Call For Papers: Clio’s Psyche on Family Psychodynamics

Call For Papers: Clio’s Psyche on Family Psychodynamics

A chance to write about how the American family has changed dramatically in the last 50 years. For our March 2011 Special Issue of Clio’s Psyche: Understanding the “Why” of Culture, Current Events, History and Society, we welcome your thoughts by January 10, 2011 on a variety of related subjects. We look for different types of submissions.

Psychological insights involving the changing American family including:

· Case studies of explosive intimacy within the family
· Attachment, counter-dependency, and individuation
· Cell phones, instant messaging, and the Internet as instruments of familial connection and separation
· Historical reasons for and changes within family life
· The relationship of family economics and psychology
· The impact of sports, television, and the Internet
· Changing roles of men, women, and children
· Single parenting and the changing American family
· Changing patterns of divorce across American history
· Emotional and psychological consequences of divorce on children, divorceés, and society generally
· The impact of “Jocasta” mothering
· Family dynamics in polygamous families
· Gender and identity issues for children of divorce, as well as of gay, immigrant, non-married, and single parents
· The role of government, law, political change, and political correctness on changing family patterns
· What can attachment theory and research teach us about the changing family?
· Insights on familial changes for and from the theories of Freud, Adler, Jung, Sullivan, Winnicott, and others
· Review essays on relevant books and films

We seek articles from 500-1000 words—including your brief biography ending in your e-mail address—by January 10, 2011. An abstract or outline by December 15th would be helpful. Send them as attached Microsoft Word documents (*.doc) or rich text format (*.rtf) file to me at pelovitz(at)

It is the style of our scholarly quarterly to publish thought-provoking, clearly written articles based upon psychological/psychoanalytic insight, developed with examples from history, current events, and the human experience. We are open to all psychological approaches and prefer that articles be personalized, without psychoanalytic/psychological terminology or jargon and without foot/endnotes or a bibliography (use internal citations for quotations). We have a policy of accepting one long article (3,000-5,000 words) per issue, provided it is eminently insightful and readable. It may possibly be used as the basis of a symposium. Submissions the editors deem suitable are anonymously refereed.

For those who are less familiar with our publication and its sponsor, Clio’s Psyche is in its 17th year of publication by the Psychohistory Forum, a 27-year-old organization of academics, therapists, and laypeople holding regular scholarly meetings in Manhattan and at international conventions. For additional meeting information join the Forum, membership questionnaires and other information may be found at our website at or can come from me.

We hope you can join this important endeavor. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at pelovitz(at)

Sincerely yours,

Paul H. Elovitz, PhD, Historian, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Professor, and Editor, Clio’s Psyche