are three categories of membership in CFAR which are as follows:
A. Affiliate Membership
fully trained psychoanalytically in another tradition who follow
CFAR's Clinical Seminar Programme for a period of one year or
non-clinicians from related fields who follow CFAR’s Psychoanalytic
Studies programme for a minimum of one year. There are two classes
of Affiliate Members, called Clinical Affiliate and non-Clinical
Affiliate respectively. Applications for Affiliate membership
must be made to the Training Committee with full details of participation
in CFAR and previous training and/or research. Those wishing to
apply for Affiliate membership register on the Affiliate Track
for a period of at least one year.
are four categories of Associate Member:
Clinical Affiliates who have: - done a further year of the clinical
seminar programme - been in supervision for one year - written
Non-clinical Affiliates who have followed CFAR’s Psychoanalytic
Studies programme for a further two years and written two papers.
They may then become a non-clinical Associate.
Psychoanalysts trained elsewhere within the Lacanian tradition.
Such members are eligible for election to Full Membership after
two years of work with CFAR in their Associate Membership role.
This needs to include involvement in CFAR's seminar programme
both as a participant and teacher.
CFAR Trainees, having completed four years of the Training Programme
plus two papers, may choose to move to Associate Membership status
without completing the requirements for Full Membership. Clinical
Associate Members have voting rights at the AGM after one year
and may apply for full Membership after two years.
C. Full Membership
The following may apply for Full Membership:
Trainees who have fully completed CFAR's Training Programme.
Associate Members who have completed CFAR's three year Programme,
plus a minimum of eighteen months' weekly supervision with two
analysands, plus two papers.
Clinical Affiliates who have become Associates and then complete
another year, plus one year's supervision, plus two papers.
4. Analysts trained in the Lacanian tradition, based on their
continuing participation in and contributions to CFAR as Associate
an application to join the CFAR training is received, the following
procedures take place:
form is read by all Training Committee members and either taken
forward or blocked. If taken forward, two interviews take place,
one with two Training Committee members, one with one Training
Committee member. The conditions of possibility for an analytic
trajectory are studied on an individual basis (personal, geographical,
financial) together with a consideration of commitment to Freudian-Lacanian
psychoanalysis. If the response is positive but there is a lack
of clinical and/or academic base, then the Introductory Programme
is recommended. If clinical and/or academic base is sufficient,
then there can be a direct passage to training. In each case,
it is stressed that entry to training does not guarantee anything
or necessarily result in clinical activity.
an application is made by a trainee for membership of CFAR:
papers are submitted, following the details set out in CFAR's
brochure, together with tutor/supervisor reports. Two cases supervised
for at least 18 months. The application should be discussed with
the trainees tutor, and a letter sent to the Training Committee
detailing involvement with CFAR and explaining their candidature.
an application is received, the following procedure takes place:
Training Committee members read the papers. If all agree, then
the candidate is passed to membership. If not, further discussion
takes place in the Training Committee. If outstanding questions
are not resolved here, the candidate is invited to participate
in further procedures, such as the revision of paper/s,
new paper/s, interview/s, clinical talk/s. If the response to
the application is negative, the Training Committee discusses
with the candidates tutor and tries to supply the most constructive
response possible in each case.
main criteria involved in assessing applications are:
Ability to present clinical material.
Ability to link clinical material to theoretical considerations.
Demonstration of some elasticity in technique, in contrast to
dogmatic application of inappropriate working methods.
Transmission of an idea of candidates relation to psychoanalysis.
on any of CFAR's membership tracks does not automatically guarantee
membership. Each candidature will be reviewed by the Training