Hermann Lang

Hermann Lang is a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist and philosopher. He received his analytical training at the Analytical Institute Heidelberg-Mannheim and the École Freudienne de Paris (Lacan School) in Paris and Strassbourg, where he was the only German member. He studied medicine, psychoanalysis and philosophy at the Universities of Heidelberg, Paris-Sorbonne and Paris-Vincennes. In Paris he studied and worked at the psychiatric hospital St. Anne and attended the seminars in psychoanalysis by Jacques Lacan and lectures in philosophy by Ricoeur, Foucault and Deleuze. Doctoral degree in 1972 in philosophy (Hans-Georg Gadamer) with a thesis entitled Language and the Unconscious - Jacques Lacan's Hermeneutics of Psychoanalysis (published in 1973, Suhrkamp, Frankfurt/Main 4th printing 1998; Japanese translation in 1984; English translation in 1997, Humanities Press, New Jersey; Polish translation in 2005). In 1976 doctoral degree in medicine (Hubertus Tellenbach). Dissertation entitled The Position of the Father in Schizophrenics. Postdoctoral lecturing qualification (Habilitation) in psychiatry (family structures in families of schizophrenic patients written in the light of Lacan's theory).
More than 150 publications, primarily in the field of psychoanalysis, philosophy, psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychosomatic medicine and medical psychology. Further book publications on Lacan: Clinic of Psychosis - in the light of structural Psychoanalysis (ed. with Heinz Weiß and Gerda Pagel), Structural Psychoanalysis in 2000, Speech as Therapy in 2000 (Bulgarian translation in preparation).


1980-1989, Director of the Department for Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology at the University of Heidelberg.
1990-2004, Director of the Department for Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology at the University of Würzburg (successor of v. Gebsattel and Dieter Wyss - two pioneers of phenomenological and anthropological psychiatry, psychology and psychotherapy).
1986, Egnér price of the University of Zurich for his scientific work in phenomenological psychiatry, psychology, and psychoanalysis.