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May 12th – Lacan’s Concept of Clinical Structures: Psychosis – Alexandra Langley


Lacan’s Concept of Clinical Structures

May 12th 2018 – Psychosis – Alexandra Langley

Four public seminars on the topics of Neurosis (hysteria and obsession), Psychosis and Perversion will take place throughout the year. No prior knowledge of Lacan is assumed and the seminars will all include clinical examples involving the kind of problems and questions common to diverse currents in contemporary psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

Alexandra Langley is a psychoanalyst practising in Richmond. She is member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and of The College of Psychoanalysts – UK.

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Attendance Fee: £15 students £10

Venue: (Please note venue change!) Lecturer Theatre 3; Arts Complex 3 – 5 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB

Time: 10am – 12 midday Registration: 9.15am on the day

Please address enquiries to

Elizabeth O’Loughlin at elizaariadne@blueyonder.co.uk

Jill Brown at mjillbrown@hotmail.com

Kurt Lampe at clkwl@bristol.ac.uk

‘Like An Open Sky’ – a documentary about the ‘Courtil’ treatment centre for children

It’s very good to hear that Mariana Otero’s acclaimed film about Le Courtil, the Lacanian-oriented treatment centre on the French-Belgium border for children, adolescents and adults with mental health problems, will be released with subtitles in the UK in October. We’ll try to see about getting a showing in Bristol somehow…


“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. At the border between France and Belgium there exists a special place which takes care of psychologically and socially challenged children. Day after day, the adults working there try to understand the enigma that each of these children represent and invent, case by case, without ever imposing anything, solutions that will help them live peaceful lives.”

Click the image below to watch the trailer for the film on YouTube: open sky