All CFAR seminars will be held at University College London (UCL), Institute of Education,20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AL
in Room 642 unless otherwise indicated
CFAR offers a series of short courses on themes in Lacanian psychoanalysis. No prior knowledge of Lacan is assumed and the seminars will all include clinical examples involving the kind of problems and questions that are common to diverse currents in contemporary psychotherapy.
SPRING TERM 2019
LACAN’S FOUR FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS
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. This short course will present Lacan’s four concepts and give clinical examples which show the relevance of Lacan’s thought to the clinician today.
|19 JANUARY||1.45 – 3.15||The Unconscious||BERJANET JAZANI||Add to Google Calendar|
|26 JANUAR||3.30 – 5.00||Repetition||SAM PALMER||Add to Google Calendar|
|2 FEBRUARY||1.45 – 3.15||Transference||ALISTAIR BLACK||Add to Google Calendar|
|9 FEBRUARY||1.45 – 3.15||The Drive||ASTRID GESSERT||Add to Google Calendar|
To register please send your cheques made payable to ‘CFAR’ to:
Administrator, CFAR, Suite 56, 571 Finchley Road, London NW3 7BN. (Please note that this address is for written correspondence only).
Fee: £100 for all four seminars or £27 per seminar