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Yearly Training Seminar
in Lacanian Psychoanalysis

First Year

A psychoanalysis is not a psychotherapy

The entrance in the social Link and the out-of-language

First and Second childhood

The Structure of the Address


Information and registration

Gifric is currently offering a cycle of training seminars in psychoanalysis. Each seminar lasts five days, usually at the beginning of June, and it offers an intensive combination of lectures on the relation between theory and practice, clinical case presentations, and discussion. The complete cycle extends over six consecutive years.

Since 1983, these seminars on the formations of the unconscious have sought to help their participants to acquire the theoretical and clinical orientation necessary to establish a properly psychoanalytic practice.

The seminars are conducted by Gifric founders,
Willy Apollon, Danielle Bergeron, and Lucie Cantin

The overall goal of the seminars is to provide their participants with opportunity to study the logic of the psychoanalytic cure. Theoretical presentations establish how the fundamental concepts of psychoanalysis, developed in the works of Freud and Lacan, have emerged from an ethics of clinical practice. The discussion of clincal cases, in turn, allows participants to pay special attention to the place of ethics in the analytic act.

The teaching of the seminars is divided into two stages. During the first two years, the teaching will focus on the fundamental concepts of psychoanalysis, with an emphasis upon their applications within clinical practice, rather than upon the theoretical study of psychoanalytic discourse. During the following four years, the teaching will be concerned with a series of specific topics relating to the direction of the analytic experience : the dream, the symptom, the traversal of the fantasy, and clinical strategies with respect to the different psychic structures. In addition to attending the seminars, participants will be encouraged to form regular working groups, so that they may continue to work during the year on questions raised by the seminar. A number of such groups, consisting of participants from past seminars, have already been successfully working together for several years.

The seminars are open to anyone who has gone through (or is intending to go through) an analysis or an analytic psychotherapy, or who wishes to establish an analytic practice. We also welcome academics and graduate students interested in psychoanalysis who would like to supplement their theoretical education by engaging with questions of clinical practice.

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