Upcoming Event!

Upcoming Event with Gabriela Zorzutti: On Trauma

*Friday, October 28, 2016*

The Harrisonburg Center for Psychoanalysis would like to announce an upcoming, co-sponsored event with the Eastern Mennonite University: Master of Arts in Counseling program. We will once again be hosting Gabriela Zorzutti – Lacanian psychoanalyst, director of the Clinical College of Colorado, and Psychoanalyst Member of the School of Psychoanalysis of the International of the Forums of the Lacanian Field – to engage us all in a conversation regarding a psychoanalytic perspective on trauma. More details are forthcoming, but please reserve the date! If you are interested in participating, in any way, please contact Nate Koser, PhD, LPC. He can be reached at: nkoser1@gmail.com Also, Follow us online at www.hburganalysis.wordpress.com, and on Twitter® @HCPS1.


Nate Koser, PhD, LPC has been admitted as a psychoanalyst member of the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field (EPFCL). With this membership, Nate will become involved in the continual development of Lacanian psychoanalysis within a School established according to the principles outlined by Lacan himself.  

Formation, Ethics of Desire

Please consult the abstract below regarding the event to take place on Saturday, 9 April from 9:00am – 12:00pm EST. Contact Nate Koser at nkoser1@gmail.com for information regarding attendance.

Traditionally in psychoanalysis the training has been considered something inseparable to the experience. Freud stressed this with the famous figure of the tripod conformed by the study of theory, the supervision of the clinical practice, or control analysis, and the analysis of the analyst. In the US where the transmission of Psychoanalysis is mainly dominated by the IPA and its institutes and societies, this training became standardized as well as the practice of analysis. Now how can we think of standardizing experience? We will approach the formation of the analyst from its practice. Analysis is an experience of the Unconscious. So that one is then experienced …ou pire.

Gabriela Zorzutti, Lacanian analyst, founder member and delegate of the Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, founder and director of the Clinical College of Colorado (www.clinicalcollegeofcolorado.com). Gabriela is also a Member of the School of Psychoanalysis of the Lacanian Field. She is a Doctoral Researcher for the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and has recently co authored a book titled Actually, Lacan. She has presented papers and organised conferences in Washington DC, Denver, Buenos Aires, Rio du Janeiro, Paris, Rome and Warsaw, and is in private practice in Denver and Washington DC.

Upcoming Event!

On April 9, Lacanian psychoanalyst, member of the Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, and founder of the Clinical College of Colorado, Gabriela Zorzutti will be coming to Harrisonburg to deliver a presentation on the topic of psychoanalytic formation. More details to come! If you are interested in attending please contact Nate Koser nkoser1@gmail.com.

Film Event: À Ciel Ouvert (Like an Open Sky)

This announcement serves as an invitation to the next co-sponsored film event in the series. Please join the members of the Harrisonburg Center for Psychoanalysis, and those from Eastern Mennonite University’s Master of Arts in Counseling program as we view the 2013 production, À Ciel Ouvert (Like an Open Sky), by the director Mariana Otero. Along with viewing the film, we will hear responses from those who have agreed to deliver them, and engage one another in a discussion. I have included here the official synopsis of the film: “Alysson considers her body with mistrust. Evanne spins and twists until he collapses. Amina can’t manage to make words come out of her mouth. On the Franco-Belgian border, there’s a unique place that takes in children with mental and social problems. Day after day, the adults try to understand the enigma that each one of them represents and invent the solutions that will help them to live in peace. Through their stories, (Like an Open Sky) reveals their singular vision of the world to us.” Please join in on what is sure to be an intriguing event.*Event will take place: Friday 18 March at 6:00pm.

Clinical Case Consultation Group

In accordance with one of the primary motivations of the Harrisonburg Center for Psychoanalysis, a clinical case consultation group will be established. In this group, members will be given an opportunity to present clinical material, to receive consultation from colleagues, and to discuss the direction of the treatment from a specifically psychoanalytic perspective. In order to participate in the consultation group, you must be either a practicing clinician currently, or be a student in good standing in a clinical training program. Specific attention will be paid to Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis; however, those from other clinical orientations are welcome to participate. Meetings will be held on the first Monday of every month from 6:30 – 8:30pm. If you are interested in participating, in any way, please contact Nate Koser, PhD, LPC to find out about the ongoing work of the group. He can be reached at: nkoser1@gmail.com.

Reading Group: Lacan’s Seminar VIII: Transference (1960-1961)

With the recent English publication of Lacan’s Seminar VIII: Transference, the Harrisonburg Center for Psychoanalysis has decided that this will be the next seminar to be read in the reading group. Because, as Freud said, there is no psychoanalysis without transference, and transference does in fact exist outside of the analytic clinic, we will be exploring this seminar by keeping both in mind. This reading will result in writing to be presented to the community.