The Clinic of the Dream after Lacan

This seminar will serve as an opportunity to read through the entirety of Sigmund Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams all the while working from the clinic of the dream in contemporary clinical cases. Our reading of Freud’s foundational text will focus on the ways in which Lacan’s savoir orients our clinical practice of welcoming the dream as an unconscious formation, and how recent approaches to working with dreams in the clinic of psychosis, of addiction, and other disorders and discontents of the speaking being shifts our understanding and conceptualization of the transference as regards a real at work within the body and psyche of the subject.

Readings:
Apollon, Willy. “The Dream in the Wake of the Freudian Rupture.” The Dreams of
Interpretation: A Century Down the Royal Road. (2007) Catherine Liu, editor. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Freud, S. The Interpretations of Dreams, Volume IV, Volume V, The Standard Edition of
the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud
Lacan, Jacques. “The Direction of the Treatment and the Principle of its Power,” Écrits.
(2006). Trans. Bruce Fink. New York: Norton.
Lacan, Jacques. “The Freudian Thing, or the Meaning of the Return to Freud in
Psychoanalysis.” Écrits. (2006). Trans. Bruce Fink. New York: Norton.
Lacan, Jacques. “The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis.”
Écrits. (2006). Trans. Bruce Fink. New York: Norton.
Selected readings from Lacan’s Seminars.

Faculty: Christopher Meyer, PhD
Date and Time: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:50 PM weekly October 6, 2020 – June 2021
Location: Online via Zoom
Contact: Christopher Meyer, PhD, (323) 930-9662 cmeyerwoeswar@gmail.com
Fees: $25.00 per meeting, or LSP tuition