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The Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis provides an unstructured opportunity to study the Lacanian psychoanalytical approach for anyone who is interested in learning more. The School’s purpose is to transmit psychoanalytic theory and offer a school within the historical context of the psychoanalytic movement to conduct education, research, and treatment for the benefit of the community. 

Unless specifically noted, LSP Seminars and Events are open to the general public with no commitment to or enrollment in the School. The fee for a Seminar or Event that requires one is split 50/50 between LSP and the facilitator(s), and a symbolic donation to the School is requested in the case of a Seminar or Event that is free. If the fee of a Seminar or Event is prohibitively expensive for you, please contact the facilitator(s) to see if an accommodation can be made. For Seminars and Events, this is determined on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the facilitator(s). 

While there is no formal application to attend the many seminars and conferences open to the public, most seminars or events require registration, often simply by sending an email request to the facilitator. You will find registration, fees, and contact information in the description of each event or seminar below. All payments or donations for seminars and events are accepted on the Payments page.

If you are interested in analytic formation through the School, please review the different tracks of formation available through LSP on the page regarding Psychoanalytic Formation.


Clinical Case Conference 2022-2023

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

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

Rereading Seminar X: Anxiety - Fall-Winter 2022

Faculty: Hannah Bennett

Dates and Times: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 4-6 PM Pacific Time, from September 14 2022 to December 14 2022

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: No cost; donation to the school encouraged

Contact: Hannah Bennett at 

Freud Seminar - Winter-Spring 2023

Faculty: Hannah Bennett

Dates and Times: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4-6 PM Pacific Time beginning January 11th ending May 17th, 2023

Location: Online

Fee: $300 or School Tuition
Contact: Hannah Bennett at

The Untreatable - Winter-Spring 2023

Faculty: Shanna Carlson and Richard Reinhardt
Dates and Times: 3rd Saturday each month from 10 am - 12 pm Pacific Time, January 2023-May 2023

Location: Online
Fee: free, donation to the School encouraged

Contact: Shanna Carlson at or Richard Reinhardt at

"The Mourning Show": An open space for rèflection
Faculty: Ayelet Hirshfeld, Ph.D., Analyst of the School

When: First Wednesday of the month @ 5:30PM to 7:30PM Pacific Time, January through June 2023 (1/4; 2/1; 3/1; 4/5; 5/3; 6/7)

Where: Via Zoom or in person in Los Gatos ÇA 

Fee: $480 or School Tuition

Contact: Ayelet Hirshfeld, Ph.D. at or 408.874.6506 

Lacan '72 / Lacan '22: Lituraterre...or worse?

Faculty: Ben Davidson

Dates and Times: Biweekly Wednesdays, 5-7 PT beginning September 28, 2022 and running through Spring
Location: Online

Fee: free, donation to the School encouraged

Contact: Ben Davidson (

Psychoanalytic Training in the School of Lacan - Part 4

Faculty: Marcelo Estrada and Ali Chavosian, PhD

Dates and Times: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM PST, two Thursdays each month (dates TBA), Sept. 2022 to June 2023; no classes in December 2022.

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: $500.00 or School Tuition

Contact: Marcelo Estrada

Freud, Lacan & Arenas

Faculty: Gerardo Arenas PhD and Maria Liza Ahearne PhDc

Dates and Times: Every 1st Friday of the Month (September 2022-May 2023), 3:00-4:15 pm Pacific Time / 7:00 - 8:30 pm GMT-3.

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: $300 or School Tuition

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

Psychoanalysis and the Political

Faculty: Joseph Scalia III, Psya.D.

Dates and Times: Meeting Times September 2022 to mid-May 2023 every other Friday, starting September 16, 2022 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: $250 or School Tuition

Contact: Joseph Scalia III, Psya.D. at

The Clinic of the Dream

Faculty: Diana Cuello, PhD, Analyst of the School, and Annie Rogers, PhD, Analyst of the School

Dates and Times:  Monthly, September to April, 1st Fridays, 9-11 AM Pacific Time

Location: On Zoom, by invitation

Fee: $500 or School Tuition

Contact:  Diana Cuello at; Annie Rogers at

The Logic of Fantasy in the Direction of the Treatment and the Analytic Act

Faculty: Christopher Meyer, PhD, Analyst of the School

Dates and Times: the 4th Saturday of each month, 10 am - 12:30 pm Pacific Time beginning September 24, 2022 and running through June 2023. No December meeting.

Location: Online 

Fee: $60 per class/students $40, or School Tuition.

Contact: Christopher Meyer, PhD at (323) 930-9662 or

Dream, Symptom, Fantasy: a Clinical Cases Seminar in the Aftermath of Lacan's Return to Freud

Faculty: Christopher Meyer, PhD

Dates and Times: Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-7:50 PM Pacific Time, October 11, 2022 through June 20, 2023, with a break from December 28-January 24 (classes resume January 24), and March 14-28 (classes resume April 11).

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: $40.00 per meeting, or School Tuition

Contact: Christopher Meyer, PhD, (323) 930-9662,

Speech in Emptiness: A Theoretical and Clinical Discussion on Speech in Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Faculty: Ruonan Liu, Candidate Analyst of the School

Dates & Times: 8:30-11:00 AM Beijing Time, the Fourth Saturday of every month, from September 2022-April 2023, no classes in December 2022. 

Location: Online via Voov
Fee: 2000 Yuan (RMB) / $300 USD or School Tuition

Contact: Ruonan Liu at
Note: This seminar will be in Mandarin Chinese


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If you have any programs from the missing years, please reach out to current web coordinator Courtney Douds at

If you have any programs from the missing years, please reach out to current web coordinator Courtney Douds at

Don’t see your LSP seminar listed above? See an error or need to make an update to your course? Reach out to the current website coordinator Courtney Douds.

For LSP members interested in helping to shape the curriculum and program for future years of LSP, reach out to the Program Committee chair Christopher Meyer to see how you can get involved.

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