A French analyst discusses the interface between psychoanalysis and psychology. A Skin for Thought takes the form of ten transcribed discussions between Didier Anzieu and Gilbert Tarrab, recorded in Montreal during Anzieu's lecture tour there. A practitioner and theoretician of individual and group analysis, Anzieu speaks frankly of the origins and development of his vocation, the stages of his training, and the evolution of his research, and explains the principal ideas he has developed: group illusion; the psychic tasks of creativity, and 'the Skin Ego'. In answer to Gilbert Tarrab's probing questions, Didier Anzieu recalls the distinctive atmosphere of his childhood, a first analysis with Lacan, the events of May 1968 at Nanterre, his literary ambitions, and his enthusiasm for psychodrama.
Table of Contents
Didier Anzieu -- The origins of a psychoanalyst -- An uncertain psychologist -- Freudian psychoanalysis, Lacanian psychoanalysis -- The body -- Groups -- Regimes pass away, but the unconscious remains -- Creating a work -- Ecology, anti-psychiatry, university -- Return to May 1968 and to groups -- A life in its setting