Rome 2015

THE AIR WE BREATHE

Toxic Emotions, Organizational Health, and Social Well-Being: Psychoanalytic Understanding and Interventions

The Symposium website is here, where you can find many of the abstracts.

ISA Congress Center
Istituto Superiore Antincendi, Via del Commercio 13, Rome, Italy.



FRIDAY 12th June, 2015

8:00-9:00 Social Dreaming / Yoga

9:15-9:45 Welcome, Symposium Opening
with Gerard Fromm, Mario Perini, Fabio D'Apice

9:45-11:00 Keynote 1

Manfred Kets de Vries "Toxic leaders and beyond"

11:15-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-13:00 Paper Session 1

  • The Ordinary (?) Crazyness of Organisations - G. Amado
  • Hierarchy's impact on organizational toxicity: Co-production by Tops and Middles - T. Gilmore & D.Bing
  • Emergence and consequences of neurotic emotions C.Chemin-Bouzir
  • Influence of Negative Narcissism - D.Bonnet
  • Unconscious processes in organizations - S.Long
  • Learning from a working conference in the United Reformed Church - M.Argent

13:15-14:15 Lunch

14:15-16:00 Paper Session 2

16:00-16:30 Afternoon Tea

16:30-17:45 Paper Session 3

17:45-18:15 Reflections on the Day

20:00 Piazzale Ostiense: Departure by private Bus for the Gala Dinner venue



SATURDAY 13th June

8:00-9:00 Social Dreaming / Yoga

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:30-9:45 Stefano Bolognini (IPA President): Greetings

9:45-11:00 Keynote 2

Bénédicte Vidaillet "The 'need for recognition at work': non-problem or mission impossible?"

11:15-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-12:45 Paper Session 4

  • The psychodynamics of engagement at work. - L.Hirschhorn
  • Transforming toxicity in organisations and society. - R.Morgan-Jones:
  • The building is toxic. - W.Czander
  • A technique to treat toxicity in organizations. C.Revere & al.
  • Toxicity and the Leader's revenge. - M.Stein & G.Petriglieri
  • Why haven’t psychoanalysts been leaders in the climate movement? - S.Spieler

13:15-14:15 Lunch

14.00-14.30 Book Presentation "La Psicoanalisi e le sue Istituzioni" [Psychoanalysis and its Institutions"] by Ken Eisold

14:15-15:15 Open Space

  • Discussion on “toxic authority” - S.Western
  • Discussion on “sibling dynamics” - J.Sirota
  • Discussion on "Making systems psychodynamic writing accessible to a non-psychoanalytic audience" - M. Ringer
  • Meeting for Committee members and chairs of regional activities, current, past and future. - LARA Committee
  • Climate Change: What Can Our Community Do? - S.Spieler

15:15-15:45 Afternoon Tea

15:45-17:30

17:30-18:15 Reflections on the Day



SUNDAY 14th June

8:00-9:00 Social Dreaming / Yoga

9:30-10:45 Paper Session 6

  • Containing Toxicity in Change. - R.Amato & L.Moskovitz
  • How to destroy your future as a corporation. - C.Nagel
  • The Listening Post and the GRADIOR. - G.Foresti & A.Samà
  • Stress – taboo or opportunities for change. C.Rook & T.Hellwig
  • The Projection of Ubiquitous Racism at American Universities. - H.Schwartz

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-12:30 Keynote 3

Francesco Avallone "Building organizational wellbeing"

12:30-13:15 Symposium Reflections and Closing

13:15-14:30 Lunch