2018 Theme

Psychoanalysis or ... the plague: the unconscious is political

In his Nichomachean Ethics, Aristotle says that the enquiry into ethics at its highest level necessarily follows into politics. 
Politics is present throughout Lacan’s teaching. These are some
 of his statements:

    ‘The psychoanalyst takes into account that the unconscious is political’;

      ‘The essence of the law is to divide up, distribute or reattribute everything that counts as jouissance’;

        ‘The Lacanian Field is the field of jouissance’;

          ‘The politics of the psychoanalyst in his practice aims at opening the analysand’s path to his sense and his desire’. 

          

          2018 Events

          • February 17:       Orientation to the year's work
          • June 30:              Student Study Day
          • August 10 - 12:   International Lacan Seminar 2 with Dr Sol Aparicio
          • August 25:          ACP XIX Symposium
          • October 6:          ACP – Forum of Melbourne Colloquium
          • November 10:    Sydney Lacan Seminar Workshop 
          • December 1:      Student Study Day

          Orientation to the year’s work

          

          The President of the ACP will launch the ACP's work for the year.
          Seminar conveners and the co-ordinators of the Introductory Course and Four Year Program of Studies present their planned activities for 2018.
          The morning provides an orientation to the theme for the year with the opportunity to meet informally over morning tea. The session is open to all those interested in attending the activities of the ACP, members and students.

          February 17, 2018

          10.00am-11.30am

            Treacy Conference Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville

            For further information contact: Silvia Rodríguez, 0407 007 845, silvia.rodriguez@psychoanalysis.org.au

            International Lacan Seminars

            Organised by the ACP and the Forum of Melbourne (IF-SPFLF).

            These Seminars are open to members and students of the ACP, members of the Forum of Melbourne and all colleagues interestedpsychoanalysis.

            International Lacan Seminar 1

              Dr Luis Izcovich: The differences between men and women in psychoanalysis. The holders of desire and the appellants of sex. 

                Dr Anita Izcovich: The curse (malediction) on sex.

                  Seminar of the School 

                    What politic for psychoanalysis?

                    Advents of the Real

                    

                    Please note: Readings bookstore will join us on Saturday April 21st at 1pm to launch Luis's Izcovich's latest book 'The Marks of a Psychoanalysis'. The Saturday afternoon seminar will now resume at 2.15pm (instead of 1.45pm). 

                    April 20 - 22, 2018

                      Treacy Conference Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville

                      For further information contact: Silvia Rodríguez, 0407 007 845, silvia.rodriguez@psychoanalysis.org.au

                      International Lacan Seminar 2

                        Dr Sol Aparicio: The psychoanalytic approach to the distinction between the sexes: a matter of logic.

                          Seminar of the School

                            Knowing-how or not knowing, the analyst's knowledge in their practice.

                            August 10 -12, 2018

                              Treacy Conference Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville

                              For further information contact: Silvia Rodríguez, 0407 007 845, silvia.rodriguez@psychoanalysis.org.au

                              ACP XIX Symposium

                              "Psychoanalysis or ... the plague: the unconscious is political"

                              August 25, 2018

                                Treacy Conference Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville

                                For further information contact: Dr Carl Scuderi, 0438 281 789, carl.scuderi@psychoanalysis.org.au

                                ACP – Forum of Melbourne Colloquium

                                “Psychoanalysis or ... the plague: the unconscious is political”

                                  Coming out of the history of the International of the Forums, the work of the Forums of this year is oriented to this question: what can be said about the politics of the Lacanian field? Some account of the history has been published in ‘La Psychanalyse; pas la pensée unique, Histoire d’une crise singulière’(1), and it is the idea that from reviewing this history--especially for those who do not know it--we can approach the question, what politics for the Lacanian  eld? This is especially pertinent given that psychoanalysis emphasises the problematics of any ‘unity’ of thought or ideology.

                                  

                                  (1) ‘La Psychanalyse; pas la pensée unique, Histoire d’une crise singulière’ Soler, Colette; Adam, Jacques; Soler, C. et al. [https://www.amazon.fr/psychanalyse-pas-pensée-unique/dp/B00HIULLXU]

                                  October 6, 2018

                                    Treacy Conference Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville

                                    For further information contact: Dr Carl Scuderi, 0438 281 789, carl.scuderi@psychoanalysis.org.au

                                    Sydney Lacan Workshop

                                    November 10, 2018

                                      For further information contact: Dr Ofelia Brozky, 0425 221 269, ofelia.brozky@psychoanalysis.org.au

                                      Student Study Days

                                      The study days are intended to be a forum for students of the ACP's courses to explore questions of interest, present on their work, and engage in discussion. Participants are invited to nominate a topic of choice, with past presentations exploring questions from clinical, theoretical, and applied fields of psychoanalysis.

                                      June 30, 2018

                                      December 1, 2018

                                        For further information contact: Dr Serena Smith, serena.smith@psychoanalysis.org.au

                                        About the ACP

                                        The Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis is dedicated to the transmission of psychoanalysis. This takes the forms of the teaching of psychoanalysis, the training of analysts and research in the psychoanalytic field within the Lacanian orientation. Anyone with an interest in the study of psychoanalysis is welcome to join the activities of the Centre.

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