The New Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis

The New Lacanian School (NLS) is one of seven Schools of Psychoanalysis of the World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP). With three other European Schools (France, Spain and Italy) it is a member of the EuroFederation of Psychoanlysis (EFP), an association that oversees the development of psychoanalysis in Europe and countries close to it. The Lacan Circle of Australia is an affiliate of the New Lacanian School.


The Lacanian Review Online is a current, prolific and social media savvy publication of the NLS. Students and members of its associated schools publish interpretations of world affairs, clinical issues, psychoanalytic history and current crises.

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“In the summer of 1913, during his vacation in northern Italy, Sigmund Freud went walking with two friends, one of whom, the poet, complained that he could not enjoy the scenery because the idea that all this beauty would vanish did not cease to assail him. Freud tried to convince him otherwise.”

We Shall Build Up Again, Jorge Assef, available here


 The Lacanian Review is a hard copy English language journal published by the NLS

Current issue #10 Paranoia includes:
Salvador Dalí, ‘The Art of the Paranoid Method’
Jacques-Alain Miller, ‘The Daemon’
Lacan and Soklowsky, ‘The Mystery of the Papin Sisters and the Knot of Paranoia’

Membership of the LCA includes a subscription to the biannual hard copy publication.
Copies can be purchased from the Lacan Circle in Melbourne here or from the NLS in Paris here.

Visit the NLS site to see their full range of thirteen hard copy journals here.



“But of which real does one speak?
Is it of perceived reality, lived reality, fantasised reality, digital hyper-reality,
or is it of a real that cannot be perceived but can be conceived, be logified
of a real that truly exists?”

Clotilde Leguil, Truth, Post-Truth, Real. The Lacanian Review #7, 2019



The New Lacanian School website contains a searchable list of member psychoanalysts
of the world practicing in the Lacanian orientation here.


The New Lacanian School (NLS) is one of seven schools of the World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP)


The next Congress of the NLS will be held in Switzerland during May 2022


List of Groups and Societies Connected with the NLS


ASREEP-NLS (Switzerland)

Bulgarian Society of Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Cracow Circle (Poland)

GIEP-NLS (Israel)

Hellenic Society (Greece)

ICLO Society of the NLS (Irish Circle of the Lacanian Orientation)

Initiative Amsterdam

Initiative Berlin

Initiative Tirana

Initiative Toronto

Initiative Ukraine

Initiative Vienne

Initiative Russie

Kring voor psychoanalyse (Dutch-speaking Circle)

Lacan Circle of Australia

Lacanian Compass (USA)

London Society (Great Britain)

NLS Borromean Knot Society in Greece

NLS-Copenhagen (Denmark)


The Secretariat of Eastern Europe

Warsaw Circle (Poland)