Theoretical InACTmeants

Thanks to everyone who turned out to listen to members of the Harrisonburg Center for Psychoanalysis present at the recent Virginia Counselors Association (VCA) annual conference. The presentations revolved around the topics of psychoanalytic clinical intervention and ethics. Until next time!

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Lacanian Forum of DC: Event!

As Delegate of the The Lacanian Forum of Washington, D.C., Nate Koser, PhD, LPC wishes to announce an upcoming event featuring Gabriela Zorzutti through the Forum. The event will take place Saturday, November 4thWe will begin at 10:00am, break for lunch from 12:00-1:00pm, then resume again until 3:00pm. The event will be held at the Washington School of Psychiatry (5028 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016, Suite 400). The price for the event will be $20 for students and $30 for professionals to be paid on-site.  

The Analytic Symptom  

With the 20th anniversary of the International of the Forums of the Lacanian Field on the theme The advents of the real and psychoanalyst in the horizon, we will gather to introduce the theme and discuss some considerations and definitions of the symptom in the teachings of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan. The aim is to enter in a clinical discussion of the implications in the changes that these definitions take over time.

We will finish with a commentary on Colette Soler’s Pre-text for the next meeting of the IF and its School.

Dr. Gabriela Zorzutti is a Lacanian analyst (www.lacaniananalyst.com) in private practice in Denver and Washington DC. She is originally from Argentina, where she was formed. Since she moved to the US she has founded the Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field (www.psychoanalyticforumofcolorado.org), its Clinical College (www.clinicalcollegeofcolorado.com) and the Lacanian Clinic. She has given and organized conferences and talks in New York City, Washington DC, Denver, Paris, Warsaw, Rome, Buenos Aires, Rio du Janeiro, and Medellín.

The Analytic Offer Today

The Harrisonburg Center for Psychoanalysis will once again be hosting Gabriela Zorzutti for a talk on Friday, November 3. We will begin at 10:00am, break for lunch from 12:00-1:00pm, then resume again until 3:00pm. The event will be held in Strite Conference Center (CC105) on EMU’s campus. This room is located in the Campus Center (https://www.emu.edu/map/)

The Analytic Offer Today
After a hundred and some years of psychoanalysis in the world, things have changed dramatically, and we know that these changes imply modifications in the subjects.
We will begin this day together thinking about the essence of analysis, transference, and we will establish some differences with the common “rapport building” from other therapeutic approaches. Then we will see how is it that transference has such an important and paradoxical place in analysis: motor and resistance to the cure.
We will distinguish therapeutic effects from analytic effects of the cure, with a question in mind, what kind of offer does psychoanalysis extend today to our civilization?
Dr. Gabriela Zorzutti is a Lacanian analyst (www.lacaniananalyst.com) in private practice in Denver and Washington DC. She is originally from Argentina, where she was formed. Since she moved to the US she has founded the Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field (www.psychoanalyticfirumofcolorado.org), its Clinical College (www.clinicalcollegeofcolorado.com) and the Lacanian Clinic. She has given and organized conferences and talks in New York City, Washington DC, Denver, Paris, Warsaw, Rome, Buenos Aires, Rio du Janeiro, and Medellín.

Thank you! 

Thanks to the Central Valley Counselors Association (CVCA) for inviting Nate Koser, PhD, LPC to lead a morning workshop today entitled, Psychoanalytic Treatment of Trauma in Adults during the Fall Conference. It is very exciting to be able to engage on the topic of trauma from a psychoanalytic perspective with those working in the counseling field! 

Returning to Freud: A Reading and Consultation Group

Earlier this year, a new publication was released entitled, A Clinical Introduction to Freud: Techniques for Everyday Practice, by Bruce Fink. Fink is considered to be one of the foremost translators into English of the work of Jacques Lacan. In this recent publication, much like Lacan himself, Fink returns to Freud – at least, he asks his readers to honestly do so. In the text, Fink (re)introduces his readers to the nuance of psychoanalytic technique and its perennial relevance. Readers are also provided with a list of essential readings from Freud, which – along with Lacan – serve as the foundation for Fink’s writing. The Harrisonburg Center for Psychoanalysis will take the opportunity created by this publication to form a group consisting of clinicians and trainees who are interested in studying psychoanalytic technique. The group will read Fink’s text, as well as the readings from Freud that he suggests. In this group, clinicians and trainees will also have the opportunity to discuss relevant clinical material and receive consultation from a psychoanalytic perspective. The group will be free, but members are responsible for accessing Fink’s text. A digital copy of Freud’s work will be provided for those who need it. If you are interested in participating, please contact Nate Koser, PhD, LPC at nkoser1@gmail.com for more details.

Fall 2017

The Harrisonburg Center for Psychoanalysis would like to announce that there will be a number of activities, which will be organized during the Fall of 2017. You can expect an on-going seminar (topics under consideration are: sexuality, psychoanalytic practice, the act, and ethics in the clinic), and a day-long conference to be held the weekend of November 3 (details to be announced soon). There are also other possibilities, and these will be announced as they are formulated. We look forward to beginning our work again, and to inspiring collaboration with all of those interested. Please contact Nate Koser, PhD, LPC regarding any questions you may have, or to inquire further about these events!

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.