My name is Kevin and I am Director of Graduate Studies in the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies. I am pleased to inform you that registration is now open for CPS’s short course on Research Skills and Psychoanalytic Methodology and David Bennett’s one-day masterclass on publishing. All details regarding the courses can be found below.
CPS SHORT COURSE ON RESEARCH SKILLS AND PSYCHOANALYTIC METHODOLOGY 10-12 NOVEMBER 2014
This is the Centre’s flagship course on advanced research methods in psychoanalysis. It is aimed primarily at PhD students in Psychoanalytic and Psychosocial Studies but will also be useful to those from the Social Sciences and HHS. Humanities students may also find much of the material relevant. The sessions provide essential training for first and second year PhD students and involve many of the Centre’s senior members of staff. (MA students are also welcome to register, but priority will be given to PhD students). It covers:
(1) PhD research skills in an advanced, targeted, academic-led way, including Ethics, Constructing a Literature Review, the Supervision Process, and a review of some finished PhDs;
(2) Introductions to more specific research methodologies of particular interest for students working in psychoanalytic studies, or in fields involving research into human motivation: ‘Discourse and Fantasy in Critical Empirical Research’, ‘Using Thematic Analysis for Qualitative Research’, ‘The Use of the Single Case Archive’, ‘Historical Methods’ and ‘Conducting Clinical Research’.
All sessions will touch on PhD research in a very concrete way, and students will be encouraged to respond to materials with their own PhD project in mind.
The cost for Essex PhD students is £180 for the three days, which can be paid for with Proficio money for training. The cost for students from other academic institutions is £360. The cost for external Professionals is £500. Anyone interested in attending from outside Essex University should sign up to Essex Proficio. There are a limited amount of places for these seminars.
MASTERCLASS: WHY AND HOW TO GET PUBLISHED 13 NOVEMBER 2014
This one-day masterclass taught by David Bennett, Fellow in the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies and former Director of Research in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, will provide practical information and advice on how to build your career profile by publishing your research. Presented by an experienced academic author, journal editor and book editor with extensive international experience, it will combine focused talks, supported by detailed handouts, with workshops and discussion of all aspects of academic publishing, including:
• Overview of Research Publication
• From chapter draft to conference paper
• From conference paper to journal article
• Convening your own conference and editing the papers for publication
• Co-authorship and collaborative publication
• Deciding whether to publish your thesis as a book or as articles
• From thesis to book
• Author’s rights, copyright and licensing
• Current and future trends in academic publishing
• The question: Is any publication better than none?
For workshop purposes, it is essential that all participants provide two documents in advance of the masterclass: (1) the title and abstract of their PhD thesis (300 words max.); (2) a draft abstract for a proposed conference paper either on a different topic from their PhD thesis or on a narrowly-defined aspect of their PhD research (title + abstract = 300 words max.). These must be emailed to May Andrews [email protected] by 25 October.
The cost for Essex PhD students is £60 for the day, which can be paid for with Proficio money for training. The cost for students from other academic institutions is £120. The cost for external Professionals is £250. Anyone interested in attending from outside Essex University should contact May Andrews [email protected] to book a place. There are a limited amount of places for these seminars.
Dr. Kevin Lu
Director, MA in Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies
Director of Graduate Studies
Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester