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COURSE THREE – Clinical Lacan: Beyond Oedipus

Course Three - Clinical Lacan

Course Coordinator: Judith Hamilton

Course Leaders: Judith Hamilton, Carlos Rivas, Alireza Taheri

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: November 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7 and 14, 2017

Fees: $290

Preregistration is required.

In this course the leaders will present the underlying theory and techniques of the Lacanian orientation as they use them with patients and clients in their various clinical settings. The topics will arise from the changes in the characteristics of patients and families of recent years, which are addressed in the late and contemporary Lacan. Many of these changes reflect changes in society and are no longer well described by the structure and dynamics of the Oedipus complex. Hence the recent approach of Beyond Oedipus. There will be many examples presented and time for ample discussion. We will be sensitive to the needs of those new to Lacan, as well as deepening the understanding of those who are already familiar with Lacan.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course:

  1. Participants will be familiar with terms, concepts and their uses that Lacan introduces into the psychoanalytic field.
  2. Participants will have learned about techniques based on the Lacanian orientation for treating a wide variety of patients and clients.
  3. Participants will have learned about these techniques as they are used in various clinical settings and populations.
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Judith Hamilton

Judith Hamilton, MD, FRCP(C), Psychiatrist/Psychoanalyst in Private Practice. She teaches in the ATPPP and in the Extension Program of the TPS. She is a co-founder of Lacan Toronto. Faculty, TPS.

Carlos Rivas

Carlos Rivas, RP, studied psychology, philosophy and social sciences in Venezuela. He trained in Gestalt Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Family Constellations, and EMDR, and in 2005 was the recipient of the Venezuelan National Award for Research in Psychotherapy. He has a private practice in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Guest of the TPS.

Alireza Taheri*

Alireza Taheri, PhD, wrote his dissertation for the University of Cambridge on Nietzsche, Freud and Lacan. He holds an MA in philosophy from Essex and an MSc in psychoanalytic thought from University College London. He has done psychoanalytic work in London (UK) and is a candidate of the TIP.

* By Invitation

The Extension Courses are eligible for Section 1 CME credits.

Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2017/2018 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount.

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