About Jo Rostron

Jo Rostron is an art psychotherapist & lacanian analyst based in London and employed by Children and Families Services. She is a research associate of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (cfar).

Seminar VII : 2nd March 1960 : p157 : translation of quotes from Siegfried Bernfeld

November 9, 2013

The following was read at the 9th November 2013 Reading Group. Seminar VII : 2nd March 1960 : Chapter XII – A critique of Bernfeld : p157 of Dennis Porter’s (…)

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Translations of the German used by Jacques Lacan in Seminar VII : 18th & 25th November + 2nd, 9th & 16th December 1959 + 10th January 1960

April 30, 2013

The version used is ‘Seminar VII: The Ethics of psychoanalysis: 1959-1960’ : translated by Dennis Porter : Routledge, UK, 1992 :  First session: 18th November 1959 (Dates are given at (…)

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Is there a Complex Adaptive Systems approach behind the ‘Big Society’ and the Coalition Government’s attitude towards statutory professional regulation?

November 3, 2012

[Note: This text was first presented on 3rd November 2012 to the New Lacanian School’s registered cartel ‘Jouissance & symbolic (dis)order’. This cartel is based on: Éric Laurent’s 2010 text: ‘The (…)

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Fragments: The Thing (Das Ding) & …

February 18, 2012

Contribution to LW Group 18 February 2012  Pre-amble to Fragments: Reference: Lacan, J.1959-60 The Ethics of Psychoanalysis, Book VII, Translated Dennis Porter, Ed. Jacques-Alain Miller.  Tavistock/Routledge, London 1992.  Availability given (…)

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Body, Meaning and Knowledge – Part II

November 12, 2011

In his session of 21st January 1975, R. S. I. [i] ,  Jacques Lacan says that it is only because the subject is CAUSED by an object imagining it knows, (…)

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Body, Meaning and Knowledge – Part I

October 8, 2011

Snapshot 1  Encapsulation (vignette of 34yr old male in art therapy with mild shell type autism and mild learning difficulties)   As the patient put down his paintbrush, I made (…)

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August 10, 2011

Can the actions of the ‘hoodies’ be termed riots, and as such politically motivated? Or are they simply acts of looting and destructiveness? It is likely that they are both.  (…)

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Missing Something

April 2, 2011

Clara, aged seven, had recently been given a psychiatric diagnosis of high functioning autism associated with dyspraxia.  She could read at a level well beyond her years, but was unable (…)

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