The Freudian School of Melbourne – School of Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Seminars

Reading Seminars

These Seminars involve a close reading of foundational texts of Freud and Lacan with discussion of related clinical and theoretical topics.

These Seminars involve a close reading of foundational texts of Freud and Lacan with discussion of related clinical and theoretical topics.

Psychoanalysis, Philosophy & Theology
First Saturday of the month 3.30pm-5.00pm

An appraisal of certain fundamental concepts in psychoanalysis and the way in which they are informed by and inform recurring questions in philosophy and theology across the realms of metaphysics, ontology, logic and ethics

Convenor:

David Pereira, 9690 3515


Psychoanalysis and the Child
First Tuesday of each month 8-9.30pm, reconvening Tuesday 2nd February 2016

The seminar Psychoanalysis and the Child has taken place for the past seven years and we are opening it up for new participants. Although it specifically addresses questions pertaining to the child, it is pertinent to anyone with an interest in psychoanalysis, and we welcome those at any stage of their professional formation. Participants are encouraged to actively participate in the seminar by presenting their own accounts and readings on the topic.

In 2016 we will directly take up questions relating to the transference. Sabina Spielrein was still a teenager when admitted to the Burghölzli asylum in Zürich and treated by a young Carl Jung. Each addressed—to Sigmund Freud—the difficulties that arose in their transference to the other. Freud, though, resisted the demands to take up the position of “third person” [dritte Personen]. His response, in part, was to write his series of Papers on Technique, including “Observations on Transference Love”. We will begin to study these papers in reference to this early history of psychoanalysis. We will also do so by reference to Lacan’s first seminar, Freud’s Papers on Technique 1953-1954, where he embarked upon a detailed commentary on these, and which also contains many references to the treatment of the child.

Convenors:
Michael Plastow, Analyst of the School, The Freudian School of Melbourne,  9347 1486
Tine Nørregaard, Analyst Member, The Freudian School of Melbourne,  9690 9597


Seminar on the father in psychoanalysis
Second Saturday of the month 9.30am-11.00am, March to December

The seminar The Father in Psychoanalysis aims to draw what is of interest to psychoanalytic practice from a consideration of the Freudian and Lacanian Oedipus complex, paternal function and later developments. The seminar will continue in 2016, commencing with a study of the father as considered in Seminar XVII, The Other Side of Psychoanalysis

The seminar is open to participants with an interest in psychoanalysis.

Convenor:
Megan Williams, 0417 728 738


Freud’s writings on art The Moses of Michelangelo Vol. XIII St. Ed.
Last Saturday of the month 11.00am-1.00pm

Convenor:
Linda Clifton, 9509 9396

Lacan’s Seminar X - Anxiety 1962-3
Last Saturday of the month 3.00-5.00pm

Convenor:
Linda Clifton, 9509 9396

Freud’s Later Works
Third Saturday of the month 11.00-1.00pm

Convenor:
Sarah Jones Ferguson, 8899 7753

My Barbaric Yawp: Producing the Voice of Psychoanalysis
Second Tuesday of the month 7.30pm – 9.00pm, commencing April 11 2017

This seminar is an attempt to respond to Lacan’s demand, articulated particularly in his later work, to make the unconscious present as voice in the clinic. It is structured around presentations by participants which address the challenges which this demand presents in their own clinic, with the clinic being understood broadly as a place of transferential saying. On that basis, the seminar will draw on those ‘littoral’ fields, such as art and literature, which, as Lacan indicates in Lituraterre, also outline the edge of the hole in the saying of knowledge.

The seminar is open to participants with an interest in psychoanalysis.

Convenor: 
Peter Gunn 9347 1707


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