A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique

A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique

By: Bruce Fink (author)Hardback

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This is an introduction to Jacques Lacan's approach to therapy, from the point of view of a practitioner faced with the question of diagnosis. How it is done and how it differs from other forms of therapy is examined, and many of his theoretical notions are explored. At each point of the treatment the analyst's aims and interventions are explained, and four case studies are used to illustrate Lacan's structural approach to diagnosis. These cases take up both theoretical and clinical issues in Lacan's views of psychosis, perversion, and neurosis, and highlight the very different approaches to treatment that different situations demand.

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Bruce Fink is Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University and a practicing psychoanalyst. He is the author of The Lacanian Subject: Between Language and Jouissance, the coeditor of two collections of papers on Jacques Lacan, and the translator of Lacan's Seminar XX, Seminar VIII,and Ecrits (new complete edition).


Preface Desire and Psychoanalytic Technique Desire in Analysis Engaging the Patient in the Therapeutic Process The Analytic Relationship Interpretation: Opening Up the Space of Desire The Dialectic of Desire Diagnosis and the Positioning of the Analyst A Lacanian Approach to Diagnosis Psychosis Neurosis Perversion Psychoanalytic Technique beyond Desire From Desire to Jouissance Afterword A Note on Documentation Notes Recommended Reading Index

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  • publication date: 05/08/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780674135369
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 318
  • ID: 9780674135369
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0674135369

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