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CLA - NZ Forum


Public Lecture

Friday 14th July

Workshop Saturday 15th July


Kinder House

2 Ayr St, Parnell, Auckland


Public lecture:

 "Making Sense of Today's Dominant Discourse"

 Dr Gustavo Restivo


Friday 14th July 7 to 9 PM



"The Master signifier and the Four Discourses" (Fink, 1998)

Dr Gustavo Restivo


 Saturday 15th July, 10.30 AM to 3 PM


On registration we will email you the readings for the workshop.


Public lecture: $20 (Students $10)

Workshop: $70 (Students $35)


Please register at

The CLA in conjunction with the NZ Forum will be running this year a training in Psychoanalysis within the Lacanian field. This year training will be based on the book 

Key Concepts of Lacanian Psychoanalysis

(Dany Nobus, editor)

In Key Concepts of Lacanian Psychoanalysis, "eight crucial Lacanian ideas are explored through detailed exploration of the theoretical and/or practical context in which Lacan introduced them, the way in which they developed throughout his works, and the questions they were designed to answer".

Friday 19th August  at 7 PM


CLA Seminar: "Lost in Behavior"

Today’s Dominant Discourse

 Dr Gustavo Restivo

 Date and Time:     Friday 19th August at 7 PM

Venue:                    Pukekawa Room, First Floor, Parnell Community Centre 

                                545 Parnell Rd, Parnell, Auckland 1052


 “The desire for quick answers has more to do with consumerism than with therapy” — Éric Laurent


In Seminar XVII, The Other Side of Psychoanalysis, Lacan introduces the theory of the four discourses; Master, University, Hysteric and Analyst, each of these discourses representing the structure of the social bond. The following year, in Seminar XVIII and in the “Milan Discourse”, Lacan hinted that there might be a fifth discourse, the discourse of Capitalism, which seems to have created a new psychology to meet its own needs. This presentation is aimed at discussing Lacan's theory of the discourses and to articulate the consequences of the dominant discourse within the Psy field in New Zealand. 


Dr. Gustavo Restivo


Fees: $25 waged; $10 Students, CLA Members: Free

To register email and pay the appropriate fee at Centre for Lacanian analysis Incorporated, Bank account 12-3066-0204464-00