This course will provide a more in-depth study of the basic concepts of Lacan's theory and techniques. The course may follow on or be taken separately from Course 1A. It consists of six sessions: two on each of the three eras of Lacan's work: Early Lacan, Middle and Late Lacan, and Contemporary Lacanian Studies and Practices.
Clinical examples will be presented and the reading list will be extended to include authors Bruce Fink, Colette Soler, Jacques-Alain Miller, and a number of others.
This course will prepare partipants for the "Reading Lacan" seies in January–February 2013.
The course will:
1. Allow participants to adopt techniques that will enrich their perspectives and approaches to their patients, as well as offering new ways of expressing the goals and achieving the ends of psychotherapeutic treatments.
2. Provide enough background and history to the concepts such that participants will be able to better understand speakers at conferences and the secondary commentaries on Lacan’s work.
3. Provide participants with the framework necessary to reading Lacan himself.
4. Give participants an opportunity to discuss their own clinical casework in the context of the Lacanian orientation.
Please note that this course is offered in two distinct parts. For the initial seminars, please see the description for
Course One A.
For those wishing to attend both Course 1A and 1B, there will be a refund of $75 after enrolment.
Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2012/2013 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount.
Refunds must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the beginning of a course. A handling fee of $30 will be retained. After these two weeks, fees cannot be returned.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for psychiatrists, as accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and for family physicians from the College of Family Physicians, are available.
Judith Hamilton, MD, psychoanalyst in private practice; faculty, Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; faculty of tps&i