Action Committee, WAP.  “The Principle of Supervision in the School” (2000). [WAP website.]

Representative text of the principles of supervision.


Brousse, Marie-Hélène. “The Push-to-the-Woman: A Universal in Psychosis?” Psychoanalytical Notebooks, no. 11, December 2003, pp. 79-98.

Representative text for an acute reading and structural reordering of the Schreber case, charting the movement from the triggering and elementary phenomenon, to the possibilities of suppletion, to the final achieved state of the delusion and its attendant stabilization. Articulates the question of the object a and the fantasy in the delusional clinic.


Freud, Sigmund. “A Child is Being Beaten” (1919). SE 17:175-203.

Representative text for the construction and uses of the fantasy in relation to primal repression and the constitution of modes of jouissance in the clinic of neurosis and perversion.

–––––. “Constructions in Analysis” (1937). SE 23:255-269.

Orienting text for the topic of the conference.


Lacan, Jacques. “Response to Jean Hyppolite’s Commentary on Freud’s ‘Verneinung’” (1954). Écrits, W. W. Norton and Co., 2006, pp. 318-333.

Orienting text addressing the structure and constitution of the parlêtre, under transference both ordered and wild. Elaborates the structural ramifications of the fundamental decisions of being: Bejahung, Austossung, Verneinung, and Verwerfung; lays the foundations for any consideration of constructions in analysis: a) work of memory construction in relation to episodes of hallucinations, b) work of symptom construction in relation to episodes of acting-out.

–––––. “Geneva Lecture on the Symptom” (1975), Analysis, no. 1, 1989, pp. 7-26.

Representative text from the later Lacan on the question of the varité of the symptom and lalangue.


Laurent, Éric.  "The Case, From Unease to the Lie." (2002). Psychoanalytical Notebooks, no. 22, 2011.

Historical survey of the practice of case presentation in psychoanalysis, from Freud through Lacan and the practice of the WAP.

–––––. “Speaking Through One’s Symptom: Speaking Through One’s Body” (2013). Hurly-Burly, no.11, May 2014, pp. 138-153.

Representative text dealing with the later Lacan on the question of identification and symptom formation in the clinic of generalized foreclosure.


Miller, Jacques-Alain. “Teachings of the Case Presentation” (1977). Returning to Freud: Clinical Psychoanalysis in the School of Lacan, edited by S. Schneiderman, Yale UP, 1980, pp. 42-52.

Taking his cues from Lacan’s late patient presentations contemporary with Seminar 23, Miller proposes the rubrics of Illnesses of Mentality and Illnesses of the Other to update the clinics of schizophrenia and of paranoia, respectively, in consonance with the Borromean approach.

–––––.“The Sinthome, A Mixture of Symptom and Fantasy” (1987). Psychoanalytical Notebooks, no. 5, 2001, pp. 9-31 [lesson of March 11, 1987 from the course given in 1986-1987, That Which Makes Insignia]. Reprinted in The Later Lacan: An Introduction, edited by V. Voruz and B. Wolf, SUNY Press, 2007, pp. 55-72.

Seminal text by Miller, charting the clinical pathways for the evolution and ordering of clinical concepts from early to the late Lacan.

–––––. “The Wolf Man” (1987-88). Lacanian Ink, no. 35, Spring 2010, pp. 7-83; Lacanian Ink, no. 36, Fall 2010, pp. 6-85.  

Detailed reading of the Wolf Man case demonstrating in-depth the clinical questions of the Wolf-Man case, and exposing the clinical cuts based upon which the construction of the case in the classical approach opens up to and makes way for the continuous clinic.

–––––. “E=UWK: Towards the 9th International Encounter of the Freudian Field” (1994), Analysis, no. 6, 1995, pp. 14-31.

Detailed elaboration of the concept of the clinical case construction based on a reading of Freud.

–––––. “Marginalia to ‘Construction in Analysis’” (1994), Psychoanalytical Notebooks, no. 22, March 2011, pp. 47-74.

Detailed commentary on Freud’s paper, “Constructions in Analysis.”

–––––. “The Seminar of Barcelona” (1996). Psychoanalytical Notebooks, no. 1, Autumn 1998, pp. 11-65. Reprinted in Psychoanalytical Notebooks, no. 30, October 2015, pp. 9-35.

Seminal text by Miller based on a reading of Freud and charting the clinical pathway for the movement from early to the late Lacan.

–––––. “Ordinary Psychosis Revisited” (2008), Psychoanalytical Notebooks, no. 19, July 2009.

Conceptual overview of the concept 'ordinary psychosis,' ten years after its first use.