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Mark Rothko, Orange, Red, Yellow

Introduction to Lacan: Basic Concepts

This two-day seminar provides an overview of Lacan's fundamental theoretical concepts and does not presuppose prior familiarity with Lacanian theory. After providing an overview of Lacan's life and seminal influences on his work the instructors will introduce the theory of the signifier to explain Lacan's theory of the unconscious and of desire, and the formation of the subject. A presentation of the registers of the Real, Imaginary, and Symbolic will serve as background for a review of other seminal concepts, such as Lacan's view of narcissism, identification, and the drive, as well as the distinctions between pleasure and jouissance. 

Faculty: Marcelo Estrada & Diana Dopchiz de Martin

Dates/Times: Saturday 10/19/24 and 10/26/24 – 10am-12pm PST

Location: Zoom 

Contact: Marcelo Estrada; Diana Dopchiz de Martin 

Fee: Donation to the school

Marcelo Estrada, MA: Analyst of the School, Supervising Analyst of the School, Designated Scholar of the School, Founding Member, Former President, and Current Member of the Board of the School.  More than thirty years of teaching Lacan and Freud. Private practice, consultation, and supervision.

Diana Dopchiz de Martin, CA-LMFT, is a candidate analyst of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis with over 12 years of experience. She works in private practice, Psychotherapy-Lacanian Psychoanalysis, in Antioch-Contra Costa, CA, and she works as a psychotherapist at a Children’s Clinic. She also holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Buenos Aires and Music Teacher from the Superior Conservatory of Music from Argentina.

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