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Biennial Conference 2023

Conference banner: Reaching Across the Divide: Bringing a Psychoanalytic Sensibility to Culture and Practice

November 9-12, 2023
Chicago, Illinois
[17.00 CE]


At this conference, we will explore what we are experiencing inside and outside our consulting rooms. “Divisiveness” seems more prominent today than at other times in history. Is it no greater but rather less hidden today? How are we to hear the other and bridge the gaps that we encounter? From its focus on internal conflict to the ways in which we understand and face difference, psychoanalytic thinking has much to say about the topic of divisiveness. Join us as we discuss the theory and therapeutic stance of responding to divisions, as they relate to the issues that are presented to us in our practices, in our communities, and in the world.

Conference is sponsored by National Institute for Psychoanalytic Education and Research, Inc. (NIPER), 501(c)(3) educational arm of AAPCSW.

Program Schedule

The program begins at the hotel with an architectural walking tour on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 4:00 pm, followed by a reception at 7:00 pm, at a nearby venue. The educational program begins before 9:00 am on Friday, November 10, 2023 through the weekend and ends by 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 12, 2023.

How to Register

→ Please complete the online registration and payment in one session.

Session Choices

After reviewing the conference program, please note your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices for each session. Session choices will be noted during the online registration and help AAPCSW track interest and session capacity.

Image: Step 1, Download Program Image: Step 2, Review Session Options Image: Step 3, Register and Pay Online

Conference Program
Participant Biographies
Mail-In Registration Form
** COVID Statement
*** Confidentiality

Registration Fees

Category Early Bird Postmarked
by 10/15/23
by 10/30/23
as of 10/31/23
AAPCSW Members
Student - Masters*
Student - PhD*
Candidate Institute*
New Professional *
[0-3 Years Post Masters]
$ 400
$ 450
$ 130
$ 320
$ 320
$ 220
$ 450
$ 500
$ 150
$ 370
$ 370
$ 270
$ 500
$ 550
$ 170
$ 420
$ 420
$ 320

* With Verification from university or institute.

(1) Conference registration fee includes: Thursday walking tour, Friday post-movie reception, Saturday luncheon, CE certificates.
(2) NIPER is subsidizing costs above the charge for the Thursday opening reception and the Saturday reception at theWIT Hotel.
(3) Volunteering and scholarships are available for master's students and new professionals. To learn more, contact Penny Rosen at: rosenpmsw@aol.com
(4) Become a member, which includes the benefit of reduced conference fees: https://aapcsw.org/membership/

Day Rates

Contact Lawrence Schwartz, Administrative Conference Coordinator
aapcsw@gmail.com | 718-728-7416

To attend a specific day, please register online using the:
Day Rates Registration Form »

→ Friday day rate includes Post-Movie Reception at the Palmer House.
→ Saturday day rate includes Saturday Luncheon for 1. Guests separate fee.
→ CE certificate included for hours attended.

Friday Saturday Sunday
AAPCSW Members $210 $210 $100
Non-Members $240 $240 $120
Student - Masters* $ 75 $ 75 $ 45
Student - PhD* $180 $180 $ 80
Candidate Institute* $180 $180 $ 80
New Professional *
[0-3 Years Post Masters]
$130 $130 $ 60

* With Verification from university or institute.

Cancellation policy

Refunds (less $50 administrative fee) will be granted only upon written request postmarked on or before 10/30/2023.


Contact Lawrence Schwartz, Administrative Conference Coordinator
(718) 728-7416 | aapcsw@gmail.com

Making Hotel Reservations

Hotel: Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois
(312) 726-7500 [ Use event code NIPER ]

Reserve Online: https://book.passkey.com/go/NIPER2023
(Hotel discount rate valid till October 16, 2023)

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Image Map - Palmer House Hilton

COVID Statement