Seminar of the Lacanian Orientation with Members of the World Association of Psychoanalysis

Veronique Voruz is a Practising Analyst of the WAP and the NLS and a Senior Lecturer in Law and Criminology at the University of Leicester. She is guest lecturer at the School of Criminology of the Universite Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). In addition to writing numerous articles on criminology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis, Veronique Voruz co-edited The Later Lacan: an introduction (SUNY 2007) and translated F. Biagi-Chai’s Serial Killers: Psychiatry, Criminology and Responsibility (Routledge: 2011). She is one of the founding editors of Culture/Clinic, a journal of applied psychoanalysis in the Lacanian Orientation published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Other Voices

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Introducing the ICLO Special Interest Group Child and Adolescent Lacanian Psychoanalysis

The Irish Circle of the Lacanian Orientation-NLS and the Instituto Cervantes Dublin Present

The premiere in English of the Documentary

Other Voices - A different outlook on Autism

Ivan Ruiz, psychoanalyst and psychologist in Barcelona, will be at the Institute Cervantes Dublin on September 5th 2013 to present his film “Other Voices. A different outlook on autism”. Being also an artist, photography and music are used in a unique way in the realisation of this film.

“Other Voices” is a documentary based on the testimony of Albert, a 21-year-old young man, diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. His thoughts inside a maze, the conversations he has with a friend from his town and a trip to Brussels visiting the Tintin Museum bring us closer to his particular way of living and understanding the world.

The world of autism, approached from the perspectives of subjectivity, singularity and respect, is reflected in and reflected on through the testimonies of parents, grand-parents and psychoanalysts. A different view on autism that offers insight into the multiplicity of possible ways of being and surviving in the world. A song of dignity, and arguably a question of civilization.

After the screening (English subtitles) there will be time for debate and dialogue with the audience.


This event is open to all and freeRegistration is required to secure a seat as places

are limited



Date: Thursday 5th September 2013Time: 6.30pm – 8.30 pm

Venue: Instituto Cervantes Dublin

Lincoln House, Lincoln Place,
Dublin 2, Ireland


ICLO-NLS Study-Day


Belief, Certainty, Invention


June 8th 2013 / 10.15am to 4pm / The  Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

[Download poster & event presentation]

Limited places available. Registration in advance is required by June 4th. Please note that payment at the door is not possible.

Fee: € 30 / € 15 (Students/Unwaged) – Includes Lunch & Tea/coffee

Please send a cheque, bank draft or postal order payable to ICLO-NLS to: Rik Loose, 4 Carlisle St, D8


Certificates of attendance /receipts available on the day for collection
CANCELLATION:  Bookings cancelled 2 days before the event will receive a  full refund  of money paid.  There will be no refund on bookings  cancelled less  than 2 days before  the event.


Please note the following change of dates:

- The Reading Seminar “Returning to Freud” will take place on Friday 22nd March and not 1st March

[Theme: "Ego, Identification, Leadership and Mass phenomena" - Presented by Linda Clarke and Florencia Shanahan]


NLS Congress – Call for papers

Towards Athens – Call for papers: Deadline March 31st

Reference texts for the Congress are:

- The presentation of the theme by Eric Laurent entitled “Psychosis or radical belief in the symptom”

- The argument which develops the title “The Psychotic Subject in the Geek Era. Typicality and Symptomatic Inventions”

- The short bibliography for the Congress. You will find all of them on the NLS website.

The main axis focuses on questioning the category of psychosis in the 21st century, in its displacement towards the autistic paradigm as the root of the speaking being’s defense against the impact of language on the body.

With its emphasis on the Geek, the argument invites you to consider a new logic of the living [du vivant]. What was still of the order of the gadget in the last century has become, with the screens, a true complementary organ, lively bodily prolongation which the speaking being cannot do without.

The papers may therefore support this new orientation of a continuist clinic which is no longer solely articulated through the paternal paradigm, but also through the claim for particular life-styles stemming from desires to be transcribed into laws.

Some themes that emerged from the work of the Congress team:

-          From the man-machine to the object outside-the-body

-          The noise of lalangue and the ways of knotting RSI

-          Screens as “new privileged forms of the Other» (E.L.)

-          The psychotic subject as he who believes the most in the meaning of his symptom

-          Offensive and attractive categories: claim and rejection

-          Autism as belvedere of the clinic

-          Support on established discourses and psychotic invention?

-          The jouissance of the One-all-alone… and the Other

-          Use of symptomatic inventions in practice

-          Life-style and normalisation of the symptom

Priority to clinical cases
Departing from clinical cases, we will explore the tracks offered by J.-A. Miller and Eric Laurent. Special attention will be given to the construction of the case -reduction and selection of ‘material’, putting into series of the symptom from the perspective of the question that the case raises for the practitioner.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is not disjoint from the Congress Organising Committee. Just like this team has prepared the logistic details, it will take part in the selection of papers. The Committee will review all texts sent and will contact the author to help refine the text if necessary. It is therefore important that each author submits his or her text in French or English and that the deadline is respected so hat this preliminary work can be carried out.

Deadline and length of texts

Papers of a maximum of 7000 signs including spaces should be sent to Dominique Holvoet (dominique.holvoet@gmail.comand Epaminondas Theodoridis ( before March 31, 2013 with the reference CONGRESS NLS in the e-mail subject. In the text itself you shall add your e-mail address to your full name. The title of the attached file must be the author’s surname. We welcome your contributions and hope that many of you will bring your voice to this work of elaboration.

The Congress Team


Mitra Kadivar released

Feb. 13 th 2013, 07 : 50 Paris Time
At 7.46 a.m. I received a mail from S*, otherwise Professor Siamak Movahedi, Professor and Chair.
The mail said : « This just came from a couple of psychiatrists: You can now relax.“Dear Dr Movahedi, I talked with dr Ghadiri a couple of minutes ago. He is discharging her from Hospital now. Sincerely yours,” »
I replied : « Please thank Dr Ghadiri for this wise decision. Would you give me your phone number ? I would like to congratulate you on this very emotional moment. Long live our friendship ! »
I consider this information to be correct. In all likelihood, Mitra is free. I am confidently waiting for a call or a mail from her or from one of her students.
Stay tuned !
Jacques-Alain Miller