Welcome to the online journal of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education. Other/Wise is a journal that offers a selected sampling of papers based on presentations made at IFPE’s most recent conference. Reflecting IFPE’s commitment to originality, creativity and diversity of thought and format, contributions can and have included scholarly papers, clinical papers, personal and autobiographical narratives, poetry, artwork, films and music.
Encountering ideas in ways other than expected allows us to see things we might otherwise overlook and adds to wisdom. To expand beyond our conferences, IFPE created Other/Wise, an unconventional online journal, in our continual quest to understand the human condition––including reflections on our own condition. Our journal pursues broadening the scope of psychoanalysis with passion, creativity and desire, bringing us into fearless interface with territories otherwise unexplored or unspoken.
Each issue of Other/Wise is comprised of a sampling of papers that began as presentations in the safe space of IFPE’s most recent conference. Such presentations often include personal, intimate, creative and autobiographical material. At Other/Wise, we strive to have editorial dialogue with authors that reflects the IFPE ethos throughout the publication process, to convey the meaningful essence while respectfully helping to prepare each paper, to the highest standard, for a broader readership.
Other/Wise invites all IFPE conference presenters to contribute work that is reflective of their presentations, and by the nature of an IFPE conference, that fosters a continuation of the dialogue that began at our conference.