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
21 Woodland Road, Lecture Room 8, Bristol, BS8 1TE
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: “Bodily Excitation and Deadness in Neurosis and Psychosis”, “Freud’s Second Topic”, “What are Hunger and Thirst?”, “Gender”, “Freud’s Beyond the Pleasure Principle”, “Mourning and Melancholia”, “The Range of Therapies Today” and “Desire and Jouissance”.
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: what is the clinician aiming to establish here? What details might they need to gather in order to assess suitability for treatment? And what indications might there be to signal that a treatment will be possible? The fact that someone presents themself for analysis is by no means a guarantee that an analysis will ensue.
Freud – Lacan: The fundamentals of psychoanalysis