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, 1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
    Room: Namaste
    Fee: $100 with CEU, $40.00 for students


    Faculty: Anouchka Grose
    Date and Time: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 1:00-4:00pm
    Location: CIIS, 1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
    Room: 565
    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 play an important role in the life of the School. During the Days, members from the Bay Area as well as from other areas of the world gather in person to participate in Palimpsest, Passage, and other presentations by members of the School. In 2019, we met for the second annual Days of Assembly from May 24 through May 26 at the California Institute for Integral Studies and at Sessions Restaurant at the Presidio. The first day consisted of clinical case presentations and fruitful discussions about the practice of Lacanian psychoanalysis; theoretical presentations on psychosis and addictions were also highlights of the day. On the second day, five members gave their Palimpsest presentations and became Candidates of the School. On the third day, two Candidates gave their Passage presentations and became Analysts of the School. In each Passage and Palimpsest, what stood out was the singular way in which each member took up her/his presentation, which ranged not only in format—from case study to theoretical explorations to an artistic film and dramatic poetry reading—but also according to the subjectivity of each person. The Days of Assembly also included numerous opportunities to socialize and share meals and even a hike together. The Days strengthened relationships amongst members of the School and assisted in enriching the plurality of our discussions around the numerous ways in which Lacanian psychoanalysis has both clinical and theoretical importance.

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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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