In this book, fourteen Lacanian psychoanalysts from Italy and France present how they listen and understand clinical questions, and how they operate in session. More than a theoretical ‘introduction to Lacan’, this book stems from clinical issues, is written by practicing psychoanalysts and not only presents theoretical concepts, but also their use in practice.
Psychoanalytic listening is the leitmotif of this book. How, and what, does a psychoanalyst listen to/for? How to effectively listen, and thus understand, something from the unconscious? Further, this book examines the evolution of psychic symptoms since Freud’s Studies on Hysteria to today, and how the clinical work has changed. It introduces the differences between 'classic' discourses and ‘modern’ symptoms, with also a spotlight on some transversal issues. Chapters include hysteria, obsessive discourse and phobia, paranoia, panic disorder, anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating and obesity, depressions, addictions, borderline cases, the relationship with the mother, perversion, clinic of the void, and jealousy.
Despite possessing the same theoretical reference of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan, the contributors of this book belong to different associations and groups, and each of them provides several examples taken from their own practice. Lacanian Psychoanalysis in Practice is of great interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, students and academics from the international psychoanalytic community.
Table of Contents
Glossary of terms
1 The evolution of psychic symptoms from Freud's Studies on Hysteria to today
2 How to listen in analysis
3 Desire and enjoyment in psychoanalysis
4 The listening, the linguistic precision, the intervention
5 Timeline of Lacan in Italy, and further developments of psychoanalysis in Italy
The contributors to this book
Part 2: Classic Discourses
6 With Freud and Lacan: Hysteria, anorexia/bulimia, and other contemporary clinical questions
Interview with Charles Melman
7 From phobia to obsessive discourse
8 Reading Freud with Lacan. Brief essay on paranoia. Or how to extricate oneself, at the dawn of the third millennium, from an impossible narration
Interview with Fabrizio Gambini
Part 3: Modern Symptoms
9 Panic as a phenomenon of modernity
10 Anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating and obesity. An interview with Domenico Cosenza
Domenico Cosenza and Diego Busiol
12 Addictions: Toxicomania and Others
13 Limit-states or Borderline
Part 4: Transversal questions
14 The relationship with the mother
15 Listening to Perversion
Interview with Sergio Benvenuto
16 Clinic of the void. An interview with Massimo Recalcati
17 Good and bad encounters with jealousy
Diego Busiol is a licensed psychologist and licensed psychotherapist in his native country of Italy, and obtained his PhD from City University of Hong Kong. As a psychoanalyst, he has maintained a private practice in Hong Kong for several years.