Raul Moncayo, Ph.D. Analyst of the School

Born in Chile and received psychoanalytic training in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Obtained a Ph.D. in social-clinical psychology from the Wright Institute in the tradition of the Frankfurt school of critical theory. He is the author of the recent book, Evolving Lacanian Perspectives for Clinical Psychoanalysis as well as the forthcoming book “The Emptiness of Oedipus. Identification and Non-Identification in (Lacanian) Psychoanalysis.” He is training director for Mission Mental Health, San Francisco under the Department of Public Health. He is a member of the Research Faculty at Alliant University and an Analyst of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in Berkeley, California. He has a private practice in Berkeley where he provides Psychoanalysis, Brief Analysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation, and Supervision
Tel: (510) 526-9341
Address: 2305 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
Web Site:

Marcelo Estrada, Analyst of the School, Designated Scholar of the School

Psychoanalyst, Current President of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, Founding Member and Faculty of the School. He has a private practice in Berkeley, CA. Has been teaching Lacan and Freud for more than twenty years. Also provides consultation and supervision.
Tel: 510-488-8380
Address: 2305 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705

Philippe Gendrault, Ph.D. Analyst of the School 

He has a private practice in San Francisco, CA.
Tel: 415-289-7033
Address: 3702 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 954115
Web Site:

Martine Aniel, Ph.D. Analyst of the School

Tel: (415) 441-8970
Address: San Francisco

Ana Shane, Ph.D. Analyst of the School

Tel: (510) 525-7174
Address: Berkeley

Beatrice Patsalides Hofmann, Ph.D. Analyst of the School

Cell: +33-665 45 94 41
Tel: +33-1 46 33 81 12
Address: Paris, France

Andre Patsalides. Ph.D. Founding Member of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis

Did his training in Belgium and with J.Lacan in Paris.
He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Louvain, Belgium and member of the Belgian
School of Psychoanalysis. Currently in Paris and continues to teach.
Tel: +33-6-7576-4948
Address: 93, Av. General LECLERC, 75014 Paris, FRANCE

Candidate Analysts

Cécile Gouffrant McKenna, PsyD

Location: Center City, Philadelphia, PA


Dora Grisetti, MFT.
Berkeley, Ca

Fernando Castrillon, PsyD.

Tel: (281) 788-8532
Address: 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA. 94103

Geoffrey Young

Tel: 510-418-6088

Roberto Lazcano, Ph.D.

Tel: (510) 295-3513

Jon Bathori, PsyD

Tel: (650) 323-1225
Address: 467 Hamilton Avenue, Ste. 22, Palo Alto, CA 94103

Jeremy Soh

Oakland, California


Benjamin Davidson, M.A., Ph.D.

Tel. 650-723-5851
Address: Stanford University, P.O. Box 20214, Stanford, CA 94309


Bret Fimiani, PsyD.

Address: San Francisco

Dwight McCan, PhD

Research Psychoanalyst RPS244 CA
Berkeley Psychoanalytic Society
China American Psychoanalytic Alliance
American Psychoanalytic Association

Peter Brown, PsyD, MBA

Private Practice in Crescent City, CA

Christopher Meyers

5919 W. 3rd St.
Suite 1-E
Los Angeles, CA. 90036
(323) 930-9662

Annie G. Rogers, Ph.D

Is an Analyst Member and Faculty of the school. Professor of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and has a private analytic practice.

Stephanie Swales

Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Dallas and practicing clinical psychologist.

Thomas Marchevsky

Paul Kalkin

Pre-Candidates of the school

Daniel Deweese
Paul King-Miller
Magdalena Romanowicz
Younghee Lowry
Barri Belnap, M.D.
Courtney Douds

Philadelphia, PA 19143

Damir Arsenijevic

Address: Branilaca Bosne 15
75000 Tuzla
Bosnia and Herzegovina
phone: +38761672001

Daniel Garcia

Hannah Bennett

Nathan Lupo, LMFT

295 Fell St., Ste. A
San Francisco, CA 94102

Maria Liza Ahearne, MA, MFTI

Creative Life Psychotherapy
Psychology Today Profile
Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern #76542
Anthropology & Social Change, PhD Studies
California Institute of Integral Studies
(415) 580-1639

1801 Bush Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94109

842 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108


President & Chairman of the Board
Marcelo Estrada, M.A.
Raul Moncayo, Ph.D
Member of the Board
Roberto Lozcano, Ph.D.

Faculty / Presenters Biography

Jon Bathori, Psy.D.

Candidate analyst and faculty member at LSP. In private practice in Palo Alto, CA. Clinical focus on child psychoanalysis. Adjunct Clinical Faculty at The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA. Supervises child assessment and lectures on the assessment of developmental disabilities. Conducts forensic psychological examinations.

Sergio Benvenuto

A researcher in psychology and philosophy at the National Research Council (CNR) in Rome, Italy, and a psychoanalyst. He is editor of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis and member of the Editorial Board of Psychoanalytic Discourse (PSYAD). He teaches psychoanalysis at the International Institute of the Psychology in Kiev. He was or is a contributor to cultural journals such as Lettre Internationale, Texte, Journal for Lacanian Studies, L’évolution psychiatrique, American Imago, DIVISION/Review. His numerous publications in English include What are Perversions? (London: Karnac, 2016), In Freud’s Tracks (New York: Aronson, 2008) nominated for Gradiva Award, as well as numerous articles in journals and collected volumes.

Fernando Castrillon, Psy.D.

Candidate and faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, Private psychoanalytic practice in Rockridge, Associate Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
His latest publications are Translating Angst: Symptoms and Inhibitions in Anglo-American Psychoanalysis ( and Feminine Pathologies ( He is currently writing a book on psychoanalysis in California.

Ali Chavoshian, Ph.D.

Dr Chavoshian is a member and faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, clinical psychologist, private practice in Berkeley, California, professor at the City College of San Francisco, supervising and clinical faculty at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, visiting professor at the Guilan School of Medicine, Rasht, Iran, former Dean and Professor at the Graduate School of Psychology, New College of California in San Francisco.

Marcus Coelen, Ph.D.

A psychoanalyst in New York and Berlin as well as a researcher affiliated with the Department of Comparative Literature at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich, currently a visiting scholar at the Federal University Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro. He is the editor and translator of several books and compilations of texts by Maurice Blanchot into German among which Vergehen (Le pas au-delà) (2012) and the author of Die Tyrannei des Partikularen. Lektüren Prousts (2006) as well as editor of George Bataille: Key Concepts with M. Hewson (2015).

Benjamin Davidson, Ph.D.

A research psychoanalyst candidate and member of the faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, he is an Associate Dean at Stanford University and in private practice in Palo Alto and San Francisco.

Marcelo Estrada, M.A.

Psychoanalyst, Founding Member, and Faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. He has a private practice in Berkeley, CA.

Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D.

Psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. She is currently Senior Member, Analyst, Supervisor, and Faculty at Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic Association New York, and Co-founder and Director of the Philadelphia Lacan Group. Her books include The Puerto Rican Syndrome (Other Press, 2003), which won the Gradiva Award and the Boyer Prize, and Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (Routledge, 2010). Gherovici also has contributed to Lacan and Addiction: An Anthology (Karnac, 2011) and The Literary Lacan: From Literature to ‘Lituraterre’ and Beyond (Seagull Books, University of Chicago Press, 2013). She recently published a new collection with Manya Steinkoler, titled Lacan On Madness: Madness, Yes You Can’t (Routledge, 2015). Also with Steinkoler, she is currently coediting Psychoanalysis and Comedy (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). Gherovici’s new book Psychoanalysis Needs a Sex Change: Lacanian Approaches to Sexual and Social Difference will be published by Routledge in 2016.

Cécile G. McKenna, Psy.D.

Candidate Psychoanalyst and faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. Member of the Philadelphia Lacan Group. Private practice in Philadelphia Center City.

Dora Grisetti-Kohan, M.A.

Candidate and Faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. Psychotherapist – Clinical Consultant at AIDS Clinic in San Francisco. Private practice, Psychotherapy-Lacanian Psychoanalysis, in San Francisco, CA. Background studies of Biology and Psychology, UBA-Argentina.

Roberto Lazcano, Ph.D.

Candidate Analyst and Faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. He is a clinical supervisor at the West Coast Children’s Clinic. Together with Raul Moncayo he has co-authored a paper on Lacan and Magritte that appeared in the Fall 2009 issue of The Psychoanalytic Review. Himself an artist, Dr. Lazcano has been interested in the field of Art and Psychoanalysis for many years

Dwight McCan, Ph.D.

Candidate Research Analyst of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis and a member of the Berkeley Psychoanalytic Society.

Christopher Meyer, Ph.D.

Candidate­Analyst and Faculty of LSP, a member of the Freudian School of Quebec, a member of GIFRIC, and member of the California Psychoanalytic Circle of the Freudian School of Quebec. He has a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy located in Los Angeles, CA and he is a clinical supervisor in the Individual Adult Psychotherapy Program at The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, CA.

Raul Moncayo, Ph.D.

Psychoanalyst and supervising analyst of the School, Founding Member, and Faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. Private practice of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, supervision and consultation. Dr. Moncayo has been a visiting professor and adjunct faculty in several universities for decades and has published book chapters and many papers in professional journals. He retired after training generations of clinicians as training director of a large psychiatric clinic in the Mission district or barrio for the City of San Francisco. He is the author of Evolving Lacanian Perspectives for Clinical Psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2008); The Emptiness of Oedipus (Routledge, 2012); The Signifier Pointing at the Moon (Karnac, 2012); and The Real Jouissance of Uncountable Numbers with Magdalena Romanowicz (Karnac, 2015). The forthcoming Lalangue, Sinthome, Jouissance, and Nomination, A Reading Companion and Commentary on Lacan’s Seminar XXIII will appear in 2016.

Dany Nobus, Ph.D.

Psychoanalyst and Professor of Psychology and Psychoanalysis, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Brunel University, London. He also directs the MA in Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society, and is Chair of the Freud Museum, London. He is the author of The Freudian Practice of Psychoanalysis, and most recently, of Knowing Nothing, Staying Stupid: Elements for a Psychoanalytic Epistemology, and has contributed numerous papers on the theory, practice and history of psychoanalysis to academic and professional journals.

Magdalena Romanowicz, M.D.

Is an adult and child and adolescent psychiatrist currently on staff at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She graduated from her adult psychiatry residency at the Mayo Clinic and completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Stanford University, Ca. Her clinical and research interests include applications of different mathematical models in psychoanalysis. Dr. Romanowicz has published several papers in professional journals and with Raul Moncayo co-authored the book “The Real Jouissance of Uncountable Numbers. The Philosophy of Science within Lacanian Psychoanalysis”.

Stephanie Swales, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Dallas, Founder of the Dallas/Fort Worth-area Lacan Study Group, Candidate and Faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, Secretary of the Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, member of the APA Division 39 Analytic Candidate Outreach Committee, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Dallas, TX. In 2012, Routledge published her book, Perversion: A Lacanian Psychoanalytic Approach to the Subject.

Jamieson Webster, Ph.D.

Psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She teaches at Eugene Lang College at The New School and supervises doctoral students at The City University of New York. She is the author of The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2011) and Stay, Illusion! The Hamlet Doctrine (Pantheon, 2012). She has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Apology Magazine, Cabinet, and Playboy. She has published clinical and scholarly articles and book chapters on topics ranging from aesthetics to Lacan, laughter, repetition, and feminine sexuality.