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Thomas M . Svolos, MD

Associate Dean, Strategy & Accreditation

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Thomas Svolos

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Psychiatry
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Thomas M . Svolos, MD

Associate Dean, Strategy & Accreditation

Professor

Department

Psychiatry

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Professor

Books

  • Miami Seminar: The Aims of Analysis 2020
  • Twenty-First Century Psychoanalysis
    Twenty-First Century Psychoanalysis [London: Karnac Books] 2017
  • “The Contribution of Addictions to the Ethics of Psychoanalysis.” in Lacan and Addiction: An Anthology.  Yael Goldman Baldwin, Kareen Malone, Thomas Svolos, editors. [London: Karnac Books] 2011
  • “Introducing the New Symptoms.”  Chapter in Lacan and Addiction: An Anthology.  Yael Goldman Baldwin, Kareen Malone, Thomas Svolos, editors. [London: Karnac Books] 2011
  • “Psychose ordinaire.” Chapter in Semblants et Sinthome. [Paris: Collection rue Huysmans] 2009
  • “Psicosis ordinaria.”  Chapter in Semblantes y sinthome. [Buenos Aires: Grama Ediciones] 2009

Articles

  • Lacanian Review Online
    “Life over Death”  
    COVID-19 #18 2020
  • Lacanian Review Online
    "“Coronavirus and the Hole in the Big Other"
    COVID-19 #1 2020
  • Lacanian Review Online
    “Getting the Fix on the Mind Fixers"
    162 2019
  • Lacanian Review Online
    "US Blues--Bury the Hatchet."  
    106 2018
  • The New Polis
    “Lacan And The Politics Of Psychoanalysis – An Interview With Thomas Svolos,”  The New Polis: Critical Theory, Cultural Analysis, Political Philosophy and Theology.  2018
  • Lacanian Review Online
    "'The Boss' and Psychoanalysis"
    84 2018
  • The Lacanian Review
    "Lacan in America"
    5 2018
  • Lacanian Review Online
    “Lacan’s Legacy in the United States"
    77 2018
  • Lacanian Review Online
    “You’re Not in the 1%, so Why Vote Like You Are?” 
    57 2016
  • NLS-Messager
    "Ordinary Psychosis and Addiction in the Postmodern Era"
    NLS Minute-4. 2016
  • Lacanian Review Online
    "US Blues: The Employed Physician—Three Moments" 2016
  • Lacanian Review Online
    "US Blues: The Infernal Machine" 2015
  • Echoes: Lacanian Psychoanalysis
    "Encore, Encore: Knowledge", p. 65-72 2013
  • Hurly-Burly: The International Lacanian Journal of Psychoanalysis
    "Jacques Lacan, Reader"
    7 2012
  • Psychoanalytical Notebooks
    “The Supposed-To Know-To Read Otherwise.”
    24 2012
  • Logos
    “El sujeto supuesto saber leer de otro modo"
    7 2012
  • Re-Turn: A Journal of Lacanian Studies
    "The United States of Depression"
    5 2010
  • Re-Turn: A Journal of Lacanian Studies
    “Depression Screening as the Latest Avatar of Moralism in American Public Mental Health"
    5 2010
  • עת לאקאן Et Lacan
    התפוררותה של הרפואה מושתתת-העובדות (Evidence-Based Medicine) / תומאס סבולוס  , p. 128-135 2009
  • la Lettre mensuelle
    “La ruine des constructions édifiées par l’Evidence-Based Medicine"
    278, p. 28-33 2009
  • The Symptom
    "Ordinary Psychosis in the Era of Sinthome and Semblant"
    10 2009
  • Monokl – Lacan Özel Sayisi kakkinda
    “Olağan Psikoz”, p. 399-410 2009
  • Attualità lacaniana /Rivista della Scuola Lacaniana di Psicoanalisi
    “Psicosi ordinaria"
    10 2009
  • “У  ВЕЛИКОГО ВОДОРАЗДЕЛА: ПСИХОАНАЛИТИЧЕСКИЙ ВКЛАД В  ДИАГНОСТИКУ И ЛЕЧЕНИЕ ПСИХОЗОВ.”  2009
  • “Niepublikowany przekład artykułu „Zwykła psychoza…”  2009
  • Focus (Newsletter from Creighton University Center for Health Policy and Ethics
    “The Crumbled Building Blocks of Evidence-Based Medicine" 2008
  • Lacanian Ink
    "Ordinary Psychosis"
    31, p. 185-189 2008
  • International Lacanian Review
    “The Object of Psychoanalysis.”
    4 2007
  • Lacanian Compass
    'The Rome Congress: The End and the Beginning of Psychoanalysis”
    1:9, p. 18-20 2007
  • Not Applicable
    Co-author with Alicia Arenas and Maria-Cristina Aguirre. “Presentation.” Discs in the Lacanian Orientation. Vol. 1 (January 2007). 2007
  • Other
    Discs in the Lacanian Orientation. Vol. 1 (January 2007): 59-76. 2007
  • NLS-Messager
    “Neurasthenic Psychoanalysis and the Name-of-the-Father.” NLS-Messager. n°241. 12|03|06 2006
  • Costruzioni psicoanalitiche
    “Introduzione ai Nuovi Sintomi.” Italian translation by Piera Manganini of “Introducing the New Symptoms.”, p. 19-32 2006
  • International Lacanian Review
    “The Direction of the Transmission of Psychoanalysis and the Principles of the Power of its Transmission--Closing Remarks for the Inaugural Clinical Study Days'
    3 2006
  • NLS-Messager
    “On the Frontier—A Report on Jean-Pierre Klotz’ Visit to Omaha, Nebraska'
    261 2006
  • Lecturas online
    “El psicoanálisis neurasténico y nombre del padre' 2006
  • wapol online
    “Resoconto dell’inaugurazione dei Clinical Study Days dell’AMP negli Stati Uniti' 2006
  • The Symptom
    ”Countertransference is the Symptom of the Analyst”
    7 2006
  • Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Center News
    “Realist, Modern, and Postmodern Diagnosis in the Psy Field.” Center News. #46 2006
  • Le Magazine litteraire
    “La fin d’une hégémonie”
    449, p. 52-53 2006
  • NLS-Messager
    “Neurasthenic Psychoanalysis and the Name-of-the-Father'
    241 2005
  • Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Center News
    “A Comment on the Segregation in the Clinic Today'
    43 2005
  • wapol online
    “Non c’è nessuna situazione negli stati unitit” 2005
  • Ruissellement
    “Ce que nous pouvons apprendre des rats'
    3 2005
  • International Lacanian Review
    “Introducing the Symptom'
    4 2005
  • Opção lacaniana
    “Introduzindo o Sintoma' 2005
  • NLS-Messager
    NLS-Messager. n°133. 21|04|05. 2005
  • Agence Lacanienne de presse
    “Lacan in the US'
    Nouvelle série, n° 78 2005
  • Lacanian Compass
    “Treatment Evaluation for Patients with Psychosis in Nebraska'
    1:4, p. 11-12 2005
  • Agence Lacanienne de presse
    'Remarks on the Psy Field Today'
    Nouvelle série, n° 52 2005
  • Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Center News
    “Remarks on the Psy Field Today”
    35 2005
  • Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Center News
    ”Introduction to the Clinic of the Tranference”
    #29, June 2004
  • Journal for Lacanian Studies
    ”Fantasy as the Axiom of the Unconscious”
    2:1 Spring, 2004, p. 4-17 2004
  • Analysis
    ”Terrible Events and Their Relation to the Universal Trauma of Subjectivity'
    11, p. 74-90 2004
  • Mental (Soigner par la psychanalyse)
    ”La specificite de psychanalyse par rapport a la psychotherapie”
    13, p. 58-73 2003
  • Psychoanalytical Notebooks
    ”The Specificity of Psychoanalysis Relative to Psychotherapy”
    10, p. 181-196 2003
  • Ornicar?
    ”The Specificity of Psychoanalysis Relative to Psycotherapy”
    218 2002
  • Lacanian Ink
    'The Great Divide: The Psychoanalytic Contributions to the Diagnosis and Management of Psychosis'
    18, p. 43-59 2001
  • The Symptom
    'The Past and Future of Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry'
    1:1 2001

Publications

  • Ornicar?
    Translation from French to English by Thomas Svolos. “’Rather Verbose,’ The Autistic Subjects.” Translation of Jean-Claude Maleval, “’Plutot Verbeux,’ Les Autistes” from the French. Originally appeared in ORNICAR? Digital. N°299 –Vendredi, 26 Janvier 2007.
    299 2007
  • AMP-Blog
    Translation from French to English by Thomas Svolos. “Google' Translation of Jacques-Alain Miller. 'Google.' Originally appeared in the Nouvel Observateur. N°2210, Semaine du Jeudi 15 Mars 2007. 2007
  • Lacanian Compass
    Translation from French to English by Thomas Svolos. “AMP 2008: The object a in the analytic experience.” Translation of Jacques-Alain Miller, “AMP 2008. Les objects a dans l’expérience analytique.” Originally appeared in La Lettre mensuelle, Number 252, Novembre 2006, pages 8-12.
    1:9, p. 4-9 2007
  • Mental (Soigner par la psychanalyse)
    Translation from French to English by Thomas Svolos. “All Symptoms Lead to Rome.” Translation of Antonio Di Ciaccia. “Tous les symptômes mènent à Rome.” Mental. 17 (Avril 2006): 183-188.
    17 2006
  • International Lacanian Review
    Translation from French to English by Thomas Svolos . “Critical Reading of ‘Family complexes’ of Jacques Lacan.” Translation of Jacques-Alain Miller “Lecture critique des ‘complexes familiaux’ de Jacques Lacan.” La Cause freudienne. 60 (May 2005): 33-55. 2005

Editing and Reviews

  • Lacan and Addiction: An Anthology. Yael Goldman Baldwin, Kareen Malone, Thomas Svolos, editors. [London: Karnac Books] 2011
  • Other
    Discs in the Lacanian Orientation. Volume 1. [CD-journal] 2007
  • International Lacanian Review
    “Editorial'
    3 2006
  • Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
    Review of De Waelhens, Alphonse and Ver Eecke, Wilfried, Phenomenology and Lacan on Schizophrenia, after the Decade of the Brain. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, 2001. in Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics (April 2006) 27: 169-174. 2006
  • Agence Lacanienne de presse
    “Un Mail de Thomas Svolos'
    Nouvelle série, n° 29 2005
  • J. Child Neurology
    Review of Sleep and Dreaming: Scientific Advances and Reconsideration, edited by Edward F. Pace-Schott, Mark Solms, Mark Blagrove, and Stevan Harnad. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2003.  in Journal of Child Neurology 19:4 (April 2004): 311.
    19:4, p. 311 2004
  • The Bulletin for Section #44 (Psychotherapy ) of the World Psychiatric Association and the ASCAP Society
    ”Lacan”
    4:2 2003

General

  • Blog of the Congress of the New Lacanian School
    "Rectification and Transference" 2018
  • Echoes: Lacanian Psychoanalysis
    "Stranger in a Melting Pot"
    2, p. 109-112 2018

Presentations

  • “The Use Value of Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents in Understanding Civilization Today" 2020
  • "“Dialogues in the City: The Pandemic" 2020
  • "The Use Value of Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents in the Clinic Today" 2020
  • “The Aims of Analysis" 2019
  • “New Forms of Identity and Groups in Postmodernity" 2019
  • Invited Keynote Lecture “Two Sciences, Truth and the Real”  at 16th Annual Conference of Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups on “Psychoanalysis: Science and Truth” in Boston 2018
  • Invited Panel Discussant at the Congress of the New Lacanian School, “In a State of Transference: Wild, Political, Psychoanalytical” in Paris, France 2018
  • Invited Panel Discussant, Clinical Study Days 11 “The Delights of the Ego,” New York City 2018
  • "Psychoanalysis and the Psychoanalytic School in the United States: An Interview with Thomas Svolos," Lacanian Compass Video Conference 2017
  • “Opening Remarks,”  Lacanian Compass Clinical Study Days 10, “Beyond Oedipus: Family Dramas/Family Traumas,” Miami Beach, Florida 2017
  • Invited Speaker, “Discrete Treatment of Addiction in Ordinary Psychosis”  14th Congress of the New Lacanian School, “Discrete Signs in Ordinary Psychosis.”  Dublin, Ireland 2016
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. Guest Faculty in Graduate Course on “Psychiatric Epidemiology.” Lecture on 9/21/2015 on “The Structure and Finance of the Mental Health System” 2015
  • Moderator for Panel: “Why We Need Early Intervention – Lack of Systemic Response to People with First Episode Psychosis” Lasting Hope Annual Conference: First Episode Psychosis. June 25, 2015 2015
  • Panel Moderator “Policy and Finance issues in Implementation of Early Intervention” Lasting Hope Annual Conference: First Episode Psychosis. June 25, 2015 2015
  • Panel Moderator “Developing Workforce Skills and Establishing Early Intervention” Lasting Hope Annual Conference: First Episode Psychosis. June 25, 2015 2015
  • “Program Overview” and 'Summary of Key Points' Lasting Hope Annual Conference: First Episode Psychosis. June 25, 2015 2015
  • “New Models in Patient Care Create Conflicts for Physicians”. Creighton University, Bioethics Beyond the Bedside Podcast. Episode 28, Posted April 9, 2015. 2015
  • “Shall we Treat Bipolar Depression in the Primary Care Office and How?” Psychiatry in Primary Care: An Essential Update; Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE; February 6, 2015 2015
  • Discussant for “Primary Care Providers ARE Mental Health Experts” presented by Shanjeev K. Sharma, MD Psychiatry in Primary Care: An Essential Update; Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE; February 6, 2015 2015
  • Course Director and Moderator. Psychiatry in Primary Care: An Essential Update; Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE February 6, 2015. 2015
  • Sarma, Arun MD, Svolos, Thomas MD and Snyder, Jamie MD: Video Case Presentation: A Diagnostic Dilemma? Depression? Bipolar? Personality Disorder? Psychiatry in Primary Care: An Essential Update; Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE; February 6, 2015 2015
  • Scientific Committee and Moderator. Clinical Study Days 8: Encounters with the Real in the Analytic Experience. Lacanian Compass. Miami Beach, Florida January 23-25, 2015 2015
  • Scientific Committee and Moderator. Clinical Study Days 8: Encounters with the Real in the Analytic Experience. Lacanian Compass. Miami Beach, Florida. January 23-25, 2015. 2015
  • Columbia University, Barnard College; New York Freud Lacan Analytic Group – Seminar Presentation on “The Real Politics of the Body” with lectures on “The Body Politic,” “More, More, More Addiction,” and “The Psychoanalytic Soapbox” 2014
  • Lecture (via videoconference), “The Body Politic” – Lacan Circle of Melbourne, New Lacanian School; Melbourne, Australia 2014
  • CUSOM Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: “Some Trends in Health Care and Our Response to them as Academic Psychiatrists”, July 16, 2014. 2014
  • Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Wednesday Evening Conversation – “Countertransference' 2007
  • Clinical Study Days 2: Psychic Suffering and the Treatment Challenges in the Postmodern World, Miami, Florida – “The Object of Psychoanalysis” 2007
  • Lacanian Orientation in Practice, Miami, Florida – “Ordinary Psychosis” 2007
  • Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Wednesday Evening Conversation – “Interpretation” 2007
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Center, Omaha Veterans Administration Medical Center -- 'The Treatment of Addictions One by One' 2006
  • Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Wednesday Evening Conversation – “Socrates, Love, and Knowledge” 2006
  • Creighton University Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE – “New Forms of Psychosis” 2006
  • University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Department of Psychology, Graduate Clinical Training Program – “Lacanian Psychoanalysis” 2006
  • Seventh Annual Conference of Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia – “Introducing the New Symptoms 2006
  • 'Realist, Modern and Postmodern Diagnosis in the Psychiatric Field', Omaha, NE 2006
  • Creighton University Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE – “Realist, Modern, and Postmodern Diagnosis in the Psy Field” 2006
  • Clinical Study Days 1 “The Body in Psychoanalysis,” a program of the World Association of Psychoanalysis in the United States, New York, NY – “Closing Remarks” 2005
  • State of Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Division of Mental Health, Lincoln, NE – “The Use of Psychoanalysis in Institutions” 2005
  • London Psychiatry Forum of the Annual Congress of the New Lacanian School of the World Association of Psychoanalysis. 'The American Plague' Delivered simulataneously in English and French. 2005
  • 7th International Seminar of the Freudian Field, New York Freud-Lacan Analytic Group, Columbia University 'Two-fold Structure of the Symptom in Female Sexuality' 2004
  • 6th Annual Conference of Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups "Introducing the Symptom". 2004
  • '(En)countering the Transference in Clinical Work' - 'Introduction to the Clinic of the Tranference' 2004
  • '(En)countering the Transference in Clinical Work' - 'Countertranference is the Symptom of the Analyst' 2004
  • Case Presentation w/UNL Psychology Graduate Clinical Training Program 2003
  • Case Presentation w/UNL Dept of Pscyology Graduate Clinical Training Program 2003
  • Case Presentation w/UNL Graduate Clinical Training Program 2003
  • 'The Symptom, Part 2', Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis 2003
  • 'The Symptom, Part 1', Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis 2003
  • Case Presentation w/UNL Graduate Clinical Training Program 2003
  • 'The Psychoanalytic Approach to Addictions', Omaha VA 2003
  • 'Fundamental Fantasy as the Axiom of the Unconscious' Fifth Annual Conference of Affiliated Psycoanalytic Workgroups. 2003
  • 'Fantasy' Center for Psychotherapy and Psycoanalysis 2003
  • 'The Unconscious' Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis 2003
  • 'The Mathemes of Neurosis' Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis 2003
  • 'Early Object Relations' Center for Psychotherapy and Psychanalysis 2003
  • 'Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy' Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis 2001

Awards

  • Psychoanalyst and Member of New Lacanian School and Wold Association of Psychoanalyst by WAP and first member trained entirely in the United States.
  • Elected at a psychoanalyst and member of the New Lacanian School and the World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP).
    Only the 11th U.S. psychoanalyst elected by WAP and the first member trained entirely in the United States.
  • Diplomat, (Psychiatry), American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (#51741), 2004
  • Diplomate (Psychiatry), American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (#51741), 2003