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Author Fink, Bruce, 1956-

Title A clinical introduction to Lacanian psychoanalysis : theory and technique / Bruce Fink
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 297 pages) : illustrations
Summary Written by a clinician for clinicians, Fink's Introduction is an invaluable guide to what really goes on in 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, from the first meeting to the termination of therapy, 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. This book does for Lacanian analysis what Freud's Papers on Technique did for Freudian analysis, and as such should prove indispensable to practitioners and potential patients, the initiated and the uninitiated alike
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-287) and index
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Subject Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981.
Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981
Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981.
Lacan, Jacques, (1901-1981)
Psychoanalysis -- methods
Psychoanalytische therapie.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780674979925