Psychoanalysis/Psychology of Reproductive Rights & the Politicization & Polarization of American Society/
Supreme Court as a Threat to Democracy

Submissions due: October 1, 2022 (for Articles)
Submissions due: July 31, 2022 (for Symposium Articles)

In our male-dominated society, the attack on women’s rights has intensified, as exemplified by the recent Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade.  This attack heightens our need to both combat it and understand this reaction to the movement for greater gender equality and democracy.  As leaders of the Psychohistory Forum and editors of Clio’s Psyche,  we ask you to consider contributing psychoanalytic/psychohistorical/psychohistorical insights on of the following:

  • Overthrowing the nation-wide right to abortion in Roe v. Wade
  • The general attack on women’s rights
  • The politicization and polarization of American society as a threat to democracy

We are looking for a psychoanalytically/psychohistorically-based presentation paper for a conference by August 15, 2022, which could be done in person or virtually in the fall or early winter. Articles would be due by October 1, 2022, on these or related subjects.  Should someone want to write a 4,000-word symposium article by July 31, 2022, we would have it refereed immediately so that others could respond to it.  This is an opportunity to avoid simply being passive in the face of serious threats to the hard-won progress made in our society.


We seek articles from 1,500-2,500 words—including your title, author name with affiliation, a 25-word abstract, 7-10 keywords, and your brief biography (3-4 sentences) ending in your email address. Send documents in Microsoft Word (*docx or doc) format. One or two high-quality, extremely well written articles of up to 3,500 words may be accepted to serve as symposium articles if received by July 31, 2022.  We urge you to share this Call for Papers with colleagues and lists.


It is the style of our scholarly quarterly to publish thought-provoking, clearly written articles usually based upon psychoanalytic/psychological insight and developed with examples from history, current events, and the human experience. We are open to all psychological and psychohistorical approaches and prefer that articles be personalized, without psychoanalytic/psychological terminology or jargon. At the moment, we are converting to a modified version of the latest APA citation system, which will have very few references and those overwhelmingly for direct quotes. We emphasize good literary style without referring to authorities except when essential. Indeed, we discourage citations except where there are quotations or they are otherwise essential. Submissions the editors deem suitable are anonymously refereed in our double blind system. Once you have submitted your article, please do not make any further edits to the piece until we return it to you if necessary.

For those who are not familiar with our publication and its sponsor, Clio’s Psyche is in its 28th year of publication by the Psychohistory Forum, a 40-year-old organization of academics, therapists, and laypeople holding regular scholarly meetings in Manhattan, at international conventions, and virtually. For information on our publication and back issues over a year old, go to our website at cliospsyche.org/archives. Write me for information on how to join our group and read our print journal.

We hope you can join this important endeavor. Many of our readers tell us that they find our publication to be a lively, compelling read that provides in-depth analyses. Please forward this Call for Papers to any colleagues (including associations or electronic mailing lists) who may be interested. If you have any questions, please e-mail Inna Rozentsvit at inna.rozentsvit@gmail.com or Paul Elovitz at cliospsycheeditor@gmail.com. Inna Rozentsvit will be the guest editor for the issue and Paul Elovitz as co-editor.