ICLO-NLS Programme

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CALENDAR

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2017-2018


  • (1) ICLO-NLS OPEN DAY

The opening of the Calendar year of ICLO-NLS activities and presentation of its Programme for 2017/18 will feature a special event entitled The Subject of Addiction, a conversation with Rik Loose, Linda Clarke, Susan Mc Feely and Philip Dravers on addiction in our contemporary times and clinics. This conversation should be of interest not just to psychoanalysts but also to addiction counsellors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, nurses, doctors, researchers, students, indeed anyone with an interest in- and experience of – addiction in some form or other. Please register@iclo-nls.org

Responsible: Susan McFeely – Rik Loose – Linda Clarke

  • (2) ICLO-NLS ANNUAL CLINICAL AND THEORETICAL SEMINAR

The axis for the ICLO Annual Seminar will be “A Lacanian Clinical Practice”.

The first part of the day consists of a conference/seminar on a specific topic delivered by the guest speaker and linked to clinical practice. The second part of the day includes the participation of one or more presenters in a dialogue with the visiting analyst about a published case-study, a public case or other material relative to the theme, followed by a discussion with the audience and time for questions.

Guest speakers for 2017/18: Yves Vanderveken (Belgium, NLS) – Neus Carbonell (Spain, ELP) and Anna Aromi (Spain, ELP)

A clinical conversation closed for members takes place in the afternoon.

  • (3) ICLO-NLS TEACHING SEMINAR

The teaching seminar for this year is the first of a three-year Introductory Clinical Seminar to Lacanian Psychoanalysis. The first module (2017/2018), entitled (The) Beginning (of) an Analysis, will explore the beginning of analytic treatment following J.-A. Miller’s Introduction to the Psychoanalytic Method and his concepts of “clinical avaluation”, “subjective localization” and “introduction to the unconscious”. Freud’s technical papers on the beginning of the treatment and preliminary session, as well as Lacan’s algorithm of the transference will be introduced and clinical vignettes will be used to illustrate the logical point at which an analysis starts (or not) and how.

The second and third modules (2018/2020) will be dedicated to “The Course of an Analysis” (principles of the direction of the treatment; politic-strategy-tactic; construction of the fantasy) and to “(The) End(ing) of (an) Analysis” (traversing the fundamental fantasy; subjective destitution; symptom/sinthome; the drive and the Other at the end of analysis).

Responsible: Rik Loose Florencia Shanahan

  • (4) ICLO-NLS SPACE FORMATION OF THE ANALYST AND ITS SCHOOL

Evening events with analysts who engage in transmitting the knotting of the political dimension of psychoanalysis (namely, the end of analysis and the grouping of analysts) with its clinical and theoretical dimensions through the experience of the School.

This space continues the work done for the last four years by ICLO members through the reading and discussion of foundational texts (on the School, the Cartel and the Pass) and the studying of testimonies of the pass by Analysts of the School. The questions of the formation of the analyst, the passage from analysand to analyst, the bond of the analyst to the School as subject, as well as the ‘neurotic fundament of the desire of the analyst’ -for each one-, will be put to work.

  • (5) ICLO-NLS SEMINAR OF THE SCHOOL

The Seminar of the School is an internal Seminar for ICLO members, whereby the dimension of Lacan’s School is made present through the reading and discussion of a) the foundational texts referring to the concept of the School, the Cartel and the Pass; b) testimonies of the pass by Analysts of the School. The questions of the formation of the analyst, the passage from analysand to analyst, the bond of the analyst to the School as subject and the question of how the singularity of the subject member of the School can be maintained within a multitude that a School is made up of, are some of the topics to be elaborated in this space.

  • (6) ICLO-NLS SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

The Special Interest Group (SIG), Child and Adolescent Lacanian Psychoanalysis begins its 5th year of work. It is essentially a working group and aims to develop and share the specificity of the Lacanian psychoanalytic clinic with children and young people. It is a closed group which continues to grow through the work of its participants, who are both engaged with and wish to investigate questions pertaining to their clinical work (from a variety of disciplines).

Responsible: Joanne Conway

  • (7) STUDY-DAY

The ICLO-NLS Study-Day is the space where the year’s cartel work and other work carried out by members, participants and students is shared in an event that combines clinical and theoretical presentations with the presence and contribution of a member of the NLS EC. The topic of the Study-Day will be in resonance with that of the next NLS Congress to be held in Paris in July 2018. The Study-Day is followed by the ICLO members Annual General Meeting.

  • (8) ICLO-NLS CARTEL WORK

Work in Cartels is one of the crucial pillars grounding a formation in psychoanalysis and it is, at the same time, a space for anyone interested in psychoanalytic thinking. Anyone with an interest in Lacanian Psychoanalysis can choose this way of accessing knowledge not without others. There are no requirements (i.e. memberships, qualifications, clinical practice) other than wanting to inscribe one’s singular relationship to psychoanalysis within the framework of this device invented by Lacan, where one works to figure out and follow one’s own trait in the reading of the texts. Want to form or join a cartel? Contact us! cartels@iclo-nls.org

Responsible for Cartels: Linda Clarke – Cartel Event: 6th October 2017

  • (9) ICLO-NLS OPEN SEMINAR

The Open Seminar Black Mirror/Divided Subject/Globalised World will be based on a set of episodes of Black Mirror allowing for the opportunity to address the notion of subjectivity in relation to the technological changes within society.

Black Mirror, an award winning TV show written by Charlie Brooker sets up a series of dystopian near-futures where technology features heavily in contemporary modes of living. The series draws on dark satirical themes (behavioural conditioning, extreme surveillance, online mob mentality, technological enslavement, LGBTQIA+, narcissism and social media) in an attempt to capture a multiplicity of modes of jouissance in a bottle – where the ultra modern symptoms in these alternate  realities present a disturbingly familiar mirror to the 21st century viewer.

Responsible: Marlene ffrench-Mullen – Raphael Montague.

  • (10) ICLO-NLS SCILICET EVENT

An event in preparation for the upcoming XIth Congress of the World Association of Psychoanalysis in Barcelona in April 2018 “The Ordinary Psychoses and the Others, Under Transference.” The event will be based on the latest edition of Scilicet and crucial notions to reflect on and advance in the field of the psychoses and psychoanalysis.

ACTIVITY FEE
(1)  Open Day ” The Subject of Addcition”
(2) Annual Clinical and Theoretical Seminar €25 / students €15
(3) Teaching Seminar (The) Beginning (of) an Analysis €10
(4) Space Formation of the Analyst and its School €10
(7) Study-Day €40 / students €20

2016-2017

 

  • (1) ICLO-NLS OPEN DAY

The opening of the Calendar year of ICLO-NLS activities and presentation of its Programme for 2016/17 will feature the Irish Premier of the documentary film Like an Open Sky. This important documentary by Mariana Otero follows with great tact and sensitivity the singular work undertaken by the staff and residents at Le Courtil in Belgium. Le Courtil is an institution that receives children and adolescents, some of whom have been diagnosed in the autistic spectrum, present with symptoms of psychosis or other forms of mental and emotional suffering .

Bruno de Halleux and Marie Bremond, who feature in the film and worked for many years in Le Courtil, will dialogue with the audience to transmit the Lacanian psychoanalytic perspective in institutional settings and applied psychoanalysis.

This event is open to all. Please register at: register@iclo-nls.org More info: www.iclo-nls.org

  • (2) ICLO-NLS ANNUAL CLINICAL AND THEORETICAL SEMINAR

The axis for the ICLO Annual Seminar will be “A Lacanian Clinical Practice”. It will constitute the frame for our work towards the WAP Congress in Barcelona in 2018. Guest speakers for 2016/17 are: Gustavo Dessal (Spain, ELP) – Veronique Voruz (UK, NLS/ECF) – Geert Hoornaert (Belgium, NLS).

The first part of the day consists of a conference/seminar on a specific topic delivered by the guest speaker and linked to clinical practice. The second part of the day includes the participation of one or more presenters in a dialogue with the visiting analyst about a published case-study, a public case or other material relative to the theme of the theoretical presentation.

  • (3) ICLO-NLS STUDY SEMINAR

This Seminar will focus on the elucidation of Lacan’s work –in particular his later teaching- carried out through Jacques-Alain Miller’s Courses ‘The Lacanian Orientation’ delivered between 1982 and 2011 at the Department of Psychoanalysis, University of Paris 8.

During 2017 we will work on the  “The Partner-Symptom” (1997/98). Finding out the reasons why to consider it both an arrival and a starting point will be one of the aims of this Seminar. Responsible: Florencia F.C. Shanahan

  • (4) ICLO-NLS TEACHING SEMINAR

“The Trauma of Language”. This series of four seminars will look at the development of Lacan’s ideas on language throughout the various phases of his work. Lacan changed his ideas on language on a number of occasions and we hope to demonstrate that these changes were not driven by ideas from the philosophy of language but by concerns around the pragmatic question of “what works clinically?” within a changing culture. Responsible: Rik Loose and partner(s).

  • (5) ICLO-NLS SPACE FORMATION OF THE ANALYST AND ITS SCHOOL

Evening events with analysts who engage in transmitting the knotting of the political dimension of psychoanalysis (namely, the end of analysis and the grouping of analysts) with its clinical and theoretical dimensions through the experience of the School.

This space continues the work done for the last three years by ICLO members through the reading and discussion of foundational texts (on the School, the Cartel and the Pass) and the studying of testimonies of the pass by Analysts of the School.

The questions of the formation of the analyst, the passage from analysand to analyst, the bond of the analyst to the School as subject, as well as the ‘neurotic fundament of the desire of the analyst’ -for each one-, will be put to work.

  • (6) ICLO-NLS SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

The Special Interest Group (SIG), Child and Adolescent Lacanian Psychoanalysis begins its 4th year of work. It is essentially a working group and aims to develop and share the specificity of the Lacanian psychoanalytic clinic with children and young people. It is a closed group which continues to grow through the work of its participants, who are both engaged with and wish to investigate questions pertaining to their clinical work (from a variety of disciplines). The SIG will organise this year the Open Day inaugurating the Programme for 2016/17. Responsible: Joanne Conway

  • (7) STUDY-DAY

The ICLO-NLS Study-Day, which marks an important aspect of the year’s work in ICLO, is the space where the year’s cartel work and other work carried out by members and participants of ICLO is shared in an event that combines clinical and theoretical presentations with the presence and contribution of a member of the NLS Executive Committee. In 2017 the topic of the Study-Day will be based on that of the next NLS Congress to be held in Paris on 29th and 30th April 2017: “About the Unconscious. Place and Interpretation of Formations of the Unconscious in Psychoanalytical Treatments”.

The Study-Day is followed by the ICLO members Annual General Meeting.

  • (8) ICLO-NLS CARTEL WORK

Work in Cartels is one of the crucial pillars grounding a formation in psychoanalysis and it is, at the same time, a space for anyone interested in psychoanalytic thinking. Anyone with an interest in Lacanian Psychoanalysis can choose this way of accessing knowledge not without others. There are no requirements (i.e. memberships, qualifications, clinical practice) other than wanting to inscribe one’s singular relationship to psychoanalysis within the framework of this device invented by Lacan, where one works to figure out and follow one’s own trait in the reading of the texts. Is there a theme you would like to explore? Freudian texts to discover or go back to? A Seminar or Ecrit you always wanted to read? Want to form or join a cartel? Contact us! cartels@iclo-nls.org

Responsible for Cartels: Linda Clarke and Tom Ryan / Cartel Event: 22nd October 2016

  • (9) ICLO-NLS OPEN SEMINAR

TBC – Dates previewed: 27th January and 17th June

 

ACTIVITY FEE
(1) Open Day Screening €5 / Clinical Workshop €25
(2) Annual Clinical and Theoretical Seminar €25 / students €15
(3) Study Seminar on J.-A. Miller’s Course Free
(4) Teaching Seminar on The Trauma of Language Free
(5) Space Formation of the Analyst and its School €10
(7) Study-Day €40 / students €20
(9) Open Seminar TBC