Psychoanalysis Los Angeles California Extension
Psychoanalysis is not a theory that can be learned in schools, then applied in the clinic; it is not a therapy for the treatment of mental disorders or a philosophical study removed from the activity of everyday life, but an authentic learning experiment – a construction – that has it basis in the clinic and consequences both for the individual and society. It is on this basis we bring together both the School and the Clinic in the name Sclinic.
1) You will find the virtual site of the Sclinic at: Classroom Interface
2) Inscription Form:INSCRIPTION 2013
3) Currently accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Immersion: Set Theory, Logic, Structure via Diagrams.
4) First Course January. 26, 2013 – Psychosis and Neurosis: Distinguishing Repression and Foreclosure in a theory of Knots.
5) Cartel Vectorization January 19th – Cartel Topic announcement for Feb.2nd 2013.
If there are any questions as to specific dates, times, dues, etc. please contact the secretary.
Propositions of Lacan on the formation of a school:
We will part from the root of psychoanalytic experience posed in its extension, the only possible base to motivate a school. J. Lacan. Propositions of Oct. 9
You can observe that any company/society (Societe) organized in this way will be ungovernable. But it is not a question for me of governing. It is a question of a School, and not an ordinary School. If each one of you is not responsible before yourselves, there is no reason to be. And its essential responsibility is to progress analysis, and not to constitute a retirement home for veterans.” (J. Lacan Une procedure pour la passe, p.9 )
There is psychoanalysis and there is a School. To distinguish in this that the School is presented as a moral person, just as any other body: which is supported by persons, being physical and a bit there. Psychoanalysis on the other hand is a function of the order of the subject, which is demonstrated as depending on the object which, this subject, splits. To weigh the persons, a proposition of which one would not dare to hope for the imprudence, is the means the most improper to recruit the psychoanalyst, who functions even with someone of little weight. ” ( Adresse du jury d’accueil a l’asseblee avant son vote , [le 25 janvier 1969] , p.49 )
Relevant Materials on the School and the Clinic
1) Allocution, by J. Lacan (April 19, 1970): Propositions by J. Lacan for the instruction of psychoanalysis. Abridged Translation, R. Groome, Feb. 2009. (Download) Blue-10- 1971
2) On The Greek Conception Of Education and The Teaching Of Psychoanalysis, By. J. Lacan (1970) The redaction of a conference in 1970 by P. Rapport where Oury, Michaud, and Lacan discuss the problems posed in the teaching of psychoanalysis. What is the task of psychoanalysis? How does its goal and didactic differ from psychiatry or psychotherapy? If psychoanalysis must separate its instruction from university teaching, how does it do so without falling into a religious initiation or therapeutic club? These are a few of the questions that come to bear in this short article. (Download) Greek Education
1) The Classicism of A. Badiou’s Reading of Psychoanalytic Practice, by R. Groome (2004) (Download)A. Badiou’s Classical Reading