Established in 1986, the Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis is a not for profit incorporated association dedicated to the practice, study and teaching of psychoanalysis the training of analysts and research in the psychoanalytic field established by Sigmund Freud and extended by Jacques Lacan.

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About The ACP


Seminars of the ACP include the Clinical Seminar, the Seminar on formation and the child study group  

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The ACP regularly hosts International analysts who provide workshops and seminars on relevant themes and topics to psychoanalysts all over the world. 

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Analysis, is the journal of the Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis and it has been making a significant contribution to psychoanalysis, both locally and internationally, since 1989 

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The ACP conducts a Four year program in theoretical and clinical studies aimed at engaging participants in a rigorous study of the work of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan. It also conducts an Introductory course which reads and studies the case histories of Sigmund Freud.  

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The ACP offers the possibility of undertaking a comprehensive program of training comprising the three components of psychoanalytic formation; personal analysisclinical supervision and a rigorous course of clinical and theoretical studies,  

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The aim of the ACP Clinic is to provide affordable access to psychoanalytic treatment for adults and children. The treatment will be conducted by Registered Analysts or Analyst Candidates who are members of the ACP.  

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Update On

In Line With The Advice Of The Victorian Government, Face To Face Meetings And Seminars Will Resume From Semester One 2021. Safety Proceedures Will Be Strictly Followed And Clearly Communicated At The Usual Venues.

Video-Conferencing Technology To Assist The Delivery Of Most Of Our Planned Meetings And Seminars Will Continue Wherever Possible.

For Further Information, Please Contact The Relevant Event Coordinator.

Theme For 2021
The Choice Of Sex And The Unconscious

“It is from the Imaginary in so far as the Imaginary is the false second, with respect to the Real, in so far as the male in the speaking being is not the female, and that he has no other angle from which to posit himself. Only these are not angles with which we can be satisfied. It has got to the point that one can say that the unconscious is defined by this and by nothing else but this: that it knows more than this truth and that the man is not the woman.”

(Seminar XXI, Les non-dupes errent, 15th January 1974)

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The Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis - Sydney Lacan Workshop

A Lacanian Lens on Sex and Gender: Reflections on Love, Desire and Jouissance

Online via Zoom

Meeting ID: 882 9596 6140 Passcode: 035360

November 6 2021


Full program HERE