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Introduction to the Lacanian Psychoanalysis: How to Interpret the Unconscious

June 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

$200 – $250

The unconscious is not having lost the memory; but it is to not remember what we know.
Jacques Lacan, 1967

Ruzanna Hakobyan, Psychoanalyst, psychotherapist

OPQ Accreditation RA03309-20 3 CE hours

Saturday June 6th, 2020 from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Argyle Insitute
4150 Sainte Catherine Street West suite 328
Westmount, QC
H3Z 2Y5


Psychical disorders are currently addressed through the perspective of neuroscience. Freud, however, isolated a causality specific to the psychical disorder that we encounter in our daily practice: unconscious causality.

Nowadays, the term unconscious is no longer used in the sense that Freud or Lacan wanted to give it to. It is confused with, or rather reduced, to the non-conscious process. Freud define the unconscious not on the basis of consciousness but on the basis of the speech. The Freudian Unconscious is an unconscious that speaks, one that speaks the truth. Lacan will say that the Unconscious is a fact of the language, it manifests itself through the formations of the unconscious. Further in his teaching, Lacan will place the unconscious among the four-fundamental concept of psychoanalysis. Speaking of the unconscious, Lacan will speak of the subject: the subject of the unconscious who is confronted with its lack of being: the anxieties, the symptoms, situations which escapes of its control, or others which keep repeating.

This seminar offers the introduction to Lacanian psychoanalysis, from the perspective of the unconscious and psychic causality, which gives a different angle on the nature of the symptom and the way it is treated in psychoanalysis.

Ruzanna Hakobyan, psychoanalyst in Montreal. Member of the World Association of Psychoanalysis, of the New Lacanian School, and of NLS-Quebec of which she is Vice-President. She participates and is invited to present regularly at international conferences. Ms. Hakobyan is the author of numerous articles which have been published in numerous psychoanalytical reviews and translated into various languages

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain what Lacanian psychoanalysis consists of
  2. Explain the fundamental concepts of Lacanian psychoanalysis
  3. Explain what the fundamental concepts of Lacanian psychoanalysis are applied in the clinical work with patients.


June 6
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$200 – $250
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Argyle Institute
4150 Sainte Catherine Street West suite 328
Westmount, QC H3Z 2Y5 Canada
(514) 931-5625


Argyle Institute
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