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.
Please note that all CFAR public seminars will be held via Zoom.
If you would like to join a seminar then please make payment by the Friday before the seminar date. Please use our Public Seminars page to select and pay for the seminar.
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’.
Seminars this term include: “Psychoanalysis and the Pandemic”, “The Oedipus Complex from Freud to Lacan”, “Endings and Exits in Analysis”, “The Unconscious from Freud to Lacan”, “Accepting or Not Accepting a Demand for Analysis”, “Conscious and Unconscious Bias”, “Identification and Differentiation”, “Beginning the Treatment”.
Freud and Lacan both stressed the importance of a preliminary period in which analyst and prospective analysand meet before commencing psychoanalytic treatment as such. Although some practitioners choose to put the patient on the couch immediately or encourage them to free associate in the very first meeting, psychoanalytic experience has shown the importance of prudence in these early encounters. This series of seminars will explore the Freudian and Lacanian parameters of these preliminary meetings.
Freud – Lacan: The fundamentals of psychoanalysis