The World Association of Psychoanalysis







The World Association of Psychoanalysis brings together seven Schools, situated in different countries, on different continents. Characterised by a diversity of languages and styles, it is a translinguistic experience which aims to keep the Lacanian orientation and Psychoanalysis alive in the world. All its members have one thing in common: their theoretical references, their concern for the formation of the analyst, their way of practising psychoanalysis, and their doctrine on the end of analysis. Its members, living in different cultural milieus, feel that, one by one, they form a School ONE, sharing its destiny, sharing as destiny: psychoanalysis.

The existence of the WAP is a consequence of the teaching of Jacques Lacan, as it spread outside of France. It is psychoanalysis in the world, the world beyond its borders.


Christiane Alberti, WAP President, 2023




Schools of the World Association of Psychoanalysis




The New Lacanian School (NLS) is one of the seven Schools of the WAP
The Lacan Circle of Australis is an associate group of the NLS
Visit the NLS website here



École de la Cause freudienne – France
Visit the ECF website here



Escuela de la Orientación Lacaniana – Argentina
Visit the EOL website here



Escola Brasileira de Psicanálise – Brazil
Visit the EBP website here



Escuela Lacaniana de Psicoanálisis – Spain
Visit the ELP website here



Scuola Lacaniana de Psicoanalisi – Italy
Visit the SLP website here



Nueva Escuela Lacaniana – Central America and the Caribbean
Visit the NEL website here




Federations of the World Association of Psychoanalysis


The WAP has two Federations



The EuroFederation of Psychoanalysis
The EFP brings together four Schools: ECF, ELP, SLP and NLS
Visit the EFP website here

Every two years the EFP organises the European PIPOL Congress
Visit the PIPOL website here



The American Federation of Psychoanalysis of the Lacanian Orientation
FAPOL brings together three Schools: EBP, EOL and NEL
Visit the FAPOL website here

FAPOL’s yearly South American Congress is ENAPOL
Visit the ENAPOL website here



Sites of Debate in Lacanian Psychoanalysis


Radio Lacan hosts podcasts in various languages including English
Visit the Radio Lacan website here


Visit the Ornicar? Digital website here


Visit the Virtualia, revista digital de la EOL website here


Visit the Fundación Descartes website here


Visit the Lista EOL-POSTAL website here


Visit the E-Scilicet website here




Freudian Field – Sites of Interest


Freudian field – Belgium (CFB)


Les Feuillets du Courtil



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