Leon Brenner

Leon Brenner

(PhD), Psychological counsellor, Lacanian psychoanalytic orientation

60 € / session

Availability

Sat May 30
Sun May 31
Mon Jun 1

60 € / session

Leon Brenner

(PhD), Psychological counsellor, Lacanian psychoanalytic orientation

Lacanian psychoanalysis is a subjective experience that is rooted in the notion that truth is coupled with meaning but also with the body. Through speech, this triad is worked through, untied and tied again.
Mittelweg 50 12053 Berlin Mittelweg 50 12053 Berlin
Location

About Leon

I offer counseling sessions for those interested in the Lacanian psychoanalytic orientation. My doctoral dissertation (PhD) concerns the subject of autism in psychoanalysis. I am the founder of Lacanian Affinities Berlin (laLAB) and lead activities on the subject of psychoanalysis and art in academic and non-academic institutes in Berlin. In the clinic I do not believe in viewing symptoms as pathologies. Every symptom is a way of existence and what is at stake in psychoanalysis is not curing it but finding a way to embody it. I adheres to a case-by-case perspective. That is, to the assumption that every subject is unique and requires a different course of treatment. It is not a matter of learning new behaviors and conforming with life's demands, it is a matter of transforming our demands (from ourselves and from others) into desire.

My Approach

The fundamental principle of psychoanalysis is to speak freely and say anything that comes to mind without reservation. And indeed, the Lacanian psychoanalytic clinic revolves around one’s speech as it unraveled in analysis. Lacan’s basic viewpoint was that when we speak there is something that speaks through us. “It speaks” (ca parle), he said, referring to the unconscious, acting as a foreign entity, manifesting in our words and our body—through our symptoms. In Lacanian psychoanalysis one speaks in order to transform symptomatic suffering into a desire or unique type of satisfaction that is fueled by the same source. The analysand (the patient) speaks and and analyst listens. In their elaboration in speech the analysand’s dreams, fantasies, etc. are worked through, aiming at a substantial change of perspective—a change in the position of the subject.

Qualifications And Experience

Education

Postdoctoral researcher (2020) / University of Potsdam / Autism research Ph.D. (2019) Tel-Aviv University / Freie Universität (visiting fellow) / Philosophy of mind and autism. M.A. (2014) Tel-Aviv University / Department of Philosophy B.A. (2011) Tel-Aviv University / Psychology -- (2020) Psychoanalytic Supervision (New Lacanian School). (2019-present) Psychoanalytischen Atelier (Charité, New Lacanian School). (2018-present) Lacanschen Orientierung Berlin (New Lacanian School). (2017-present) Critical Autism Network (CAN). (2016-present) Member of the Autism Ethics Network (AEN). (2015-2017) Psychoanalytic seminary, Tafsan (New Lacanian School). (2014–2015) Psychoanalytic seminar, Makom (New Lacanian School). -- (2019-present) Lecturer at University of Potsdam. (2019-present) Lecturer at International Psychoanalytic University (IPU). (2018-present) Founder: laLAB (Lacanian Affinities Berlin). (2017-present) Resident lecturer at Stillpoint Spaces, Berlin. (2011-2016) Junior faculty instructor at the Tel-Aviv University. (2011-2016) Resident Lecturer at “The Dov Lautman Unit for Science Oriented Youth”.

Languages

English, Hebrew

Insurances

Private Pay