The Colorado Analytic Forum is a space dedicated to the transmission and practice of psychoanalysis. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3), within the International of the Forums of the Lacanian Field and its School.
Our Forum encourages the development and the teaching of psychoanalysis as oriented by the works of S. Freud and J. Lacan. At a local level our Forum promotes the activities concerning the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field (IF-SPFLF).
To this end, in 2014 the Forum founded the Clinical College of Colorado to address the theoretical and clinical formation of Lacanian analysts.
The Colorado Analytic Forum is also dedicated to the community through the Lacanian Clinic, which is a reduced fee referral service that links interested parties with Lacanian analysts. Analysis is offered for both adults and children in English, Spanish and French.
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 monthly space where members of the Forum can present their work, be it a clinical case or a theoretical question. The Forum also hosts two International Seminars per year, an opportunity to hear the work of one or two keynote speakers from overseas along with local colleagues. And our School Talks are dedicated to matters of the functioning of the School, such as the cartels and the pass.
In time, more and more people became interested 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 to address the formation of Lacanian analysts. Since then we launched the Lacanian Clinic, which creates an opportunity for the local community 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)