This seminar pursues the Lacanian orientation to the clinic of addictions. Alongside case presentations of participants, close readings of classic and current texts support critique of contemporary paradigms of addiction treatment while promoting development of new perspectives concerning the clinical challenges addiction presents to the experience of jouissance in psychoanalysis. This year our primary textual reference will be Lacan’s 1957-58 seminar Formations of the Unconscious.

The group will meet bimonthly in San Francisco, beginning in September 2018 and ending in May 2019. For more information contact Anthony Morice at amoricesoul@gmail.com.