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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.

Below you will find a list of upcoming events and seminars through the Lacan School of Psychoanalysis for 2021-2022. They are listed in categories by location. Click on the title of each event or seminar for a full description of the topic. The details of several events are being finalized and do not have all their information up currently. LSP intends to begin running clinical case cartels during 2022-2023, but has not finalized those for this coming year.

You will find a Program Archive of past years' LSP programs at the bottom of this page.

Use the menu below to jump to the seminars you would like to view.



Four Doors into Ethics in Psychoanalysis
Faculty: Marcelo Estrada & Annie Rogers
Date & time: Friday, October 22 and Friday December 3, 2021; Friday, February 11, 2022, and a time to be designated in the Days of Assembly in May, 2022. Friday meetings will all take place via Zoom from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Pacific Time.
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: No fee
Contact: Marcelo Estrada at marcelo.estrada@gmail.com or Annie Rogers at anniegrogers@gmail.com

Note: This meeting is only open to Analysts and Members of the School - all Analysts, Candidates, and Precandidates are encouraged to attend, and a Zoom link will be sent to everyone. However, please sent an RSVP a week ahead of time to Marcelo for each of the four events, so we know how many are planning to attend. 


Reading Agamben for Lacanian Clinical Practice II: Psychoanalysis as Art-work and the Religion of Capitalism

Faculty:  Kanayo Agbodike and Benjamin Davidson

Date & time:  Monday 10:00 AM—12:00 PM PST, in five consecutive weekly sessions beginning September 6, 2021

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee:  Free of charge

Contact: For more information contact
Kanayo Agbodike (agbodike@mailbox.org)
or Ben Davidson (benjamdavidson@me.com)


Psychoanalysis and the Plague 

Faculty:  Jon Bathori, Benjamin Davidson and Jimena Martí Haik

Date & time:  Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 pm PST on January 12th, January 26th, February 9th, February 23rd, and March 9th

Location:  Online via Zoom

Fee: Free of charge

Contact: For more information contact Jon Bathori (dr.jonbathori@me.com)
or Ben Davidson (benjamdavidson@me.com)

Lacanian Approaches to Difference: Race, Racism, and Xenophobia

Faculty: Stephanie Swales, Ph.D.

Date & time: Mondays, 5:00-6:30pm Pacific Time/7-8:30pm Central Time; January 17 and 31 of 2022, February 21, 2022, March 28, 2022, April 11, 2022

Location: Online via Zoom
Fee:  Free of charge, donations to the School encouraged

Contact:  Stephanie Swales, Ph.D. at stephanieswales@gmail.com

Dreams: an introduction to the perpetual writing of the unconscious

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

Date & time:  Monthly, January to April, 4th Fridays, 9-11 am Pacific Standard Time

Location: Online via Zoom, by invitation

Fee:  $250.00 or School Tuition

Contact:  Annie Rogers at anniegrogers@gmail.com


Reading Lacan’s Seminar IV: The Object Relation

Faculty:  Benjamin Davidson 

Date & time:  Ongoing, 5:00 PM—7:00 PM PST bi-weekly on Wednesday evenings

Location:  Online via Zoom

Fee: Free of charge

Contact: For more information contact

Ben Davidson (benjamdavidson@me.com)

Psychoanalytic Training in the School of Lacan - Part 3

Faculty: Marcelo Estrada and Ali Chavosian, PhD

Date & time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM PST, two Thursdays each month (dates TBA), Sept. 2021 to June 2022; no classes in December 2021.

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: $500.00 (for Part 3) or School Tuition

Contact: Marcelo Estrada marcelo.estrada@gmail.com

Re-reading Seminar X: Anxiety

Faculty: Hannah Bennett

Date & time: 4th Wednesdays 5:15-7:15 pm September 22, 2021 to May 11, 2022

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: Free of charge

Contact: Hannah Bennett at info@hpbanalysis.com or hannahpatriciabenn@gmail.com

Reading (Some) of What Lacan Read

Faculty: Hannah Bennett

Date & time: 5:15-7:15 PM PST  2nd Wednesdays beginning October 13, 2021 to May 11, 2022

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: Free of charge

Contact: Hannah Bennett at info@hpbanalysis.com or hannahpatriciabenn@gmail.com

Lacan, Topology, & Interpretations

Faculty: Gerardo Arenas PhD and Maria Liza Ahearne PhDc

Date & time: Every 1st Friday of the Month (August 2021-May 2022), 3:00-4:15 pm PST

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: $300 or School Tuition

Contact: For more information to join the study group, please contact Ahearne at marializa.sf@gmail.com

Note: *Please note: this seminar is being run in conjunction with a cartel.

Reading Joan of Arc and Marguerite Porete with Jacques Lacan: Heresy, Desire, Ethics, Sublimation

Faculty: Barbara Claire Freeman, PhD

Date & time: Our first meeting will be in September and we can meet either bi-weekly or monthly, depending on the groups' preferences. Here are the days and times we can meet: 1) Alternate Wednesdays from 5 to 7 (or 8, if monthly), beginning October 6.) Ben Davidson's reading group meets every Wednesday in September so we would need to meet on another evening in September). 2) Alternate Thursdays evenings, from 5 to 8 if monthly, or 5 to 7 (or 6 to )8 if bi-weekly. Starting date to be determined depending upon the dates Marcelo Estrada's Seminar meets. 3) Sunday evenings, times as above. We will decide on the date and time during our first meeting. Please let me know your preferences when you contact me.

Contact: Barbara Claire Freeman at bcf1@earthlink.net, (510) 525-4470

Location: Online

Fees: Free of charge

Psychoanalysis, Civilization, and the Environment After Lacan

Faculty: Joseph Scalia III, Psya.D.

Date & time: The second Friday of the month, Noon - 1:30 Mountain Time, September 2021 through April 2022.

Location: Online via Zoom.

Tuition: $500 or School Tuition.

Contact: Joseph Scalia III, Psya.D.

at scaliaiii@gmail.com

Reading Lacan’s Ecrits

Faculty: Nathan Lupo 

Date & time: 9:00 - 11:00 am. Pacific Time, 2nd Sunday of the month September 2021 - April 2022 

Location: Online 

Fee: Free of Charge

Contact: Nathan Lupo at nathanlupo.lmft@gmail.com

Research in the School of Lacan--The Mirror Stage

Faculty: Dwight McCan, Research Analyst
Date & time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PST, two Tuesdays each month (to be determined each month), starting September 2021 to June 2022; no classes in December 2021
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $500.00 for the whole series or School Tuition

Contact: Interest should be sent to dmccan@icloud.com

The Environs of the Hole: Voice, the names-of-the-father, and the Object of the Fundamental Fantasy

Faculty: Christopher Meyer, PhD, Analyst of the School

Date & time: 4th Saturday of each month, September 2021-June, 2022. First Meeting will be September 25, 2021. 10am-12:30pm PST

Location: Online 

Contact: Christopher Meyer, PhD (323) 930-9662, cmeyerwoeswar@gmail.com

Fees:  $60.00 per class/students $40.00, or School Tuition

Note: This course is approved by the Medical Board of California to train Research Psychoanalysts and by the California Psychological Association to provide Continuing Education Units for Licensed Psychologists. This course is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide Continuing Education Units for Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychiatric Social Workers. LSP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Dreams, Symptom, Fantasy: A clinical Case Seminar in the Aftermath of Lacan’s Return to Freud

Faculty: Christopher Meyer, PhD

Date and Time: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:50 PM weekly, October 5, 2021 – June 2022.

Location: Online via Zoom

Contact: Christopher Meyer, PhD, (323) 930-9662, cmeyerwoeswar@gmail.com

Fees: $25.00 per meeting, or School Tuition


Kant avec Sade

Organizer: Rico Picone
Date & time: TBD
Location: Online via Zoom, at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84490413439; (password sent separately)

Fee: Free of Charge
Contact: Rico Picone at rico@stmartin.edu
Note: see full details on the website, ricopic.one/cartels/kant-avec-sade, Or ask to join the Google Group (invitation required) at groups.google.com/g/kant-avec-sade-cartel


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If you have any programs from the missing years, please reach out to current web coordinator Courtney Douds at courtney.douds@gmail.com

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.