Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
CFAR: Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research
Cfar.jpg
Founded 1985
Type Charitable organisation
Registration no. England and Wales: 1085368[1]
Focus Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud Jacques Lacan
Location
Members
41
Revenue
£96,112 (2009/10)[1]
Website Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research
Part of a series of articles on
Psychoanalysis
Freud's couch, London, 2004 (2).jpeg

Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR) is a psychoanalysis research, training and low-cost treatment centre located in London, United Kingdom. CFAR is a member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.[2] CFAR operates within the psychoanalytic tradition of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan.

History[edit]

The Centre was founded in 1985 by Bice Benvenuto, Professor Bernard Burgoyne,[3] Richard Klein and Darian Leader. It was established as a charity with the purpose of advancing education for the benefit of the public in particular by the provision of training and seminars in psychoanalysis.

Courses[edit]

CFAR offers introductory and advanced courses in psychoanalysis, and trains psychoanalysts within the context of its clinical training programme. Seminars are given by visiting Lacanian analysts from France, Belgium, Spain and Australia.

Publications[edit]

The Centre publishes a Journal JCFAR which contains articles on psychoanalytic themes from a Freudian and Lacanian perspective.[4] In association with Karnac Books CFAR has published The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research Library[5] which aims to make classic Lacanian texts available in English for the first time, as well as publishing original research in the Lacanian field:

  • Sexual Ambiguities by Geneviève Morel[6]
  • The Trainings of the Psychoanalyst by Annie Tardits[7]
  • Freud and the Desire of the Psychoanalyst by Serge Cottet[8]
  • Lacan and Levi-Strauss or The Return to Freud (1951-1957) by Markos Zafiropoulos [9]

Challenge to Health Professions Council[edit]

In February 2007 the UK Government published a white paper (‘Trust, Assurance and Safety – The Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century’ [10]) which stated that "The government is planning to introduce statutory regulation for…psychotherapists and counsellors…" [11] and that "…psychotherapists and counsellors will be regulated by the Health Professions Council, following that Council’s rigorous process of assessing their regulatory needs and ensuring that its system is capable of accommodating them".[11]

As a response to this proposed regulation by the Health Professions Council (HPC),[12][13][14] CFAR was one of the organisations that contributed to the Maresfield report[15][16] which opposed the suitability of the HPC as a regulating body for the professions of counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.[17]

Following on from this report, CFAR was one of six organisations that called for a judicial review[18] of whether or not the HPC had, in fact, fully assessed the regulatory needs of the professions or properly determined if it was the most appropriate body to provide such regulation.[19][20] On Friday 10 December 2010, a Judicial Review Permission Hearing[21] under The Hon. Mr Justice Burton at the Royal Courts of Justice found against the Health Professions Council[22][23][24] and granted permission to proceed towards a Judicial Review of the proposals for regulation under the HPC. On 16 February 2011 the UK government — in its command paper ‘Enabling Excellence’ [25] — halted the project to regulate counselling, psychotherapy and other talking treatments via the HPC.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research". Charity Commission. 
  2. ^ UKCP Organisational Members. "UKCP Organisational Members: CFAR". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  3. ^ University, Middlesex. "Centre for Psychoanalysis - Teaching Staff". Middlesex University,. 
  4. ^ "JCFAR — The Journal of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research". 
  5. ^ "Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research Library". Karnac Books. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Morel, Geneviève. "Karnac Books' Blog - Sexual Ambiguity – Geneviève Morel". Karnac Books. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Tardits, Annie. "The Trainings of the Psychoanalyst". Karnac. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Cottet, Serge (2011). Freud and the Desire of the Psychoanalyst. Karnac Books. p. 250. ISBN 978-1-85575-592-5. 
  9. ^ Zafiropoulos, Markos (2010). Lacan and Levi-Strauss or The Return to Freud (1951-1957). Karnac Books. p. 242. ISBN 978-1-85575-726-4. 
  10. ^ "Trust, Assurance and Safety – The Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century'" (PDF). UK Government. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "The statutory regulation of psychotherapists and counsellors: call for ideas" (PDF). The Health Professions Council.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  12. ^ Boseley, Sarah (2 May 2010). "Psychotherapy rebels consider rebranding to avoid state regulation". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  13. ^ UKCP. "UKCP responses to HPC regulation summary". United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. 
  14. ^ Health Professions Council, HPC:. "The statutory regulation of psychotherapists and counsellors: call for ideas" (PDF). Health Professions Council. 
  15. ^ "The Maresfield Report on the regulation of psychotherapy in the UK" (PDF). Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  16. ^ Watchdog, HPC. "The Maresfield Report". Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  17. ^ Leader, Darian (9 December 2010). "Therapy shows us life is not neat or safe. So why judge it by those criteria?". The Guardian. London. 
  18. ^ "Legal threat to HPC regulation". Therapy Today. 
  19. ^ Watchdog, HPC. "Psychotherapists win the right to challenge Health Professions Council plans for statutory regulation". 
  20. ^ van der Gaag, Anna (5 January 2011). "Psychotherapy needs regulation like any other profession". London: The Guardian, Wednesday 5 January 2011. 
  21. ^ "MR JUSTICE BURTON Between: THE QUEEN ON THE APPLICATION OF ASSOCIATION FOR INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY & OTHERS v HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL" (PDF). Royal Courts of Justice. 
  22. ^ "J U D G M E N T: THE QUEEN ON THE APPLICATION OF ASSOCIATION FOR INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY & OTHERS Claimant v HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL" (PDF). Royal Courts of Justice. 
  23. ^ "Alliance for Counselling & Psychotherapy PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 14 December 2010" (PDF). Alliance for Counselling & Psychotherapy. 
  24. ^ "Psychotherapists win the right to challenge health professions council plans for statutory regulation". 13 December 2010. Bindmans. 
  25. ^ "Enabling Excellence Autonomy and Accountability for Healthcare Workers, Social Workers and Social Care Workers" (PDF). UK Government.