Stephen van Beek MA, RP, DCTP, Guest TPS, Member Lacan Toronto

"A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding."- Marshall McLuhan

Professional Development Record

Workshops and Seminars

"The Four Discourses of Jacques Lacan" with Dr. Levi Bryant sponsored by Lacan Toronto at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, March 23,2013

Seminar 8 "On Transference" with Drs. Judith Hamilton, Claire Lunney and Clive Thomson, an Extension Program at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, January 17-February 14, 2013

"Me, Not-Me, Mine, Not-Mine:When Adoption is a Factor" with Michael Blugerman and Dagnija Tenne Ph.D, Extension Program at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, November 8-December 6,2012

Seminar on "The Purloined Letter" with Drs. Judith Hamilton, Doron Almagor, Claire Lunney and Clive Thomson at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, April 14-May 23, 2012

P.A.C.T.(A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) Level One Certification June 2012with Stan Tatkin, Psy.D., Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles June 2012

P.A.C.T.(A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) Training Part 4 with Stan Tatkin, Psy.D., Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles June 11 and 12, 2012, two day workshop

P.A.C.T.(A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) Training Part 3 with Stan Tatkin, Psy.D., Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles March 18 and 19, 2012, two day workshop

'Our Mind at War' lecture by Dr. Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and His Emissary, presented by the Literary Review of Canada March 5, 2012

Reading Lacan: "The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire" with Drs. Judith Hamilton, Doron Almagor, Claire Lunney and Clive Thomson at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, January 19-February 16, 2012

P.A.C.T.(A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) Training Part 2 with Stan Tatkin, Psy.D., Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles November 7 and 8, 2011, two day workshop

P.A.C.T.(A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) Training Part 1 with Stan Tatkin, Psy.D., Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles September 19 and 20, 2011, two day workshop

'Mentalization' Based Treatment for Borderlines, with Dr. Anthony W. Bateman MA, FRCPsych, Mt. Sinai Hospital, September 16, 2011, half-day workshop

Living Together with The Phantom(Phantasma/Phantasy): Accumulative Effects of the 'Dead Mother' Complex, TPS & I Scientific Meeting with Dr Susana Velasco, April 2011 Toronto Ontario

The Brain that Changes Itself: The Neuroplasticity Revolution for the Helping Professions" all-day seminar with Dr. Norman Doidge, November 19 in Toronto

Naked on the Royal Road: Dissociation and the Paradox of Privacy with Dr. Philip Bromberg, The Annual Stephen Mitchell Memorial Lecture, October 2010, Toronto Ontario

The Method Pilates, Matwork Teacher Certification Training (Parts 1 and 2), Physicalmind Institute, 2009  

'Mindfulness and Psychotherapy', an on-line NICBM Course led by Ronald D. Siegel 2006-2007

Workshop leader and Course developer 2006-2008

Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy training series with Pragmos Consulting for Toronto Therapy Network members (www.therapytoronto.ca)

Expert Panelist

"Unconscious Motivators and Situational Seat Belt Use", published results of a literature and expert panel review for NTSA (National Transportation Safety Administration, an agency of the United States Federal Government) Washington DC

Recent Readings

Heidegger's Children:Hannah Arendt, Karl Lowith, Hans Jonas and Herbert Marcuse by Richard Wolin

Empire of Signs by Roland Barthes

In Spite of Everything by Elisabeth Roudinesco

On Being Normal and Other Disorders by Paul Verhaege

Key Concepts of Lacanian Psychoanalysis edited by Dany Nobus

Jacques Lacan the the Adventure of Insight by Shoshana Feldman

The View from Within: First-Person Approaches the the Study of Consciousness edited by Francisco Varela and Jonathan Shear

Mating in Captivity by Esther Perl

The Age of Catastrophe by Heinrich August Winkler

The Third Reich in History and Memory by Richard J. Evans

The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wolf

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Human Nature by Arthur Schopenhauer

What Matters Most by James Hollis

London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew

The Origins of Love and Hate by Ian D. Suttie

History Beyond Trauma by Francoise Davoine and Jean-Max Gaudilliere

The Memory of Place: A Phenomenology of the Uncanny by Dylan Trigg

Seminar 10: Anxiety by Jacques Lacan

Lacanian Therapy:Theory and Practical Applications by Michael J. Miller

Levi Bryant Ph.D "Zizek's New Universe of Discourse

Levi Bryant Ph.D The Democracy of Objects

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

Encore by Jacques Lacan, Seminar XX, French original /

Ecrits by Jacques Lacan, French original

Ecrits by Jacques Lacan translated by Bruce Fink into English

, numbers 2, 5,9,12,17,20,22,29,30,33
  • Jacques Lacan's Seminar 7, Chapter 17
  • Jacques Lacan's Seminar 8 On Transference translated by Cormac Gallagher et al./li>
  • Jacques Lacan's Seminar on "The Purloined Letter" by Edgar Allen Poe
  • The Mirror Stage as Formative of the I Function as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience
  • Aggressiveness in Psychoanalysis
  • The Milan Discourse
  • Logical Time and Anticipated Certainty
  • The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis
  • The Freudian Thing, or the Meaning of the Return to Freud in Psychoanalysis
  • The Instance of the Letter in the Unconscious, or Reason Since Freud
  • The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of Its Power
  • Kant with Sade
  • The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire in the Freudian Unconscious
  • Science and Truth

Lacan to the Letter by Bruce Fink

Lacan by Slavoj Zizek

The Lonely Crowd by David Riesman

Claude Levi-Strauss:The Poet in the Laboratory by Patrick Wilcken

The Information by James Gleick

Redirect:The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change by Timothy D. Wilson

Annoying:The Science of What Bugs us by Joe Palco and Flora Lichtman

Love and War in Intimate Relationships by Marion Solomon and Stan Tatkin

The Nature of Sympathy by Max Scheler

The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram

Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind by Peter D. Kramer

On the Marionette Theatre by Heinrich von Kleist

The Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist MD

Self Comes to Mind by Antonio Damasio

On Being Certain by Robert A. Burton MD

Integral Psychology by Ken Wilber

Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine MD

The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine MD

The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge MD

The Weariness of the Self by Alain Ehrenberg

Schizoid Phenomena, Object-Relations, and the Self by Harry Guntrip

The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt

Portrait of the Blue Lady: The Character of Melancholy by Lyn Cowan

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy edited by Christopher K. Germer, Ronald D. Siegel and Paul R. Fulton

The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

The Divided Self by R.D. Laing MD

The Essential Loewald: Collected Papers and Monographs by Hans W. Loewald

The Divided Mind by John Sarno MD

Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self by Allan N. Schore 

Soul Murder by Lawrence Shengold MD

Looking Awry: Jacques Lacan in Popular Culture by Slavoj Zizek

Brief Therapy with Individuals and Couples edited by Carlson and Sperry

Levi-Strauss Structural Analysis Project:

Tristes Tropiques by Claude Levi-Strauss

The Raw and the Cooked Volume 1 of Mythologies by Claude Levi-Strauss, translated by John and Doreen Weightman

From Honey to Ashes Volume 2 of Mythologies by Claude Levi-Strauss, translated by John and Doreen Weightman

The Origin of Table Manners Volume 3 of Mythologies by Claude Levi-Strauss, translated by John and Doreen Weightman

The Naked Man Volume 4 of Mythologies by Claude Levi-Strauss, translated by John and Doreen Weightman

Supervision

Supervision for several therapists from 2006

Related Activities

The Memory Project, a bibliotherapy exploration

The Man without Qualities Volumes 1 & 2 by Robert Musil

Austerlitz, Vertigo and The Emigrants by Max Sebald

A la Recherche du Temps Perdu Volume 1-3 by Marcel Proust

A Book of Memories by Peter Nadas

Somatic Learning Project

Personal study of Alexander, Pilates, Franklin and Feldenkrais methodologies

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