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. Seminars with a video icon are available to watch online. CFAR members and trainees may contact the administration for free access to the recorded videos.
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. For the recorded seminars, please click on the video icon and follow the payment instruction on the Vimeo website.
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: “Borders and Boundaries”, “Freud’s Work in the 1890s”, “The Unconscious from Freud to Lacan”, “Repetition”, “Transgressive Speech from Luther to Freud and Beyond”, “Intervention and Interpretation”, “The Mirror Phase”, “Freud’s Three Essays on Sexuality”, “Child Analysis Working Group”, “The Oedipus Complex”, “Freud’s Papers on Technique”, “Borders in Speech”, “The Real, Symbolic & Imaginary”, “Freud’s Dynamics of Transference”, “Dehumanising the Other”, “Do you need another side to find an edge”
It might seem obvious why we repeat pleasurable situations, but what draws us to repeat painful, traumatic ones? Is there a different kind of satisfaction at play here, and, if so, what characterises it? This short course examines Freud’s responses to this question and his introduction of the concept of the repetition compulsion, together with Lacan’s reformulations of the problem.
Freud – Lacan: The fundamentals of psychoanalysis