Faculty: Francoise Davoine, with presentations by Bret Fimiani, Psy.D., Barri Belnap, MD., and Christopher Meyer, PhD
    Day and Time: Friday, July 12th, 2019. 8:30am-5pm
    Location: Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California; 530 Bush St., Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94108.
    Fee: $100, students/candidates $40


    Faculty: Judith Hamilton
    Date and Time: Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:00-4:00pm
    Location: CIIS
    Fee: $100 with CEU, $40.00 for students


    Faculty: Anouchka Grose
    Date and Time: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 1:00-4:00pm
    Location: CIIS
    Fees: $100.00 with CEU, $40.00 for students


    Date: Friday March 6, 2020
    Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
    Location: California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission, San Francisco
    Faculty: Gerardo Arenas
    Fee: $100, $40 for Students


    Date: Saturday March 7, 2020
    Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
    Location: California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission, San Francisco
    Faculty: Gerardo Arenas
    Fee: $100, $40 for Students


    Faculty: Christopher Meyer, PhD, Raul Moncayo, PhD, Marcelo Estrada, Ben Davidson, PhD, Fernando Castrillon, PhD, Annie Rogers,PhD Bret Fimiani, PsyD, Stephanie Swales, PsyD (?)
    When: February 21, 22, (possibly 23)
    Day and Time: Friday, 2:00-6:00; Saturday, 9:30am-5pm, Possibly Sunday
    Location: TBA, Los Angeles/Beverly Hills
    Contact: Christopher Meyer, PhD (323) 930-9662, cmeyerwoeswar@gmail.com
    Fees: $180.00/students $60.00.


    Date: April 4, 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    Location: The Ethical Society, Philadelphia, PA
    Faculty: Derek Hook, Annie Rogers, Patricia Gherovici
    Fee: $180, $60 for Students/ or LSP School Tuition

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The Days of Assembly of the Lacanian School

The Days of Assembly of the Lacanian School inaugurated a new tradition in which members of the School would gather in person annually. The Days of took place between May 24 to 26 at CIIS in San Francisco and featured Passage presentations by six Analyst Candidates who became Analysts of the School. Three among us offered Palimpsest Presentations and became Analyst Candidates. What was perhaps most striking across the hours of listening and responding for two days was the singularity of each presentation. We also heard the history of the School from Andre Patsalides, Marcelo Estrada and Raul Moncayo, with questions and memories from the audience that enriched and complicated our history. We considered the School and its current place in the world in several ways. Chris Meyer spoke to the question of transmission in the School, Annie Rogers gave a brief talk about writing in relation to psychoanalysis, and Raul Moncayo and Stephanie Swales presented multiple venues for publication. We reviewed the coming year’s events and seminars and asked questions of one another about some of these details. We spoke of the idea that next year we would form a committee to plan the Days of Assembly, and, among other things, might present work from the events and seminars of the year past. We decided to begin an archive of the school to preserve our history and invited all the presenters to send texts to Annie Rogers. Finally, the Days included time to socialize and speak informally with one another. We bumped into one another as we sought out early morning coffees, had lunch together each day, and gathered at Il Forniao for a celebratory dinner on Friday night. On the final day we travelled to Lands End for a picnic lunch and a hike to the beach for the intrepid. The Days of Assembly created a sense of cohesion in the School while preserving critical distinctions and differences in point of view. They served as a vehicle for looking back and for envisioning the future of the School.

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Moncayo’s collection of essays accomplishes what Roland Barthes would call a “bathmology”—a science of degrees—within the field of psychoanalysis. Precisely because he does not separate Lacan from Freud, Freud from Darwin, or Lacan from Winnicott, he multiplies illuminating distinctions. With a curiosity that knows no bounds, he probes boundaries between concepts and offers crucial distinctions, like the opposition between pure and applied psychoanalysis. Here, it seems, we can have both at once, all the while knowing their difference.

Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Perversion: A Lacanian Psychoanalytic Approach to the Subject by Stephanie Swales

This is the most in-depth, clinically astute, and illuminating exploration of perversion that I know of! Swales convincingly guides us through the maze of sadism, masochism, voyeurism, exhibitionism, and fetishism, illustrating her discussions throughout with eye-opening case material. A must-read book for all clinicians wishing to work with patients many shy away from owing to myriad transferential difficulties and misconceptions.” – Bruce Fink, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Duquesne University

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Incandescent Alphabets. Psychosis and the Enigma of Language by Annie Rogers


Psychosis, an invasion of mind and body from without, creates an enigma about what is happening and thrusts the individual into radical isolation. What are the subjective details of such experiences? This book explores psychosis as knowledge cut off from history, truth that cannot be articulated in any other form. Delusion is a new language made of ‘incandescent alphabets’ that the psychotic adopts from imposed voices. The psychotic uses language in a singular way to found and explain a strange experience that he or she cannot exit. Through the exegesis of language in psychosis based on first person accounts, the book orients readers to an enigmatic Other, pervasive and inescapable, that will come to inhabit every aspect of the psychotic’s being, thought and bodily experience. Drawing on the author’s own experience of psychosis and psychoanalysis, as well as conversations with analyst colleagues, Dr Rogers offers ways to listen to language in delusion, and argues for the promise of a modified psychoanalytic treatment with psychosis.

‘This extraordinary book about psychosis as an encounter and relationship with language draws the reader in through a narrative that shows us how lacking mainstream psychiatric and psychoanalytic diagnostic categories are. Incandescent Alphabets is an amazing conceptual and poetic alternative that makes of the experience of psychosis an illuminated manuscript from which readers learn about the author, the people she works with, and about themselves.’
–– Ian Parker, psychoanalyst and author of Psychology after Psychoanalysis: Psychosocial Studies and Beyond

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