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Founded in 1990, the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis offers a transmission of psychoanalysis through a savoir of the unconscious, built gradually in personal analysis and control analyses. These direct experiences of the unconscious, alongside an immersion in theory through seminars, events, reading groups, and cartels, inform ethical practices of analysis and scholarship.
Through LSP, you may study Lacanian or Freudian theory, pursue psychoanalytic formation, obtain clinical supervision from a Lacanian perspective, and find a clinician with whom to undertake or complete a personal analysis. Unless specifically noted, LSP Seminars and Events are open to the general public with no commitment to or enrollment in the School.
The School’s purpose is to transmit psychoanalytic ethics and theory in the historical context of both Freudian and Lacanian fields. The School, begun locally, is now international in its reach, part of a broader worldwide psychoanalytic movement to conduct education, research, and treatment for the benefit of local and global communities.
If you are looking for a referral to begin a personal analysis with a clinician affiliated with LSP, please fill out the survey on the Find an Analyst page.
Below you will find more information on what the School may be able to offer to you.
Seminars, Reading/Study Groups, Cartels, and Working DaysThe School organizes semester-and year-long seminars and unique events through the year, many of which are open to the public either in-person or online. Public seminars and events can be attended by anyone with an interest in the material; you do not need to be in or considering formation in order to register. Find out more about the events and seminars being offered this year on the Seminars or Other Offerings pages.
Psychoanalytic FormationLSP offers several tracks for formation open to scholars and clinical and research analysts. Each track has a set of guidelines for one’s formation, though your pathway through any particular track is left open to your own desire. Find more details about the process of formation, becoming a Lacanian analyst or scholar through LSP on this page.
About The SchoolLearn more about LSP’s Bylaws, Board, Committees, symbolic structure, and how to participate in the logistics and functioning of the School on this page.
MembersLook through all the current clinicians, candidates, and scholars who are current members of LSP. You can learn about each member’s work and find their contact information through this page.
PaymentsYou can pay for school tuition, an event or seminar, or make a tax-deductible donation to the school on this page. All payments to LSP are currently accepted through this page.
ResourcesIf you would like to browse LSP members’ recent publications or learn more about Freud or Lacan, take a look at the resources listed on this page.