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

This seminar approaches the question of the direction of the treatment in the psychoanalytic experience in terms of four logical moments of fantasy. In turn, the seminar is oriented by the question of the act, and especially the analyst's act within the frame of the analytic experience. 

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Just as Lacan’s work leads us to work on the question of the direction of the treatment in the analytic experience, it in turn leads us to work on what Lacan refers to as the “principle of its power.”  The seminar will consider the unique ways in which the analytic act takes a position in relation to this “power” mobilized in the address.  The analytic act concerns a position oriented by analytic ethics, and the desire-to-know-of-the-analyst in the place of knowledge.  This address welcomes a new and singular savoir (S2) that is on the side of the analysand insofar as the analysand is its subject ($).

 

What is the nature of such an “act,” and what is its relationship to the clinical experience of construction as regards the object of the fundamental fantasy and the creation of a new apparatus of jouissance in the form of sinthome?  The seminar will orient these questions by reading and working from Lacan’s Seminars XIV, The Logic of Fantasy and Seminar XV, The Analytic Act.     

 

Readings:   

  

Freud, S.  “A Child is Being Beaten.” (1918) Volume XVII, The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud  

Freud, S.  “From the History of an Infantile Neurosis.”  Volume XVII, The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud 

Freud, S. “Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through.” (1914)  Volume XII, The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud 

Lacan, J.  Seminar XIV, The Logic of Fantasy

Lacan, J. Seminar, Seminar XV, The Analytic Act

Lacan, J.  The Direction of the Treatment and the Principle of its Power.  In Jacques Lacan, Ecrits

 

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 cmeyerwoeswar@gmail.com

 

The Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Lacan School of Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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. 

Email: cmeyerwoeswar@gmail.com

Tel: 323.930.9662