There are three categories of membership within the LS-NLS as follows:
- LS-NLS Members: members in this category are members of the London Society and also members of the New Lacanian School, and by virtue of the latter, members of the World Association of Psychoanalysis which in turn is made up of seven Schools. Members of the London Society who wish to apply for membership of the NLS must go through an application procedure overseen directly by the Executive Committee of the NLS.
- LS Members: members in this category are members of the London Society - a society affiliated to the NLS and governed by the Executive Committee of the NLS. Members in this category will have demonstrated their commitment to the Lacanian Orientation and in most cases will be practicing clinicians. Applications for this category of membership is by made by interview and validation of experience/training by the Bureau of the LS-NLS
- Associate LS Members: members in this category are associate members of the London Society who do not have voting rights at Annual General Meetings or other exceptional meetings of the Society. Often such members will be at an earlier stage in their formation as a psychoanalyst in the Lacanian Orientation. To proceed to full membership of the London Society associate members are required to demonstrate their practice in the form of one theoretical presentation and one or more clinical presentations at seminars of the London Society.
The current Bureau of the LS-NLS comprises Gabriela van den Hoven as Chair, Philip Dravers as Secretary and Thomas Harding as Treasurer.
LS = Member of the London Society
LS&NLS = Member of the London Society and member also of the New Lacanian School
AS = Analyst of the School