What is the World Association of Psychoanalysis?


The World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP) was launched at the initiative of Jacques-Alain Miller in Buenos Aires on 03 January 1992.

It was declared in Paris, four days later, on 07 January.


Its statutes are modelled on Jacques Lacan’s “Founding Act” and adopt the principles outlined in his “Proposition” on the Pass.

Refer to Lacanianism.


The World Association of Psychoanalysis groups include:

  • 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.

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