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Transmission and the Lacanian School: From Television to Radiophonie and Beyond

Psychoanalysis is a social bond that constitutes a space for the work of the subject of the unconscious.  In the aftermath of Lacan’s invention of the Passe, the psychoanalytic School is an instantiation of the unconscious.  It stands or falls insofar as it sustains the guarantee of the lack in the Other and the defect of the signifier, and it is constructed and renewed on the basis of the work its adherents bring to transmit something of their experience within its frames (Palimpsest, seminar, teaching, cartel and reading group, Passage). 


Lacan’s Television and Radiophonie raise questions regarding transmission in its relationship to psychoanalytic discourse insofar as it concerns the truth of the subject (S1) and the savoir (S2) that is constituted in its experience and given place in the constitution of a new place in the social link through the act.  This event is an occasion for reflecting on the plethora of Lacanian emissions in today’s contemporary media environment in order to better clarify and discern the ways in which the psychoanalytic School in the aftermath of Lacan’s return to Freud functions as a frame for transmission in the formation of the analyst in our contemporary societies.


Faculty: Christopher Meyer, PhD; Diana Cuello, PhD; Ben Davidson, PhD

Dates and Times:  Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 10 AM to 4 PM Pacific Time

Location:  Online on Zoom

Fee: $90 / students $40, or School Tuition

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

Christopher Meyer, Ph.D. is Analyst of the School, Supervising analyst, and Faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis.  He is a member of the Freudian School of Québec, and a founding member of the California Psychoanalytic Circle of the Freudian School of Québec.  He has a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy located in Los Angeles, CA.

Email: Tel: 323. 930. 9662

Diana C. Cuello, PhD is an Analyst of the School, member of the Lacan school of psychoanalysis since 2018. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University in 2011. Her interests include aesthetics and performance art, particularly with relation to dreams and their use in analytic clinical work. Diana is currently investigating the value of encountering castration provided exclusively by the limitations of the virtual medium. She is in private practice, aiming to provide a psychoanalytic experience over phone and video.

Benjamin Davidson, Ph.D. is a faculty member and Research Analyst of the Lacanian School, and an Associate Dean of Students at Stanford University, where he has led seminars on Lacanian and Freudian analysis since 2010.  He maintains a private practice in Palo Alto and San Francisco, and is a co-editor and frequent contributor to the European Journal of Psychoanalysis.

Email: Tel: 650.704.8226 

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