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.
If you would like to contact one of our psychoanalysts, details can be found on the Analysts of the Centre page.
SATURDAY 13 JULY 2019
Desire and Jouissance
University College London (UCL), Institute of Education,
20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AL
CFAR In Association with Bristol University
Ego, Ideal, Superego
Merchant Venturers Building, Woodland Road, Bristol
Please note that CFAR seminars will now take place at:
University College London (UCL)
Institute of Education
The Programme offers the opportunity to attend paticipate in all relevant CFAR lectures, seminars and activities that from part of the training programme, with the exception of the specific category of ‘clinical seminars’.
Seminars this term include: “Lacan’s Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis”, “Freud’s Second Topic”, “The Subject & The Other”, “Desire from Freud to Lacan”, “Jouissance”, “Psychosis” and “Phantasy”.
Lacan’s ‘Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis’ (1963 – 64) is a landmark seminar not only in terms of the development of Lacan’s work but also in relation to contemporary developments in psychoanalysis. Rather than following the fashionable elaboration of new categories of ego defence, Lacan returned to reinvigorate four basic Freudian concepts that had been progressively taken for granted. He elaborated the four concepts of the Unconscious, the Drive, Repetition and the Transference in a way which remained very close to the Freudian texts he used as his sources while at the same time giving them a new life through the introduction of a theory of language and the forms of subjectivity that are a consequence of language.
Freud – Lacan: The fundamentals of psychoanalysis