Dream, Symptom, Fantasy: a Clinical Cases Seminar in the Aftermath of Lacan’s Return to Freud
This seminar will serve as an opportunity to read through the entirety of Sigmund Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams all the while working from the clinic of the dream in contemporary clinical cases. Our reading of Freud’s foundational text will focus on the ways in which Lacan’s savoir orients our clinical practice of welcoming the dream as an unconscious formation, and how recent approaches to working with dreams in the clinic of psychosis, of addiction, and other disorders and discontents of the speaking being shifts our understanding and conceptualization of the transference as regards a real at work within the body and psyche of the subject.
Apollon, Willy. “The Dream in the Wake of the Freudian Rupture.” The Dreams of
Interpretation: A Century Down the Royal Road. (2007) Catherine Liu, editor. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Freud, S. The Interpretations of Dreams, Volume IV, Volume V, The Standard Edition of
the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud
Freud, S. Studies on Hysteria
Freud, S. “A Child is Being Beaten”
Freud, S. “The Wolf Man”
Freud, S. “On day-dreams …”
Lacan, Jacques. “The Direction of the Treatment and the Principle of its Power,” Écrits.
(2006). Trans. Bruce Fink. New York: Norton.
Lacan, Jacques. “The Freudian Thing, or the Meaning of the Return to Freud in
Psychoanalysis.” Écrits. (2006). Trans. Bruce Fink. New York: Norton.
Lacan, Jacques. “The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis.”
Écrits. (2006). Trans. Bruce Fink. New York: Norton.
Selected readings from Lacan’s Seminars.
Faculty: Christopher Meyer, PhD
Date and Time: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:50 PM weekly October 5, 2021 – June 2022
Location: Online via Zoom
Christopher Meyer, Ph.D. Analyst of the School and Faculty of LSP, a member of the Freudian School of Quebec, a member of GIFRIC and member of the California Psychoanalytic Circle of the Freudian School of Quebec. He has a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy located in Beverly Hills, CA and he is the Doctoral Program Director in the Individual Adult Psychotherapy Program at The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, CA.