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The Father of the Name: A child’s analysis through the last teachings of Lacan with Annie Rogers, PhD

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The Father of the Name: A child’s analysis through the last teachings of Lacan with Annie Rogers, PhD

Friday, November 9, 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Seattle School of Theology and Psychology
2501 Elliot Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
Sponsored by: 
Alliance and The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology

(We regret to inform everyone that Dr. Annie Rogers has unfortunately fallen ill and cannot travel to Seattle September 14 for our time together. We are of course disappointed but praying for her quick recovery. 

Dr. Rogers has rescheduled her presence at our Relational Perspectives Series for Friday, November 9, 2018. We are hopeful that many of you will be able to join us on this new date to learn from Dr. Rogers.

If you are able attend on the new date, you do not need to take any action. Your event registration will remain intact and we will look forward to being with you on November 9th.    

If you are unable to make this new date, we will of course provide a full refund of your event fees. To initiate this please email We will process these as soon as possible and send you a refund confirmation email.   

Again, we share your disappointment that this event has to be postponed and truly hope that you will be able to join us November 9th. Dr. Rogers regrets that she is not able to be with us this weekend and is looking forward to being with our learning community come November.)


In this talk Dr. Rogers revisits a child analysis across four years, focusing on the last teachings of Lacan as a guiding framework. She explores the position of the analyst and the invitation to the child to discover a space for the Real in the work of play. What is crucial is this case is the child’s use of his body- in physical responses that configure what cannot be said, and the Father of the Name- the analyst’s act of making a space for naming the unrepresented. These two pivots foreground the child’s singular experience of analysis and make a new path for his life.

Suggested Readings for Friday evening's lecture are available and can be downloaded.  "Psychoanalytic Interpretation Through a Lacanian Lens" by Alan Rowan and a "Glossary of Key Terms" are both located at the bottom of this page beneath contact information. 


Annie G. Rogers, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and Co-Director of the Psychoanalytic Studies Program. She has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in Ireland, a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard University and two Whiting Fellowships at Hampshire College.  Dr. Rogers is the author of A Shining Affliction (Penguin Viking, 1995), and The Unsayable: The Hidden Language of Trauma (Random House, 2006), as well as many academic articles, memoir, short fiction and poetry.  As Erikson Scholar at Austin-Riggs (Fall 2014), she investigated language in psychosis, resulting in her most recent book, Incandescent Alphabets: Psychosis and the Enigma of Language (Karnac Books, 2016). She is a teaching analyst of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in San Francisco.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to explain two conditions for undertaking a child analysis.
  2. Participants will be able to describe a psychoanalytic symptom.
  3. Participants will be able to identify two distinctive aims of a child analysis.


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