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On the Role of Discourse in Civilization: In the Polis and the Clinic



In this workshop, participants will be asked to consider two questions: how are clinicians to understand the impact of socio-cultural context on the individual with whom they are working, and how does psychoanalysis take this into consideration in each individual case? To address these questions, participants will work with material drawn from Lacan’s (1969-1970) Seminar XVII: The Other Side of Psychoanalysis – specifically what has been termed his discourse theory – as well as material from Freud’s (1930) paper, Civilization and its Discontents. This combination will provide participants the opportunity to examine each of Lacan’s four discourses and to be introduced to what these texts outline regarding the ethics of the psychoanalytic clinic today. Participants will engage in discussion on these texts, but specific attention will be paid to how they should be read in light of clinical practice. Participants are encouraged to secure the reference texts to this workshop, and to read the sections, which will be suggested. This workshop will take place via Zoom, and participants will receive a Zoom invitation in advance of the meeting.   


Schedule: Saturday July 25, 2020

                  9:00am – 1:00pm (EDT)


Learning Objectives:
1) To learn fundamental principles of psychoanalysis for clinical practice.
2) To learn how psychoanalysis involves larger, socio-cultural, and contextual issues in the direction of the treatment.
3) To learn how psychoanalysis may contribute to the participant’s clinical practice.

CE Hours: 4 hours


Fee: $200.00 (includes CEs)


Presenter Bio:
Dr. Nate Koser is a Lacanian Psychoanalyst. Dr. Koser is also licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Ohio, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia. Dr. Koser is a Psychoanalyst Member of the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field (IF-SPFLF), a member and the International Delegate of the Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, and a member of the Foro Analítico del Río de la Plata (FARP), in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Koser is a faculty member of the Clinical College of Colorado in Denver, CO, and co-owner of Aporia Counseling & Psychotherapy, PLLC in Berlin, OH.



Aporia Counseling & Psychotherapy, PLLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6985. Programs that do not quality for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Aporia Counseling & Psychotherapy, PLLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.