Minute : The Study Group SFP [Société Français de Psychoanalyse), 2nd August 1963, & Report to the Meeting : The International Psychoanalytical Association

by Julia Evans on August 2, 1963

This is the meeting at which Jacques Lacan was barred from practicing by the IPA :

Quote : 4. The Central Executive Committee considers that Dr. Lacan cannot any longer be accepted as a training analyst for the Study Group, and that the Edinburgh Requirement that he be progressively withdrawn from training needs to be strictly defined and enforced.

See below for the Report sent to the IPA in July 1963

The Minute of 2nd August 1963

Translated by Jeffrey Mehlman

Published :  p79 – 80 of  ‘Jacques Lacan, Television & A challenge to the Psychoanalytic Establishment’ edited by Joan Copjec : W. W. Norton & Company : 1991

Available at www.LacanianWorksExchange.net  /lacan or authors by date 

Reference by Jacques Lacan :

Seminar XI : 15thJanuary 1964 : Excommunication : Available  Seminar XI: The Four Fundamental Concepts: 1963-1964 : beginning 15th January 1964 : Jacques Lacan or here

The report Jacques Lacan gave to SPF’s initial meeting : Conference Report, SIR : Inaugural meeting of SFP, Paris : 8th July 1953 : Jacques Lacan: See here

An account of the SPF’s formation is given Minutes of the meeting of the International Psychoanalytical Association : 30th July 1953 : Dr Heinz Hartmann (IPA President & Chairman of the Meeting) or here

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Report on the Committee’s activities with the S.P.P., sent in July 1963 to the Executive of the International Psychoanalytical Association.

The Turquet report  : Paula Heimann, Dr P. J. Van der Leeuw, Miss Ilse Hellman, Dr Wilhelm Solms, Dr P. Turquet, Secretary

Dated July 1963

p494 to 532 of La France et Freud : 1954 – 1964 : D’une scission à l’autre by Alain de Mijolla , 2012

See Richard G. Klein’s website, www.Freud2Lacan.com, Available here

Quote : P533  .being given a bias so that pro-Lacan elements are being pushed forward, and in this way the Requirements would be defeated. We have been left with the uneasy impression that whist in general the Requirements are being enforced, it is with this twist. There is a feeling that they should not apply to Lacan : he is worthy of exception.


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