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A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique / Edition 1
     

A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique / Edition 1

by Bruce Fink
 

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ISBN-10: 0674135369

ISBN-13: 9780674135369

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Harvard

"The goal of my teaching has always been, and remains, to train analysts."
--Jacques Lacan, Seminar XI, 209

Arguably the most profound psychoanalytic thinker since Freud, and deeply influential in many fields, Jacques Lacan often seems opaque to those he most wanted to reach. These are the readers Bruce Fink addresses in this clear and practical account of

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"The goal of my teaching has always been, and remains, to train analysts."
--Jacques Lacan, Seminar XI, 209

Arguably the most profound psychoanalytic thinker since Freud, and deeply influential in many fields, Jacques Lacan often seems opaque to those he most wanted to reach. These are the readers Bruce Fink addresses in this clear and practical account of Lacan's highly original approach to therapy. Written by a clinician for clinicians, Fink's Introduction is an invaluable guide to Lacanian psychoanalysis, how it's done, and how it differs from other forms of therapy. While elucidating many of Lacan's theoretical notions, the book does so from the perspective of the practitioner faced with the pressing questions of diagnosis, what therapeutic stance to adopt, how to involve the patient, and how to bring about change.

Fink provides a comprehensive overview of Lacanian analysis, explaining the analyst's aims and interventions at each point in the treatment. He uses four case studies to elucidate Lacan's unique structural approach to diagnosis. These cases, taking up both theoretical and clinical issues in Lacan's views of psychosis, perversion, and neurosis, highlight the very different approaches to treatment that different situations demand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674135369
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
750,035
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

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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