CLINICAL STUDY DAYS
February 14-16, 2014
New York City
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Seventh Clinical Study Days are to be hosted in New
York City in February
14-16, 2014, with the participation of Miquel Bassols,
member of the WAP and the ELP. Future President of the World
Psychoanalysis and with the special participation of
Psychoanalyst, Delegate of the World Association of
Psychoanalysis for the USA.
theme of the meeting is “Paradoxes of Transference”.
Freud was the first to reveal the
transference in the analytic setting, saying that it was at the
same time the
motor and the obstacle of the treatment.
Lacan developed further the concept of
making it a cornerstone of his School and the Pass procedure.
considered that Transference is related to the Unconscious and
He invented a new name for it: The Subject Supposed to Know.
Transference concerns a knowledge that doesn’t belong to either
of the partners
of the analytic setting, either the analyst nor the analysand,
but rather a
knowledge that is supposed, that is of the unconscious and that
is produced, or
not, at each encounter.
Transference is one of what Lacan called
Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis; it is not possible to
conceive psychoanalytic treatment without transference.
We can say that, in a certain way, the
Transference transcends the different theoretical registers.
From the Imaginary—all the aspects of
transference-love—to the Symbolic—the relation to the
transference in the Real: how are today’s clinicians dealing
This is especially important to review
transference today seems more and more linked to “virtual” space
and time —to
the time and space of the internet— and requires more than ever
presence of the analyst” that Lacan referred to in “The
Direction of the
How can we support that “real presence”
in the era of
protocols and a praxis that tends ever more to do without
There are inherent paradoxes to the space
transference: how “to call from the inside” to open the door of
unconscious, according to Lacan in “Position of the
With regard to the contemporary symptoms, the clinical
phenomena that we
are presented with today: are they more close to the locus of
more autistic regarding transference?
There are paradoxes in the time of
transference: how to
open and develop the transference of the necessary ”time to
also the shortness or extension of treatment today that can be
studied from the
“theory of cycles” that Jacques-Alain Miller introduced some
years ago in
relation to the CPCT clinic.
and other questions will be addressed during the CSD7.
The Scientific Committee of the CSD7 invites you to present a
this meeting. We are soliciting two types of papers.
The first is clinical case presentations, where the
theme of the Study
Days “Paradoxes of Transference” should be addressed. Papers
should be both at
most 20 minutes long when read aloud and at most 15.000
characters with spaces
The second is papers that address this theme from a
societal perspective, or treat the theme from a theoretical
will be part a round table. Papers in this category should be
both at most 10
minutes long when read aloud and at most 7.5000 characters with
Please send your texts to the CSD7 Scientific Committee
Papers should be submitted not later than January 6th, 2014. We
interest and collaboration on the Clinical Study Days, and we
are looking forward
to receiving your papers and to seeing you in New York City.