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LACAN ON LOVE! New Program with Lacanian Scholar Bruce Fink, Ph.D.
PPC Library
Pittsburgh, PA
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LACAN ON LOVE! New Program with Lacanian Scholar Bruce Fink, Ph.D.

Dec. 14, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 401 Shady Avenue, Suite B101 Pittsburgh 15206

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 Lacans 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 Session:

Required Reading:  Plato's Symposium
available at: Amazon ($6.99)

Optional Reading: Lacan's Seminar VIII: Transference
available at: Amazon ($25.00 and up)

Session: December 14th 7-9 p.m.

Course Objectives: By the end of the session participants will be able to:
1) Discuss why love involves loving the partner's "warts" (or flaws or defects)
2) Distinguish between love, desire, and jouissance
3) Analyze why Freud says it is impossible to "love thy neighbor"

Cost of the session is: $50.00 Earlybird discount $40.00 if registered by November 20, 2016

Space is limited
Location: 401 Shady Avenue, Suite B101, Pittsburgh 15206
This event is open to the public and mental health professionals.

For interviews with Bruce Fink regarding this work follow these links:

From Lacan, in a lecture he gave at Johns Hopkins in 1966:
When I began to teach something about Psychoanalysis I lost some of my audience, because I had perceived long before then the simple fact that if you open a book of Freud, and particularly those books which are properly about the unconscious, you can be absolutely sure  it is not a probability but a certitude  to fall on a page where it is not only a question of words  naturally in a book there are always words many printed words  but words which are the object through which one seeks for a way to handle the unconscious. Not even the meaning of the words, but words in their flesh, in their material aspect (fromLacan.com)

Continuing Medical Education Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements
and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
through joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center . The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited
by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of [;;;;2];;;; AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the

planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial
relationships to disclose.
The accuracy and utility of the material presented has been reviewed by our Education Committee.  While the content of the workshop or course is intended for the further education of professionals in the field, it is by no means comprehensive training, and should not be considered such. Further reading, training and consultation may be required. No treatment should be undertaken outside the limitations of your skills and expertise.  Expressive forms of psychodynamic psychotherapy is contraindicated in the treatment of some mental illnesses and should not be used to treat all kinds of mental illness.
APA --American Psychological Association Statement:
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists:
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
The Pennsylvania Board of Social Work approves of credits issued by APA sponsors. Therefore the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is able to offer continuing education credits to social workers and counselors per Section 49.36(a) (6) ix)of the regulations at the time of offering.


PPC Library (View)
401 Shady Ave Suite B101
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
United States


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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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