The School for the (self) Formation of the Psychoanalyst (SFP) established by this act is another necessary step in the development of our association. This very step symbolizes a move from the school devoted to a psychoanalyst to the one devoted to psychoanalysis. One has to stress that talking about analyzants and about the process of psychoanalysis is not identical with talking about psychoanalysis, yet it is a necessary and initial condition. Talking about psychoanalysis relates directly to the heritage of Freud, significantly enriched by Lacan. Their belief that both the world and a human need psychoanalysis is vital for us and affects our work.
The activities of the School are founded on the ethics of psychoanalysis as developed by Lacan in the 7th Seminar, with its implications for practice of psychoanalysis. This results in the following assumptions:
The formation process of a psychoanalyst taking place in the School goes twofold – one participates in a theoretical course (so called the Basic course – 3,5 years) and a clinical one (which is a continuous formation process).
The formation in the SPF is continuous – all members of the SPF are obliged to continuously develop, inter alia by conducting a seminar at least once a year, participating in symposiums and conferences, working in at least one cartel, participating in open and closed clinical groups.
If one obtained the SPF certificate, it means that his or her name is assigned to a selected category on the list (SPF psychoanalysts, a psychoanalyst, or candidate for a psychoanalyst) being published and being updated according to the association policy (available in the SPF main office).
After graduating from the Basic Course a student may receive a certificate of graduation from the Director of the Basic Course (a student must have been attended at least 80% of classes).
The following members of the Sinthome Association may become a member of the SPF: SPF psychoanalysts, a psychoanalyst, candidate for a psychoanalyst, a member of the Sinthome Association.
Students of the Basic Course who are not members of the Sinthome Association may participate in different courses and meetings.
The school authorities who run the SFP are: the Head of the School and the School Council.
S/he introduces the framework of analysts’ formation, is in charge of the school’s organization and its organizational culture, supervise the school’s activities and counsel. One may contact the School Principle by the e-mail.
The School Council consists of the following positions – one may contact persons in charge by e-mail:
Sinthome, Warsaw 2015