About Us

Founded in 1999, Speaking of Lacan (SOL) is a Toronto based organization dedicated to the study of Lacanian psychoanalysis. This group is an independent and self-supporting forum for clinicians, scholars and students from a variety of disciplines who are interested in the elaboration and advancement of Lacanian theory and praxis.

Speaking of Lacan offers a number of programs including:

  • Reading groups where members can discuss and read particular texts and seminars of Lacan and Freud.
  • Interdisciplinary colloquia on topics related to psychoanalytic thought, in collaboration with other organizations and scholars from other disciplines
  • Psychoanalysis and the Arts: In Conversation, a series of dialogues between an artist and an analyst. This series provides an opportunity to explore and exchange the commonalities and differences between psychoanalysis and the arts.
  • Individual and group supervision

Speaking of Lacan welcomes new participants and is addressed not only to those with a background in Lacanian psychoanalysis but also to those from other disciplines who have an interest in psychoanalysis, independent of level of study and orientation.