Welcome to The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research

The Centre’s activities include psychoanalytic training, psychoanalytic courses and study groups, a public seminar programme, a clinical service including a low cost clinic, the annual publication of our journal JCFAR and an online web journal offering free articles and transcriptions.

Membership of CFAR gives registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). CFAR is a UKCP registered training organisation which is authorised to accredit psychoanalysts.

If you would like to contact one of our psychoanalysts, details can be found on the Analysts of the Centre page.


    SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2022 9:45 Am – 10:45 AM (VIA ZOOM)

    Please attend to find out more about our Introductory and Psychoanalytic Studies courses as well as our clinical training in Lacanian psychoanalysis.


    SATURDAY 2 JULY 2022

    Please note that all CFAR public seminars will be held in Room 421, Birkbeck College but also available on Zoom for those who are unable to attend in person.

    If you would like to join a seminar on Zoom then please make payment by the Friday before the seminar date. Please use our Public Seminars page or Short Course page to select and pay for the seminar.

CFAR Psychoanalytic Studies 2022

The Psychoanalytic Studies programme offers the opportunity to attend and participate in all relevant CFAR lectures, seminars and activities that form part of the training programme, with the exception of the specific category of ‘clinical seminars’.

CFAR Public Seminars Summer 2022

Seminars this term include: “Is There an Olfactory Drive?”, “The Object”, “Diagnosis”, “For a Certain Gaze: On Lacan’s Television”, “Autism Today”, “Ignorance – How do we suffer (from) it”, “Phantasy”, “Time and Truth”, “Splitting and Division”, “Critique of Psychoanalytic Reason: Studies in Lacanian Theory and Practice”, “Child Analysis Working Group”, “Ignorance and Gay Sçavoir”, “Variations on the Standard Treatment in Écrits”, “Why War?”, “Gender”, “Uses and Abuses of the Word ‘Signifier’”, “Freud Seminar: The Schreber Case”, “The Signifier”

CFAR Short Course Summer 2022 "DIAGNOSIS"

Lacanian psychoanalysis puts special emphasis on the question of diagnosis. This does not mean pigeonholing the patient, but elaborating a framework which will help with the listening process and attending to the particularity of each individual subject. A sensitivity to diagnostic issues will also contribute to the formulation of clinical strategies and tactics.

Introductory Course 2022 - 2023

Freud – Lacan: The fundamentals of psychoanalysis