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Judith Bowerman . Unknown Matter

Clinical Case Conference 2022-2023

The school’s primary concern is the formation of analysts. In addition to personal analysis and control analysis the clinical case conference is the third main element supporting this work.


Candidates present cases to articulate what is at stake for each analysand, to gauge the effects of the analyst’s intervention, and to create and discuss questions arising from the work with the unconscious.


Sections are convened for the year, organized into small groups (overseen by senior analysts and sometimes guest analysts) then dissolved and reorganized with different configurations of candidates and analysts the following year.

Clinical Case Conference Section 1

Topic: Lacanian diagnosis, what for?


The clinical case conference provides an essential part of the analyst formation because it relies on the mode of oral transmission via dynamic discussion of particular cases. The stakes are somewhat higher for a Lacanian School, taking into consideration we must not miss - in fact make room for - the impossible, the unsayable and thus face the ultimate emptiness of signification.  

Open to Candidates of the School. Precandidates who are interested should contact the facilitator.


Clinical Case Conference Section 2


To contact the responsible: Dr. Jon Bathori at the email

Faculty:  Dr. Cécile Gouffrant McKenna (Section 1) & Dr. Jon Bathori (Section 2)

Section 1 Dates & Times: Third Saturday of the month, starting Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 10 AM to 12 PM Pacific Time / 1-3 PM Eastern Time. In 2022: 9/17, 10/15 [will be rescheduled due to Pittsburgh conference], 11/19, 12/17. In 2023: 1/23, 2/18, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20, 6/17.

Section 2 Dates & Times: Third Wednesday of the month, starting Wednesday, September 21st, from 5 PM to 7 PM Pacific Time. 

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: $350 per term or School Tuition

Contact: Dr. Cécile Gouffrant McKenna at or Dr. Jon Bathori at

Jon Bathori, Psy.D. is an Analyst and Faculty Member of the School and is Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the Wright Institute. He is in private practice in Palo Alto, where he pursues additional clinical interests which include treatment and testing of children & adolescents and those with developmental delays, especially when these subjects intersect with the law

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