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Professional Biography

Professional Memberships:

Lacan Toronto

Stockbridge Lacanian Clinical Forum

Toronto Psychoanalytic Society

Canadian Psychoanalytic Society

International Psychoanalytic Association

Ontario Medical Association

Ontario Psychiatric Association

Canadian Psychiatric Association

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Courses I have taught:

Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis

  • Narcissism, Depression and Masochism, some years with others (Drs. Barbara Shogt, Ed Hamer, Joseph Fernando), some years alone.
  • Freud's Metapsychology, always with others (Drs. Paul Finnegan, Anita Johnston, Tim Gofine, Chris Olive) I have taught all the major Freud papers.
  • Classics of Formulation, always with others (Drs. Joseph Fernando, Stephen Leibow, Peter Sutton, Doug Weir) I taught the seminars on Hysteria, and Depression.
  • Freud's Project for a Scientific Psychology
  • Lacan (with Dr. Claire Lunney)

Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

  • Basic Concepts of Technique, with Ms. Judy Dales and Ms. Layne Mellanby
  • Character Types in Clinical Work - Co-ordinator, with presenters Drs. Anna Lisa Reisman, Jacinta O'Hanlon, Joseph Fernando, David Dorenbaum, Rukhsana Bukhari, Stephen Leibow, Gary Taerk. I have myself taught Depressive, Borderline, Narcissistic and Psychopathic characters.
  • Impasses in Treatment
  • Narcissism
  • Dreams in the Clinic with Dr. Marc Mitchell
  • Continuous Case Seminars, with Drs. Moe Robinson and Ray Freebury.
  • Impasses, with Tara Dubrow

Extension Program of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society

  • Introductory Course on Lacan, also called Lacan Unpacked, with, at different times, Drs. Doron Almagor, Claire Lunney, Clive Thomson; Geoff Miles; Jacinta O'Hanlon, Sarah Freke; Mavis Himes, Carlos Rivas, Alireza Taheri, Sean Meggeson.
  • Clinical Lacan, with Carlos Rivas and Alireza Taheri.
  • Reading Lacan, with Drs. Doron Almagor, Claire Lunney, Clive Thomson.
  • Talking About Shakespeare Through Film, with Kas Tuters.

Teaching example - 2011-12

  • Ordinary Psychosis, with two preceding Introduction to Lacan seminars - ATPPP
  • Lacan's Basic Concepts and How They Changed Over the Time of his Teaching - Stockbridge Lacanian Clinical Forum
  • "Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire in the Freudian Unconscious" by Jacques Lacan in Écrits. Extension Program TPS
  • "The Seminar on the Purloined Letter", by Jacques Lacan in Écrits. Extension Program TPS
  • "The Instance of the Letter in the Unconscious or Reason Since Freud", by Jacques Lacan in Écrits. Extension Program TPS
  • Nine-session course covering the basic concepts of Early, Middle and Late Lacan and the Contemporary Lacanian Orientation. - Extension Program TPS
  • Narcissism and Self-Esteem Regulation - ATPPP
  • Narcissistic Personality - ATPPP Graduates
  • Depressive Character - ATPPP Graduates
  • Freud's Project for a Scientific Psychology - TIP
  • Hysteria - TIP
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