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Fundamentals of Lacanian Technique With Bruce Fink
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center
Pittsburgh, PA
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Fundamentals of Lacanian Technique With Bruce Fink
Fundamentals of Lacanian Technique World-renowned Lacanian Scholar Bruce Fink, Ph.D.

November 17  & December 15, 2015

About Our Presenter:
Bruce Fink is a practicing Lacanian psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. He trained as a psychoanalyst in France for seven years with and is now a member of the psychoanalytic institute Jacques Lacan created shortly before his death, the École de la Cause freudienne in Paris, and obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII (Saint-Denis). He served as Professor of Psychology from 1993 to 2013 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is currently an affiliated member of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center.

Dr. Fink is the author of six books on Lacan (which have been translated into many different languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish, Croatian, Greek, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese):
The Lacanian Subject: Between Language and Jouissance (Princeton University Press, 1995)
A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique (Harvard University Press, 1997)
Lacan to the Letter: Reading Écrits Closely (University of Minnesota Press, 2004)
Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique: A Lacanian Approach for Practitioners (W.W. Norton and Co., 2007)
Against Understanding: Commentary, Cases, and Critique in a Lacanian Key, 2 volumes (London: Routledge, 2013-2014)

He has translated several of Lacan's works, including:
Écrits: The First Complete Edition in English (New York: Norton, 2006), for which he received a nonfiction translation prize from the French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation
The Seminar, Book XX (1972-1973): Encore, On Feminine Sexuality: The Limits of Love and Knowledge (New York: Norton, 1998)
On the Names-of-the-Father (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013)
The Triumph of Religion (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013)

About the Sessions:

Required Reading: Bruce Fink, Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique: A Lacanian Approach for Practitioners (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2007), chapters 1-7 (chapter 9-10 optional)

First Session: November 17th 7-9 pm
Topic: Introduction: The Goals of Psychoanalysis and Analytic Technique
Course Objectives : By the end of the session participants will be able to:

1) Understand a Lacanian approach to listening, involving "free-floating" instead of "me-centered" attention, and with an ear more to what does not make sense than to what does.

2) Grasp Lacan's distinction between the imaginary and the symbolic, as it plays a role in minute-by-minute clinical work and in diagnosis.

Second Session: December 15th 7-9 pm
Topic: Interpretation and Transference
Course Objectives: By the end of the session participants will be able to:
1) Comprehend through clinical examples what it means to follow and punctuate a patient's speech "to the letter."
2) Understand and apply the goals of Lacanian interpretation to clinical material.

Cost of the sessions is: $100.00 Earlybird discount $50.00 if registered by November 1st.
Scholarships are available based on financial difficulty
Space is limited


Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center (View)
401 Shady B101
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
United States


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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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