Thomas M. Svolos, MD
Thomas M. Svolos, MD

Thomas M. Svolos, MD

Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Psychiatry

Position

  • Professor

Education

  • Duke University,BA-History,1984-1988
  • University of California,M.D.,1990-1994

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • 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

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

Publications

  • 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., Ornicar?, 299, 2007
  • 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., AMP-Blog, 2007
  • 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., Lacanian Compass, 1:9, 4-9, 2007
  • 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., Mental (Soigner par la psychanalyse), 17, 2006
  • 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., International Lacanian Review, 2005

Editing and Reviews

  • Lacan and Addiction: An Anthology. Yael Goldman Baldwin, Kareen Malone, Thomas Svolos, editors. [London: Karnac Books], 2011
  • Discs in the Lacanian Orientation. Volume 1. [CD-journal], Other, 2007
  • “Editorial", International Lacanian Review, 3, 2006
  • 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., Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 2006
  • “Un Mail de Thomas Svolos", Agence Lacanienne de presse, Nouvelle série, n° 29 , 2005
  • 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., J. Child Neurology, 19:4, 311, 2004
  • ”Lacan”, The Bulletin for Section #44 (Psychotherapy ) of the World Psychiatric Association and the ASCAP Society, 4:2, 2003

Presentations

  • 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
  • Presented a Seminar titled "The Real Politics of the Body" at Columbia University on November 22, 2014, at the invitation of the New York Freud Lacan Analytic Group. Three lectures as part of the Seminar: #1.) "The Body Politic," #2.)"More, More, More Addiction," and #3.) "The Psychoanalytic Soapbox.", 2014
  • 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): New Lacanian School, Lacan Circle of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia): "The Body Politic", Sept. 19, 2014, 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 Affliated 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 and Honors

  • Psychoanalyst and Member of New Lacanian School and Wold Association of Psychoanalyst by WAP and first member trained entirely in the United States., 2005
  • Elected at a psychoanalyst and member of the New Lacanian School and the World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP)., 2005
  • Diplomat, (Psychiatry), American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (#51741), 2004, 2004
  • Diplomate (Psychiatry), American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (#51741), 2003, 2003