1st Edition

Psychoanalytic Practice and State Regulation

Edited By Ian Parker, Simona Revelli Copyright 2008
    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book arises out of an important international conference held in 2006 to discuss how regulation by the state has affected psychoanalysis as a clinical discipline in many different parts of the world. It explores the threat in psychoanalytic practice and draws together arguments against it.

    Foreword -- Introduction: psychoanalytic practice and state regulation -- Contexts -- Psychoanalysis and state regulation -- Responsibility and accountability in psychoanalysis -- Morals and psychoanalytic education -- Why is psychoanalysis not in trouble? -- Psychoanalysis and its self-mutilation -- Responses -- How does “the state” regulate? -- Psychoanalytic training in a culture of competencies -- Of teaching and the university discourse -- Regulation or ethics as the basis of psychoanalytic training -- International Contexts and Responses -- The analyst’s desire between singularity of the act and “a few others” -- The double denial and the double bind of psychologization: the Accoyer Amendment revisited -- The situation of psychoanalysis in France -- Regulation, ethics, and freedom -- Psychoanalysis and regulation in Japan -- The Italian lesson -- Psychology, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis in Italy -- 1989–2005: That is, psychoanalysis against itself -- Lessons and Directions -- Global psychoanalyst? -- Unconsciously generating inevitability? Workable accountability alternatives to the statutory regulation of the psychological therapies -- Psychoanalysis and regulation


    Parker, Ian