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Le Cercle de la Californie

Activities for 2016-2017

Presented in collaboration with
The California Circle of the Freudian School of Quebec,
with the participation of the American Lacanian Forum

Anglo-American object relations theories have emphasized subject-object distinctions and the constitution of the whole object for a successful passage through adolescence. But there are other perspectives regarding the stakes and contours of adolescence.

The thinking of the psychoanalysts Willy Apollon, Danielle Bergeron and Lucie Cantin, from the post-Lacanian Freudian School of Quebec (ÉFQ), starts from the premise that the Oedipus complex does not (and cannot, for structural reasons) operate past childhood. Thus adolescence as the place where things need to be worked out is emphasized both theoretically and in the work of the clinic. During adolescence, the free drives (which cannot be bound within any culture) will re-emerge. While the parents could stand up for the child, the adolescent has to find his or her own solutions for this experience (“death of the father”).

This conference is a rare opportunity for all of us to gain exposure to a unique way of thinking about questions of adolescence in the psychoanalytic clinic. In close collaboration with the GIFRIC (Interdisciplinary Freudian Group for Research and for Clinical and Cultural Interventions), the analysts from the EFQ have been working with psychotic young adults for over thirty years. The richness of their clinical experience has led to a revitalization of the Freudian practice through the trajectory laid out by Jacques Lacan. Their concepts of masculinity and femininity serve as a framework for the challenges that confront all adolescents today.

Thursday, March 9

Apollon, Bergeron and Cantin present a post-Lacanian model to approach the many crises of adolescence. Drawing on 35 years of psychoanalytic work with young psychotic adults, the presenters develop the concepts of masculinity and femininity as a framework for thinking about challenges that today’s adolescents confronting when entering adulthood.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:

• Explain the role of fantasies for a successful passage through adolescence and how these are evident in the clinic population;

• Apply the concepts of masculinity and femininity, beyond issues of identity formation, in the clinical work with all adults.

Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11

Associates of the EFQ present clinical vignettes as a basis for the analysts to work through the conference theme. Each of those two days include an additional 1½ hours of teachings in the afternoon.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:

• Utilize the understanding, gained through the observation of and participation in the supervision of clinical cases presented in the seminar, of the masculine (in both men and women) as that part which takes responsibility for the “beyond language” in the clinical work with patients;

• Utilize the understanding, gained through the observation of and participation in the supervision of clinical cases presented in the seminar, of the feminine (in both men and women) as that part which cannot be addressed to another in the clinical work with patients;

• Describe how to work with the “phallic ideals” that attempt to regulate the excess of free drives (not bound by culture) and reaffirm the coupling of the Symbolic and the Real in the clinic;

• Describe how to work with the supplementary strategies that deal with the fractures that emerge in the colonization of the Real by the Symbolic in the clinic.

Conference Participation

Pre-registration for all three days: $275 (Student rate: $90)
Maximum CE credits for all Conference participation: 14 CE
Includes Continental Breakfast: 9:00-9:30 am on Friday and Saturday and a closing reception on Saturday

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8-10 PM
$20 (Free attendance without CE credits)
2 CE Credits

Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, 2017, 9:30 AM-5:00 PM
$145/day (Students rate: $50/day, paid at the door only)
6 CE Credits each day Includes a break for lunch on each day, and a closing reception on Saturday evening.

Program coordinators

Bettina Soestwohner, Ph.D.,
Mike Nee, M.A.
Apurva Shah, M.D.

2014 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025 | Directions | 310.478.6541

Location (map) : [click here]


Activities for 2008-2009

The California Psychoanalytic Circle of the EFQ (Freudian School of Quebec) invites you to the :

The Freudian School of Quebec, the school of Gifric, with the California Psychoanalytic Circle and the Psychoanalytic Circles of the Freudian School of Quebec, in conjunction with Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. invite you to : The Clinical Days of the American and Puerto Rican Circles

Clinicians, scholars and artists with an interest in Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis are warmly invited to attend these two days of intensive teaching, case presentations, aesthetic presentations, and discussion featuring members of the Quebec City-based organization Gifric (Interdisciplinary Freudian Group for Research and Clinical and Cultural Interventions) and the Freudian School of Quebec. Gifric teaching analysts will discuss their groundbreaking psychoanalytic work with psychotics and with the family, and also offer a free public lecture on Friday evening ("What does the psychotic teach us about psychoanalysis?"). This is a rare opportunity to learn from these inspiring and original speakers, who make theory come alive in the clinic and in society.

Location:

Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
5th Floor

Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Public lecture: Friday 7:00-9:00 pm

CE Credit: The California Psychoanalytic Circle is authorized to grant 14 CE credits to MFTs and LCSWs through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE 4380). MFTs, LPCs and LCSWs from other states may be able to obtain credit through reciprocal arrangements between their states and California. The California Psychoanalytic Circle is also an approved provider of CE credits through the California Psychological Association (CAL 128). Approval for this course is pending.

Workshop Registration

225$US general (if postmarked by January 31, 2009)
250$US general (if postmarked after January 31, 2009)
100$US student

Check or money order to be made to: "The California Psychoanalytic Circle"

Send your name, # License, address, phone and e-mail address to:

Bruce Weitzman, MFT
295 Fell Street, Suite B
San Francisco CA 94102

Information:

bweitzman@sbcglobal.net

Phone : 415-577-1449


Groupe interdisciplinaire freudien de recherche et d'intervention clinique et culturelle

342, boul. René-Lévesque ouest,Québec, Qc, Canada,G1S 1R9