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26th Annual Conference
on the Psychology of The Self

November 6 - 9, 2003
Chicago Marriott Downtown
Chicago, IL

James M. Fisch, MD, Conference Chair


The conference was another stimulating and enjoyable meeting.  For information on next year's annual meeting, including conference brochure and abstracts, check back here or contact:

Janna Wilger
Conference Manager
Professional Conference Management, Inc.
7916 Convoy Court | San Diego, CA 92111-1212 | USA
Tel: 858-565-9921 | Fax: 858-565-9954 | Email:


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2001 Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self - Click for 2003 Call for Papers
2001 Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self

Literary Competition

bulletSelf Psychology News, the newsletter of the International Council for Psychoanalytic Psychology of the Self, announces a literary competition for poems and short stories of up to 1000 words. The prize for the competition will be publication of the winning works in the 2003 issue of Self Psychology News. This is an opportunity for poets and writers, within the Self Psychology community, to see their work in print. Please send your submissions, written in MSWord, on disk to:

Allen M. Siegel, M.D.
122 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1301
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Deep Thoughts IV


At last, the much anticipated Deep Thoughts IV, including Robert Stolorow's Deep Limerick.

Words and Music

bulletTo celebrate the 24th annual conference we have a special paper presented with the simultaneous publication of this paper online and in Progress in Self Psychology. Frank Lachmann's 1999 Kohut Memorial Lecture, Words and Music, is now available complete with audio clips.  We are proud to bring this magnificent paper to readers around the globe in the original format requested by the author, with all of the audio clips available on-demand within the context of the essay.

September 11, 2001

bulletCan self psychology help us understand the experience?  Four essays exploring the motivations of "terrorists", trauma, the effects of the tragedy on flight attendants and the extraordinary, world-wide depth and breadth of the affective impact of 9/11. [Two additional essays added February 2002.]

Kohut Biography Available

Charles Strozier's new biography of Heinz Kohut is now available

bulletRead the complete text of the Preface online

Still Hot:

Topical Bibliography of Self Psychology

Selected Topical References in Self Psychology
by Jill Gardner

Subjects include: Children, Adolescence, Elderly, Parenthood, Marital and Family Therapy, Abuse/Trauma, Learning Disability, Sex and Gender, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Borderline Disorders, Brief Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Death and Mourning, Supervision, Miscellaneous Clinical Topics, Religion, and Comparative Theory.


Self Psychology and
Diagnostic Assessment
by Marshall L. Silverstein

bulletSelf Psychology and Diagnostic Assessment: Identifying Selfobject Functions through Psychological Testing
bulletBuy it at and help support the Self Psychology Page.


Kohut Memorial Fund Needs Your Help

bulletThe Kohut Memorial Fund supports humanities scholars in the application of self psychology theory.  Please support their work.

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