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Freud, Lacan, & Arenas

Through the lens of Freud, Lacan, and Gerardo Arenas' book Sobre la Tumba de Freud (On the Tomb of Freud), this seminar examines the transference, libidinal ties, and the analytic discourse that are consequential in the formation of a psychoanalytic institution.

*An English translation will be available for this seminar.

Faculty: Gerardo Arenas PhD and Maria Liza Ahearne PhDc

Dates and Times: Every 1st Friday of the Month (September 2022-May 2023)

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm (GMT-3) / 3:00 - 4:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: $300 or School Tuition

Contact: For more information to join the study group, please contact Ahearne at

María Líza Ahearne, LMFT, PhDc has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology and Social Change at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her dissertation thesis focuses on the discrepancies between the transmission of Lacanian psychoanalysis in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in the United States. Ahearne is a candidate analyst and faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in San Francisco and maintains a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She is fluent in English and Tango.


Tel: 415. 580. 1639

Gerardo Arenas, PhD has a PhD in nuclear physics, a master’s in psychology and a degree in cinematography. He is a member of the Escuela de la Orientación Lacaniana (School of the Lacanian Orientation in Psychoanalysis, where he has taught since 2007) and the World Association of Psychoanalysis. He also teaches at the Oscar Masotta Institute and in the master’s program in the Psychoanalytic Clinic of the University of San Martin.

Arenas is the author of multiple books, most recently Pasos hacia una economia de los goces (Steps Towards an Economy of Jouissances, Grama 2017) and a translator of Lacan's work in Spanish, namely Seminar VI (Paidos 2014) and Seminar XIX (Paidos 2012) among others. Arenas is a psychoanalyst in a private practice in Buenos Aires, where he also serves as an external supervisor of four hospital services, and provides consultation to clinicians throughout South America, Mexico and Europe.


Tel: 54911 3690 4980 

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