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The Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis provides an unstructured opportunity to study the Lacanian psychoanalytical approach for anyone who is interested in learning more. The School’s purpose is to transmit psychoanalytic theory and offer a school within the historical context of the psychoanalytic movement to conduct education, research, and treatment for the benefit of the community. 

Unless specifically noted, LSP Seminars and Events are open to the general public with no commitment to or enrollment in the School. The fee for a Seminar or Event that requires one is split 50/50 between LSP and the facilitator(s), and a symbolic donation to the School is requested in the case of a Seminar or Event that is free. If the fee of a Seminar or Event is prohibitively expensive for you, please contact the facilitator(s) to see if an accommodation can be made. For Seminars and Events, this is determined on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the facilitator(s). 

While there is no formal application to attend the many seminars and conferences open to the public, most seminars or events require registration, often simply by sending an email request to the facilitator. You will find registration, fees, and contact information in the description of each event or seminar below. All payments or donations for seminars and events are accepted on the Payments page.

If you are interested in analytic formation through the School, please review the different tracks of formation available through LSP on the page regarding Psychoanalytic Formation.


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LSP Seminars and Events are open to the general public with no commitment to or enrollment in the School unless otherwise indicated.


Cinema Lacan
Faculty: Garrett Tanner

Dates/Times: 1st Friday of the month at 11-1pm CT, September 2024 - May 2025
Location: Online
Fee: $100 (suggested, none turned away) or tuition 

Contemporary Lacanian Approaches to Psychosis
Richard Reinhardt and Shanna Carlson de la Torre
Dates/Times: January – May 2025, 2nd Saturday, 10am-12pm PST
Location: Zoom
Contact: Richard Reinhardt ( and Shanna Carlson de la Torre (
Fee: $200 or LSP School Tuition

Dream, Symptom, Fantasy:  a Clinical Cases Seminar in the Aftermath of Lacan’s Return to Freud
Christopher Meyer, PhD, Analyst of the School
Dates/Times: Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, October 8, 2024 through June 20, 2025, 7-8:20 pm Pacific Time, with a break following the December 10 class until classes resume January 21, and no class April 8.  Classes resume April 22.
Location: Online via Zoom
Contact: Christopher Meyer, PhD, (323) 930-9662,
Fee: $40.00 per meeting, or LSP Tuition

Graphing Desire, Writing Dreams
Diana Cuello, PhD, Analyst of the School, and Annie Rogers, PhD, Analyst of the School
Dates/Times:  Monthly, September to May, 1st Fridays, 9-11am Pacific Standard time 
Location: On Zoom, by invitation

Contact: Diana Cuello at; Annie Rogers at 
Fee: $500.00 or School Tuition  

Introduction to Lacan: Basic Concepts

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

Jean-Gerard Bursztein

Faculty: Matthew Seidman, Candidate Analyst

Dates/Times: Monday 5:30-7:30 pt, 8:30-10:30 pm et. Sept 9th, 2024 - April 7th, 2025

Location: Online bi-weekly via Zoom 


Fee: $25 per session suggested. None turned away.

Lacan’s Five Discourses

Faculty: Gardner Fair, MFT, PhD, Candidate Analyst of LSP & Matthew Lovett, PhD, Precandidate Analyst of the LSP

Dates/Times: Second Saturday of each month, 10am-12pm Pacific Time beginning September 14th 2024 and running through June 2025

Location: Online via Zoom, by invitation 

Contact: and

Fee: $60 per class/Students $40 or LSP Tuition (Please contact facilitators to discuss any financial burden – you won’t be turned away!)

Lacan's Seminar XVIII (1970-'71): Of a discourse that would not be a semblance
Benjamin Davidson
Dates/Times: Wednesdays 5—7 pm PST beginning 8 January, 2025 (second and fourth Wednesdays)
Location: online
Contact: Benjamin Davidson (
Fee: Free-of-charge

Lacanian Clinical Workshop, From the first session to the last

Faculty: Dr. Cécile Gouffrant, Analyst of the School

Dates/Times: The 3rd Saturday of each month, September 2024 to June 2025. 2024 - 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/21, 2025 - 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21. 10 am-12 pm Pacific Time, 1 pm-3 pm Eastern Location: Zoom

Contact: Dr. Cecile Gouffrant, 

Fee: $350 or Tuition

Psychic structure, subject, and object of psychoanalysis
Christopher Meyer, Analyst of the School
Dates/Times: Every 4th Saturday of the month, September 2024 through May 2025, 10:30 am-12 noon Pacific Standard Time. No October meeting, November sessions on 11/2 and 11/29.
Location: Online via Zoom
Contact: Christopher Meyer, PhD (323) 930-9662 at
Fee: $60.00 per session/$40.00 students, or LSP tuition

Psychoanalytic Training in the School of Lacan - Part 6

Faculty: Marcelo Estrada

Dates/Times: 5:30– 8:00pm Pacific Time, last two Thursdays each month, September 2024 to June 2025; no classes in December 2024

Location: Online via Zoom

Contact: Marcelo Estrada

Fee: $500.00 or LSP Tuition

Putting voice to Lacan’s writings

Faculty: Roberto Lazcano, Ph.D. & Jonathan Fishman, Ph.D.

Dates/Times: Saturdays 1-3 PST, Dates TBD, Begins August 2024- May 2025

Location: Online via Zoom
Contact: Jonathan Fishman, Ph.D. at

Fee: Free of charge, donation to The School encouraged

Reading Lacan reading Freud: Seminars I & II
Casey Butcher, Candidate Analyst of the School
Dates/Times: Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, September 2024 through May 2025, 5-7pm Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom, by invitation
Contact: Casey Butcher at
Fee: $200 or tuition to the school

Temporality and Causality in Psychoanalysis

Faculty: Ruonan Liu, Candidate Analyst at LSP

Dates/Times: 8:30-11:00 am (The Fourth Saturday every month, Beijing Time, From September to April, no sessions in February)

Location: Online via Voov

Contact: Ruonan Liu at or WeChat: Plague_them

Fee: 2000Yuan (RMB)/ 300 USD or LSP Tuition

Note: This seminar will be in Mandarin Chinese

Don’t see your LSP seminar listed above? See an error or need to make an update to your course? Reach out to the current website coordinator Courtney Douds.

For LSP members interested in helping to shape the curriculum and program for future years of LSP, reach out to the Program Committee chair Diana Cuello to see how you can get involved.

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