published in IJTS, all aspects of the agreement made by submitting it shall become null and void; and all rights transferred by submitting the article shall revert to the author.

By submitting the manuscript to IJTS for publication, the author warrants and represents that he/she is the owner of all rights to the work, that the work is his/her original work, that the work contains no material that is defamatory, libelous, obscene, violates any right of privacy or is otherwise contrary to law, that the grant of rights herein have not heretofore been assigned or otherwise encumbered and are in all respects free and clear, ands that all statements in the submission are the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Editor or staff of IJTS.
Jacob Kaminker, PhD
Core Faculty, Assistant Professor
Director, Expressive Arts Therapy and Depth Psychotherapy
John F. Kennedy University
College of Graduate and Professional Studies

The APPPAH 19th International Congress

When: December 3rd – 6th, 2015

Where: Double Tree Berkeley (CA) Marina Hotel

APPPAH Website: www.birthpsychology.com
Congress Website Page:www.birthpsychology.com/2015- conference/welcome-congress-2015

About the Congress:

Join APPPAH for the 19th International Congress at the Berkeley Marina Double Tree Hotel in Berkeley, CA December 3-6, 2015. The Congress theme is Birth and Society: How Birth Impacts Society and how Society Impacts Birth. We invite you to celebrate new trends, old friends, great views, and inspiring speakers and workshops.  Our lives are changing with the changes in how we deliver babies. As we explore the past, present, and future with the supportive surround of salt air, ocean breezes, majestic sights, and ambient sounds of the waves and rolling fog and peaking city light of San Francisco and Marin County, come and share the mission of how society effects and birth effects society. Celebrate life and join us!!

About the Association:

The Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health focuses attention on the life-changing discoveries being made in the first period of human development from preparation for pregnancy through the postpartum period and establishment of breastfeeding. We find that prenatal and perinatal experiences have a profound impact on the subsequent quality of health and human behavior; we see that life is a continuum which starts before conception, not after birth. During this formative period, parents and babies are not isolated from each other but fundamentally interconnected. A loving prenatal and perinatal experience inspires such things as bonding and sensitivity to others which have long-term consequences for both individual relationships and for society. Ultimately, womb ecology reveals itself in world ecology as the seeds of peace or violence are sown by parents, their models, teachers, and caregivers during pregnancy and birth.

Please let me know if I can answer further questions regarding the Congress and thank you for your consideration of this amazing educational and professional development opportunity for PGI students.

Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Annual Conference


Where: Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Minneapolis Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

When: April 8–11, 2015

About the conference: Each year, AWP holds its Annual Conference & Bookfair in a different city to celebrate the authors, teachers, students, writing programs, literary centers, and publishers of that region. More than 11,000 writers and readers attended our 2013 conference, and over 650 exhibitors were represented at our bookfair. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America.

About the organization: AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers, 500 college and universitycreative writing programs, and 125 writers’ conferences and centers. Our mission is to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing.

USABP Conference 2016

Sexuality, Spirituality and the Body; The Art and Science of Somatic Psychotherapy

A full website will launch first part of Summer 2015!


July 21, 22, 23 – Full Conference
July 22 & 23 – Vendor Show
July 20 – Pre Conference Workshop

For those that would like to present or hold a workshop:

Proposals will be accepted till March 31, 2015  –

Selection of speakers:  April through June of 2015

Final speaker line up will be live on the website: July 1, 2015