About Freudian and Lacanian Psychoanalysis
All psychoanalytically-informed theories and therapies (some of them also called psychodynamic) are based on the work of Sigmund Freud. Freud was a neurologist who founded the discipline of psychoanalysis at the end of the 19th century, within the context of the psychiatry of his time. Psychoanalysis was named, by one of Freud’s patients, as a ‘talking cure’. Freud found listening to his patients and allowing them to speak about their symptoms brought relief and understanding.
The Review – APPI’s Newsletter was launched at the end of 2003, the 10 th year of APPI’s existence.
Lacunae is an international journal for Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis and is published by the Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland
Who We Are
A.P.P.I. is a professional membership organisation comprised of members whose clinical work is based upon the practice of psychoanalysis and/or psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Membership of the organisation is open to those whose schooling meets with the basic standard of a Master’s degree in clinical psychoanalytic psychotherapy and whose practice work is in conformity with the code of ethics and practice of the organisation.
The Primary Object of the Company is to advance Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In particular in keeping with the Freudian principle, this advancement shall remain centred on the personal psychoanalysis as the indispensable means by which the practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy can be transmitted, studied and understood. (as per Mem & Arts 1991)