Boston 2003

Power and Politics

Chairs: Donna Lofgren and Aaron Nurick

Omni Parker House
Boston, Massachusetts

A number of the best papers from the Symposium have been published in a special edition of the Journal of Psycho-Social Studies and are available here.

Thursday, June 19

8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

ISPSO President: Susan Long, Ph.D.

Symposium Co-Chairs:
Donna Lofgren, Ph.D and Aaron Nurick, Ph.D.

9:00 –10:30 Invited Opening Plenary Address

The Politics of Hatred
Robert Pyles, M.D.
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Moderator: Donna Lofgren, Ph.D.
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10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Papers Session 1

Convener: Edward Klein, Ph.D.
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Public is Not the Same as Private
Professor Paul Hoggett
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Moderator:
William Czander, Ph.D.
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"Victimhood" and the Exclusion of the Other: From a Women's Organization to National and Global Politics
Judith Levy, Ph.D. and Ilana Litman, M.A., M.Sc.
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Moderator:
Lilian Hupkens, M.Sc., M.P.C.
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The Anti-Globalisation Movement and its Discontents: The Real Issues for Organizations
Eyal Pavell, Ph.D.
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Moderator:
Malachi O’Connor, Ph.D.
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The Confusion of Dreams between Selves and the Other: A Psychoanalytic View of the Political Reality in Social Dreaming
E. Martin Walker, Ph.D.
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Moderator:
W. Gordon Lawrence, M.A., Dr. rer oec.
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12: 30 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 Plenary Paper

Facts: What's the Good of Change? (pdf)
Philip Boxer, B.Sc., M.Sc., C.M.C
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Moderator:
Kenneth Eisold, Ph.D.
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3:30 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:30 Parallel Paper Session 2

Swimming with Sharks: The Politics of Survival in the Large Group
Stanley Gold, M.D.
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Moderator:
Marlene Spero, Ph.D.
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Politics, Strategy and Passion
Larry Hirschhorn, Ph.D.
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Moderator:
James Hunt, Ph.D.
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Organization of Politics (in the case of the U.S.C.P.A. Program in Japan)
Joichi Ogawa, Ph.D.
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Moderator:
Terry Martin, Ph.D.
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Powerlessness in Care-Giving Professions: A Qualitative Study from a Lacanian Framework
Stijn Vanheule, Ph.D.
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Moderator:
Thomas Hoffman, M.D.
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The Social Dynamics of Fundamentalism
Simon Western, M.A.
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Moderator:
Monica Weil, M.B.A., M.S.
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5:30 – 6:00 Reflections on the day
6:00 – 7:30 Reception

Friday, June 20

9:00 – 10:30 Plenary Paper

Necessary Fantasy and the Politics of Disappointment: A Case Study of Virtual Organization
Elizabeth Blaylock, M.A and Alida Zweidler-McKay, M.B.A
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Moderator:
Susan Long, Ph.D.
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10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Papers Session 3

Convener: Daniel Frank, Ph.D.
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The Politics of Self Interest in Organizations: Overpowering the Primary Task
James Dalgleish, Ph.D. candidate
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Moderator:
Rosemary Booth, M.A., M.C.R.P.
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The Psychodynamics of Leadership Exits (pdf format)
Thomas Gilmore, Ph.D.
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Moderator:
Clare Huffington, MSc.C.Psychol. A.F.B.P.S., M.T.S.P.
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Follow the Leader...? Leadership and Followership, Seduction and Persecution in Groups and Institutions
Ross Lazar, B.A, M.A.T.
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Moderator:
Hannah Piterman, Ph.D.
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Politics, Power, Knowledge and Consultancy
Lionel Stapley, Ph.D.
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Moderator:
David Armstrong, B.A.
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12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 Invited Plenary Address

The Maturation of American Identity: The Elections of 1996 and 2000 and the War on Terrorism
Edward Shapiro, M.D.
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Moderator:
Aaron J. Nurick, Ph.D.
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3:30 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:30 Parallel Papers Session 4

Convener: Paula Singer, Ph.D.
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How to Help Employees Undergoing Restructuring to get a Holdon the World
Maryse Dubouloy, Ph.D.
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Moderator:
Judith Levy, Ph.D.
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Corrupt Groups in Contemporary Corporations: Outside Boards and Inside Traders
Kenneth Eisold, Ph.D.
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Moderator:
Ulrich Beumer
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Exploring the Psychodynamics of Corporate Succession Planning
Marisa Guerin, Ph.D. and Birge D. (Ric) Reichard, Ph.D.
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Moderator:
Michael Diamond, Ph.D.
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Leadership, Betrayal and Adaptation
James Krantz, Ph.D.
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Moderator:
Jon Stokes, Dip.Clin.Psych.
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5:30 – 6:00 Reflections on the Day
6:00 - 7:30 Cocktails
7:30 - Dinner in honor of ISPSO founders

Saturday, June 21

9:00 – 10:30 Plenary Paper

Managing Persecutory and Depressive Anxieties: A Long-term Consultation to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Rina Bar-Lev Elieli, Psy.D and Laurence Gould, Ph.D.
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Moderator:
Allan Souter, Ph.D.
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10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Papers Session 5

Convener: James Hunt, D.B.A.
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Out of Our Minds - A Study in Organisational Change
Miranda Alcock
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Moderator:
Ernest Fruge, Ph.D.
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The Power of Money (pdf format)
Gilles Arnaud, Ph.D.
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Moderator:
R. Bonnie Haber, M.A.
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Psychoanalysts Consulting to Organizations: Opportunities and Obstacles
Joint Panel, ISPSO and the Committee on Corporate Consulting of the American Psychoanalytic Association

Kerry Sulkowicz, M.D., APsaA, Chair, Public Information Committee

Ken Settel, M.D., APsaA, Co-Chair, Committee on Corporate Consulting

Jon Stokes, Dip. Clin. Psych., ISPSO, Past President; former Director, Tavistock Centre's Consultancy Service

Stanley Gold, M.D., Senior Lecturer and Chair. Centre for Psychodynamic Studies, Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Chair: Kenneth Eisold, Ph.D., ISPSO, President-Elect; Co-Chair, APsaA's Committee on Corporate Consulting

Psychoanalytic Thoughts on 9/11
Dr. Hans-Jurgen Wirth
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Moderator:
Robert Lipgar, Ph.D.
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12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 Parallel Papers 6

Convener: Allan Souter, Ph.D.
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The Pact with the State—The Politico-Technical System
Elizabeth Henderson, B.A., A.P.S.W.
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Moderator:
drs. Hans Blom, psychologist N.I.P.
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The Economy of Vengeance: Some Socio-analytic Considerations on the Aetiology and Meaning of the Business of Revenge
Dr. Burkard Sievers and Rose Redding Mersky, M.S.
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Moderator:
Lionel Stapley, Ph.D.
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The Origins of Violence in Groups: How Levinas' Thinking Can Guide Us Towards an Ethical Group Relations Theory
Murray Gordon, M.Sc., M.A, M.A.H.P
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Moderator:
Ross Lazar, B.A, M.A.T.
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3:30 – 4:00 Closing of Symposium and Transfer of ISPSO Presidency

Outgoing President: Susan Long, Ph.D.
Incoming President: Kenneth Eisold, Ph.D.

Introduction of ISPSO 2004 Symposium
Ulrich Beumer, Symposium Chair
8:00 Boston Pops Concert