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Sunday, September 15th 2013

Lacan Unpacked (Extension Course Two)

Dr. Judith Hamilton
presented by Toronto Psychoanalytic Society & Institute

Sunday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: September 15, 29, October 6, 20, November 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15

Fees: $290

The study of Jacques Lacan and his contemporary followers provides important contributions to the psychoanalytic understanding and treatment of “modern” patients, clients and subjects wherever they present or are found. This course will explore three areas of focus: differentiating structural diagnostic characteristics of four major groups and their implications for treatment; a language-based approach to the identification and treatment of persons with extraordinary and ordinary psychosis; and the conditions and possibilities for the use of Lacanian theory and technique in the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. They will be presented in a series of nine sessions, each three hours, in the following groups of three:

September 15, October 20, December 1 – Structural Diagnostic Differences: Neurosis, Perversion, Ordinary Psychosis, Autism
September 29, November 10, December 8 – Psychosis: The Name-of-the-Father, Diagnosis, Treatment
October 6, November 17, December 15 – Lacanian Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Origins, Deadlocks, Possibilities
Learning Objectives:

Become acquainted with the various diagnostic structures proposed by Lacan and their usefulness in clinical work and socio-cultural analysis.
Understand the pertinence and usefulness of psychotic mechanisms of thinking and behaviour in both psychotic and non-psychotic patients and clients.
Learn about the parameters involved and the advantages and disadvantages of using Lacanian theory in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
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Judith Hamilton

Judith Hamilton, MD, FRCP, is a psychoanalyst in private practice. She is Member of the TPS, Faculty in the ATPPP and in the Extension Program, and is a Co-Founder of Lacan Toronto.

Carlos Rivas*

Carlos Rivas, studied psychology, philosophy and social sciences in Venezuela. He trained in Gestalt Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Focusing, and EMDR, and in 2005 was the recipient of the Venezuelan National Award for Research in Psychotherapy. He came to Canada in 2007 where he does private psychotherapy practice and is a Counsellor for Seniors at Family Service Toronto.

Alireza Taheri*

Alireza Taheri, PhD, holds a doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge where he wrote a dissertation on Nietzsche, Freud and Lacan. He holds an MA in philosophy from Essex and an MSc in psychoanalytic thought from University College London. He has done private psychoanalytic work in London (UK) and is presently living in Toronto where he continues to work in private practice.

* By Invitation

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for psychiatrists, as accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and for family physicians from the College of Family Physicians, are available. As per the Royal College standard, each presentation provides a minimum of 25% interactive learning.
Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2013/2014 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount.

Refunds must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the beginning of a course. A handling fee of $30 will be retained. After these two weeks, fees cannot be returned.

For more information about and for registration in the tps&i Extension Programs, Scientific Meetings, Training Programs, Study and Supervision groups and Special Presentations, please visit our website: or email


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