Please Select Your Jacques Lacan

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2020-02-08 10:00 - 14:00

Freud’s invention of psychoanalysis cannot be restricted to knowledge, as psychoanalysis is also a clinical practice, and as such its operative concepts rely on (and relay) the singularity of each case. This seminar will consist in the exploration of four case studies in order to explain how Lacanian theory revolutionizes the clinic. I will demonstrate that a Lacanian perspective deploys an ethics of sexual difference and situates clinical interventions at the intersection of race, class, and the unconscious.

Are you in Philadelphia? Join in the in-house seminar at Incite Seminars.

Date: Saturday, February 8, 10am-2pm (EST- Eastern Time Zone)

Registration and Cost: $90, sliding-scale down to $10.

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PatriciaGherovici.pngFacilitator: Patricia Gherovici is a world-renowned psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. She is co-founder and director of the Philadelphia Lacan Group and Associate FacultyPsychoanalytic Studies Minor, University of Pennsylvania (PSYS), Honorary Member at IPTAR the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City,  and Founding Member of Das Unbehagen.

​Her books include The Puerto Rican Syndrome (Other Press: 2003) winner of the Gradiva Award and the Boyer Prize,  Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (Routledge: 2010) and Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference  ​(Routledge: 2017). She has published two edited volumes (both with Manya Steinkoler) Lacan On Madness: Madness Yes You Can’t (Routledge: 2015) and Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy (Cambridge University Press: 2016).  Most recently, she published a collection (with Chris Christian) Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious  (Routledge: 2019). Visit her website.



Readings: Matters of Life and Sex: Trans-ing Psychoanalysis: online text; Transgender expressions and psychosis: Towards an ethics of sexual difference” British Journal of Psychotherapy 35, 3 (2019) 417–430: PDF file.

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The seminar’s virtual meeting will be on the Zoom application. Your meeting ID number is 732770999. Please type this number on your Zoom application or click this link to join the meeting. As explained in this instructional video, the link would direct you to install its application if you do not already have it. You can also use this link to directly download the app or visit Zoom’s website.

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