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

Thomas M. Svolos, MD

Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Psychiatry

Position

  • Professor

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--Bury the Hatchet."  , Lacanian Review Online, 106, 2018
  • “Lacan And The Politics Of Psychoanalysis – An Interview With Thomas Svolos,”  The New Polis: Critical Theory, Cultural Analysis, Political Philosophy and Theology. , The New Polis, 2018
  • "'The Boss' and Psychoanalysis", Lacanian Review Online, 84, 2018
  • "Lacan in America", The Lacanian Review, 5, 2018
  • “Lacan’s Legacy in the United States", Lacanian Review Online, 77, 2018
  • “You’re Not in the 1%, so Why Vote Like You Are?” , Lacanian Review Online, 57, 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

General

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

Presentations

  • 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 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