THE PRACTICE OF LACANIAN ANALYSIS

The Seminar will differentiate among the so-called classical IPA standard frame, the Lacanian non-standard frame, pure psychoanalysis, applied psychoanalysis, psychoanalysis, and psychotherapy. The non-standard frame and applied psychoanalysis can be differentially considered with respect to analysis proper in private practice and analytical work within clinical and educational institutions. Control groups, finite frequentism in statistics and the treatment manuals that follow from them, only engage two types of reason (Formal Episteme and Techne), while Dialectical Episteme, Nous and Practical reason are required for the study of the singular case. Thus, Freud would say that for the singular case the observations produced in analysis are sufficient. What is important here is not the obstinate or dogmatic insistence on the psychoanalytic method, but the logical argument regarding the import of the singular case for the study of human subjectivity and the existence of different types of rationality. This Seminar will explore the renewed practice of interpretation in the School of Lacan also known as the scansion of speech, the relations among identification, the end of analysis, and the question of the resistance of the analyst and the analysis of resistances. We will also examine what Lacan calls the metaphor of love as it occurs in psychoanalytic treatment. Analytical work with transference love and transference hate will be examined as it pertains to Lacanian analysis and the rest of psychoanalysis. The transformations of the metaphor of love will be examined in the light of the beginning, middle and end of analysis as well as in relation to Oedipal structure and the beyond castration. Finally, the end of analysis will also be explored in terms of the traversal of the fantasy, the post-analytical effects in light of what Lacan called the identification with the sinthome, and the outcomes in the areas of love and work that Freud considered essential to psychoanalysis as a therapeutic practice.

Date and Time: Third Saturday of the month from Sept-May 2019
Location: Online
Time: 10-1 PST
Instructor: Raul Moncayo
Fee: $300 or School tuition

This seminar is approved by the Medical Board of California to train Research Psychoanalysts and by the California Psychological Association to provide Continuing Education Units for Licensed Psychologists. This course is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide Continuing Education Units for Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychiatric Social Workers. LSP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.