The Colorado Analytic Forum is a space open to the discussion of the transmission and practice of psychoanalysis. It integrates the network of the International of the Forums of the Lacanian Field and its School, as a component of the English Speaking Zone of the IF-SPFLF.
Our Forum has the aim of encouraging the development and the teaching of psychoanalysis oriented by the works of S. Freud and J. Lacan, and promotes at a local level the activities concerning the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field (IF-SPFLF).
To this end, the Forum has founded the Clinical College of Colorado to address the theoretical and clinical formation of Lacanian analysts. For more information please visit: www.clinicalcollegeofcolorado.com
The Colorado Analytic Forum is also dedicated to the community through the Lacanian Clinic, which is a reduced fee referal service that links interested parties with Lacanian analysts. This is both for adults and children.
Our Forum was founded in 2009. It arose from the interest of some local analysts, in studying the clinical impact of Lacanian theory in psychoanalysis.
The Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field was the first intitution of Lacanian analysis in Colorado. Since the beginning we have worked to create a cultural presence in the community. We started with the Wednesdays at the Forum, a space where members of the Forum can present their work, be it a clinical case, or a theoretical question they are working on. The Forum also hosts two International Seminars per year, an opportunity to hear the work of one or two key note speakers from overseas along with local colleagues. And later with the School night, dedicated to matters of the School.
In time more and more people became intersted in Lacanian analysis, particularly in how its experience has an incontestable effect on desire. As our community grew, we founded the Clinical College of Colorado (www.clinicalcollegeofcolorado.com) to address the formation of Lacanian analysts, and lately the Lacanian Clinic which gives the local community a chance to experience Lacanian analysis at a reduced fee.
At this crucial time, it is a pleasure to present and to inaugurate Actually, Lacan, the analytic publication of the Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, and the Clinical College of Colorado. In consonance with our transmission, this publication has a few articles that speak of desire from different points of view, including the paradoxical nature of human desire, articles which are inspiring in the way they convey the psychoanalytic approach to the symptom, and articles that speak of the transmission of the Lacanian clinic, always inspired in Freud’s first act. All authors in this volume are members of the School of Psychoanalysis of the Lacanian Field, some located in the United States, some in Brazil and others in Argentina.
(From the Introduction, by Gabriela Zorzutti)