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The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis seeks paper submissions on psychoanalytic perspectives on the problem of incarceration, particularly with a focus on the often tenuous relations between guards and prisoners. The best two papers will be eligible for the Seidenberg Prize.

Papers should contribute to an understanding of these problems and offer feasible suggestions for intervention (apart from releasing significant numbers of prisoners or vastly increasing expenditures on mental health for guards and prisoners).

  • Two prizes will be awarded. The first place winner will receive $15,000. The second place winner will receive $5,000.
  • Prizes will be awarded at the June 2018 meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
  • The winning papers can be submitted for presentation at the American Psychoanalytic Association national meeting, the International Psychoanalytical Association or other appropriate forum.
  • The papers can be reviewed for publication in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
  • A stipend of $1,500 will be available for expenses if the paper is accepted for presentation.

The deadline for submission for this particular call for papers is March 1 2018. The best paper will be honored with the Seidenberg prize, named after the former Dean of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.

View the Call for Papers for the Seidenberg Prize


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