About Leslie Chapman

I have been actively involved in the mental health field for over twenty five years, including over fifteen years working as a psychoanalytic practitioner within the Lacanian tradition.  I undertook my analytic training at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR) where I was granted Associate Membership status in 2005.  I also have a background in the social sciences, with a particular interest in psychopathology, trauma, ideology and discourse.  Since 2011 I have been exploring and developing a range of ideas concerning Lacan’s concept of the Real, and much of this material has been published on this site.