Analysts

Andre Patsalides, Ph.D. Founding Member of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis

Did his training in Belgium and with J.Lacan in Paris.
He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Louvain, Belgium and member of the Belgian
School of Psychoanalysis. Currently in Paris and continues to teach.
Tel: +33-6-7576-4948
Address: 93, Av. General LECLERC, 75014 Paris, FRANCE

Annie G. Rogers, Ph.D., Analyst of the School

Is an Analyst Member and Faculty of the school. Professor of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and has a private analytic practice.

Beatrice Patsalides Hofmann, Ph.D. Analyst of the School

Cell: +33-665 45 94 41
Tel: +33-1 46 33 81 12
Address: Paris, France
E-mail: beatrice.m.ph@gmail.com

Benjamin Davidson, M.A., Ph.D., Research Analyst of the School

Dr. Davidson is a research psychoanalyst and member of the faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. An associate dean of Students at Stanford University, he maintains a private practice in Palo Alto and San Francisco, CA. (650) 704-8226; benjamdavidson@me.com.
Email: bendavid@stanford.edu
Tel. 650-723-5851
Address: Stanford University, P.O. Box 20214, Stanford, CA 94309

Bret Fimiani, PsyD, Analyst of the School

Dr. Fimiani is a psychologist and psychoanalyst of the SF Bay Area Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. He works with people experiencing psychosis and extreme states in his private practice and at Tenderloin Health Services in SF. He is the chairperson for the Northern California Chapter of the International Society for the Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis and he is a board member for the Bay Area Hearing Voices Network. His research interests include adapting the traditional analytic frame for the treatment of psychosis.

E-mail: bretfimiani@gmail.com
Address: 5665 College Ave, Suite 340C, Oakland CA 94618; Ph.510-289-7565

Cécile Gouffrant McKenna, PsyD, Analyst of the School

Location: Center City, Philadelphia, PA
Email: drcecilemckenna@gmail.com
Website: www.drcecilemckenna.com

Christopher Meyer, Ph.D., Analyst of the School

Analyst of the School and Faculty of LSP, a member of the Freudian School of Quebec, a member of GIFRIC and member of the California Psychoanalytic Circle of the Freudian School of Quebec. He has a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy located in Los Angeles, CA and he is a clinical supervisor in the Individual Adult Psychotherapy Program at The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, CA.
PSY19485
5919 W. 3rd St.
Suite 1-E
Los Angeles, CA. 90036
(323) 930-9662

Dora Grisetti, MFT, Analyst of the School

dgrisetti24@gmail.com
Berkeley, Ca

Dwight McCan, PhD, Research Analyst of the School

Research Psychoanalyst RPS244 CA
dmccan@icloud.com
1.510.378.8700

Second language psychoanalysis and interpreting figurative
meaning in discourse are my research interests. I specialize in
TeleMental health—work online with analysands. I’m on the
Board of Directors of the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance
supervising, teaching and treating future analysts.

Affiliations:
Linguistics Society of America
China American Psychoanalytic Alliance
International Psychoanalytic Association

Fernando Castrillon, PsyD., Analyst of the School

Dr. Castrillon is an analyst of and faculty with the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in San Francisco, and is a licensed clinical psychologist as well as a Professor in the Community Mental Health Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and is the founding director of CIIS’ The Clinic Without Walls. Dr. Castrillon serves as an associate editor of The European Journal of Psychoanalysis and is a member of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis based in Rome, Italy.
He has published various works in both English and Spanish and is currently writing a multi-volume book on psychoanalysis in California. Dr. Castrillon maintains a private psychoanalytic practice in the East Bay. Home page: www.drcastrillon.com  (510) 295-4711.

Jon Bathori, PsyD, Analyst of the School

E-mail: dr.jonbathori@me.com
Tel: (650) 323-1225
Address: 467 Hamilton Avenue, Ste. 22, Palo Alto, CA 94103

Marcelo Estrada, Analyst of the School, Supervising Analyst, Designated Scholar of the School

Psychoanalyst, Current President and Chairman of the Board of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, Founding Member and Faculty of the School.Has been teaching Lacan and Freud for more than twenty years. Private practice and also provides consultation and supervision.
Tel: 510-545-3044
Email: marcelo.estrada@gmail.com

Raul Moncayo, Ph.D., Analyst of the School

Born in Chile and received psychoanalytic training in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Obtained a Ph.D. in social-clinical psychology from the Wright Institute in the tradition of the Frankfurt school of critical theory. He is the author of the recent book, Evolving Lacanian Perspectives for Clinical Psychoanalysis as well as the forthcoming book “The Emptiness of Oedipus. Identification and Non-Identification in (Lacanian) Psychoanalysis.” He is training director for Mission Mental Health, San Francisco under the Department of Public Health. He is a member of the Research Faculty at Alliant University and an Analyst of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in Berkeley, California. He has a private practice in Berkeley where he provides Psychoanalysis, Brief Analysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation, and Supervision
Tel: (510) 526-9341
Address: 2305 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
Web Site: drraulmoncayo.com
E-mail: drraulmoncayo@gmail.com

Roberto Lazcano, Ph.D., Analyst of the School

Tel: 510-479-2045

Stephanie Swales, Analyst of the School

Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Dallas and practicing clinical psychologist.
stephanieswales@gmail.com

Candidate Analysts

Barri Belnap, M.D.

barribelnap@gmail.com

Cissy Hongshou

cissyhongzhou@126.com

Courtney Douds

Philadelphia, PA 19143
courtney.douds@gmail.com
716-574-4091

DianaCuello

dianacuellophd@gmail.com

Daniel Deweese

danielzdeweese@gmail.com

Geoffrey Young

E-mail: p.geoffrey.young@gmail.com
Tel: 510-418-6088

Hannah Patricia Bennett, MA, LMFT #106361

c: 510-289-8875 (Please text to request consultation)
hannahpatriciabenn@gmail.com

Jeremy Soh

sjerem27@gmail.com

Maria Liza Ahearne LMFT

LMFT 103986
1801 Bush Street, Suite 131G
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 580-1639
marializa.sf@gmail.com

Nathan Lupo, LMFT

295 Fell St., Ste. A
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-814-6585
www.nathanlupo.com

Paul Kalkin

paul.kalkin@gmail.com

Peter Brown, PsyD, MBA

Private Practice in Crescent City, CA
Tele-psycho-analysis
email: dr.peterabrown@gmail.com

Thomas Marchevsky

thomasmachersky@gmail.com

Pre-Candidates of the school

Anthony Morice, Ph.D.

amoricesoul@gmail.com

Chris Vanderwees

Tel: (647) 607-8802
Email: chrisvanderwees@gmail.com
Address: Suite 200 – 455 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M4V 2J2
Web: https://psychoanalysistoronto.ca/

Damir Arsenijevic

Address: Branilaca Bosne 15
75000 Tuzla
Bosnia and Herzegovina
phone: +38761672001
arsenijevicd@gmail.com

Daniel Garcia

daniel.garcia.phd@utexas.edu

Diana Dopchiz de Martin

dianasfu@gmail.com

Jonathan Fishman

Clinical Psychologist
513-288-1105
jlouisfish@gmail.com

Justin Lasser,Ph.D.

JMLasser@manchester.edu

Magdalena Romanowicz

magdalena.romanowicz6@gmail.com

Paul King-Miller

pkingmiller@gmail.com

Rey Lockwood

reylockwood@protonmail.com

Shanna Carlson, Ph.D.

shannat99@gmail.com

Sora Han, Ph.D.

sora.y.han@gmail.com

Yang Yu, Ph.D.

yuyang@bnu.edu.cn

Boards

President & Chairman of the Board
Marcelo Estrada, M.A.

Treasurer
Raul Moncayo, Ph.D

Members of the Board

Annie  Rogers, Ph.D.

Christopher Meyer, Ph.D.

Roberto Lozcano, Ph.D.

Stephanie Swales, Ph.D.

Faculty / Presenters Biography

Anouchka Grose

Psychoanalyst and writer practicing in London. She is a member of The Centre for Freudian Research, where she regularly lectures. She has written non-fiction: No More Silly Love Songs: a realist’s guide to romance (Portobello, 2010), Are you Considering Therapy (Karnac, 2011), and From Anxiety to Zoolander: notes on psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2018) as well as writing fiction: Ringing for You (Harper Collins, 1999) and Darling Daisy (Harper Collins, 2000). She also writes about art and contributes to The Guardian, Radio 4, and Resonance FM.

Judith Hamilton

Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst. Trained and working in private practice in Toronto, Canada. After twenty years of study and practice in the “Three Schools” of mainstream American and British psychoanalysis, she began her study of Lacan in 2000, and has concentrated in this area ever since. She has attended many international conferences, is a member of the Stockbridge Lacanian Clinical Forum, has presented and taught extensively a variety of Lacanian topics in Toronto settings, and is a co-founder (since 2012) and Co-ordinator of Lacan Toronto.

Gerardo Arenas, Ph.D.

Professor Arenas has a doctorate degree in nuclear physics, a master’s in psychology and a degree in cinematography. He is a member of the Escuela de la Orientación Lacaniana (School of the Lacanian orientation in psychoanalysis, where he teaches since 2007) and the World Association of Psychoanalysis. He also teaches at the Oscar Masotta institute and at the master’s degree in Psychoanalytic Clinic of the University of San Martín. Arenas is the author of multiple books, most recently Pasos hacia una economía de los goces (Steps Towards an Economy of Jouissances, Grama 2017) and a translator of Lacan’s work in Spanish, namely Seminar VI (Paidós 2014) and Seminar XIX (Paidós 2012) among others. Arenas is a psychoanalyst in a private practice in Buenos Aires, where he also serves as an external supervisor of four hospital services, and provides consultation to clinicians throughout South America, Mexico and Europe.
54911 3690 4980; grrdrns@gmail.com

Barri Belnap, MD

Barri Belnap is a psychiatrist trained at Cambridge Hospital under Leston Havens and at the Austen Riggs Center. She has worked most of her career in therapeutic community model. Her clinical investigations focus on understanding how symptoms address themselves to current developmental needs in a family context. She has written on the intergenerational transmission of trauma, psychodynamic psychopharmacology, how development of affect competency in families has relevance for the psychopharmacological treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, and an approach to the treatment of first break psychosis in adolescents and their families. She is a Pre-Candidate at the Lacan School of Psychoanalysis.

Peter A. Brown, Psy.D., MA, MBA,

Private practice in Crescent City, California. Clinical Psychologist with the State of California working in a Mental Health Crisis Bed Program. Trained at Mission Mental Health Clinic and the California Pacific Medical Center’s Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco. Attended the California Institute of Integral Studies in SF, the Universiteit NIMBAS / Bradford University in the Netherlands/Germany/UK, and the US Military Academy in New York.
Web: www.drpabrown dot com
Email: dr.peterabrown at gmail.com
Tel: 415.37 five .0096

Fernando Castrillon, Psy.D.

Dr. Castrillon is a psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. He serves as faculty with the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in San Francisco and is a licensed clinical psychologist as well as a Professor in the Community Mental Health Program at CIIS and is the founding director of CIIS’ The Clinic Without Walls. Dr. Castrillon serves as an Editor of The European Journal of Psychoanalysis and a is member of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis based in Rome, Italy. His private psychoanalytic practice is based in Oakland, 510-295-4711, www.drcastrillon.com

Ali Chavoshian, Ph.D.

Dr. Chavoshian is a member and faculty of the Lacanian School of Pyschoanalysis, clinical psychologist, private practice in Berkeley, California, professor at the City College of San Francisco, supervising and clinical faculty at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, visiting professor a the Guilan School of Medicine, Rasht, Iran, former Dean and Professor at the Graduate School of Psychology, New College of California in San Francisco.

Benjamin Davidson, Ph.D.

Dr. Davidson is a research psychoanalyst and member of the faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. An associate dean of Students at Stanford University, he maintains a private practice in Palo Alto and San Francisco, CA. (650) 704-8226; benjamdavidson@me.com.

Marcelo Estrada, M.A.

Psychoanalyst, Founding Member, and Faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis.

Bret Fimiani, Psy.D.

Dr. Fimiani is a psychologist and psychoanalyst of the SF Bay Area Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. He works with people experiencing psychosis and extreme states in his private practice and at Tenderloin Health Services in SF. He is the chairperson for the Northern California Chapter of the International Society for the Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis and he is a board member for the Bay Area Hearing Voices Network. His research interests include adapting the traditional analytic frame for the treatment of psychosis.

Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D.

Psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. Her books include The Puerto Rican Syndrome (Other Press, 2003), which won the Gradiva Award and the Boyer Prize, and Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (Routledge, 2010). She recently published with Manya Steinkoler, Lacan On Madness: Madness, Yes You Can’t (Routledge, 2015). Also with Steinkoler, Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Gherovici’s new book Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference was published by Routledge in 2017.

Derek Hook, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University. He is a scholar and a practitioner of psychoanalysis with expertise in the area of critical psychology and psychosocial studies. His research interests essentially converge on the theme of ‘the psychic life of power’, and his publications tend to take up psychoanalytic, postcolonial or discourse analytic perspectives on facets of contemporary post-apartheid South Africa.

Cécile G. McKenna, Psy.D.

Psychoanalyst and faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. Member of the Philadelphia Lacan Group. Private practice in Philadelphia Center City.

Paul Kalkin, LMFT

Paul is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over seven years of experience working in multiple areas including community mental health, addiction medicine, and eating disorder non-acute inpatient as well as outpatient units. Paul supported his clinical development with extensive training in couples counseling, Gestalt therapy, and psychoanalytic case conceptualization. He earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and continued with his clinical training at the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis where he is currently in formation as a Candidate Analyst. Paul specializes in utilizing applied psychoanalysis for treating adults in various stages of crisis or recovery from eating disorder mental illnesses.

Dora Grisetti-Kohan

M.A. Psychoanalyst and Faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. Psychotherapist – Clinical Consultant at AIDS Clinic in San Francisco. Private practice, Psychotherapy-Lacanian Psychoanalysis, in San Francisco, CA. Background studies of Biology and Psychology, UBA-Argentina.

Roberto Lazcano, Ph.D.

Psychoanalyst and Faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. Private practice of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and supervision. Together with Raul Moncayo he co-authored a paper on Lacan and Magritte that appeared in the Fall 2009 issue of The Psychoanalytic Review. Himself an artist, Dr. Lazcano has been interested in the field of Art and Psychoanalysis for many years.

Christopher Meyer, Ph.D.

Analyst of the School and Faculty of LSP, a member of the Freudian School of Quebec, a member of GIFRIC and member of the California Psychoanalytic Circle of the Freudian School of Quebec. He has a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy located in Beverly Hills, CA and he is the Doctoral Program Director in the Individual Adult Psychotherapy Program at The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, CA. Tel: (323) 930-9662; Email: cmeyerwoeswar@gmail.com

Raul Moncayo, Ph.D.

Psychoanalyst and supervising analyst of the School, Founding Member, and Faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. Private practice of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, supervision and consultation. Dr. Moncayo has been a visiting professor and adjunct faculty in many universities over the years both in the US and abroad and has published book chapters and many papers in professional journals. He retired after training generations of clinicians as training director of a large psychiatric clinic of the City of San Francisco in the Mission district. He is the author of Evolving Lacanian Perspectives for Clinical Psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2008); The Emptiness of Oedipus (Routledge, 2012); The Signifier Pointing at the Moon (Karnac, 2012); The Real Jouissance of Uncountable Numbers with Magdalena Romanowicz (Karnac, 2015); and Lalangue, Sinthome, Jouissance, and Nomination, A Reading Companion and Commentary on Lacan’s Seminar XXIII (Karnac, 2017). His latest book is “Knowing, Not-knowing, and Jouissance. Levels, Symbols, and Codes of Experience in Psychoanalysis” was released in the Fall of 2018 by Palgrave Mcmillan. His new book The Practice of Lacanian Analysis will be released by Routledge in 2020.

André Patsalides. Ph.D.

Founding Member of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. Did his training in Belgium and with Lacan in Paris. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Louvain, Belgium and member of the Belgian School of Psychoanalysis. Currently in Paris and continues to teach.
Tel: +33-6-7576-4948
Address: 93, Av. General LECLERC, 75014 Paris, FRANCE

Annie Rogers, Ph.D.

Annie G. Rogers, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Co-Director of its Psychoanalytic Studies Program. She is a psychoanalyst of the Lacanian School of San Francisco and Associate Member of the Association for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy in Ireland. Dr. Rogers has a psychoanalytic practice in Amherst, Massachusetts. A recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; a Radcliffe Fellowship at
Harvard University; a Whiting Fellowship at Hampshire College; and an Erikson Scholar at Austen Riggs; she is the author of A Shining Affliction (Penguin Viking, 1995) and The Unsayable (Random House, 2006), in addition to numerous scholarly articles, short fiction, and poetry. Her most recent book is Incandescent Alphabets: Psychosis and the Enigma of Language (Karnac Books in 2016).

Stephanie Swales, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Dallas, Founder of the Dallas/Fort Worth-area Lacan Study Group, Candidate and Faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, Secretary of the Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, member of the APA Division 39 Analytic Candidate Outreach Committee, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Dallas, TX. In 2012, Routledge published her book, Perversion: A Lacanian Psychoanalytic Approach to the Subject.

Jeremy Soh, Ph.D.

Jeremy Soh is a candidate research psychoanalyst and faculty at the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, with a professional background in Community Mental Health. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. His clinical and research interests include the variable constitutions of subjectivity (human and nonhuman), technical and psychic individuation, anthropologies of nature and technology, the geology of media, cybernetics, biosemiotics, machine intelligence and distributed sensation, comparative metaphysics, indigenous cosmopolitics, non-modern ontologies, and the concept of organics and autoposition in German Idealism. In addition to research, he has lectured at UC Berkeley and the California Institute of Integral Studies. Currently, he also works in the field of conversational AI.