Who We Are

     For the execution of the work, we shall adopt the principle of an elaboration sustained in a small group.

Lacan, "Founding Act”


  • Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups began as a network of Lacanian psychoanalytic reading groups devoted to the study and the advancement of Lacanian psychoanalysis in the United States.
  • Today, APW has grown into a group of committed individuals dedicated to the advancement of Lacanian clinical psychoanalysis. Some of our members maintain reading groups and centers for psychoanalytic study, while others form ad hoc study groups to work with colleagues both in and outside of APW.
  • APW is not geographically based. We continue to encourage communication and the exchange of information among Lacanians internationally. Our individual members pursue their own psychoanalytic activities in their own locales and bring the results of their work to APW for the benefit of all and the advancement of psychoanalysis.
  • APW holds an annual conference and other clinically oriented events. These APW activities attract analysts from around the United States and the world.
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