> The International of the Forums
The International of the Forums unites the activities of the Forums of the Lacanian Field. The forums first arose out of the dissolution, in 1980, of the School of Lacan, the EFP (École freudienne de Paris). Their main purpose was to support a School of psychoanalysis which would guarantee the study of psychoanalysis and orient its practice. The School was created in Paris, in December 2001, at the time of the Second Meeting of the International of the Forums.
The forums insure the existence and effects of analytic discourse in our century, by maintaining links with health care institutions, with social and political practices that confront the symptoms of our time, and with other theoretical practices (science, philosophy, art and religion) that imply the subject.
The School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field, oriented by the teachings of Freud and Lacan, has as its specific objective a return to the goals of the School of Lacan: the maintenance of the elaboration and the transmission of psychoanalysis ; the examination of its foundations; the formation of analysts; the guarantee of their qualifications and the quality of their practice.
The IF-EPFCL is in full agreement with the clinical Formations of the Lacanian field, specifically the clinical groups whose teachings are devoted to the theory of clinical analysis, the examination of its foundation and the implications for practice.