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.

  • CFAR Annual Conference

    SATURDAY 13 JULY 2019

    Desire and Jouissance

      University College London (UCL), Institute of Education,

    20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AL

  • CFAR in Bristol


    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

    20 Bedford Way

    London, WC1H 0AL

CFAR Psychoanalytic Studies 2019

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’.

CFAR Public Seminars Summer 2019

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”.


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.

Introductory Course 2019 – 2020

Freud – Lacan: The fundamentals of psychoanalysis