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The World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP) was launched at the initiative of Jacques-Alain Miller in Buenos Aires on 3 January 1992. It was declared in Paris, four days later, on 7 January. Its statutes are modelled on Jacques Lacan's "Founding Act" and adopt the principles outlined in his "Proposition" on the Pass.
The World Association of Psychoanalysis groups together the École de la Cause freudienne (France); the Escuela de la Orientación Lacaniana (Argentina); the Escuela Lacaniana de Psicoanálisis del Campo Freudiano (Spain); the Scuola lacaniana di psicoanalisi (Italy); the European Federation of the Schools of the WAP; the Escola Brasileira de Psicanálise (Brazil); the Nueva Escuela Lacaniana (Latin America); and the New Lacanian School.
With over 1, 500 members worldwide, the WAP stands as the largest institutional structure dedicated to the training of psychoanalysts in the Lacanian orientation.
- Jacques-Alain Miller (1992–2002)
- Graciela Brodsky (2002–2006)
- Éric Laurent (2006–2010)
- Leonardo Gorostiza (2010–2014)
- Miquel Bassols (2014–2018)
In 1994 and 1996, the members of the WAP met in "assemblies". Since 1998, the international meetings have taken the form of congresses.
|2||2000||Buenos Aires||Jacques-Alain Miller|
|3||2002||Brussels||Jacques-Alain Miller||"Training-Effects in Psychoanalysis: their Site, Causes, and Paradoxes"|
|4||2004||Comandatuba||Graciela Brodsky||"The Lacanian Practice of Psychoanalysis: without Standards but not without Principles"|
|5||2006||Rome||Graciela Brodsky||"The Name-of-the-Father; Going without it, Making Use of it"|
|6||2008||Buenos Aires||Éric Laurent||"The Objects a in the Psychoanalytic Experience"|
|7||2010||Paris||Éric Laurent||"Semblants and Sinthome"|
|8||2012||Buenos Aires||Leonardo Gorostiza||"The Symbolic Order in the Twenty-First Century: What are the Consequences for the Direction of the Treatment?"|
|9||2014||Paris||Leonardo Gorostiza||"A Real for the Twenty-First Century"|
Preparatory texts for the congresses are published in Scilicet.
- Price, A. "Editorial" to Hurly-Burly, Issue 6, September 2011, p. 10.
- "Statutes of the WAP", published on the website of the London Society
- Lacan, J., "The Founding Act" in Television/A Challenge to the Psychoanalytic Establishment, pp. 97-106.
- Lacan, J., "Proposition of 9 October 1967 on the Psychoanalyst of the School" in Analysis, Issue 6, 1995, pp. 1-13.