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Reading Here and Now
Conversations with authors in psychotherapy

Aner Govrin & Sharon Ziv-Beiman

A conversation with:
Shlomit Yadlin-Gadot and Uri Hadar

Lacanian Psychoanalysis: A Contemporary Introduction

A conversation with:
 Shlomit Yadlin-Gadot and Uri Hadar

July 30, 2023 , 7:30-9:15 PM Israel Time/ 12:30 pm New York Time

Lacanian Psychoanalysis is now one of the most important psychoanalytic approaches worldwide, yet it still often seems murky and hard to grasp. Shlomit Yadlin Gadot and Uri Hadar offer an extraordinary lucid account of Lacan's main ideas in this new introduction.

The author attempt to deliver Lacan's complex, abstract concepts in accessible language, illustrating them with contemporary, familiar examples. They do this alongside direct quotations from Lacanian texts, allowing readers to familiarize themselves with Lacan's language. They also systemized these ideas into an itinerary of child development, feeling that it may contribute immensely to the understanding of Lacanian thought. Finally, they demonstrate how Lacanian ideas may enrich the thought and work of analysts from many schools without demanding the adoption of the Lacanian technique or methodology.

In this conversation, Aner Govrin and Sharon Ziv-Beiman will discuss with the authors the Lacanian subject and how this subject exists in every contemporary subject, and every psychoanalytic encounter. In what way does Lacanian theory discover how the individual is both subjugated o the other and to the inherent liberating forces he or she may access? How are definitions of pathology and health are replaced by and focused on modes of desire and relations with others, and how the fundamental fantasy of each person is related to love, sexuality, and consumerism?

No prior acquaintance with the work of Lacan is needed to participate in this event.

Shlomit Yadlin-Gadot, PhD, is a psychoanalyst at the Tel Aviv Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Chair-Elect of the Psychotherapy Program at Tel Aviv University. Her research focuses on Freud, Lacan, and Truth, integrating perspectives of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and cultural studies.

Uri Hadar is a professor of psychology at Tel Aviv University and the Ruppin Academic Center. His fields of interest include psychoanalysis, nonverbal communication, and the cerebral representation of natural language. His research and publications on psychoanalysis integrate Lacanian and Relational ideas.

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