NLS: In the World Association of Psychoanalysis


Seven Schools: The New Lacanian School (NLS) is the youngest of the seven Schools of the World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP).

The other Schools are the Escola Brasileira de Psicanálise (EBP) in Brasil, the École de la Cause freudienne (ECF) in France, the Escuela Lacaniana de Psicoanálisis del Campo Freudiano (ELP) in Spain, the Escuela de la Orientación Lacaniana (EOL) in Argentina, the Nueva Escuela Lacaniana (NEL) for other countries of South America and the Scuola Lacaniana di Psicoanalisi del Campo Freudian (SLP) in Italy.

Since 1998, the WAP has organized a biennial congress.

Two Federations: The NLS is part of the EuroFederation of Psychoanalysis (EFP). In Europe, the EFP brings together four Schools: ECF, ELP, SLP and NLS. Every two years it organizes the European PIPOL Congress. In 2021, PIPOL will be held on 3 and 4 July, under the title, Wanting a Child? Desire for Family and Clinic of Filiations.

South America has its federation too: the Federación Americana de Psicoanálisis de la Orientación Lacaniana (FAPOL), which is composed of three Schools: EBP, EOL and NEL. Its yearly congress is called ENAPOL.


The School One

The School One is the name of what the psychoanalysts who are members of the WAP have in common: their theoretical references, their concern for the training of the analyst, their style in analytical practice, their doctrine on the end of analysis. Its members, who live in different social and cultural environments, share, one by one and throughout their Schools, the same aim: psychoanalysis, constituting a single world movement. The School One is not an institution, it has no seat or statute. It is a borderless, translinguistic experience that claims to keep the Lacanian orientation and the Freudian discovery alive.

See the Declaration of the School One (in French), text adopted on 14 July 2000 in Buenos Aires, and PAPERS (multilingual), the virtual publication of the School One.