Free Download of a Chapter from my Book on Autism

The entire first chapter of my book The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language is currently available for download from the publisher Palgrave. In this chapter I formulate a properly psychoanalytic reading of autism as a singular mode-of-being that is fundamentally linked to the subject's identity and basic practices of existence, thereby offering a… Continue reading Free Download of a Chapter from my Book on Autism

Library Talk: Racism and Psychoanalysis

This week I will moderate a discussion on the subject of psychoanalysis and race as part of the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) Berlin Library Talk. In the talk I will interview five fascinating psychoanalytic scholars whose papers were included in the new book Lacan and Race (2021). Among these scholars are the two editors of… Continue reading Library Talk: Racism and Psychoanalysis

laLAB’s Reading Seminar / The Mirror Stage

laLAB's new Lacan reading seminar is starting off next week in my direction. There are still a few places open for new participants. If you are interested please fill out this form. The group is limited in size and places are mostly reserved for people residing in Berlin but there are also a few international… Continue reading laLAB’s Reading Seminar / The Mirror Stage

Published: The Autistic Mirror in the Real

My latest paper on the mirror stage in autism has just been published in the Theory & Psychology Journal. The mirror stage is one of Lacan’s most well-received metapsychological models in the English-speaking world. In it's many versions, it comes to elucidate the different forms of identification that lead to the construction of the Freudian… Continue reading Published: The Autistic Mirror in the Real

Lacan Circle of Australia Special Event

I'm very excited to have a talk with Jonathan Redmond on the topic of autism this Sunday's 4th of July 10am Berlin time. This will be a talk arranged by the Lacan Circle of Australia. As you probably know, in my book I describes autism as a singular mode of being that is fundamentally linked… Continue reading Lacan Circle of Australia Special Event

Lacan’s Janusism and the Deaf Cricket

One of the most common polemics against Lacan's teaching concerns his style. And indeed, there are many things to say about Lacan's pedagogical approach. One thing is that its performativity makes reading the transcription of Lacan's seminars very difficult. When sitting in his seminar, a smile, a shout, a hand gesture, all could contextualize what… Continue reading Lacan’s Janusism and the Deaf Cricket

Video Interview on The Autistic Subject

This week my interview with Dr. Vanessa Sinclair was published in her podcast Rendering Unconscious and on YouTube. In the interview I talk about segments of my new book on autism and about my personal involvement with autism. Dr. Sinclair was a gracious interviewer and I hope those of you that are interested in my… Continue reading Video Interview on The Autistic Subject

Dreams must be taken literally

A new video I made for the Berlin based group Berlin Psychoanalytic. In this video I present Freud's fascinating analysis of the butcher's witty wife's dream, providing some insight into the mechanics and technique of dream analysis in Freud and Lacan. https://youtu.be/HoWXhYg2vHM

New: Lacanian Clinical Supervision Group in Berlin

Concurrent with our work in laLAB (Lacanian Affinities Berlin), this spring will mark the launching of the first semester of our Lacanian clinical supervision group. This group will provide therapists and clinicians who work with patients a place to discuss cases and provide each other with insights that are rooted in the Lacanian orientation. The… Continue reading New: Lacanian Clinical Supervision Group in Berlin