“The Autistic Subject” on Sale for 24.99€

I'm glad to announce that my book on autism will be sold for just 24.99€ for a short period in hardcover version. If you are interested in purchasing a hardcover version at this price, you can do so by using the code BIGPAL21 at checkout on Palgrave.com. Academic books are expensive. The reason for this is that… Continue reading “The Autistic Subject” on Sale for 24.99€

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

IPU Library Talk – Queer Theory and Psychoanalysis

This Thursday (8th April), Dr. Eve Watson and myself will have a discussion on the “queer” marriage between psychoanalysis and queer theory. As part of the IPU Library Talk, we will discuss her edited collection Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory (Eds. Watson & Giffney). The discussion will take place on Zoom… Continue reading IPU Library Talk – Queer Theory and Psychoanalysis

IPU Library Talk – Artificial Intelligence and Psychoanalysis

This Saturday (13 Feb, 2021), my good friend Isabel Millar and myself are going to have a talk about artificial intelligence, sci-fi and psychoanalysis at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) library talk. Last time we talked about autism, and this month we will take the discussion into this emerging field, which I personally find quite… Continue reading IPU Library Talk – Artificial Intelligence and Psychoanalysis

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

The Virus God and the Graph Curve

As a child, I was obliged to read and memorize the stories of the Old Testament. While I found a good deal of these stories to be boring and even incomprehensible (being written in ancient Hebrew), some did capture my imagination and were quite nerve wrecking and traumatic to read. These stories portrayed harsh relationships… Continue reading The Virus God and the Graph Curve