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.
Autumn Term 2017
Endings and Exits from Analysis
Theorising the end of analysis has proven to be one of the most difficult and controversial issues in psychoanalytic history. Is there an ideal point which the analysand must arrive at or does analysis involve changes that cannot be situated in a normative framework? How could an end to analytic work be defined? Would it involve the establishment of a new relation to knowledge and the unconscious? And how would this affect the subject’s relation to the drive?
Analysts have also observed that most people leave their analysis before ending it. This raises the question of studying the many ways in which analysands can exit their analysis: what provokes these exits and in what circumstances would they show a logic which is not that of defence? How can these modes of exit be contrasted with authentic endings? This short course will explore these questions, combining theoretical perspectives with clinical examples.
|30 SEPTEMBER||3:30 – 5:00||VINCENT DACHY||Add to Google Calendar|
|7 OCTOBER||1:45 – 3:15||DARIAN LEADER||Add to Google Calendar|
|21 OCTOBER||1:45 – 3:15||ALEXANDRA LANGLEY||Add to Google Calendar|
Fee: £75 for all three seminars or £27 per seminar.